“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

The Journey of a Butterfly

by Shelley Whizin "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach Butterflies are one of nature’s mysterious creatures, reminding us that life is transformational and short. The total time frame for a butterfly’s life...

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BEing Sick and BEing 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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Your Physical Self: BEing Conscious of BEing Human

  “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama Being a baby human, we find ourselves in a womb, our first home on earth. Growing in a womb, we are touched all over by a “boundary,” called the “amniotic or...

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Grief Quotes to Provide Comfort After a Loved One Passes

Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience. Many times, we struggle with putting our feelings into words. Instead, our inner self acts out in turmoil. We might experience a flood of conflicting emotions which feel out of our control. Following the loss of a loved...

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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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