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Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion.

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The Lesson of Impermanence

A chance encounter with a sand painting helped me learn how to doctor patients I knew I would lose.

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Mourning the Demise of a Zen Place to Die

Why do many nonprofit organizations have short lives, only six to 15 years? The experience of a renowned hospice in San Francisco offers some answers.

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I Tried To 'Marie Kondo' My Dead Mom's Things But It Didn't Go Quite As I Planned

Her method had liberated so many people, so why couldn't it work for me too?

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Here’s How I Explain Our Blended Family To My Toddler, Who Has Known No Other

My youngest is 3, and it is clear that we need to be having conversations about the blended family she was born into.

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Comedian Kevin Barnett Died Of Hemorrhage From Pancreatitis: Report

The "Rel" co-creator's sudden death in Mexico at age 32 stunned friends and associates.

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9 Ways Therapists Personally Deal With Grief

From a death to a job loss to an ended relationship, here's how experts handle loss.

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49ers Star Marquise Goodwin And Wife Morgan Announce Loss Of Their Twins

Morgan Goodwin lost the twins she was carrying just a year after the couple's baby boy was stillborn.

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Mary Oliver Fans Remember Her Life And Work After Her Death At 83

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet died from lymphoma.

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A ‘Sentimental Journey’ in the Cancer Clinic

I am a firm believer in the ability of music to help people express their emotions, hopes and fears, making their medical conditions more tolerable.

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1 In 3 Workers With Caregiving Duties At Home Have Quit A Job Because Of It

Caregivers aren’t getting enough help from employers, who generally don’t see the problem, according to new Harvard research.

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Rethink Low-Carb Diets, Eat More Fiber

People who eat more fiber lower their risk of chronic diseases.

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What It's Like To Be Grieving During The Holidays

Resilience means finding ways to honor my father while continuing on with life.

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The End of a Dog’s Life

Instead of euthanasia for my aging dog, I tried a palliative and hospice care approach to ease his pain and give him more time to enjoy life.

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President George H.W. Bush Dies

The 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush has died at age 94.

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Ebola Is Back

The Ebola outbreak in the Congo is deadly and won’t be over anytime soon.

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More Women Are Entering The Male-Dominated Funeral Industry

Women are becoming the new wave of morticians and funeral directors in a historically male-dominated industry.

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Stan Lee's Cause Of Death Revealed As Heart, Respiratory Failure

The co-creator of the Marvel Universe died Nov. 12 at 95.

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Meghan McCain Writes Emotional Letter Of Grief 3 Months After John McCain’s Death

“I don’t know how you go from talking to someone seven times a day to never,” she wrote. "Stay with me. Stay with me. Stay with me."

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Armie Hammer Calls Out Celebrities Paying Tribute To Stan Lee With Selfies

"No better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself," he tweeted after Lee’s death.

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