Holly MacDonald recently turned 40 and is on maternity leave during the COVID-19 pandemic. The global crisis made Holly and her partner seriously consider their end-of-life decisions. If they were to die from COVID-19, who would take care of their girls? “I would think that our generation is going to wake up and everyone’s going … Read more
In facing a world pandemic we face our greatest fears: dying alone. Psychologists say that there are two separate concerns. First there is the fear that people we love will have to die alone. But we are also scared about facing our own death by ourselves. Daniel Burke from CNN looks at that fear. Read … Read more
If you were dying, what would you want your children to know? The story of Julie Yip-Williams is one of overcoming obstacles. But the obstacle over which none of us can triumph is the inevitable and Williams faces her death by writing a letter to her two daughters as her final gift to them. “I … Read more
When it comes to death and dying, we have many questions. The BBC has a selection of videos called Reflections on Dying that address topics such as what it’s like to have a near-death experience, how to cope with knowing how you might die, why we need to face our own mortality and more. … Read more
Janie Brown is the Executive Director of the Callanish Society, a nonprofit organization she co-founded for people who are “irrevocably changed by cancer, and who want to heal, whether it be into life, or death.” As a nurse, she considers the people she has worked with as teachers, and passes on their wisdom and experience … Read more
Jocelyn Roth, Co-owner of Resting Waters, Washington’s first aquamation site, explains the growing trend of water cremation (alkaline hydrolysis or aqua cremation) – legalized in California in October 2017. Kelly and Jocelyn discuss this and other “green burial” practices making their way into the mainstream.