end of life planning

How to Have “The Talk” About End of Life Planning?

Guest writer Yvonne Heath writes about creating a culture of change where we normalize talking about, planning and preparing for end of life and grief.

Race & The Funeral Profession: What Jessica Mitford Missed

When Jessica Mitford criticized the funeral profession, Dr. Kami Fletcher argues that it wasn’t the African American funeral director Mitford had in mind.

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2018 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2018 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide will make shopping for that morbid, death aware, and dark special someone much easier.

Hospice Care

How Hospice Care Can Make or Break Your Death

As more Americans are making use of Hospice care, guest writer Jill Schock outlines the many factors that can ‘make or break’ someone’s end-of-life care.

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My Father’s Wake: An Interview with Author Kevin Toolis

Kevin Toolis in My Father’s Wake, provides powerful examples of our distanced relationships to death. Read our review and interview to find out more.

What is Dark Tourism, and Why are we Drawn to it?

While every form of tourism carries its own baggage, dark tourism runs the risk of turning sites of very real pain into backdrops for Western introspection.

Spirit Possession and Exorcism: Jinns, Dybbuks, and Demons

Jinns, Dybbuks, and demons are common types of spirit possession. Why do people continue to believe in possession stories and seek out exorcism?

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The Salem Witch Trials: A History of Mass Hysteria?

Socio-cultural problems have historically been played out through women’s bodies. The Salem Witch Trials were no different.

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