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Modern culture often glosses over aspects of life that are too intense to cope with on a regular basis. It is our goal to bring death back into everyday life, creating a meaningful connection to the truth of mortality and the benefits of understanding death.

Of Death, Humor & Chickens

November 23, 2017/0/0/

By Kelly MacLean Somewhere along the line, I developed this theory that all jokes are simply little brushes with death. Man walks down the street whistling, slips on a banana peel and falls. He’s strolling along, ‘I wonder where you get a good sandwich around here’ and smack! He finds himself face to face with […]


At the Bedside: What’s It Like?

November 24, 2016/0/0/

WYD is sharing some of the stories we have come across about what happens at the bedside of those who are dying

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Love with the End in Sight

May 19, 2016/0/0/

There’s nothing comfortable about considering that the people we love most in the world are eventually going to die. The alternative, though—ignoring that it will, indeed, happen one day—can leave us in a much less workable spot.   When Kate Tellers’ mother confesses to her daughter that she had been to a doctor and was […]


Examining Life, Looking Straight at Death

April 28, 2016/0/0/

WNYC Radio’s program Radiolab recently presented an episode all about mortality—it’s thought-provoking and embedded with fascinating questions, starting with “Do we have to die?” and ending with “How do we deal with dying?”   Player not playing? click here to listen on radio lab.     If you have the 59 minutes and 22 seconds, […]

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Lessons from Hospice

April 27, 2016/0/0/

What Comes Next and How to Like It is a memoir by Abigail Thomas that’s not particularly about death or dying. But it is, without a doubt, about the inscrutable and unpredictable things that life delivers up to us, including plenty of change and not an insignificant amount of loss—something Thomas knows a thing or […]