You’re Not Going to Get Out of Life Alive. Here’s How To Deal With That.


Ira Israel is inspired by Rick Elias TEDTalk to think about how being conscious of death affects the way we live.

Who Do You Think Of When Your Flight Hits Heavy Turbulence?


Last week, Jordan Gray thought he was going to die in a plane crash. This is what went through his mind.

Standing in Front of the Train: One Man Faces Down Cancer

Standing in Front of the Train: One Man Faces Down Cancer

Ken Richter had a near-dead experience years ago and now, as he faces cancer, he reflects on what he’s learned by facing his own mortality.

The Lie of Heroes: How Kerouac Almost Killed Me


By trying to follow in his literary hero’s footsteps, Jarad Dewing learned that not all heroes are what they seem.

Ten Seconds Dead

cycling, motorcycles are everywhere, wear your helmet, road safety, near death experience

Ten seconds—that’s how long Jonathan Footerman was dead after he flew over the handlebars of his motorcycle.

Visions: 6/22

mind's eye, visions, dreams, hallucinations, psychedelics, trance, rave, meditation, prayer

An examination of the ways that what you see in your mind’s eye influences your life.

The Sophisticate

wine snobs, gin snobs, whisky snobs, beer snobs, alcoholism, My First Drink, alcohol in families

Kile Ozier was encouraged to cultivate a taste for alcohol at home. Without the pressures of a political life in the closet and a killer epidemic, it might not have become a problem … .

Marriage Before, During and After a Heart Attack

Mundo Dog

Frank Mundo’s near-death experience saw no angels or ancestors with pleasant messages and gifts.

The Doctor who Went to Heaven


Did Jesus and Einstein describe the same universe? A neurosurgeon undergoes a near-death experience and emerges a believer.



Seth Dombach looks fine, but he has suffered since birth with nearly constant pain from Short Bowel Syndrome.

The Day I Realized I Could Die


How an almost near death experience is all you need for a good dose of perspective and realization.