End-of-Life Resources

Local Resources

I have personally met with the proprietors and/or executive representatives of the following businesses and can recommend their services with the utmost confidence.











  • Tender Jagged – Living Funeral Ceremonies
    “Living Funeral Ceremonies foster death awareness on an individual level but also break through individualism and tap into the power of a group dynamic. When we bear witness to each other we are saying an overwhelming and unshakable ‘I see you. I hear you.'”


Death & Dying

  • On Death and Dying  Elisabeth Kübler Ross
  • Final Gifts  Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley
  • Final Journeys – Maggie Callanan 
  • Happier Endings: Overcoming the Fear of Death – Erica Brown
  • Death is But a Dream – Dr. Christopher Kerr
  • The Grace in Dying – Kathleen Dowling Singh
  • The Denial of Death – Ernest Becker
  • The Art of Dying Well – Katy Butler
  • The Lost Art of Dying – L.S. Dugdale
  • Last Acts of Kindness – Judith Redwing Keyssar
  • The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – Bronnie Ware
  • How Can I Help? – Ram Dass & Paul Gorman
  • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanith
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande, MD
  • A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Everything You Need to Know to Live Fully and Die Well  B.J. Miller & Shoshana Berger
  • Dear Death: Finding Meaning in Life, Peace in Death, and Joy in an Ordinary Day – Diane Button
  • With the End in Mind – Kathryn Mannix


  • Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief – Joanne Cacciatore, PhD
  • You’re Not Crazy–You’re Grieving: 6 Steps for Surviving Loss – Alan Wolfelt, PhD
  • It’s OK That You’re Not OK – Megan Devine
  • Widow To Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas For Rebuilding Your Life – Genevieve Davis Ginsburg
  • Comfort: A Journey through Grief – Ann Hood
  • How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies – Therese A. Rando
  • Conscious Grieving – Claire Bidwell Smith
  • Moving On Doesn’t Mean Letting Go – Gina Moffa
  • The Grieving Brain – Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD
  • The Bereaved Parent – Harriet Sarnoff Schiff


  • The Mindful Caregiver – Nancy L. Kriseman
  • How to Care for Aging Parents – Virginia Morris
  • Caring for Elderly Parents – Ruth Whybrow
  • My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing “Slow Medicine” – Dennis M. McCullough
  • Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging – Melanie P. Merriman