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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.

Dealing With Grief Through The Holidays

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

While grief is an exquisitely private matter, in order to move on, most of us need someone to bear witness to our truth in grieving.

We Should Work Through Our Grief, Not Medicate It Away

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

Grief is not a pathology, and it is not a medical condition. It is neither a luxury nor something to just get over. Grief is a part of life.

Death and the Holidays

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

This post is dedicated to Warren and Lisa. Sunday, December 12, 2010, would have been my brother David's 58th birthday. He died suddenly of AIDS two ...

Hamas Throws a Better Funeral

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Hamas members disapprove of parties and stay away from festivities. But they are often the first at your funeral, setting up a tent and making posters of condolences and mentioning the deeds of the deceased.

The Tree of Angels: A Most Sacred Christmas Tree

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

Most of the angels on this tree represent loved ones who have been suddenly, tragically and cruelly taken away from us -- they are victims of violent crimes.

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.

The Seismic Shift of Losing Both Parents

Mary Daily | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Daily

However the end comes, you can't know just how it will feel to be the child left behind. Even for those long estranged or shut out by dementia, the departure of parents severs an old and primal tie.

Where Do I Go from Here? From Mourning to Conversations with Kenny

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

Since Kenny's death, it's taken weeks of self-reflection, giving in to the never-ending tears, and beginning somatic therapy to write even the first sentence here.

The Power Of Limits To Awaken The Human Spirit

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

How are the conditions you are facing actually serving you? How can you stretch your creativity to become more resourceful and engaged with what you have at hand?

Death Feeds Life Feeds Death

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Mid-autumn, when all of nature seems to be dying, has long been the season to observe feasts of the dead in Northern cultures.

Is Death The End? Experiments Suggest You Create Time

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Life is just one fragment of time, one brushstroke in a picture larger than ourselves, eternal even when we die. This is the indispensable prelude to immortality.

Is There 'Life After Death' For You (VIDEO)

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

None of us are strangers to death. But, for some, the wound comes at a particularly difficult time. You might not even know that the person sitting next to you carries one similar to yours.

Knowing When To Let Go And Accept Death

Andrew Kneier, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Kneier, Ph.D.

In our culture, it seems more acceptable to "rage against the dying of the light" and fight to the bitter end than to take stock of what your life has been about and to be at peace with your coming death.

How Paul Steven Miller Showed Me How To Die

Michael Janofsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Janofsky

Paul was still the smartest one in the room. He was taking care of us as we were struggling to comfort him. He was showing us how to die -- with dignity, humility, courage and grace.

The Weight Of My Brother's Ashes: Further Trials In Grieving

Julie Gray | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

You read about people scattering ashes, you see it in movies, but to really do it, to really handle them and toss them into the sea -- what is that really like?

Losing a Dear Friend

Phil Perrier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Phil Perrier

Tony Collins was a good man. He spent his life helping people, he and his family deserve justice. Lets hope there is a homicide detective who takes pride in his work the way Tony did.

What's on Your Bucket List?

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

A common item for a lot of people, for whatever reason, is skydiving. But I don't need to do that; I've already leaped off a cliff in Brazil strapped to a hang glider and had the experience of freefall and flight.

Overcoming Grief Through Community And Grace

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

All of us have vocational moments or experiences in our lives that God uses to reveal our passion and purpose in life. For me, these vocational moments evolve into a deeper calling to ordained ministry.

Struggling To Define Death

Josh Clark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Josh Clark

We've reached this weird point in human history where we've created technology that has leapfrogged over traditional methods of distinguishing life. We have no idea when death occurs.

Handling Family Dynamics Around A Dying Loved One

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

While everyone might sincerely believe that they all have the patient's best interest in mind, they may have diametrically opposed views about what that would look like.

Death and the Door

Jonathan Ellerby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Ellerby

Death is a beautiful thing. In the modern word, this is a perspective that is hard to accept. We live our lives driven by the desire for beauty, longe...

Honoring The Memory Of A Deceased Loved One

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Bearing witness to a deceased loved one is about doing whatever it takes for you to feel that you have done your part to preserve and honor his or her memory.