July 6, 2011

What If

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What if I told you that a dead man has spoken to me? That he gave specific guidance, and it all came true? Would you believe me? Let’s say you would. Now what? What are the implications in knowing that there is a dimension where the past can speak to the present about the future? For me, it’s overwhelming. Should I l Read the rest of this entry »

June 2, 2011

Hypothetically Speaking

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I was recently a guest at the New York Bar Association talk “End of Life, What You Should Know.” The “you” refers to lawyers. During the Q&A an attorney with an established estate practice spoke about how she approaches the creation of a will: “I always talk in the hypothetical.”

She went on to say that she is not Read the rest of this entry »

May 25, 2011

What To Expect

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We don’t want to feel pain. For over a century, science and medicine have been devoted to the reduction of it. This movement can be tracked in the history of child birth practices, and a similar movement, bringing consciousness to the process of dying, is in its infancy. First a look at how we come in.

In 1900, 90% of birth was at home. Fifty years later, 90% of births were in a hospital under general anesthesia. As a result, Read the rest of this entry »