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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.

How Hospice Care Can Provide a More Positive End of Life Experience (Video)
3 years ago

How Hospice Care Can Provide a More Positive End of Life Experience (Video)

It is a somber moment when someone mentions that a friend or family member has gone into hospice care. After all, hospices have a bit of a dark and dreary reputation. Read More

Planning Your Own Funeral? Here Are 3 Important Things to Consider (Video)
3 years ago

Planning Your Own Funeral? Here Are 3 Important Things to Consider (Video)

On the surface, the concept of planning your own funeral sounds pretty depressing. After all, who wants to admit that they are mortal? Even those of us who accept the fact that we will one day no longer be on this beautiful planet, don’t like to think about it too often. Read More

5 Ways that Palliative Care Improves the Quality of Life for Terminally Ill Patients (Video)
3 years ago

5 Ways that Palliative Care Improves the Quality of Life for Terminally Ill Patients (Video)

Most of us don’t think about palliative care until someone that we love needs it. In some ways, this is natural. No-one likes to think about their own mortality and it is even harder to imagine someone close to us suffering. That said, there are many reasons to talk about death, even if we are not yet directly impacted by it. Read More

Starting a “Death Cafe” is an Opportunity to Discuss Your Fear of Death (Video)
3 years ago

Starting a “Death Cafe” is an Opportunity to Discuss Your Fear of Death (Video)

At some point in our lives, each and every one of us has a fear of death. This is completely natural. Perhaps you first thought about your mortality when you lost someone close to you as a child. Or, perhaps you started thinking about death as a teenager. Read More

Finding Your Way After Losing a Spouse
3 years ago

Finding Your Way After Losing a Spouse

By  •  Mindset

I had several milestone events that occurred during my husband’s bout with Stage IV cancer. I turned 60 the December before he died. Many friends came together and surprised me with a beautiful party, but I missed not having my husband there by my side, as he was at home, in hospice care. Read More

Introducing Death Café: How Talking Can Help You Overcome Your Fear of Dying
3 years ago

Introducing Death Café: How Talking Can Help You Overcome Your Fear of Dying

Ok, I have a confession to make. As much as I know that it is counterproductive, I often find myself thinking about death. Read More

What is a Death Café and How Can it Help You to Get More from Life?
3 years ago

What is a Death Café and How Can it Help You to Get More from Life?

If I asked you to imagine a Death Café, what kinds of images pop into your mind? If you instantly conjured up a picture of people wearing black, talking in hushed voices and drawing strange symbols, you wouldn’t be alone. I suspect that many people would have the same gut reaction. Read More

Dealing with Loss Makes Us Stronger and More Creative
3 years ago

Dealing with Loss Makes Us Stronger and More Creative

Our lives are patchworks of experiences and people. Family, friends, lovers, partners, work colleagues, acquaintances and strangers are woven deeply into our memories. Over time, we stitch them together into patterns, confident that they will last forever. Of course, this is rarely the case and, ultimately, we must face the fact that dealing with loss is an inevitable part of life. Read More

When I Die I Want to Be a Tree
3 years ago

When I Die I Want to Be a Tree

When we are young, we almost never think about dying. As children, life stretches out in front of us, magical and endless. But, as we get a little older, many of us start to wonder about what happens to us after we die. Read More

Talking About Death with Your Family is Painful, but, Important
3 years ago

Talking About Death with Your Family is Painful, but, Important

We have all sat around the dinner table countless times, talking with our families about every topic under the sun – politics, people, shopping, work, movies, books, and our plans for next year’s holiday. Read More