I wasn't ready to surrender my daily call(s) to my dad. I needed to fill him in on Jamie's latest audition and kvell about Hallie's good grades.
Forget developing relationships with those at the edge of anti-aging research. Perhaps you would do better by buddying up with an animator!
The process of grief is sometimes likened to a cold, dark period of gloom. It affects us physically, psychologically, behaviorally and spiritually.
If you had to plan a funeral for a loved one tomorrow, would you know what to do and what not to do? Most of us are woefully unprepared when face...
The sea was rough that morning. As the ship was being tossed from side to side, the sound of the waves could be heard slapping against the ship's hu...
For the people out there who do not understand addiction from a clinical standpoint and for those who have never been addicted to anything and who do not suffer either mildly or severely from a mental disorder, please take a step back and reflect. Relapse cannot be broken down so simply as a choice.
Facing the same walls Daniel had faced night after night forced me to confront the truth. My pulsing anxiety stemmed from the realization that I wasn't searching through Daniel's belongings to honor him. I was up there for entirely self-serving purposes.
What happens when your loved one is ready for hospice care but you aren't? I'd like to share my personal experience with this situation.
To be there with my mother at this sacred time of her life, was the greatest gift I have ever received. We -- her family -- were her ushers. Taking her hand and escorting her from this world to the next.
I confess... I am a blonde-haired, green-eyed, modern-day dinosaur.
Spoken word artist and novelist, Maggie Estep has died, and we won't see someone like her again. The performer passed away at 50 years old of a heart ...
Night after night we'd stay up on the phone talking about ways to better the world, with me doing a lot of the listening and Anna talking about challenges as if everything was achievable with a mix of passion, intelligence, and hard work.
Obituaries and valentines: two words that one rarely sees side by side on the greeting card rack at the drugstore or on the list of options provided b...
Spend time with your parents, your siblings, your old friends. Ask them questions about their lives. What did they think about the world when they were your age? What are their passions? When were they the happiest in their lives? I did this recently with my mum and the answers surprised me. Nothing is more important and worthy of your time than the people you love. Nothing.
Not only is this a certainty, but it is also a certainty that can happen at any time. It's not easy to stay positive with that kind of reality hanging over you. So what can we do?
Congress honored palliative care for terminally ill patients at the behest of American citizens, thus enabling Medicare and Medicaid funding. The higher, humanistic calling of hospice must not be regulated or prosecuted out of existence.