Tag Archives: Dying

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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Dying Around the Holidays

Reframing the memory of death on a special day

  “Please don’t let him die on my birthday!” “If he dies on Christmas, I will never be able to celebrate again!” It’s hard enough that someone we love is dying. It can seem even worse when they are dying … Continue reading

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Why Does Earlier Hospice Care Improve the End of Life?

Palliative care professionals believe terminally ill people wait too long to sign up for hospice

A study performed by the Yale School of Medicine suggests that receiving hospice care earlier in your disease process can improve the quality of the end of your life. Right now, many people are admitted to hospice within a few … Continue reading

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Conducting A Life Review Before Dying

Life reviews can be very beneficial for someone who is dying

It’s fair to say that realizing and accepting that we will all die is very difficult for most people. As we go through our day-to-day activities, it’s not something we are constantly thinking of. However, terminally ill people are constantly … Continue reading

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Visions as Messages at the End of Life

Opening to the mystery

By the time my mother-in- law was dying, I had been a student of those facing the end of life for many years. They taught me to expand my awareness and be open to the mystery of visions and the … Continue reading

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Transforming Living While Dying with Dementia

A true story of letting go of the old and embracing the new

Dying has a way of transforming living, sometimes in powerful ways. I usually consider dying with dementia a double whammy – first the existential death of the person you once knew, and finally the physical death. Letting go and accepting a … Continue reading

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