Category Archives: Mysteries and the End of Life

The High Price of Death Denial

My best friend in Sacramento sent me a link yesterday morning about (Dr.) Atul Gawande’s latest book:  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in...

Aging, Meaning and Memory

This is another contemplative post – so please forgive me.   I am preparing for a retreat on this exquisite topic of memory. . ....

Have You Had the Conversation Yet?

Yesterday morning I attended an informative program put on by the Colorado Guardianship Alliance (of which I am a member) which featured palliative care...

Dementia, Music, Identity and Memory

    Recently my colleague Kristin D. mentioned an NPR story about the Sundance award-winning documentary film “Alive Inside” – she knew I would...

When Death is Not Death: a Reprise

  Perhaps a more appropriate title would be “when dying is not dying.”  This is a follow up to an earlier post about “brain...