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Welcome to Talking Matters, a blog featuring updates, stories, and interviews from The Conversation Project. Check back each week for a new post!

Grieving the loss of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but the holiday season can be particularly challenging. Family gatherings, traditional meals and familiar faces can all be painful reminders of…

The Conversation: An Invaluable Holiday Gift
By Deborah Colbert, 11/29/2016

It is Giving Tuesday, that rare day in the holiday season when the emphasis is on giving instead of gifts. It’s a yearly reminder that some of the most memorable presents you can give to…

Giving Thanks for My Father’s Death
By Rev. Rosemary Lloyd, 11/22/2016

This Thursday, there will be an empty chair at the table for our family Thanksgiving gathering. My brothers and I made plans months ago to come from the many corners of our busy lives to…

Conversation Sabbath Stories
By Deborah Colbert, 11/15/2016

An unexpected health crisis can serve as a stark reminder that it is never too soon to express your end-of-life wishes to your loved ones. It can also be an inspiration for taking action to…