A young woman is picking out food to take to a friend who just lost her brother. She recommends they avoid lasagna…
A rabbi describes an intimate backyard burial service among family.
This is a story about the nature of receiving visitors as a dying person. According to Bill, some of his visitors are overly cheery, some too emotional, but in the end, all were appreciated.
Her father died when she was eight, and there was much she didn’t know about this man. The funeral offered her an opportunity to meet parts of her father for the first time.
What do you say to someone who has lost a loved one? In this story, a woman talks about what was helpful, and NOT helpful, when she was grieving the loss of her husband.
A Buddhist nun and hospice volunteer describes the power of honesty and authenticity at the time of death.
A chaplain describes his very first night at the hospital, and what he learns…
A chaplain describes his definition of ‘chaplain’: Show up. Be helpful.
A woman describes her community’s reaction to her life threatening diagnosis.
This storyteller took care of her partner until the end of her life. In this segment, she talks about times when she needed friends to help her feel ‘normal’.