Posts Tagged ‘death and dying’
A Time For Everything Under Heaven
I recall taking a class at my undergraduate alma mater, Niagara University, called Life, Death and Rebirth. Interestingly enough, it was taught by a Vincentian Priest, and a Ph D who ran our Theater Department. This may seem like an unlikely pair, but for the course it actually made perfect sense. Although this class explained…Read More
What are our Loved Ones Doing in the Afterlife
My first exposure to death was when my 59 year old grandfather unexpectedly passed when I was 5. I still recall looking at his cold body lying in the coffin at the wake. I remember that same week, sitting on the kitchen floor crying while my mom worked in the kitchen; it finally occurred to…Read More
Day of the Dead Festivities!
Today we placed the ashes of my niece Alexandria under her headstone at Buffalo New York’s historic Forest Lawn Cemetery. (My beautiful 18 year old niece was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 2011 while long boarding home from work.) We decided to do this as a festive Day of the Dead celebration…Read More
Yes, You CAN Die From a Broken Heart!
Whether a person loses a loved one through divorce, a breakup or death, the person who is left behind needs to understand that there can be serious physical ramifications from their loss. Most experts dealing with grief remind grievers that their bodies are physically going through the same sort of stress as someone who just…Read More