Sunday Round Up: Stories about Dying and Mourning

Another week = another Sunday #EFRoundUp. Check out our picks of interesting reads about dying and mourning this week.

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

By: Joe Martino, Huffington Post

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

“A palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying and put her findings into a book called “The Top Five Regrets of The Dying.” It’s not surprising to see what made the list as they are all things that touch each of our lives as we struggle to pay attention to and make time for things that we truly love.”

How We Grieve: Meghan O’Rourke on the Messiness of Mourning and Learning to Live with Loss

By: Brain Pickings


“The people we most love do become a physical part of us, ingrained in our synapses, in the pathways where memories are created.”

“In The Long Goodbye, her magnificent memoir of grieving her mother’s death, Meghan O’Rourke crafts a masterwork of remembrance and reflection woven of extraordinary emotional intelligence.”

Grandfather’s Brilliant Final Letter To His Grandkids Offers Life Lessons For The Rest Of Us

“On Sept. 3, 2012, James K. Flanagan of West Long Branch, N.J., died unexpectedly of a heart attack. He wrote this letter to his five grandchildren just months earlier and it is reprinted here with the permission of his daughter Rachel Creighton.”

Estate Assist Wants To Provide Estate Planning For The Social Media Age

By: Sarah Burh, TechCrunch

“Contemplating the end of life freaks me out and as such, I’ve never put together a will. Most Americans don’t actually. Over half of adults with kids don’t plan their estate, according to a 2012 Rocket Lawyer survey. But who lets Facebook or your other social media profiles and online services know you’re dead?”


If you think there’s something about dying and mourning we ought to be reading, leave us a comment below or tweet us at @Efootprint.

About Tiffany Qua

Social Media Manager Tiffany Qua, MA, specializes in content strategy, digital marketing, and social media campaigns. A graduate of Columbia University and John Hopkins University, Tiffany and her husband live in NYC.

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