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Archive for the ‘Death & Dying’ Category

Mar
2011
23
Life is a Terminal Illness

Life is a Terminal Illness

In Japan, a death toll approaching 10,000; tens of thousands of fatal US car crashes every year; more than 100 million babies born in the world every year BY DAVID RICKEY — A snippet of one of Dylan Thomas‘s great poems has been popping into my mind a fair amount recently: The force that through the ...
Mar
2011
16
Which would you choose: Peace or good luck?

Which would you choose: Peace or good luck?

What’s the difference between praying for something and crossing your fingers? Is ‘going for the jackpot’ spiritually incorrect? BY MICHELLE MORRA-CARLISLE – With $100 I can buy a lottery ticket that could win me a car, a big house in the city or a lakeside mansion in cottage country. I can’t afford the ticket, but ...
Feb
2011
9
Serenity in a blizzard

Serenity in a blizzard

How I survived a near-death road trip with my hillbilly Zen Master BY AUGUST TURAK – I was 21 years old. And for the first and only time in my life, I was sure I was about to die. I was in the passenger seat of my 1963 day-glo green Ford Econoline van with a ...
Jan
2011
30
How I learned not to fear death

How I learned not to fear death

My mother’s mortality brought me face-to-face with my own BY JESSICA VARGA — My mother and I were having breakfast when she said abruptly, “I hate to talk about this . . . but just in case anything happens to me, I have a living will on the dresser in my bedroom.” I froze and stared ...
Sep
2010
20
Spiritual Surf: Crossing spiritual boundaries; Monkey man Marc Hauser; Yoga heathen?

Spiritual Surf: Crossing spiritual boundaries; Monkey man Marc Hauser; Yoga heathen?

Spiritual leaders behaving badly; teen’s body mod “religion”; enlightenment prepares us for the final exit Buddhist Bedfellows: Why so many Western worshippers shack up with their spiritual sages. Monkey Man’s Mess: Academics are licking their wounds after the scientific misconduct of Professor Marc Hauser, who told the world...
Sep
2010
11
No exit: My 9/11 memories

No exit: My 9/11 memories

My chance, pre-9/11 encounter with the stranger I almost knew GUEST COLUMN BY AMY PHILLIPS PENN — The Hampton Jitney was packed. It was a Friday in the summer, and I had just flown in from Florida to spend time with friends. I had grown up summering in East Hampton, and had watched the Hampton ...
Jul
2010
14
A gift to the dying: Providing soulful care

A gift to the dying: Providing soulful care

How to maintain your health as you help your loved one reach their final destination GUEST COLUMN: ANDREA CONNELL — As an energy worker, I am often invited to assist others in their final stages of life. If you are a family member or a friend of someone who is dying,  you’ll realize this is ...
Jul
2010
7
Time after time: How to survive life's hurdles

Time after time: How to survive life’s hurdles

Vaishali Love’s tip: Practice true human connection and kindness to others by interacting from a “core of love” BY VAISHALI LOVE, read part 1 of this 2 part series — Whenever we create a “quality meaning” vacuum in life, the emotional and psychological aspects of our existence start to erode and diminish. Ultimately this...
Jun
2010
7
Spiritual Surf: Gore split; Sex and City 2 anti-Muslim?; Boomers' suicide rates

Spiritual Surf: Gore split; Sex and City 2 anti-Muslim?; Boomers’ suicide rates

Al Gore back in the game: pick up lines on Twitter; Spiritual lessons from Lost; Facebook access, at a cost Al and Tipper Gore split not sign of impending Armageddon: Reasons to NOT mourn the “shocking” news On the lighter side: Al Gore pick up lines on Twitter Sex and the City 2 anti-Muslim?: “Imperalistic ...
May
2010
2
How Reiki brought revelations and connected me to my spirit guides

How Reiki brought revelations and connected me to my spirit guides

After surviving thyroid cancer, Reiki revealed a deeper dimension to my life

ANONYMOUS — Throughout my life, I've received many messages from the Spirit World and, as a child, had a spontaneous out-of-body experience. But there is one specific spiritual event in my adulthood that has profoundly changed my...