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Why I Support Dying With Dignity

We don’t let our pets suffer when they are at their end of life, so why human beings, our loved ones?

  • 02/05/2021
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21 Grams

The weight of the soul is supposedly 21 grams. That is why a designer chose to put 21 grams of

  • 12/23/2019
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Helping My Mother Die

In March 2017, my sisters and I gathered in my mom’s bedroom as her pacemaker was deactivated by a hospice

  • 04/01/2019
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Intentional Dying

While most of us would prefer to die at home surrounded by loved ones, most of us will die in

  • 04/01/2019
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The Song of Life

As a board-certified music therapist for 12 years, I have practiced almost exclusively in hospice care. Music can help the

  • 04/01/2019
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Voices on Endings

Gabrielle Strong My mother passed on my 50th birthday, a casualty of breast cancer. She had been planning my birthday

  • 04/01/2019
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Eat, Play, Love: My Journey with Grief

There was a time when I knew what life was all about. I knew up from down, left from right,

  • 04/01/2019
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BookShelf: Losing My Baby

First contractions Shannon: I finally sat down, after sweeping the floor and washing the dishes. My stomach was rumbling, but

  • 02/01/2018
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Humanitarian entrepreneur: Mary Tjosvold

On the surface, “community activist” and “businesswoman” could seem like separate career paths. One could imagine the activist as wildly

  • 09/01/2016
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Her singing eases funeral pain

“There are funerals where they bring out a boombox and it’s so impersonal. It doesn’t honor or celebrate the person,

  • 07/01/2015
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Same-sex marriage: “It was a good day, even though it was a sad time”

On Oct. 23, not quite three months after her right to marry became Minnesota law, Ann DeGroot became a widow.

  • 04/01/2014

Natural legacies

“I’m fascinated with people and why they do what they do.”

  • 05/02/2009