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Hosting the conversation you've been avoiding.

From existential afterlife questions such as “What happens when you die?” to palliative care and the nuts-and-bolts of green burial, if it has to do with death, we’re talking about it. We believe death awareness brings a happier end to a fuller life.

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Confessions of a Griever

You’re NOT crazy and your feelings ARE normal.   By using humour, Chrystal Webster wants readers to know they are

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Penny Sartori

Dr. Penny Sartori PhD is a skilled intensive care nurse, educator, and leading world expert on near death experiences. She has authored a number of books including The Wisdom of Near Death Experiences and also appears in the When You Die Trilogy.

When Ignoring the Holidays Is Not an Option

As the Holidays approach, excitement and anticipation come with it. But not for everyone. For those grieving it can come with dread and sadness. So many times we hear “it’s okay to ignore the Holidays” and while that is certainly

In the Realm of Death & Dreaming
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In this documentary director Johanna Lunn explores what happens when you die – does consciousness continue or is it lights out?

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Stories

The Sharing Place

Death can shatter a family. And when that family includes children, it can be even harder. It can be a

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Going to the Dogs

Many animal lovers will leave provisions to care for their furry friends. And for some, that’s more than your average

Dying child

Talking to Dying Children

By their very nature, children are curious and questioning. But how much should they be told if they have received

The When You Die Project: Hosting the  conversation you’ve been avoiding. 

From existential afterlife questions to palliative care and the nuts-and-bolts of green burial, if it has to do with death, we’re talking about it. We believe death awareness brings a happier end to a fuller life. 

WhenYouDie.org is where you’ll find clips from our upcoming documentary about death along with stories around death that inspire us, intrigue us, and help further a healthy discussion about death in our culture.

We don’t endorse every point of view in these stories but respect them and offer them up in the spirit of reclaiming death as a rich, challenging, rewarding, exhausting, heartbreaking, heart-filling, integral part of our human journey.

Share your story about death through images, text, audio or video 

Through personal stories and professional insight When You Die will make the case for taking death from the margins of society, and restoring it to it’s rightful place along side birth. You can contribute, too. What’s your death story?

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