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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.

death positive holiday gift guide

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.

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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.

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Funeral Etiquette: What You Should And Shouldn’t Do At A Funeral

Attending a funeral for the first time, or for more times than you can count, can be a bit daunting. Funerals are sensitive and emotional events, and behaving respectfully and thoughtfully is very important. However, in this day and age of funeral selfies, ringing smartphones and relaxed attitudes, funeral etiquette may not be very obvious

International Death Symposium

International Death Symposium: Creating Community and Taking Action

*TalkDeath will be coming to you live from the @deathsymposium in Toronto. We’ll be interviewing speakers, and live streaming from the International Death Symposium on Facebook & Instagram Live. Let us know what questions you want us to ask some of the amazing speakers. From Friday September 21, through to Sunday Sept 23, 2018, Toronto will be

Alua Arthur - End of Life Support

Alua Arthur – End of Life Support and Planning

There is a lot more to death than dying. There is grief, but also logistics and planning. How and where does one die? What do we do with our loved one’s possessions? How do we put all of our finances in order, either through pre-planning, or after a death has occurred? This is where someone

American Thanatologist

#TalkDeath with the American Thanatologist

Cole Imperi: The American Thanatologist Many of you may have heard the term, but do you know what a thanatologist is, or does? Thanatology is the scientific study of death. Thanatologists investigate the psychological and social aspects of death and dying, as well as the forensic aspects of it (like bodily changes during and after death). While thanatology

movies about death and dying

Even More Movies About Death and Dying

Death is perhaps the most enduring trope in Hollywood. Death transcends all categories of film from action movies, to rom-coms, and dramas. It should come as little surprise that life’s enduring mystery (and fear), would be reflected on the silver screen. When we put out our first list of the Best Movies About Death and