Tag Archives: writing about death

Our Weekly Tip: Remembrance Jars

Write thoughts to your loved ones and save them in a memorial jar

Our Tip of the Week:  Sometimes when we lose someone close to us, thoughts constantly swirl through our heads that remind us of our loss. Most of these thoughts are random and simple. If you’re baking a pie, you might … Continue reading

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Oliver Sacks Says Terminal Cancer Has Never Made Him Feel More Alive

Neurologist Oliver Sacks wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about embracing life in the face of death

A lot can change in a month, as Oliver Sacks found out recently. The 81-year-old writer and neurology professor went from swimming a mile every day to learning he had terminal, inoperable cancer. He says he’ll be lucky to have … Continue reading

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French Death Traditions: A Note on the Door

A simple French death tradition calls for the community to leave a word of comfort at the door of the bereaved

The French are not shy when it comes to literary self-expression, for their cultural history, while well renowned for wine and cuisine, also boasts no shortage of creative greats. From Balzac to Jean-Paul Sartre, the country’s great writers have one … Continue reading

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