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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a photo I took of my parents’ joint funeral.
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.
Some insist that traditional funerals are a thing of the past. But the funeral of President George H. W. Bush showed the world otherwise.