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Coping With Death

Healthy Coping Tips For Distant Disaster Stress

Martin Rossman, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martin Rossman, M.D.

We need to learn skills for coping with our feelings of sadness, anger and terror evoked by tragedies like those in Fukushima, Katrina and Haiti, so that we rise to these occasions rather than collapse into them.

After The Fire

Jimmy Demers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Demers

That bumper sticker kept going over and over in my mind: "The best things in life aren't things." And yet, as true as I knew it to be, I still couldn't help but feel somewhat sick to my stomach that most of my things were now in a pile of ash.

How To Live Life Knowing You're Going To Die

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Contemplating death in a conscious way doesn't have to freak us out. Knowing that our human experience is limited, and that at some mysterious point in the future our physical bodies will die, is both sobering and liberating.

Novel Ways To Think About Grief

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

This new grief is different. For one thing, it includes the loved one with the diagnosis. It also draws in the entire family into a prolonged crisis that some of our interviewees aptly described as "learning to live with death."

Trauma, Loss And Recovery: A 7-Step Approach

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

The reason the Seven Steps to Recovery works is that in essence it reconnects the thinking, feeling and acting parts of your personality. More than that, it enables you to adapt to the reality of what is, as opposed what no longer is.

The Plane Ride Home From Houston

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

We had taken the doctor's advice to leave Houston for home as soon as possible while Kenny could still fly on a commercial plane.

Making End-Of-Life Care A Family Tradition

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

New York City is a rich cultural, ethnic and religious tapestry, and those in my field must understand a complex set of traditions and beliefs before introducing conversations about death and dying.

Story's End: How Writing Helps Us Cope With Death

The New Yorker | Meghan O'Rourke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Meghan O'Rourke The New Yorker My mother died on Christmas Day, at home, around three in the afternoon. In the first months afterward, I felt an i...

Trauma And The Hourglass Of Time

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

If you, or someone you care about, ever experience a traumatic loss, never think or utter the words, "You have to let it go and move on." Time does not heal the wounds of trauma.

Relationship 'Seasons': How Loss Changes Your Perspective

Lynne Hughes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lynne Hughes

I think when you experience a trauma like death at young age; you learn quickly that people can be taken from you. They're with you one moment, and gone the next.

My Dog: My Teacher In Life And Death

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

She was my first dog, my mentor and my trusted guardian. So when the time came, I did what I promised I would do: I held her and I watched her die.

A Sleep Number Bed For The Hereafter

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sybil Adelman Sage

Though I have friends who've been diagnosed with control issues, I'm the only one who's created her own cremation urn.

Exploring Death In Janelle Monae's Music

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Wilkes

In that valley of death, Monae invites slumbering citizens to replace the American lullabies of selfish spirituality with the vivifying intonations of lament. Daydreamers, please wake up, we can't sleep no more.

Parentless Parents: Being Thankful On Thanksgiving

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

One of the most gratifying themes I uncovered researching and writing my forthcoming book is just how healing Thanksgiving can be for those of us who have lost our parents.

Death and Dying: Talking to Your Children About Death

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

There are few words that can silence a group of people faster than the word "death". It is the last great American Taboo.

Death and Dying: Whose Life Is It Anyways?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I have a really simple question. Why in this life is it so difficult for people to face the hard questions? This isn't true living. This is what is killing us.

When The Death Of A Loved One Brings Relief

Times Of London | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The sudden death of her carefree husband left a reader in shock. Then she found that, financially and emotionally, life was easier....