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Another thing to think about before you die

The funeral as we know it is becoming a relic — just in time for a death boom

Courtesy of TheWashingtonPost.com | By Karen Heller| Photo by Spike Mattford | Originally Posted 04.15.2019 | Published 09.17.2019 Dayna West knows how to throw a fabulous memorial shindig. She hired Los Angeles celebration-of-life planner Alison Bossert — yes, those now... Continue Reading →

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A real time example on the importance of having Advanced Directives – John Singleton (1968-2019)

by Lisa C. Oliver, EdD JOHN SINGLETON.You may have noticed that when Singleton was still alive, his mother petitioned the court for CONSERVATORSHIP - that is to be given the ability to handle all his affairs because he is incapacitated.... Continue Reading →

Seven Keys to a Good Death

Courtesy of SpiritualityHealth.com | By Charles Garfield | Photo Credit: Lighthaunter/Thinkstock | Originally Published 08.24.2015 | Posted 03.29.2019 Some years ago, I helped tend to a friend of mine who was dying of cancer. Near the end of his life,... Continue Reading →

How to Die

Courtesy of The Atlantic.com | By Jordan Michael Smith | Published 10.2017 issue | Posted 09.18.2018 As a psychotherapist, Irvin Yalom has helped others grapple with their mortality. Now he is preparing for his own end. Updated on September 22,... Continue Reading →

The Kiwi Coffin Club – DYI Coffins

Courtesy of Facebook/60secdocs | Published 09.10.2018 Coffin club makes their own caskets. https://www.facebook.com/60SecDocs/videos/1887372308242258/

Ten Weird Facts About Death

Courtesy of Elite Facts | Originally Posted 10.03.2016 | Posted 08.31.2018 Click on the picture below to check it out.

What happens to you just before you die? Chemists explain exactly how death feels.

Courtesy of The Independent.com | By Andrew Griffin | Originally Published 10.27.2015 | Posted 08.22.2018 A quick jolt of fear, pain — and then a mysterious process that sees the brain have an extra jolt of life just before it... Continue Reading →

What happens when you die: 5 facts you didn’t know about death

Courtesy of The Independent.com | By Jonathan Jong | Originally Published 12.15.2015 | Posted 07.24.2018 As Benjamin Franklin once said, nothing is certain except death and taxes In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,... Continue Reading →

Being clear about your last wishes can make death easier for you and loved ones

On the other hand, neglecting to discuss such issues can result in longer hospital stays, a greater likelihood of continuing life-sustaining treatment against a patient’s preferences, and poorer quality of life for patients and family members.

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