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New Possibilities

Here we are…2014! Nothing like early January to ponder what another year might hold.  Perhaps you are considering the possibility of dating again in the new year.  If so, check out this very honest, inciteful NPR article in which widows discuss ways they explained new relationships to their friends and family, their kids and themselves:…

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Atlanta's Inaugural Death Cafe

As usual, I was listening to NPR on the way home.  I heard about the Death Cafe concept started in England in late 2011 by Jon  Underwood.  The purpose of a Death Cafe is to foster a safe, respectful, confidential, casual forum for discussion of death and how our thoughts and questions about death impact the way…

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Thank you 50 years later

It is so easy to avoid people who’ve recently experienced the death of a loved one.  Here’s a great story, recorded as part of NPR’s storycorps, about a gentleman who lost his mom in the third grade.  His elementary school teacher reached out to let him know he wasn’t alone.  He remembered that simple act…

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AIDS Memorial Quilt: 25th Anniversary

NPR did a great piece about the 25th year of the AIDS Memorial Quilt earlier this week.  At 48,000 panels, the Quilt is too large to display in one piece – it would stretch 50 miles.  Each panel is 3 feet by 6 feet, the size of a human grave.  A woman, inteviewed for the story…

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