“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

Bereavement: A Process of Healing the Loss of a Partner

The loss of a loved one turns our life upside down.  Our world as we knew it has changed and those changes require that we, in turn, adjust to a new "normal." - Author Unknown When we fall in love and become partners, either through marriage or life commitment, we...

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Memoir: Your Life’s Journey is Your Living Legacy

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam, And for a brief moment, its glory and beauty belong to our world... But then it flies again, and though we wish it could have stayed... We feel lucky to have seen it. -Anonymous In the scope of the universe, a human being's...

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What It Feels Like in BEing Sick and Alone

"Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret." -Don Miguel Ruiz When we are...

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Waking Up and Accepting Conscious Living and Dying

"Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality, it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness." - Eckhart Tolle I refer to Eckhart Tolle's quote because sometimes we may judge the notion of living...

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Conscious Dying: A Way In or a Way Out

"To die is an awfully big adventure." -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan According to Peter Pan, death was just another big adventure to embark upon, and his unique adventurous spirit ruled the way he approached all of his life experiences. It’s easy to think that someone, who...

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Writing an Ethical Will Takes a Different Kind of Will

The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away." - William Shakespeare Living life is one thing, and leaving life is another.  When we live life, we fill it by sharing our different kinds of experiences with our families, our...

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Palliative Care: Finding Comfort and Dignity

“It’s not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” -Mother Teresa, missionary Love is the most powerful emotion one can give to another.  In this article, we are going to explore how palliative and hospice care reflect the most beautiful forms of...

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