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.
Death is inevitable. To be repulsed by death is to be repulsed by life itself. Both poles must exist and be in balance. Light and shadow. Yin and yang. Dream and waking. Winter and summer.
Losing a loved one -- whether it's through separation, divorce or death -- is never easy. It is painful, sometimes so painful that it may feel much b...
The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.
My mother was essentially a cheerful, optimistic person. When I was bored, sad or depressed, she would say: "Get yourself a project." So I decided my project would be to interview people about how they keep alive the memories of their loved ones.
She liked just about anyone. But most of all, this darling animal loved me, keeping tight company with me through good times and bad. She was never "just a cat." She was just a great cat.
William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe were born 450 years ago, just two months apart. Marlowe's plays and poems, all written in his twenties, have been overshadowed by Shakespeare's.
In the social media world, like high school, you assimilate yourself into a specific group that shares a similar interest and a common bond -- sometimes good sometimes bad. But in the end we are just all searching for a connection.
You alone carry the knowledge of how your grief lives in you. You alone know all the filaments of life and of love that fly through you. You alone know how deeply your life is now changed. You alone have to face this, inside your own heart.
We were all together again. It had been many years since all of my tribe had gathered in one place. Dad had called us all home. In that, we were pleased and happy to see each other
All of this wonderfully empowering information about diet came along AFTER we already knew how to prevent 80 percent of all chronic disease and obesity with a short list of lifestyle factors, including diet.
I hope that if I die young my friends and family get something out of my early passing. Was I doing something stupid? Was I ignoring something, pret...
What happens to your digital footprint when you die? Today, people's whole lives are documented, digitized and archived online. What is to ensure that people continue to remember and look for a person's memories years after they die?
How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."
When I went to Bamako, Mali, these baskets are what I expected to find. Then I went to the Death Market. ...
Here I was, almost 20 years later, on the floor of a musty basement thumbing through a water-stained box, digesting every word he wrote to me as if it was the first time I was reading it.