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A Time for Dying

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as well...

Breast Cancer Leads to Positive Personal Growth

submitted by: admin on 11/07/2013
A study published in the journal Psycho-Oncology in October of 2013 showed that even though being diagnosed with breast cancer is intially a very stressful and fear-filled experience, there are benefits that included enhanced personal relationships, increased appreciation for life, a sense of personal strength, greater spirituality, and changes in life's...

Can Being Slim be Harmful to Your Health

submitted by: admin on 04/30/2014
Being underweight has a higher risk for dying than being overweight in older healthy people according to an article published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal  of Epidemiology and Public Health. This conclusion was based on a review of 51 studies that reviewed the links between body mass index (BMI) and death from any cause.  Results...

Caring for the Dying

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as well...

Conflicts During Dying

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2018
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as...

Death and Dying with Phillip Scott

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The journey home is a sacred process. Our relationship in the world from the western perspective is adversarial. Indigenous practices honor our inseparability with everything in the world. Ceremonial practices bring us into alignment with source. When we honor our relationship with mother earth we are constantly engaged in a web of connection with all that there...

Death and Dying with Phillip Scott

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Life is a cycle and is natural. Doctors who have not come to terms with their own mortality cannot give good advice on dying. Working with physicians, families, spiritual leaders, and patients is very important. Making decisions about possible treatment can be challenging when patients are dying. How much treatment and what kinds are appropriate? Every situation...

Death and Dying, How to Deal With It

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as well...

Doctors and Dying Patients

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Doctors are poorly trained to take care of dying patients. There is a time for scientific excellence and also for listening and caring. Compassion, attentiveness, respect, and empathy are required for a healing relationship. Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to...

Embodying Life's Purpose with Steve Sisgold

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Embodying life's purpose involves more than thinking. The congruency of our body and our thoughts is very revealing. Listen to your body's signals to erase self doubt and go for what you want from life. Notice how your body responds to what you think, it will reflect who you are and offer insights about how life is going.      

Fear of Dying During Heart Attack Linked to Increased Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Intense distress and fear of dying, as with a heart attack, is common and associated with biological changes of inflammation that can cause worse outcomes. About 20% of people having an MI have this intense fear. Intense fear of dying has a four fold increase in inflammatory markers such as TNF alpha and cortisol. Heart rate variability is also worsened by this...

Five Regrets of the Dying that are Lessons for the Living

submitted by: admin on 04/10/2014
The way we live our lives is not often the same as how we die. While our values during our lives are more oriented to accumulating wealth and power, when we or someone we love is near death our values change to relationships. We become more interested in restoring and nurturing relationships than our bank accounts, real estate portfolios, or other personal wealth....

Graceful Passages: Death and Dying with Gary Malkin

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2018
In this special half hour edition of Prescriptions for Health Fastrack, Len and Gary Malkin discuss "Graceful Passages and focus on death and dying. Graceful Passages (Gary Malkin and Michael Stillwater, 2000) is a spoken word/music recording and gift book, designed to help open the conversation around mortality for anyone, but particularly for those...

Graceful Passages: The End of Suffering with Gary Malkin

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2018
Len continues his week long series with author/musician Gary Malkin on Prescriptions for Health Fastrack Edition in a special half hour radio show. Today's topic continues with their discusson of Gary's book and CD set, "Graceful Passages, A Companion for Living and Dying and talk about The End of Suffering.

How to Support a Dying Family Member

submitted by: admin on 11/06/2013
If we are fortunate to have our parents until they are old, we need to be prepared when the end is in sight. This is an emotional time and not all families agree on what should be done, or even get along very well. So it is a good idea to ask your parent about their end of life wishes while they are able to make these important decisions.  Vicki tells...

Informing Patients Who are Near Death

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as well...

Preview, Death and Dying, How to Deal With It

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2018
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as...

Supporting People at the End of Life

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2018
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as...

Supporting People With Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
Only a minority of patients over 40 with cancer are referred for emotional support. Yet we all need support. Support groups, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy are very important forms of therapy. There are many studies showing that support groups can work better than chemotherapy. We have much to learn about supporting dying patients and about allocating money...