Category Archives: Dealing with Grief

We ALL Die, A Story

A Story “We ALL die,” he declared to the other, who was struggling with the death of his father. What an amazingly unreasonable thing to communicate to another person! Not only does it lack any reason, it couldn’t be more … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Grief

I recently read that “the purpose of grief is to help you reach the point in your life when you can remember without the pain.” How do you understand the purpose of grief? I think grief has another purpose. Share … Continue reading

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Facing Down Death’s Agenda

Last week was emotionally difficult. Really difficult. Our family had several anniversaries and a memorial, not including the anniversary of September 11. (My wife was there in NYC.) The emotional difficulty didn’t show itself as a direct result of these … Continue reading

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Marking Anniversaries for the Dead

September 11, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, July 4th, Presidents Day, VJ Day. Anniversaries we mark to honor the lives of our compatriots. Some survivors, millions now gone and leaving a gaping hole in our hearts. Not a day goes by … Continue reading

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Anniversaries Before and After

Not a day goes by that I don’t miss my father. His passing has changed my life in many ways, not the least of which are anniversaries. His birthday. Father’s Day. Their wedding anniversary. Anniversaries of family reunions, etc. In … Continue reading

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Death as Rebirth

Perhaps the most ancient and powerful of metaphors about life is birth. Birth is not a specialty of mine; I am male. But it remains to me, and most men I am sure, the most powerful of life experiences and … Continue reading

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Is Your Time Up?

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. Richard Bach This is a key ingredient to both living fully now and life extension: realizing that your mission on Earth is … Continue reading

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