"A Safe Journey Home" by Felicity Warner Have you ever sat with someone as they were dying and wished that you could make it a better experience? Helping others face death with dignity and positivity is an act of profound kindness that also helps give the caregiver a chance to come to terms with this critical moment in our life’s journey.
A wise and affirming meditation on living fully and preparing for death, written by a highly regarded spiritual teacher. Brown leads readers on an emotional journey toward preparation for and acceptance of death, drawing on the wisdom found in many faiths and spiritual traditions.
"Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition," by Andrew Holecek. "Death is one of the most precious experiences in life. It is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." ... "This book will help you prepare. It is based on the richness of Tibetan thanatology (the study of death and dying) and includes many references for those who want to study the complexities of the bardos in more detail."
The Age of Dignity - By 2050, 27 million Americans will need some form of long-term care or assistance, says author Ai-jen Poo. As the demand for elder care increases, now might be a good time to think about how we approach aging -- and how we treat those who care for the elderly.- NPR Interview