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The Insider's Guide To Death

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

From his unique perspective on the "other side," my son has become our "inside man" in the afterlife. In the following channeling session with psychic medium Jamie Butler, Erik shares what death is like.

The Difficult Responsibility Of Protecting An Elderly Loved One

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Michele Richardson

And although the dementia from which she suffers seems to visit more frequently, it hasn't reared its ugly head today. Instead, I find myself dealing with another important medical issue: GladyO's persistent question about end of life.

Serial Baby Killer To Be Released From Prison Early

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Genene Jones may have killed anywhere from 11 to 47 babies during her time as a nurse in Texas. In an effort to "play god," she injected infants with ...

Houston Is Probably A Nice Place

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

If I had been more present with Kenny I would have listened to him talk about how he felt about not making it. I would have opened my mind and heart to hear him and hold him while he talked.

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.

Devotion, Doggone It

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

I sent a spry little dog to the vet that morning and received a dog that look 10 years older. I couldn't shake the comparison to my mother, who'd gone in for a simple procedure seven years ago and suffered complications.

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.

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.

The Most Likely Ways People Die

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your chances of dying are one in one. But how exactly you will die is up in the air. While the most common causes of death are often medically relate...

Can We Be Truly Good? The Transcendent And Sacred Possibilities In Humans

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

Is there such a thing as disinterested goodness? In the world of faith I believe there is -- and I offer a brief, wonderful story to reinforce the point.

When One Phone Call Changes Your Life Forever

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Maybe we can never truly prepare ourselves for something like this, but we can remind ourselves that every moment and every action counts.

The Day My Husband Chose Hospice Care

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

After all these months of focusing every waking moment on Kenny's care, now we were to focus on his dying.

Love Is Being Present In Pain

Trina Hayes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

Today, I am able to hold a space of love for those who have passed on and for those who remain. And, I am grateful for those in my life who have shown me that love is being present in pain.

The Legacy Of Dr. Shine: A Mender Of Soles And Souls

Jim Moret | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Heads of state and heads of industry had, no doubt, frequently visited Dr. Shine, and for good reason. He offered far more than a second life for old shoes. He made sure you began the day on the right foot -- literally and figuratively.

Remembering Edgar Allan Poe

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

It's hard to beat a macabre little mystery involving one of the best-known mystery writers of all time, but it's important to remember that Poe was more than just a mystery writer.

Mom, Three Kids Found Shot To Death In Burned House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 30-year-old southern Indiana woman and her three children were found shot to death in a burned home, state police said on Saturd...

Eternal Love: Remembering My Husband and Beginning My New Life

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

It doesn't take much to get me to talk about him, to think about him, and to try to accept that he is gone from this physical world. It's the intimacy of a companion that I miss. Coming home to him or welcoming him home. Saying "I love you" and snuggling to share a good night's sleep.

Channeling Erik: The Insider's Guide To Death And The Afterlife

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

As a scientist and physician, I thought I had it all figured out. You live; you die; you're done. My entire paradigm, however, underwent a cataclysmic transformation soon after the death of my son, Erik.

What Happens When You (Almost) Die?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service Wanda Colie vividly remembers what she saw in 1984 when, at age 28, a condition that produced blood in ...

Finding Comfort Where None Is To Be Found

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

As we haggle and fight over what happened and about what needs to be done in light of it, may we not forget the sustaining beauty that exists in every moment, even the dark ones.

WATCH: 10-Year-Old Admits To Killing His Mother

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A truly tragic tale: 10-year-old Joseph McVay of Ohio confessed to shooting and killing his mother after an altercation involving his chores. The fol...

Through Kenny's Eyes

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

The dual outcome will be not only to meet him where he is, but to be more closely in touch with my own soul. To uncover the joy and all the good things of the soul. To live them consciously.

When Illness Becomes Your Ally: Release, Restore, Radiate

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Liz was deeply spiritual and she applied that understanding to her illness. She refused to see it as the enemy; rather she made friends with it, deeply accepting it for what it was.

Finding God in the ICU

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

In hospice care, we realize that patients deserve a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives in order to serve the person's physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs.