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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.

The Unintended Consequences of Leaving Without a Will
8 months ago

The Unintended Consequences of Leaving Without a Will

We all know that writing a will is a good idea, but many of us never find the time to get around to it. “I’m too young. I don’t have anything to leave behind. I’ll set my affairs in order.” These are all statements many of us have used to procrastinate creating a will, or refute the idea altogether. Read More

Suicide Is the End of a Story That Should Never End That Way
9 months ago

Suicide Is the End of a Story That Should Never End That Way

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain? Until recently, their names symbolized fashion and food. That changed in early June when these two luminaries committed suicide. Read More

8 Important Things You Need to Know About Arranging a Funeral
9 months ago

8 Important Things You Need to Know About Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a funeral is something we will likely all have to deal with at some point. The better prepared we are in advance, the easier it will be when the time comes. Here are some useful tips to help guide you. Read More

Exploring Both Sides of the Physician-Aided Dying Conversation
9 months ago

Exploring Both Sides of the Physician-Aided Dying Conversation

Of all the healthcare issues that spark controversy, extreme emotion and passionate advocacy, the idea of physician-assisted dying arguably tops the list. It’s not hard to understand why. Faced with the prospect of intractable pain and prolonged suffering, many people believe that…
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How a Pattern of Making Excuses Helps You Avoid Facing Your Real Feelings in Your 60s
9 months ago

How a Pattern of Making Excuses Helps You Avoid Facing Your Real Feelings in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

What excuses actually work? The short answer is… none of them.

If you are like everybody else I know, you have found that excuses show up with monotonous regularity and come from many directions. Read More

8 Ways to Get Organized for Life and Death
9 months ago

8 Ways to Get Organized for Life and Death

Recently, a client was telling me she’d had some bad health news. Thankfully, on further tests and following check-ups the news wasn’t so bad, but, it began a conversation on what she had learned. Read More

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down
10 months ago

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down

“I don’t want to pay that amount of money for something I don’t want!”

I screamed these words to the funeral director who sat opposite me on the sofa two days after my husband had died. Read More

How I Wrote My Way Through Grief: Processing the Death of a Husband or Partner After 60
10 months ago

How I Wrote My Way Through Grief: Processing the Death of a Husband or Partner After 60

By  •  Mindset

The Black Widow

After I had lost a 42-year-old husband, a 50-year-old ex-husband and a 75-year-old live-in partner, my family and friends jokingly called me, “The Black Widow.” Read More

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying
11 months ago

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying

Sylvia was becoming more and more frail. It was clear that, though in good spirits, her body was nearing the end of life. She kept having visits to the hospital and had recently had a fall which had precipitated one of these. Read More

How a “Running Away from Home Soirée” Feeds the Soul
12 months ago

How a “Running Away from Home Soirée” Feeds the Soul

By  •  Family

I’ve been busy since my mother passed away three months ago. I have been re-orienting myself to a new status: A Parentless Adult. Read More