In December 2015, my mother passed away after two years with cancer.

At the time, I was working as a journalist for the Caledonian-Record, a daily newspaper in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. My publisher and editors gave me an amazing opportunity to spend a full year exploring my own questions about how to provide our loved ones with a “good death.”

Between May 2016 and April 2017, I interviewed health care providers, death care providers, artists, teachers, families of those who have passed, and many more.

Below is the full series of 26 articles, plus the accompanying online extras that until now were only available to Caledonian-Record subscribers.