Amanda Kloots: Raising a child after loss

Amanda Kloots, Co-host of CBS’s “The Talk” shares with Yvette Nicole Brown about the devastating loss of her husband, Nick Cordero, and raising their son as she grapples with enduring grief.

Supporting People Of Color Through Grief: Community Member – Alica Forneret

Alica Forneret is the Founder and Executive Director of PAUSE, a nonprofit focused on supporting Communities of Color through grief and end of life. Alica and PAUSE will be hosting a BIPOC meetup during lunchtime at End Well 2023 on November 16th in Los Angeles. Tell us a bit about yourself.  My name is Alica Forneret […]

In A Time of Collective Grief, How To Cope With World Tragedy

We are absolutely devastated and gutted by the horrific acts of terror and violence happening in Israel. As an organization focused on helping people navigate grief and loss, we reached out to our friend and grief expert Claire Bidwell Smith to share some things we can do to help process our feelings and take care […]

The Mourning Revolution: Reframing Grief with Music and Connection

Pieter Deknudt is a Belgian singer-songwriter who transformed personal loss into a movement. He is at the forefront of Belgium’s ‘Mourning Revolution’. We had the pleasure of asking Piete a few questions in advance of his appearance at the End Well Symposium on November 16th in Los Angeles. “In good times, humans have a great talent […]

An Interview with Chaplain Devin Moss – Updated

Devin Sean Moss is an atheist chaplain and the host of The Adventures of Memento Mori podcast. Soon after our symposium, Phillip Hancock, who Moss spoke about on our stage, was executed by the state of Oklahoma. See Moss’s End Well talk about this experience HERE. You can also read more about the journey in […]

Bridging the Divide: An Interview with Pediatric Nurse Hui-wen Sato

In this intimate conversation, our guest, a seasoned pediatric ICU nurse, delves deep into the juxtaposition of her unique professional backdrop with the broader end-of-life conversation. Hear more from Hui-wen Sato at the End Well Symposium on November 16th in Los Angeles. “I think the most significant societal belief about death and dying that needs to […]

The Art Of Beginning Again: An Interview with Tembi Locke

Tembi Locke has spent a decade as an advocate for greater grief awareness and the issues facing caregivers. Now, after having written and adapted her memoir From Scratch for screen, she also speaks about the art of beginning again, rebuilding, and reimagining after loss. We had the joy of learning more about Tembi in advance […]

Leaning Into Grief: An Interview With Claire Bidwell Smith

“Healing from loss means making our lives worth the pain we endure when we lose someone we love. And that transforming through grief is an opportunity afforded to all.” Claire Bidwell Smith is a renowned therapist, grief expert, and author. After losing both of her parents at a young age, Claire was drawn to helping […]

Finding Comfort in Grief Through AI: A Gentle Guide

While many might imagine AI’s role in end-of-life scenarios to be the stuff of sci-fi, reality paints a different, more heartfelt picture. More individuals are now turning to AI chatbots for support in saying their final goodbyes and expressing their grief. Imagine tools like ChatGPT as digital confidants. They’re sparking important discussions about their potential […]

Psychedelic Therapy After The Loss Of A Child

As a palliative care physician, Chris Adrian, MD has witnessed the experience of many bereaved parents who are able to find healing from their grief. However, he’s also seen parents who feel trapped in their pain and unreachable through standard modalities of care. Determined that these parents not be left behind, Chris challenges us to […]

Writing An Obituary That Celebrates Your Life

For most of us, an obituary is the last public record of our life, yet we rely on others to write it. Author and reluctant grief expert Nora McInerny thinks this is just plain weird. She shares why she and her first husband, Aaron, co-wrote his obituary and how being a bit loose with the […]

A Transgender Pastor On A Hero’s Journey

There was no ceremony to say goodbye to the man transgender activist Paula Stone Williams was before she transitioned. Despite being a pastor by training, Paula was unprepared for the despair this death before death triggered for her and those she loved. Combining tremendous honesty and expansive spirituality, Paula offers comfort at a time when […]

Maria Shriver Talks About Grief And Loss

Coming from a place of profound personal loss, Maria Shriver speaks with therapist and grief expert Claire Bidwell Smith about the complexities of grief—whether for a person, animal or the life you thought you were going to have—and how it can be met through kindness, compassion and grace.

Why Meghan McCain Wants To Destigmatize Grieving

When her father Senator John McCain died, The View co-host and columnist Meghan McCain plunged into tremendous loss and grief. Through this experience, Meghan now fights to challenge taboos and destigmatize conversations about grief and death. She talks with physician and advocate Lucy Kalanithi, MD.

How To Launch A Movement To Bring Empathy Into Healthcare

Cambia Health Foundation President Peggy Maguire believes in strategic philanthropy as a powerful catalyst for transforming the end of life experience and elevating the role of caregivers. Courtney Martin has a parallel career giving voice to emerging ideas and individuals as a means of generating solutions. Together, they share their vision for for a future […]

How Talking About Grief Can Unite Us

Rebecca Soffer and her partner founded Modern Loss so they and others could share the full and candid experience of grieving. What she learned in the process is that speaking about grief is a universal experience that can unite people no matter their backgrounds or beliefs.