Entries tagged with “Death”

5 Questions for Diane Meier

A dialogue on end-of-life care

5 Questions for Katy Butler

A dialogue on end-of-life care

5 Questions for Koshin Paley Ellison

A dialogue on end-of-life care

91-Year-Old Meditation Master Ruth Denison

In the California desert, a vipassana pioneer prepares for the next stage of her remarkable life.

A Good Death

Two new memoirs examine the way we die—and reflect on how we can do it better.

A Good Death with Samuel Harrington, MD

Samuel Harrington, MD shares how you can improve your end of life.

A Grandfather Glimpses Life—and Death—Through Young Eyes

Five-year-old Eleanor and I are on the upper deck of a small beach cottage on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, cradled in the hammock. We have just finished reading a book about a …

A Letter-Writing Burn Ritual for Healing

With this ritual, become an observer to your emotions surrounding loss, and release them into the universe.

A Prayer to Comfort Those Passing

In these heartbreaking times, being together during life's passages is often impossible. Rabbi Rami shares a prayer to bring comfort to those who are passing.

A Ritual for Honoring the Loss of a Human or Animal Companion

Rosemary has long signified deep friendship and lasting memories. This ritual for grief, built around rosemary, creates time and space for grieving and allows others to join and share the healing process.

Aging With Consciousness

Baby Boomers, never ones for rocking chairs, are increasingly looking at life’s third act as one filled with many possibilities, instead of none.

Bond Between Spouses Stronger Than Death

Death cannot stop true love.

Book Review: After

After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and BeyondBy Bruce Greyson, MDST. MARTIN’S ESSENTIALS PSYCHIATRIST BRUCE GREYSON reminds us that the best …

Book Review: Awake at the Bedside

Awake at the BedsideContemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life CareEdited by Koshin Paley Ellison and Matt WeingastWisdom Publications“The potential for intimacy—fo…

Book Review: Being Mortal

Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the EndBy Atul GawandeMetropolitan BooksWith Medicare and modern medicine, we’re worlds away from the poorhouses of 19th century nove…

Book Review: Death Is But a Dream

“The prejudices of present-day medical training have caused an inability to see dying as anything but failure,” writes Christopher Kerr in Death Is But a Dream, “and they compromis…

Book Review: Death Makes Life Possible

Death Makes Life PossibleRevolutionary Insights on Living, Dying, and the Continuation of ConsciousnessBy Marilyn Schlitz, PhDSOUNDS TRUEIn his introduction to this companion …

Book Review: Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of LifeBy Jessica Nutik Zitter, MDAvery BooksMedical technology has gotten so effective at prolonging human life that it’s often …

Book Review: Psychology and the Near Death Experience

Hill blends in first-hand, anonymous near death experience accounts as well as personal stories and empirical evidence.

Book Review: Resilient Grieving

Resilient GrievingBy Lucy Hone, PhDThe ExperimentLucy Hone is well acquainted with grief and resilience. Her 12-year-old daughter, Abi, was killed in a tragic car accident in 2012,…