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Book Review: “Cry, Heart, but Never Break” by Glenn Ringtved

A beautifully illustrated children's book approaches death in a magical way

“Cry, Heart, But Never Break” is the first children’s book I’ve ever read that approaches the topic of death in a truly magical way. This one-of-a kind book from Danish author Glenn Ringtved brings together a charming storyline and emotionally … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Education Of A Coroner” by John Bateson

Part biography, part true-crime thriller, the new book details Ken Holmes' 36-year career with the Marin County Coroner's Office

“The Education Of A Coroner: Lessons In Investigating Death” by John Bateson tells the fascinating story of Ken Holmes’ career with the Marin County Coroner’s Office, where he worked for 36 years. He began his career there as a death … Continue reading

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Book Review: There Is No Good Card For This: What To Say And Do When Life Is Scary, Awful and Unfair To People You Love, by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell

An illustrated guide to showing up when someone in your life is hurting

“There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When LIfe is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love” is a gem of a book by Dr. Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell. It’s a step-by-step, illustrated … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Snow Day,” Written and Directed by Erica Milsom

A heartwarming documentary that offers valuable lessons about living well at any age

“Snow Day” is a heartwarming and visually gorgeous documentary about “life, death and skiing.” Set against the backdrop of the Colorado Rockies, it’s a deceptively simple, one-hour film about a group of aging friends who travel weekly to a nearby … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Nothing Was the Same” by Kay Redfield Jamison

A woman with bipolar disorder grieves the death of her husband

In 1995, Kay Redfield Jamison published her book, “An Unquiet Mind” about her struggle with bipolar disorder. She wrote about suffering the unbearable lows of depression and the shattering highs of mania. With the help of her husband, family, friends … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Monster in the Mind” By Jean Carper

Eighty-year-old Jean Carper sets about debunking myths about Alzheimer's Disease

“Monster in the Mind” is a fascinating account of the history of Alzheimer’s disease, from its discovery in the early 20th century to the epidemic we’re facing today. It’s also a step-by-step debunking of the doomsday myths that have built … Continue reading

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