The Trouble With a Good Death

The Trouble With a Good Death

In the video accompaniment to Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, one of the stories shared is that of a grandfather who, upon learning his treatment was unsuccessful, decides to die at home. A bed was placed by a sunny window in his comfortable New England house,...
Grief Hunger

Grief Hunger

We planned for up to 15 people to attend the weekend grief seminar at the church. With a couple of weeks to go, the minister called to tell me fifty had registered. They all showed up, participated and expressed gratitude for the chance to be a part of our time...
All Losses Matter

All Losses Matter

As you get in line for the amusement park ride, there’s a sign. It may be a cutout yardstick, but just as often, it’s a child or animal (depending on the park) holding out a hand: “You must be this tall to ride this ride.” I’ve felt that way through the years as I’ve...