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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.

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

Controlling Your Digital Afterlife: What Happens on Facebook After You Pass Away?
4 years ago

Controlling Your Digital Afterlife: What Happens on Facebook After You Pass Away?

Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife? You should! Most of us check in with Facebook every day to see what our friends and family are doing, watch funny videos and see the day’s news. Read More

Are you Ready for Your Digital Afterlife?
4 years ago

Are you Ready for Your Digital Afterlife?

Are you prepared for your digital afterlife? It’s a more important question than you might think. End of life planning used to be all about “things”. The most important decisions that we needed to make were how to organize our funeral, what to do with our assets and how to prevent legal issues after our passing.

Today, much of our life is spent online and, as a result, some of our most important assets are digital. Our photos are digital, our social connections are maintained through Facebook and our email accounts maintain a written record of our lives “in the cloud”. So, this raises an important question: what happens to our online “self” after we die? Read More

End of Life Planning Doesn’t Need to be Depressing!
4 years ago

End of Life Planning Doesn’t Need to be Depressing!

Women over 60 are enjoying life to the full. So, it’s no surprise that end of life planning is the last thing on our minds. When we do think about death, our concerns tend to be for the family and friends that we would leave behind. Read More

Don’t Let a Fear of Dying Prevent You from Living
4 years ago

Don’t Let a Fear of Dying Prevent You from Living

Death is part of life. On some level, we understand that dying is inevitable, even natural, but, that doesn’t make it any easier to accept. Read More