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Understanding Death

Once Upon a Time

Samantha Stone | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business
Samantha Stone

A couple of weeks ago I was on a night flight from Indianapolis to Boston. I sat down next to a pleasant man who looked to be in his 80's. I smiled, p...

WATCH: How Different Religions Deal With Death

Posted 02.01.2013 | Religion

How do we prepare for death of loved ones -- and ourselves? We will be forgotten? Jaweed Kaleem, who reports on religion and death, joins Sharon S...

Is Our Society's 'Voldemort' the Concept of Death Itself?

Doug Binzak | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

We have tried so hard to anesthetize ourselves from the perceived horror of death that most of us have cut ourselves off from knowing how to deal with this profound and inevitable aspect to life.

How's Your Existential Maturity?

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

I like to imagine what our lives and society would be like if we lived in a world that encouraged and valued existential maturity. What would it be like if we were taught and motivated to connect to a deep sense of self and to live our lives from that place?

Psalm 46 And Living After The Death Of A Loved One

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Finality can bring you to the edge of despair and change your inner make-up. Those changes can be both painful and seem endless but also can give life.

Consciously Recognizing Ourselves Before We Die

Duane Elgin | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Duane Elgin

The afterlife is unknown; however, our invisible body of music, light and love that lives in eternity is knowable.

Helping Children Spiritually Cope With Dying And Death

Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.

Children as young as 2 or 3 years old are trying to make sense of their world, and inevitably they are encountering their spirituality. Illness, grief and loss are often part of this process.

Story's End: How Writing Helps Us Cope With Death

The New Yorker | Meghan O'Rourke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Meghan O'Rourke The New Yorker My mother died on Christmas Day, at home, around three in the afternoon. In the first months afterward, I felt an i...