“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

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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Terminal Care with Respect, Honor and Dignity

"If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die." - Maya Angelou Terminal care is considered medical and nursing care for patients in the terminal stage of an illness.  There are various types of illnesses that qualify for terminal care....

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End of Life Planning, Living to the End Starts Now

“A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain Are you ready to die? It’s a loaded question, no doubt. Then again, perhaps many of you have already asked yourselves this question. In this article, I aim to expose the deeper level meanings behind...

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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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