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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.

5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives
7 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
7 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

Brave in a New World: Dealing with Grief and Recovering from Loss
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 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

How “Fear-Setting” Can Change Your Life After 60
8 months ago

How “Fear-Setting” Can Change Your Life After 60

For the last few years, I’ve been paralyzed by the fears I create in my mind about moving away from a place where I’ve lived for 28 years. Read More

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know
8 months ago

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know

By  •  Family

Let’s face it – funerals are the parties no one wants to plan. And most people only interact with funeral directors at funerals when they are appropriately solicitous, supportive and somber. Read More

3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death
8 months ago

3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death

This is a photo I took of my parents’ joint funeral.

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Unbelievably, they both died in the same week, in their sleep, aged 86 and 84. My dad had had a stroke a year previously and hadn’t been doing too well, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected when I got a phone call one morning saying he hadn’t woken up. Read More

6 Important Facts We Can Learn from the Funeral of President George H.W. Bush
9 months ago

6 Important Facts We Can Learn from the Funeral of President George H.W. Bush

Some insist that traditional funerals are a thing of the past. But the funeral of President George H. W. Bush showed the world otherwise. Read More