Author: Mary Ann Papageorge


“Desiderata” is an early 1920s prose poem by the American writer Max Ehrmann A dear friend of mine is suffering through her terminal illness and she reminded me of this touching verse. Grounded in psychology,...

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Illness as a Companion

We never value or even see some things in our lives until we are just about to lose them. This is particularly true of health. When we are in good health, we are so busy in the world that we never even notice how well we are....

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What is The Last Visit?

On an informational level this blog is a resource center around death and dying. On a personal level it is a place to explore, learn, and provide resources on creating a peaceful and easy passage.

Talking Death Cards

Talking Death Cards

Talking Death Cards provide you with engaging questions that inspire deep and meaningful conversations among family, friends and colleagues in an easy to use playing card format.

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