Category Archives: Lending Insight

“Kicking the Bucket List” Teaches Readers to Downsize

Gail Rubin makes life organization and end-of-life planning an easy process

If you’ve ever had a loved one die and had to sort through room after room of their life’s possessions, you know what a long, difficult process it can be. And if you’ve ever had to wade through your own … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die”

The documentary takes an honest look at aid in dying

When author Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he had to confront an uncomfortable decision: Should he see his illness through to the end (and risk losing his dignity in the process), or should he choose to end his life prematurely? … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Extreme Measures” by Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D.

An ICU physician discusses the American way of death and points towards a new approach

“Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life” by Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D. is a book about America’s extraordinarily dysfunctional relationship with death. It is also, in many ways, a deeply personal memoir — a chronicle of an … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Collateral Beauty,” written by Allan Loeb

Loeb’s movie negatively portrays the grieving process as a problem that must be eliminated

Sitting in the movie theater, I was excited. I had my leather seat reclined, a tub of popcorn on the armrest and my Kleenex tissues readily accessible. I had heard mixed reviews about “Collateral Beauty,” but I wanted to form … Continue reading

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Book Review: “An Empty Seat in Class,” by Rick Ayers

Musings on student deaths and how teachers and their communities can deal with the tragedy

Rick Ayers’ book “An Empty Seat in Class” deals with an issue that many of us probably don’t consider very often: how the death of a student impacts teachers. “An Empty Seat in Class” is comprised of 10 sections, each dealing … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Good to Go: A Guide To Preparing for the End of Life” by Jo Myers

Radio Personality Jo Myers' neighborly end-of-life guide for baby boomers and their parents

Jo Myers left her job in radio after a 33-year career to write “Good to Go: A Guide to Preparing for the End of Life.” And the book is exactly what it purports to be — a guide to end-of-life planning … Continue reading

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