“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

Help in Grief: What to Say to Someone Who Lost a Child

The loss of a child is painful for surviving parents. As friends or relatives, it's hard to know what to say, but your words and actions can make a difference. When a family member or friend dies, it is a painful experience.  When a child dies before a parent, the...

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Talking About Death in a Peaceful, Productive Way

Death is an inevitable certainty in life. While you don’t want to dwell on the end of life, you shouldn’t ignore the idea, either. When death appears on the horizon for yourself or a loved one, you don’t want to avoid discussion. Talking about death is an important...

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What David Kessler Can Teach You About Grieving

Everyone deals with grief or loss at some point in their life.  Perhaps you recently lost your parent to a prolonged illness or suddenly broken up with a longtime partner.  No matter what loss you have experienced, grief usually follows.  It can be hard to deal with...

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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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Cascading of Grace by Michael Maloney

Background Info… Dying is something we all do alone. There may be others present with us at the moment of death yet the experience or act of death seems subjective. It is something which no one can do for us. The same could be said of thinking or feeling. I know...

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Susan’s Last Journey by Shelley Silver Whizin

Introduction:  Blessings come in all sizes, shapes and experiences. Blessings happen all of the time... actually in every moment we are aware of being truly “present”... in every moment we allow gratitude, appreciation and love into our existence.  Profound moments...

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My Evolving Relationship with Death by Ryan

Part 1:  I never once thought that as a healthy, athletic 19 year old, I’d even have to think about death.  But life doesn’t give you warnings, and nothing could have prepared me for the journey I was about to go on. I woke up in the LDS Mission Training Center in...

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