A Life Review

When my mother was in her nineties, she became obsessed with telling me stories of her life. I heard about people, places and experiences that she had never shared with me, or perhaps anyone, before. I understood her need to go back and revisit her life in light of Erik Erikson’s Stages of…

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Conscious Aging

Tree art

Watching my parents die was one of the most difficult and painful experiences of my life. It was a modern-day tragedy, their suffering heartbreaking and unnecessary.  I watched, powerless to change a sickness of the mind, a fundamental commitment to their powerlessness. We are all powerless over death, but we are not…

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