Tag Archives: Spirituality

How Can Caregivers Support Patients Without Suffering Themselves? An Interview with Judy Long, Part One

A hospital chaplain discusses how to both protect and open our hearts to loved ones

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion” by Sam Harris

A collection of philosophies on life and death

Religion plays a role in nearly every society around the world, answering many questions, including the ever-present, “What happens after death?” This is why atheists and agnostics often feel as though they’re left out of the conversation, isolated in their grief. … Continue reading

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“You need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.”

- Eckhart Tolle
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Estate of Dr. Death Includes Original Oil Paintings

Dr. Jacob Kevorkian's estate reveals passion and pain around the politics of death

Jacob “Jack” Kevorkian (May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011) was known widely as “Dr. Death” for his highly politicized pioneering efforts to legalize assisted dying in the United States. In 1991, a judge dismissed a murder charge against Kevorkian, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Faith Link” by Max Fleury, MD

A doctor explores the influence of spirituality on one’s health -- and even one's lifespan

“The Faith Link: Scientific Proof That Your Belief Determines Your Health” (Charisma House, 2016) offers insights into the fascinating effects that one’s religious beliefs and spirituality can have on one’s health. The book’s author, the French Dr. Max Fleury, offers a valuable … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dying Into Life: The Yoga of Death, Loss and Transformation by Jivan Joti Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D

A notable guru shares Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D's teachings on a full life, conscious dying, sane grieving and the journey of the soul

Dying Into Life: The Yoga of Death, Loss and Transformation by Jivan Joti Kaur Khalsa Ph.D is a thorough, highly logical and experience-based compendium of ideas and practices to aid anyone of any faith, culture, physical ability and age in navigating the transformational … Continue reading

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