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Entries tagged with “Death”

5 Questions for Diane Meier

A dialogue on end-of-life care

5 Questions for Katy Butler

A dialogue on end-of-life care

5 Questions for Koshin Paley Ellison

A dialogue on end-of-life care

91-Year-Old Meditation Master Ruth Denison

In the California desert, a vipassana pioneer prepares for the next stage of her remarkable life.

A Good Death

Two new memoirs examine the way we die—and reflect on how we can do it better.

A Grandfather Glimpses Life—and Death—Through Young Eyes

Five-year-old Eleanor and I are on the upper deck of a small beach cottage on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, cradled in the hammock. We have just finished reading a book about a …

Aging With Consciousness

Baby Boomers, never ones for rocking chairs, are increasingly looking at life’s third act as one filled with many possibilities, instead of none.

Bond Between Spouses Stronger Than Death

Death cannot stop true love.

Book Review: Awake at the Bedside

Awake at the BedsideContemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life CareEdited by Koshin Paley Ellison and Matt WeingastWisdom Publications“The potential for intimacy—fo…

Book Review: Being Mortal

Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the EndBy Atul GawandeMetropolitan BooksWith Medicare and modern medicine, we’re worlds away from the poorhouses of 19th century nove…

Book Review: Death Makes Life Possible

Death Makes Life PossibleRevolutionary Insights on Living, Dying, and the Continuation of ConsciousnessBy Marilyn Schlitz, PhDSOUNDS TRUEIn his introduction to this companion …

Book Review: Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of LifeBy Jessica Nutik Zitter, MDAvery BooksMedical technology has gotten so effective at prolonging human life that it’s often …

Book Review: Resilient Grieving

Resilient GrievingBy Lucy Hone, PhDThe ExperimentLucy Hone is well acquainted with grief and resilience. Her 12-year-old daughter, Abi, was killed in a tragic car accident in 2012,…

Book Review: The Grace in Aging

The Grace in AgingAwaken as You Grow OlderBy Kathleen Dowling SinghWisdom PublicationsThe Grace in Aging, by renowned Buddhist teacher Kathleen Dowling Singh, establishes guidepost…

Book Review: The Grace in Living

The Grace in LivingRecognize It, Trust It, Abide in ItBy Kathleen Dowling SinghWisdom PublicationsKathleen Dowling Singh is a Dharma practitioner and respected author who’s written…

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes AirBy Paul KalanithiRandom HouseWritten with eloquence, insight, and a healthy measure of humor, When Breath Becomes Air captures the thoughts and memories of n…

Creating Your Dharma Vision through Contemplation

Adapted excerpt from Awake at the Bedside

Dying as a Spiritual Practice: An Interview with BJ Miller

Featured Product// Learn More10 keynotes. 4 days. Join a community of thought leading caregivers and explore radical compassion and mindfulness. Sponsored by the New York Zen Cente…

Dying is a Sacred Act

Dying is itself a time, a space, and process of surrender and transformation.

Enjoy Every Sandwich

Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your LastBy Lee LipsenthalCrown Archetype“We all die. This is the nature of life. At some point, life ends, but this book i…

Forgiveness from the Other Side

An excerpt from The Light Between Us

Going Out Green

One Man’s Adventure Planning His Own Natural BurialOld Arctic Inuit hunters could supposedly sit for days, harpoon poised and ready to strike, just staring at a hole on an otherwis…

Joy In Her Bones

An American journalist honors her mother with an altar during Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration.

Let’s Talk About Death

Excerpted from Let’s Talk About Death: Asking the Questions that Profoundly Change the Way We Live and Die

Losing the “God Talk” in Grief Groups

“To say you need the afterlife to have meaning is the bleakest form of insanity.”

Mark Nepo: Open Your Heart

The best-selling author reflects on facing the loss of his father, in his latest book, The Endless Practice.

Meeting with our Loved-Ones in Sleep

Sponsored Content from The Joseph Communications

Music Review: Into the Silence

Into the SilenceAvishai CohenECMMusic can be motivated by new beginnings and inspirational experiences. Music is also an ideal language for expressing loss. The tender jazz tunes o…

Practicing Death

Marti was a bright, optimistic, attractive 40-year-old woman when she first entered a support group for cancer patients that I facilitated at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in …

Right to Die: Does Facing Death Set Us Free from Suffering?

The teachings found in yoga are unafraid to address the notion of death. In fact, understanding and acceptance of the inevitability of death is seen as something that paradoxically…

Seven Keys to a Good Death

Some years ago, I helped tend to a friend of mine who was dying of cancer. Near the end of his life, he had reached a place of equanimity around dying.But instead of honoring his w…

Simple Human Kindness

Caring is a natural expression of our humanity.

Support for the Bereaved Animal Lover

Pet-loss support groups can help the healing process when we lose our most constant companions.

Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows

A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer'sby Olivia Ames HoblitzelleJust before Harrison Hoblitzelle died, his wife, Olivia, made him a promise that became a covenant between them: to …

The Accidental In-Law

As she celebrates a new life with her husband, Amy Paturel finds love and acceptance where she least expected it—in the memory of his first wife.

The New Physics of Immortality

What if we put two geniuses in Schrödinger’s cat box?

The Significance of End-of-Life Dreams and Visions

For many of us, an amazing phenomenon will occur in the final weeks before taking our last breath: we will experience an end-of-life dream or vision (ELDV). Experts have typically …

To Die with a Song in My Heart

How deathbed singers infuse comfort and a sense of the sacred to the dying

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