life & death, personal & miscellany

And then I don’t feel so bad

Is there a song, a movie, a painting, a book, or some other piece of art that you can say with total confidence that you will never, ever tire of? Whose every note, word, or brushstroke is familiar, and that makes you feel ... something? In many of my dementia education programs, I encourage the… Continue reading And then I don’t feel so bad

books & reading, life & death

The Art of Dying Well

I've long supported the idea that an essential component of living well is keeping death close, a part of our daily experiences. My hope is that by talking often and openly about illness, decline, and dying, I'm preparing myself and those I care about in practical, emotional, and spiritual ways for the unknown path that… Continue reading The Art of Dying Well