“In the long run, we are all dead.” — John Maynard Keynes
death and dying
As a 97 year old philosopher faces the end of his life, he discovers that much of his thinking about meaning and mortality might be wrong.
Why do some losses hit us so hard when it seems like they shouldn’t?
The nightmare is always the same.
What lessons could we learn that we might be missing out on?
Use these tips to prepare your children for the precious time left they have with loved ones in hospice care.
How do I explain to my 7 year old daughter why Gramps isn’t around anymore?
“I’d go and usually have a pint of Guinness and a chaser to steady my nerves. Then I’d go to the hospital and I’d sleep beside my father.”
– Bono. Interview by Anthony Bozza.
We come together again for the sacred talk and the deep listen.
Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ My maternal grandmother was waif thin, almost frail, which was…
“We feel we should be strong enough to handle grief on our own. Grief doesn’t give us that option.”
Words like “secular” and “religious” aren’t particularly useful when health-nuts and fundamentalists start seeing eye-to-eye.
Being the parent of someone who struggles with serious addiction must be a living hell.
There might be an age test to find out!
A romantic longing for an enchanted world — where bad things only happen to bad people — has been a hallmark of health-conscious America for over a century.
Three types of funeral, three types of death, three types of reflection on our own mortality.