You Won’t Always Be This Sad

Sheree Fitch has turned grief into poetry in this book from a reassurance her own mother had given her; her own mother who had also lost a son. Fitch captures her own struggles as she emerges from shock, deep sorrow, unexpected rage, and boundless love. She discovers that she “dwells in a thin place now,” … Read more

The End of Life Guideline Series by Barbara Karnes

  Barbara Karnes, RN, is an internationally respected speaker, educator, author, and considered a leader on matters of end-of-life. While present at the bedside of hundreds of people during the dying process, hospice pioneer Karnes noticed that each death was following a near-identical scenario. Each person was going through the stages of death in almost … Read more

What to Expect at a Jewish Funeral

In the Jewish faith, the community has their own customs in regard to funeral practices. Some customs are dictated by tradition while others are the result of local laws and regulations. Rabbi Joe Black has laid out the steps for family and mourners and what to expect at a Jewish Funeral Read the full article … Read more

Millennials Are Feeling Their Mortality

It isn’t just the senior population that have their last wishes recorded. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the pandemic has changed the way younger people are looking at getting their affairs in order. Read the Full Article Here >> WYD TeamThe When You Die team is committed to bringing death back into our everyday … Read more

COPE-ing with the Loss of a Child

The COPE Foundations was formed by and for parents dealing with the loss of a child.  Through this free service, people can find comfort and support by being together with those who could understand. Learn More Here >> WYD TeamThe When You Die team is committed to bringing death back into our everyday conversations as … Read more

Buried at Sea

Interested in being buried at sea? Full body sea burials are eco-friendly and affordable. This service is offered on the Southern Pacific Coast of California, but check your area to see if it is available to you. Read the Full Article Here >> WYD TeamThe When You Die team is committed to bringing death back … Read more

How Do You Want To Die?

In a year when death is unavoidably top of mind, a growing number of female-founded online platforms have set out to revolutionize palliative care and digitize estate planning for those too intimidated—or outright scared—to talk about death. Read the Full Article Here >> WYD TeamThe When You Die team is committed to bringing death back into our … Read more

How to Cope When You’re Grieving the Loss of a Pet

They are more than just pets, they are our companions and part of our family. So just because the loss isn’t human, doesn’t mean it isn’t valid. Death of a loved one is listed as the number one stressful life event and the death of our furry friends is included. Here are some suggestions to … Read more

My Wife Of 51 Years Died. Here’s What I Learned.

Richard Toth thought he was prepared for the death of someone he loved for more than half a century. Then he discovered that he wasn’t. Read the full article here >> WYD TeamThe When You Die team is committed to bringing death back into our everyday conversations as an integral part of our human journey.

Keepsake Memories

When Charmaine Haddad’s parents were both gone, the family still had items and clothing that had belonged to their mom and dad. Charmaine’s sister, Charlotte, took her mother’s fur coat and her father’s suede one and commissioned a local craftsperson to create Christmas heirlooms. The result was a combination of Santas that the family can … Read more