The Swamp of Sadness from "The Neverending Story."

The Neverending War

[CW: discussion of clinical Depression, suicide, and mental health] [Spoilers for the 1984 film The Neverending Story.] I’ve been fighting a war a long as I can remember, and I am tired. This war isn’t fought with guns or bombs or missiles, but my life is on the line nonetheless. I don’t want to die, but there’s voice in my mind telling me I should, insisting that … Continue reading The Neverending War

Order of the Good Death founder Caitlin Doughty.

Death Positive

I’m sure I’ve already initiated the raising of a few eyebrows with the title of this one. I know what you’re thinking, “What’s so positive about death?” That is a conversation I’d love to have, but the merits of dying don’t actually have anything to do with Death Positivity or the Order of the Good Death. Are you confused? Disoriented? Intrigued? Come along, friend, let … Continue reading Death Positive