Blog Posts - Death And Dying



To End Ntl. Caregivers Month: Our Ultimate Lesson

All this month of November, I've been reflecting on the life lessons that caregiving teaches us. I've talked about gratitude, kindness, patience, wisdom and resilience.  I even wrote about how we learn to see in two ways, simultaneously.But now...

Garry Shandling

In 1977, when he was 27, Shandling was in a serious car accident in Beverly Hills that nearly killed him.   “I had a vivid near-death experience that involved a voice asking, ‘Do you want to continue leading Garry Shandling’s l...
by Wisdom and Life on Mar 28, 2016

I love you, Mommy

4 words I so love to hear. 4 words I so miss saying. I can’t believe it’s been 7 whole years since she died. My world simultaneously stopped moving and started spinning at a crazy pace and before I knew it, I had been waiting for 7 years...
by Daughter of Cancer on Feb 29, 2016

Performing Their Last Words

Wisdom and Life took an extended break from blogging over the Christmas Holiday.  I’m back now and will be publishing again EVERY Monday.   In January we lost several essential artists to those of us who grew up in early 1970s and through tod...
by Wisdom and Life on Feb 1, 2016

Celebrities and Past Lives

Nietzsche says that we will live the same life, over and over again. God – I’ll have to sit through the Ice Capades again.   Attributed to Woody Allen   Whether we live the SAME life over and over is up for debate.  However, I...
by Wisdom and Life on Nov 23, 2015

Which Books Are You?

Anyone who knows me in the LEAST, understands that reading is part of who I am.  It’s why the last two jobs I’ve had have been book centric.  RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut and The Scranton Library in Madison, Connecticut.   The...
by Wisdom and Life on Oct 12, 2015

A Response To Jason

Last week my friend, Jason Marchi left a comment on Passing in Pairs that made it obvious that the title and some of what I wrote was misinterpreted by him.  What I wanted to come across in the column was not that some people pass in pairs, That was...
by Wisdom and Life on Sep 28, 2015

Passing In Pairs

  –Princess Diana August 31, 1997 –Mother Teresa September 5, 1997 –Wayne Dyer August 29, 2015 –Oliver Sacks August 30, 2015   On Monday, September 14, a friend of mine mentioned Wayne Dyer’s passing.  She then br...
by Wisdom and Life on Sep 21, 2015

August 17

Today is a bittersweet day: August 17 will always be a difficult day for me.   It is three days before my birthday.  That’s not why the 17th is so challenging for me however.  It is because it is the day my paternal grandmother passed (my Na...
by Wisdom and Life on Aug 17, 2015

Law of Attraction and Transitioning

Okay. So please enlighten us how these two things go together, Chris. I bet is what you’re asking. I’ll tell you:   Just to make you aware that Law of Attraction is ALWAYS working in the background. You may not even know it until you...
by Wisdom and Life on May 4, 2015

The Mystery of Life

Some things will always remain a mystery at this level of consciousness, and it is right that they should. So do not try to solve all the mysteries. Give the universe a chance. It will unfold itself in due course. … Continue reading →...
by Wisdom and Life on Dec 15, 2014

An Impassible Barrier

There’s really no way I can get through to her? I asked. Perhaps something will develop in time he said. At the moment, her disbelief is an impassable barrier. What Dreams May Come Richard Matheson Page 175 Image from: Wikipedia … Continu...
by Wisdom and Life on Dec 1, 2014

President Kennedy’s Transition

FIfty one years ago, two days ago on Saturday was President John Kennedy’s last day alive.   It’s been said that President Kennedy had a death premonition, writing in 1961: I know there is a God…I’m ready. I often wonder … Continue...
by Wisdom and Life on Nov 24, 2014

Everything Is Cyclical

“Everything is cyclical,” Rivers told The Associated Press during a chat last year. “So I just enjoy the good times. And when the bad times come, I know it isn’t forever. It’s happened to me three or four times in …...
by Wisdom and Life on Sep 12, 2014

Robin Williams and The Learning Soul

My friend, Jason who I mentioned in Monday’s column Water Wheels and Writing is making an encore visit today.  We talked on Monday night about Robin Williams apparent suicide.   Knowing my worldview has shifted in the twenty plus years he has...
by Wisdom and Life on Aug 15, 2014

The Author’s Prerogative

The fire cast the only light in the room, a hazy copper glow that reached as far as Armand’s well-worn easy chair. He held a cigarette in one hand, a glass of good scotch in the other, wondering what else a retired writer does during his last night...
by They're Only Shadows on Jul 23, 2014

Your Veiled Face

This mist, this cloud, this darkness into which we all go, transcending knowledge is the path below which your face cannot be found except veiled; but it is that very darkness which reveals your face is there, beyond all veils. … Continue readi...
by Wisdom and Life on Jul 14, 2014

Curse, Fear, Love

But curse is a funny word, ain’t it, I mean back in the old days ladies who got their periods called ‘em curses, right?  Only those curses brought life.  So I looked up the absolute definition of curse in the … Continue reading →...
by Wisdom and Life on Jun 16, 2014

Your Death Keeps Everything in Perspective

  It’s easy to get caught up in worries, deadlines, or even just be driven crazy by thoughts that go round and round in your head, and it’s easy to let it all get you down. But we can cut … Continue reading → The post Your Death...

From one daughter of cancer to two miniature new ones

Dear S and E, You don’t know me. I’ve never met you, I have only seen pictures of you on Facebook, of your beautiful smiles and never-ending happiness. But I knew your mom. We worked together at camp, like so many others who have graced m...
by Daughter of Cancer on Feb 10, 2014


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