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Death Dying

A Conversation on Death and Dying With My 5-Year-Old Daughter

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

My daughter is weeks away from celebrating her seventh birthday. We've experienced additional and unexpected deaths in the family since her paternal grandfather's departure. She often recalls our reading of the children's book that helped her understand the cycle of life.

Churches Respond To Devastated Lives After Mudslide

Reuters | Jonathan Kaminsky | Posted 05.30.2014 | Religion

By Jonathan Kaminsky and Bryan Cohen ARLINGTON, Wash., March 30 (Reuters) - Churches planned services on Sunday to offer prayers for t...

A Family's Struggle: Dealing With End of Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Advanced illness is unfortunately an aspect of life. While our culture no longer whispers the name of serious conditions such as cancer, we far too often go silent on the subject of dealing with a disease that is likely to take the life of someone we love.

Dying Each Day

Edie Weinstein | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

Sometimes the hardest thing is to face the death of who we believed ourselves to be throughout our lives. Shedding the façade, peeling off the disguise, owning our choices, speaking our truth and being fully seen for who we are can be the most daunting death of all.

How to Help a Friend Who Is Grieving

JD Bailey | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
JD Bailey

Grief is uncomfortable. It is foreign. It is an ill-fitting garment that pinches you in all the wrong places. You can feel like you've shed it for a while, and then it can unexpectedly wrap you up like an unwanted sweater in July.

The Date On My Calendar I Couldn't Ignore

Katelyn Mullen | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women
Katelyn Mullen

It arrives every year, like clockwork. It's the type of day you know all of the people that care about you remember, but you also hope they will forget. There is the idea of going about your business like it's any old day of the year, but that is utterly impossible.

Rehearsing for Life and Death

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

I think after a year and a half of working at a cancer support and wellness center in the D.C. metro area, I am just coming to understand what drew me to this work. I volunteer once a week to lead a mindfulness meditation group.

On the Loss of a Furry Loved One

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Henry Hansen

I never wanted the responsibility of children, yet this min pin taught me much about being responsible and accountable, and I learned how to give and receive absolute unconditional love. Certainly, I underestimated the impact her presence would have on my life.

Dying to Talk to You

Doug Binzak | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

But there is also a truth, the "good news," which far fewer of us have experienced, which is that there is an end to suffering. Not an escape, but an end. And it doesn't come at death; it comes when we face our suffering, face our fears, and address them head on, with support, and move through them.

Life Lessons From Loved Ones We Lost In 2011

The Huffington Post | Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living

As the year draws to a close, it's only natural to reflect back on the events that had the biggest impact on our lives. For me, it was the loss of my ...