Understanding death

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I read this article in the Chicago Tribune a couple of weeks ago. I wish I had known these things when I dealt with the deaths of my Grandfather and my mother.

When people are dying, they say things that don’t make sense – to us. Then we try and tell them that what they are seeing and feeling isn’t right. Turns out, we’re the ones who are wrong.

I thought that everyone needs to read this article. Whether you’ve dealt with death in the past, or you haven’t had to yet, this article will help you make more sense of what’s really going on.

Maggie Callanan has witnessed more than 2,000 deaths. In 27 years as a hospice nurse, the Massachusetts-based author and speaker cared for people of all ages and widely divergent backgrounds as they reached the end of their lives.

But if they spoke as they neared death, it was often in nearly identical terms. Read more of Striking similarity of dying words …


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