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Dr. Candi K. Cann
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Candi K. Cann received both her A.M. and Ph.D. in Comparative Religion from Harvard University, and her research focuses on death
and dying, and the impact of remembering (and forgetting) in shaping how lives are recalled, remembered and celebrated. An avid reader,
traveler, and lover of poetry, her passions are spending time with her family and friends and living well.

Entries by Dr. Candi K. Cann

Two Perspectives: Assisted Dying or Assisted Living?

(2) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Between the Ebola virus and Brittany Maynard, death and issues surrounding death have been in the news a lot lately. Brittany Maynard is the 29-year-old who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, and rather than die a prolonged and painful death, has chosen instead to move to Oregon and die...

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Letting Someone You Love Die: The Irony Behind a Living Will

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 6:44 PM

When my mother died, she died in a hospital. Hospitalized with a malignant brain tumor on her brain stem that caused a stroke, she lived three days from her stroke until her death when we turned off life support. And when she died, we all gathered around her in the...

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Grief Online: The Dos and Don'ts of Internet Etiquette

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 5:21 PM

Everyone seems to be online these days, and even if you are not on much, odds are that you have a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr or Instagram account. With so much of our socializing done virtually, it is no surprise that we are grieving and mourning the deaths of our...

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The Death of Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 12:09 PM

This year the newspapers are full of the news that Thanksgiving is dead -- and it is dead in ways both good and bad. The holiday that Thanksgiving used to represent has come under criticism -- this idea that the first settlers shared a peaceful meal with the original inhabitants...

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Zombies, Vampires, Martyrs & Saints

(13) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 6:55 PM

Halloween is just around the corner, and lots of zombies and vampires will be trick-or-treating this year. In fact, companies like Spirit Halloween are seeing more orders for zombie and vampire costumes than ever before, especially with a special line of costumes dedicated to AMC's Walking...

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