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How do we say goodbye?

 

the long goodbye

The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke 

What does it mean to mourn today,does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O’Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to convey the paradox of grief—its monumental agony and microscopicintimacies—an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond.

Articles

Death Positivity in the Face of Grief by Megan Devine

Getting through mothers day without a mother by Elizabeth Wade

Surviving the Holidays while Grieving by Lynn Shattuck

What to say when some dies by Laura Munson

Finding your path

The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope

the great work of your life

In this fast-paced age, the often overwhelming realities of daily life may leave you feeling uncertain about how to realize your life’s true purpose—what spiritual teachers call dharma. But yoga master Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must, in fact, discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self. In The Great Work of Your Life, Cope describes the process of unlocking the unique possibility harbored within every human soul. The secret, he asserts, can be found in the pages of a two-thousand-year-old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gita—an ancient allegory about the path
to dharma, told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer, Arjuna, and his divine mentor, Krishna.

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