death

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Grief & Loss

Please Die Soon: Finding Compassion for Unimaginable Thoughts 

When someone you love is dying, there could be a secret moment, when things are really bad, when you hear yourself silently whisper the unimaginable thought: Please die soon. Say what??? It is with a brave heart, writes Elaine Smookler, that we look at this whole journey of death and make peace with the wild currents that threaten to pull us under. Read More

  • Elaine Smookler

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Compassion

The Mindfulness of Mary Oliver 

By illuminating the wonder found in the everyday, her award-winning poems remind us to slow down and experience the present moment in all its glory. Read More 

  • Steve Flowers
  • January 22, 2019
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Health

How to Talk to Your Kids About Death 

When your child asks about death, it's often difficult to find the right answer. Providing a safe space that allows kids to explore their feelings can help ease anxieties—for both them and yourself. Read More 

  • Heather Grimes
  • July 25, 2018
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Anxiety

6 Mindful Strategies for Recovering from Loss 

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. shares the story of a young couples journey to healing after the loss of their two children, and offers six strategies for us to use when confronted with the tragedy of loss. Read More 

  • Ronald Alexander
  • April 6, 2011
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