Links to Cool Stuff

Ending it Well: Missives from Inside the Death Wellness Movement

"The death wellness movement is about facing hard choices openly and mindfully. For author Leslie Krongold, this has been a very personal exploration." This article by Leslie Krongold, Ed.P, was published in August of this year, and is pertinent to many of the things we talk about withing our group. The article was suggested by Jessica in a comment on another post. Ms. Krongold is writing about her own journey... Read more →

HBO's "Alternate Endings" explores 6 the of the new ways to die in America.

This article/review is relatively short and quite interesting. The documentary follows Dick Shannon, his wife and family, and 5 other families of people making preparations for their approaching deaths. Do you know what you want your death to look like? Do you know what's possible? Care to? Read more →

The Lessons of Asymmetry

A TGB Reader Story. (housekeeping note: this is 2 links; one to the TGB Home page, and one to the story specifically.) Ronni Bennett's readers are invited to submit their own stories to her blog for publication. This one is by Adele Frances. This was the quote that began her story: ‚ÄúThere is little meaning in making a fuss. There is nothing else to do but say good-bye to the... Read more →

Write Your Way to Emotional Resilience

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science says do this From the article: "Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?" This article is about writing your worries. Maybe not daily, with no real rules, and with no... Read more →

The Marvelous Emily Levine

I found Emily on TED Talks. She is linked on our "Links.." page. But this is a different different one and includes her voice reading a favorite poem called "You Can't Have It All...but There is This" by Barbara Ras. I hope you enjoy it. The poem is embedded in the article which comes from a blog authored by one of Emily's friends and titled Brain Pickings. Here's a direct... Read more →

Morning Routines; Do you have one?

I just came across this article from Insight Timer, an app I use and recommend. The app is available from both Google Play and in Apple's App Store. We have mentioned ritual or Practice or routines a time or two. This article explains some of the reasons that Morning Routines might be very useful and what is going on in our bodies when we first wake. Think cortisol and Circadian... Read more →

Death Cafe - a resource

Death Cafe is an organization started in England by Jon Underwood, a thoughtful man who has died. They have a strong presence on Facebook, but I don't spend much time there anymore, so I am linking it here. The website is designed to introduce you to Death Cafe, to teach one how to hold such meetings in their local areas, and to present articles and resources on this subject. There... Read more →