“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


Understanding Death as a Child: How Can Adults Help?

If adults have their own coping mechanism when it comes to understanding death, children have very different reactions to such tragic events. The reactions depend on many factors, from the child’s age, to whether or not he or she had to deal with death before, to the...

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Death Planning 101: How to Leave Your Affairs in Order

Planning for your death might seem morbid, but the truth is that death is a reality that we all have to accept eventually. Once we accept that, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t plan for it as well. There are many reasons why people choose to leave their affairs in...

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The Mind Body Theory: What Survives of Us?

The modern idea of a dualism between the mind and the body has been around since the seventeenth century, when French philosopher René Descartes considered how distinct the mind is from the body. The idea that the mind can exist independently from the body is one that...

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