Entries tagged with “Death”
The Grace in AgingAwaken as You Grow OlderBy Kathleen Dowling SinghWisdom Publications The Grace in Aging, by renowned Buddhist teacher Kathleen Dowling Singh, establishes guidepo…
The Grace in LivingRecognize It, Trust It, Abide in ItBy Kathleen Dowling SinghWisdom PublicationsKathleen Dowling Singh is a Dharma practitioner and respected author who’s written…
When Breath Becomes AirBy Paul KalanithiRandom HouseWritten with eloquence, insight, and a healthy measure of humor, When Breath Becomes Air captures the thoughts and memories of n…
Ideas for commemorative events beyond traditional funerals.
How do you stay present in an out-of-time time?
The final resting place is where, for those who seek it, we come to sit, reflect, and share with someone who has died.
Suggestions for Living Memorials—gatherings for a person who is present and alive before death.
Using altars to focus intention and connection in a space.
People new to mourning are often surprised at how brutal the run-up to the first anniversary of the death can be.
Complicated grief is more than the intense, acute grief almost everyone experiences after someone dear to them dies. It is prolonged and all-consuming.
Adapted excerpt from Awake at the Bedside
In his book Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End, hospice doctor Christopher Kerr offers a glimpse into what happens at the end of life. “What the dying fear most is not death but the loss of a life they can recognize as their own. Ultimately, to die well is to humanize dying from an irredeemably grim reality to an experience which may also be rich in meaning and love.”
In my work, I have witnessed many beautiful words of consolation and comfort gone awry.
What will you see on the precipice of death? Dr. Bruce Greyson explores what near-death experiences reveal about the afterlife in his book “After.”
Sam Mowe: You’re the executive director at Zen Hospice Project. Are you a Zen practitioner? BJ Miller: No, ironically. I'm very drawn to Buddhism—and I can’t refute any of t…
Dying is itself a time, a space, and process of surrender and transformation.
The death wellness movement is about facing hard choices openly and mindfully. For author Leslie Krongold, this has been a very personal exploration.
Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your LastBy Lee LipsenthalCrown Archetype“We all die. This is the nature of life. At some point, life ends, but this book i…
Do all people encounter the end of life in the same way?
Psychotherapist Kevin Anderson offers advice to S&H readers. “As professionally prepared as you were for your father’s dying process, there are no credentials or letters after our names that can fully prepare us for losing a loved one.”