Giving Thanks

The dictionary describes the word ‘thanksgiving’ as follows: “the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of   benefits or favors…..an expression of thanks….” Each of us always looks forward to Thanksgiving, and loves spending hours with family gathered...

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Physician-Assisted Suicide…. Not!

Every day my Google Alerts send me interesting articles about death and dying.  Some I read, some I pass by, but this one caught my eye. A medical student wrote a piece about the medical practice of “physician-assisted suicide” as a collaborative process.  While he...

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Grateful

Reading about New Mexico the other day, I was moved to deep gratitude that California found the wisdom and courage to enact an aid in dying law so its terminally ill citizens may have a peaceful death if that is their choice. In this Albuquerque Journal...

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Alternate Endings

ALTERNATE ENDINGS released in August 2019 is a touching HBO film that depicts new and innovative ways to end or memorialize one’s life.  My husband and I watched it last night and it is a worthy watch. It is tender and informative and we enjoyed it.   The film...

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How Not To Die In The ER

This extraordinary piece we share with you today is a thoughtful and moving example of just what it takes to get well-meaning medical providers to pay attention to what we (the patients) want, not what they think we need.  The story is a hard but valuable lesson...

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Reimagine End of Life San Francisco

Mark your calendar NorCal friends!  Reimagine End of Life SF Bay Area will be running from October 24 through November 3, 2019.  It is a citywide event with numerous venues and 200+ events and activities, many of which are free of charge.  Reimagine End of Life SF...

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Going online shopping this weekend?

A New and SUPER Easy Way to Contribute to our Important Work!  Hello Friends, We know how many requests for financial support come through your inbox for nonprofits and political causes; especially with the upcoming elections. As a small nonprofit dedicated to...

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A Return To Nature

  I recently read this article, which appeared in my Inbox. I was pleasantly surprised by all the information it contained about green burial.  This issue has not been part of my decade-long work in death and dying. However, I have known others who are...

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