Life Review

This world is an amazing place! Some places are filled with thousands, perhaps millions of people. Some are teeming with wildlife. Others seem barren, unless, that is, you look closer. We have classical music and hip hop, jazz and blue grass. Art and architecture have...

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Hindu Prayer for Peace

World Prayers for Peace In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression...

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Who Am I?

Who am I, first I ask, as all manner of beast and traveler pass overhead, this way and that, armed, bearing gifts, bearing shrouds, bearing glad tidings and bad Who are you, you wonder, as you go by, this way and that, searching, selling, longing, buying, teaching....

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IAHCP Book Review

"A Life Well Lived, A Death Well Met" written by William Holsinger received a wonderful book review from the International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHCP). IAHCP is an international hospice organization based in Australia. They review books...

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Life After Death

Ideas and beliefs about dying, death, an afterlife, and rebirth, about the continuing “intactness” of what for lack of a better common word might be called the “soul” is a rich mosaic. There is an old Muslim story about the inevitably of death. According to this...

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When We Die

93% of all deaths in the United States are from “natural” causes, according to a CNN news report in 2013. A greater number of these were found to be at or near Christmas and the New Year holiday, with no difference as to the cause of death. It was determined that...

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Death Cafes

A group of strangers gather to talk about death over tea and cake.  Really? Why? A Death Café is a directed group discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. They are not for grief support or counseling. In a 2013 article in USA Today, the headline read:...

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What is Hospice?

Photo above: The Zen Hospice Project guesthouse. Screenshot from “The Art of Mindful Caregiving” by Zen Hospice Project on Vimeo. Hospice can be traced in the West to the 11th Century in Ireland and other places in Europe, with the first identified hospice facility in...

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Welcome!

I am profoundly grateful to know that my beliefs and opinions cannot change what “is.” I may believe in life after death or believe that there is “nothing” after death. My belief doesn’t change whether there is or isn’t a Hereafter. My belief is merely my attempt to...

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