death and dying


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I am not a pilot, brain-surgeon or rocket scientist. Nor am I planning the invasion of a small country, yet you could be forgiven for thinking so, judging by my ruthless obsession with increasing efficiency. I am doing more things, more quickly than I even thought possible. I am communicating [...]

Life Lessons from a Dying Man


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Guest Post by Lachlan Cotter, Personal Awesomeness Consultant.   I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately; I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life; To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, [...]

How to avoid Death Bed Regrets



This week, I’m mourning the death of one of my hospice patients.     When I lose someone, I always try to reflect on what I have learned from knowing and loving that person and resolve to honor their memory by seeking to incorporate the qualities or values I admired in [...]

The glass is always full


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Today I went for a run in the rain and found myself slowing down to a walk because I wanted to pay more focused attention to everything around me.     The blossom which had enchanted me with its lush blur as I sped past, was even more exquisite when I stopped [...]

The still point