Monthly Archives: December 2013

3 Ways to Make the Most of the Holidays

In The Way to Love: The Last Meditation of Anthony De Mello DeMello writes, “There is not a single moment of your life when you do not have everything you need to be happy…The reason why you are unhappy is because you are focusing on what you do not have rather than what you have right now.” These words ring ... Read More »

5 Tips for Spending the Holidays with Elderly Parents

We’re in the middle of the winter holiday season. Retailers are hoping to sell you a lot of things, television is showing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and other Christmas specials, the mailbox is full of catalogs proclaiming holiday deals. It seems there are a lot of things we’re supposed to do: be happy, shop, eat, get ... Read More »

Once Upon a Time We Knew How to Die

In Knocking on Heaven’s Door Katy Butler writes, “Once upon a time we knew how to die. We knew how to sit at a deathbed. We knew how to die and how to sit because we saw people we loved die all through infancy, childhood, youth, middle age, and old age: deaths we could not make painless, deaths no machine ... Read More »