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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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What is End-of-Life Counseling? An Interview with Kathy Jacobson (Part 2 of 2)

How end-of-life counseling can ensure a peaceful transition

 Kathy Jacobson is a body worker and life coach in San Francisco, who also works as an end-of-life counselor. I sat with her to discuss her entry into this burgeoning, and much needed, field of therapy. Most people do not … Continue reading

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What is End-of-Life Counseling? An Interview with Kathy Jacobson (Part 1 of 2)

"I shared with her what I believe – that the material world is just the tip of the iceberg, and that your spiritual body is tenuously encased in your physical form – though I held a space for her own beliefs and didn’t push mine onto her."

Kathy Jacobson is a body worker and life coach in San Francisco, who also works as an end-of-life counselor. I sat with her to discuss her entry into this burgeoning, and much needed, field of therapy. Most people do not … Continue reading

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