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When You Make Friends With Death

Katie Mitchell | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Katie Mitchell

Love goes on and on and on. Always.

What's The Best Way To Relieve Stress And Worry? Think About Your Own Mortality

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Siebold

My company works with some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in America. As I travel the country working with their sales and management teams, the...

White Women Suffered Biggest Drop In Life Expectancy In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Five months ago, a report made waves with the finding that middle-aged white Americans are dying earlier, and at markedly higher rates -- a demographi...

Homeless Young Women Are 16 Times More Likely To Die Than Peers In This City

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact

A new study is shedding light on the harsh toll of homelessness on youth. New research out of UC Berkeley found that homeless youth in San Francisco h...

I Am a Great-Grandmother

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

This October I am entering my tenth decade. As all these grand-babies are entering our world, I will be exiting it. I will most likely not know them in their teens. Even if I make it to 100, they will be only 10 years old.

My Worst Fear Came True

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents
Bailey Gaddis

Our first day camping was dry until dark clouds pushed in around 2:00 p.m. The rain began and the adults hunkered down under tarps with Cards Against Humanity and jumbo bottles of wine, while the kids played soccer in a progressively expanding mud pit.

Donald Trump Is Winning Because White America Is Dying

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

Noam Chomsky, the renowned scholar and MIT professor emeritus, says that the rise of Donald Trump in American politics is, in part, fueled by deeply r...

The Courage to Be Mortal: Transform Terror into Commitment, and Entitlement Into Hope

Patti Digh | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Patti Digh

(Photo by Lynne Gillis) I asked my friend, Laurie Foley, to speak on the topic, "The Courage to Be Mortal," at the first Camp I hosted in 2013, thirt...

When You Break Open, It Happens by Surprise

Patti Digh | Posted 02.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Patti Digh

This is what broke me open: a bottle of nitroglycerin pills that I will carry in my purse, my blue jeans pocket, my car, my suit jacket, my beautiful hand-painted silk tunic, for the rest of my life.

People and Arms, Rights and Reason

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Scientists at the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC just published a research letter in JAMA, reporting on a comparison of life expecta...

The Myth of a 'Good Death'

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Looking at the pain and suffering of living and dying within this context suggests that a "good death" for example might not be the one that looks peaceful and isn't messy, but rather the one that accomplishes what that soul needed to have happen to complete its work in this lifetime.

6 Tips for Fun and Success: Notes From the Real World

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Sulkowski

I'm proud to call Greg my former student. At a recent meet-up we realized that, whatever we do, six maxims exist for generating and enjoying good outc...

Finding Inspiration Through Grief

James Stoddah | Posted 01.31.2016 | Arts
James Stoddah

Celebrity culture has grown in recent decades and this is to be expected, as time will claim our heroes and influencers with greater frequency. It's creating a new paradigm in our journey towards accepting our own mortality.

What Dreams May Come

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Last year, USA Today, took a survey on spirituality. They asked whether or not people believed in an afterlife. "Of those surveyed, 55 percent said ...

Even If You Lose The Weight, Obesity May Still Impact Your Health

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 01/06/2016 02:21 AM EST on LiveScience People who have been overweight or obese at any time during their lives may...

Finding Joy Through Mortality

Leisa Peterson | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leisa Peterson

How to Find Inner Joy Through Instant Gratification (Yes, I'm Serious) They say that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. Our mo...

Happiness Won't Help You Live Longer, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

It's said that laughter is the best medicine, but don't expect it to be the fountain of youth, a new study says. Researchers from a large British stud...

How San Bernardino Is Changing Americans' Views Of Mortality

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.04.2015 | Religion

A few days ago, while driving to a movie near his Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood, Patrick O’Malley suddenly feared for his life. “This could be r...

The Meaning of Life and Death (in Politics)

Uriel Abulof | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Uriel Abulof

Irrational! How else can we explain the conducts of Putin, Netanyahu, Maduro, Jammeh, Kim Jong-un, Tsipras and ISIS? But to understand both the lure of "irrational" leaders and ideologies and the troubles of western liberalism, we must grasp people's subjective rationales.

The Intimacy of Death

Erin Coriell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Coriell

One's day-to-day experience of life no longer relies solely on the mind, but of the senses too. As fleeting as life is, this present moment living, generated by the awareness of death, renders great stillness. In these moments, life and death have no separation.

Making Flight

Matthew A. Strimaitis | Posted 11.06.2015 | College
Matthew A. Strimaitis

Blessed be mechanical wings Mixed in with mortal maintenance The sky bends down and bows beneath: Our angel is a hybrid

Things That Will Definitely Die. Just Throwing It Out There

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.05.2015 | Comedy

Everything is going to end eventually. From the lowliest one-celled organism to the Earth itself. But what, specifically, is going to die? Let's get r...

'The Intern' and Mortality

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

One of the most difficult aspects in life's journey is that you are constantly attending the funerals of friends and family. Sometimes, you're even mourning your own children -- which is one of the most painful losses.

5 Reasons to Get Comfortable With Death

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Death is not nearly as frightening or sad as you may have heard, but you'll have to trust me on that until you get to know Death more intimately for yourself. I encourage you to strike up a friendship of your own, perhaps by volunteering at a hospice or nursing home. If you're not sure this is a good idea, here are five reasons to get comfortable with Death:

The New Science of Stress: What You Need to Know

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

It's time for us to start having a more balanced conversation about stress. While chronic stress exists and isn't good for our mental or physical health, there is so much more to the stress story than "stress is bad."