Grief: Catholic, Hindu or Jew??

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Grief is not Catholic, Hindu, or Jew. Grief is not black, white or brown. Grief is the great leveler. It slices through differences of country and culture, faith and fanaticism. Grief is the language of  the human heart broken by loss. It is to give voice to this message that Lo Anne Mayer (USA), Daniela […]

How My Aunt Would Console Joe Biden

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A very dear aunt of mine is 93 and lives in Chennai, in Southern India. She has experienced the deaths of both her adult sons and a son-in-law. Brain tumor, stomach cancer, liver cancer. I think of her as the Biden family grieves the loss of 46-year-old Beau. I think about what she might have […]

What Is Your Legacy?

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One of my favorite pastimes is to watch old reruns of the decades-ago sitcom Three’s Company. I adore John Ritter (the young chef who shares an apartment with two girls) and his antics. He makes me laugh in a switch-off-my-brain-and-just-enjoy kind of way. The popular sitcom ended in America in the early eighties, which is the time I was […]

A Star Named Robin Williams

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The day I turned 50, Robin Williams’ spirit left the earth plane. Significant milestones, in significantly different ways. When we forget, life reminds us. It’s a world of opposites. Everything is cyclical. It’s like flipping a coin. Heads you win; tails you lose. Someone celebrates. Someone mourns. A day of color and the glitter of happiness for some. A […]

Your Grief Story: How are you telling it?

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Last weekend I was at a wonderful event organized by Life Matters Media, an initiative dedicated to spreading information, support and resources for all involved in end-of-life decision-making. It was an evening of professional storytelling about end-of-life care. As each of the storytellers — David Boyle, MT Cozzola, Jen Bosworth and Craig Desang — went on […]

The Movie of Your Life

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Lounging in your couch and staring at a vision board all day long isn’t going to do anything to accelerate the flow of abundance into your life. This is the premise on which Jennifer Grace’s book Directing Your Destiny: How to Become the Writer, Producer and Director of Your Dreams is built. As an actress, […]

The Circle of Life

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Eckhart Tolle is one of my favorite modern-day mystics. In his book A New Earth Tolle talks about the duality of life. There’s night and day, up and down, happy and sad, tall and short. Duality is the nature of the physical world we live in. It is a world of opposites, of contrasts. So it […]

Why…?

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It’s the question on everyone’s mind today as we grapple with the Connecticut school shootings. Why innocent kids? This follows on the heels of the first. When the mind is confronted with a tragedy of this magnitude, there are more questions than answers. And yet “Why?” seldom brings closure. It rarely helps us tie up all […]

Wishes for the Grieving Heart

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Wishes for the Grieving and Healing Heart opens with a heartwarming story of the water bug that turns into a dragonfly–a perfect metaphor for the transformation from physical form to spirit. It heralds a significant truth: When you lose someone you love, life will never be the same; you will never be the same. But […]

We’re all part of the same story

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This book is about a dog named Kona that died. It’s about a singer-songwriter’s jaded, faded dreams. It’s about heartbreak and loss and grief. It’s about the power of a letter. It’s all this and so much more. It’s a slim book that’s heavy with emotion. But to me, the words that contain its core […]