“We have just about no tradition of dying well.  If you are not born with the instinct for dying well, you have to learn how to die, or you probably will not die wisely or well.” 

– Stephen Jenkinson, Die Wise


Life & Death Planning… a Loving Thing to Do!

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”  ―Ernest Hemingway It does ring true… how we live and how we die are the things that distinguish us from one another.   Our end of life...

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Starting a New Hobby Over 50?

BY SHELLEY WHIZIN "Today is the life-the only life you are sure of.  Make the most of today.  Get interested in something.  Shake yourself awake.  Develop a hobby.  Let the winds of enthusiasm sweet through you.  Live today with gusto." -Dale Carnegie  Introduction...

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Words of Encouragement or Words That Hurt

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller Human Language 101:  More than Words. Helen Keller knew very few words when she lost her sight and hearing at only nineteen months old....

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Words of Encouragement Go Both Ways

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Genesis 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 Back to Basics: The Word According to the story in the Bible, the Word was the very first ability created for humans.  Without words, how else would we communicate...

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What to Say to Someone Who Lost Their Mother or Father

  The loss of a parent can occur at any age, yet no matter how young or old you may be at the time, it is a devastating ordeal for anyone to face. Whether you have gone through the experience yourself or have yet to face this chapter of your life, when you have a...

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What to Say to Someone Who Lost a Parent

  One of the most difficult things for people to do is choosing what to say to someone who has lost a parent. Especially if you have never been in a similar situation in the past. What to say to someone who lost a parent? If you have a close friend or relative who...

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Celebrations of Life and Death, An Expression of Love

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” -Eskimo Proverb Today, there is a multitude of possibilities in how we celebrate life and death, depending...

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