Tag Archives: Death

Our Monthly Tip: How to Use Self-Hypnosis to Manage Pain

Take control of pain through self-hypnosis

Our Tip of the Month Many dying people experience pain, and their caregivers may have to cope with pain as well. For instance, caregivers may experience tension headaches or joint and muscle aches from lifting and turning the person they … Continue reading

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“(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” Performed by Blue Oyster Cult

BOC examines the death of a loved one

Blue Oyster Cult, often known as BOC, released “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” in 1976. The members had formed the band in 1967, but their most successful years were between 1975 and 1981. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” enjoyed great popularity upon … Continue reading

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“Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.”

- Alejandro González Iñárritu
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Book Review: “From Here To Eternity: Traveling The World In Search Of The Good Death,” by Caitlin Doughty

Author Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to see how other cultures care for their loved ones who have died

“From Here To Eternity” by Caitlin Doughty is a fascinating look at funerary practices from around the world. Doughty, herself a funeral home owner, was inspired to witness how death is dealt with in other cultures. She wanted to show … Continue reading

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What Is A Coroner And What Does Their Work Entail?

An interview with Ken Holmes, former coroner for Marin County, California, Part Two

Today we conclude our conversation with Ken Holmes. Originally from Fresno, Calfornia, Ken began working with the Marin County Coroner’s Office as a death investigator in 1975. He worked there for 36 years, eventually serving as the elected coroner for … Continue reading

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Book Review: “I Miss You” by Pat Thomas

Easy-to-understand information about death for children

“I Miss You: A First Look at Death” is a non-fiction book for children around the ages of four to seven. It uses simple language and metaphors to discuss death and what happens after a person dies. It is part … Continue reading

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