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Dealing with Grief and Fears

Grief is a part of life. This doesn’t make it easy to deal with. Maybe you have a fear of dying. Perhaps you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

Addressing the Fear of Death: What is the “Before I Go Solutions Method?” Can It Help?
2 months ago

Addressing the Fear of Death: What is the “Before I Go Solutions Method?” Can It Help?

Have you ever found that completing a dreaded task is easier when someone shares it? Or that organizing the big jobs into small steps makes them much less difficult? For many women over 60, creating a good end-of-life plan can seem overwhelming. Read More

What Does a Good Death Really Mean?
2 months ago

What Does a Good Death Really Mean?

It’s a subject no one wants to talk about. Though death and dying are inevitable, we shy away from discussing them… and all the sadness and pain we fear goes with it. However, developing an end of life plan is a gift you give to yourself and those left behind and the process can be a surprisingly intimate and enriching one. Read More

How to Overcome Childhood Fears and Get More from Life After 50
2 months ago

How to Overcome Childhood Fears and Get More from Life After 50

By  •  Mindset

My husband and I recently escaped the snows in Idaho for a first-time vacation in Belize. The travel brochures claimed the water around the tiny island of San Pedro offered some of the world’s best snorkeling, so we signed up for an excursion.
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5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives
3 months ago

5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives

Marie’s son was distraught. He had told his mother he would have the doctors do everything they could – but now they were saying that they didn’t know how long she would be able to breathe on her own without the tube, nor did they know how long she might last if the machine continued to do most of the breathing for her. Read More

The Wisdom of a Bird Rescuer: What It Means to Not Have Regrets Moving on 60
3 months ago

The Wisdom of a Bird Rescuer: What It Means to Not Have Regrets Moving on 60

I’m a big fan of raptors – birds of prey – like owls, hawks, and eagles. So when I had an opportunity to do an interview at A Place Called Hope, a rescue and rehab center for raptors in Connecticut, for my Podcast, I took it. Read More

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death
3 months ago

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death

I never thought about death much, other than as a concept, until my husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Then it made its entrance with a bang. Even though he was 65, it felt far too young to be contemplating death. Read More

Brave in a New World: Dealing with Grief and Recovering from Loss
3 months ago

Brave in a New World: Dealing with Grief and Recovering from Loss

By  •  Mindset

The loss of a mother at a rather early age was very traumatic.

At 17, this is the time you need love, guidance and direction about life and you do not know who to trust. So you must learn to trust yourself and your instincts and in your life decisions – good, bad, right or wrong.
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7 Things You Can Do When Experiencing Moments of Vulnerability and Anxiety
3 months ago

7 Things You Can Do When Experiencing Moments of Vulnerability and Anxiety

Recently, a friend told me about feeling increased anxiety. She had had a kidney transplant over 20 years ago, but, now in her 60s, she finds herself getting very upset with any new physical symptom. Read More

Connecting with Your Spiritual Self, While Saving the World | My Andrew Harvey Interview
3 months ago

Connecting with Your Spiritual Self, While Saving the World | My Andrew Harvey Interview

As you know, I recently started another website, lifeafterdeath.com, on which I explore the topic of spirituality, especially as we get a little older. Today, I want to invite you to watch my latest interview with Andrew Harvey. In it, we discuss life after death, sacred activism and the poems of Kabir. Read More

How to Write Condolence Notes: 8 Tips That Might Come in Handy
4 months ago

How to Write Condolence Notes: 8 Tips That Might Come in Handy

I recently poured out my heart to a colleague about my guilt at two condolence notes left unwritten. One note was intended for a colleague whose sister had died, though I’d heard about the death long after the funeral had taken place. Read More