Mindfulness for Health

Posted on: 24th November 2015 0 Posted in: Book Reviews, Illness & Pain Tagged in:
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Mindfulness for Health: relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring well being by Vidyamala Burch and Dr Danny Penman (Piatkus Books; 2013)   Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that…

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematorium

Posted on: 5th November 2015 0 Posted in: Book Reviews, Death & Dying Tagged in:
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematorium by Caitlin Doughty Canongate Books 2015   ‘A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves,’ observes Caitlin Doughty,…

Being There: Living & Dying with Awareness

Posted on: 4th May 2015 0 Posted in: Webinars & Audio Tagged in:
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Here’s the replay of the webinar – it starts at the 14 minutes 4 secs mark as these first few minutes were what you might call a learning experience! Lots…

The Right to Physician Assisted Suicide

Posted on: 27th April 2015 0 Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in:
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The controversy over physician-assisted suicide has popped up again—this time in Canada where the Canadian Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling “establishing that the ‘sanctity of life’ also includes the…

Dying of Cancer is the Best Death – a controversial blog by Dr Richard Smith

Posted on: 23rd January 2015 % Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in: , ,
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    A high-profile British doctor, Richard Smith, has said that death by cancer is the best way to die. The reason? Because it gives us the opportunity to die…

It’s Not Like That, Actually

Posted on: 24th October 2014 0 Posted in: Book Reviews, Illness & Pain Tagged in:
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It’s Not Like That, Actually: A memoir of surviving cancer and beyond by Kate Carr Pub. Vermilion 2004 Review by Anand Chetan It’s the unsettling title that stayed with me…

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