Death / Dying

Telling Dark Jokes Helped Me Cope With My Mother's Death

Carla Collins | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Living
Carla Collins

I firmly believe that bringing levity and shining a light on any tragic topic helps alleviate the fear and horror of it all. However, it wasn't until a couple of years ago when my beloved mother and kindred spirit unexpectedly passed away that I truly took up a near-permanent residence on the dark side of humour.

The Road Map For A Life Well Lived

Lisa Abram | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

Last December I was invited to a friend's Christmas lunch. After introductions were made to the six women in the room, conversation soon turned to the topic of death. A guest just arrived from a funeral and wanted to share the gravitas of the moment with us.

Decide Now Who Will Delete Your Digital Ghost When You Die

Judy Mann | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Judy Mann

I lost someone very special to me to cancer. It was a short battle -- it ended just four months after her diagnosis and just slightly more than six months after she was off sick from work. Then, a few months later a notification popped up on my LinkedIn.