Under the watchful gaze of crumbling saints and baby-faced cherubs, you hurry down a path lined with mausoleums. Eventually, you pass crops of headstones glinting in the moonlight, each engraved with the CliffsNotes version of the dead person's life. You practically run past sunken graves and dying flowers, hoping upon hope that the sound you … Continue reading What makes graveyards scary? Why graveyards are scary?
The human skeleton is made up of 206 bones. The functions of the skeleton are to provide support, give our bodies shape, provide protection to other systems and organs of the body, to provide attachments for muscles, to produce movement and to produce red blood cells. The main bones of the human skeleton are: … Continue reading The Human Skeleton
By T Kira Madden Here’s a secret: I wear my father’s clothes every day. Not entire outfits, but a garment or two, always. I wear his striped t-shirts to bed at night, his vibrant dress socks under my boots. I’ve tailored his button-up shirts to fit me in the shoulders; I’ve removed a link or … Continue reading How to Honor the Dead – Alma
Lady Abigail Welcher *Recently I was asked a question: how do you cope with the loss of a beloved familiar? I hope this helps any who might be dealing with this painful time in life. Given the intense bond each of us share with our familiar, it’s natural that we will feel devastated by … Continue reading Coping with the Loss of a Familiar Author: Lady Abigail Welcher
Research comparing perceptions of death with accounts of those imminently facing it suggest that maybe we shouldn’t worry so much about our own end Jessica Brown Death terrifies many of us, but is, of course, central to the human condition. What if it’s not as bad as we fear? Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo “The idea … Continue reading We fear death, but what if dying isn’t as bad as we think? By Jessica Brown
When you are arranging a funeral for your loved, you might find yourself having to choose between a casket or coffin. Choosing a coffin is a basic part of funeral planning, and people usually consider a range of factors to help them decide. Are coffins and caskets the same thing? The words coffin and casket … Continue reading Casket or Coffin: What’s the Difference? – Funeral Guide
A group of women sit at a table, sipping coffee and talking animatedly. One is a doctor, another a barrister. A third, Jane Clark, 49, is a no-nonsense civil servant — so you might imagine these high-flying women are here to network, or are members of a school PTA. Yet nothing could be further from … Continue reading The doctor, barrister, civil servant and Cambridge academic who say they have proof there’s an afterlife By: THERESA CHEUNG FOR THE DAILY MAIL