“What are the lessons that come from the tens of thousands of pages of information that we’ve generated on these lives? Well, the lessons aren’t about wealth or fame or working harder and harder. The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”
Winter Solstice is a good day to contemplate death and rebirth. The celebration has also given rise to some haunting music over the centuries, across various cultures. If you’re looking for tunes to add to your Last Soundtrack, check them out here.
And… here’s to the days getting longer!
by Lennon Flowers, Special to CNN
(CNN)“Can we sit down and look at photos one day? I’d really like to hear about your mom, whenever you’re ready for it.”
I don’t remember most of what was said in the months after my mom died. My memories of my first year out of college are grainy, with stretches that are entirely blank, like a decaying film reel. But Mary’s offer, made as we sat in the
Death experience programs in South Korea encourage people to embrace life — by asking them to lie in a coffin and think about what it would mean to die. READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE.
Here’s a story told by an in-store Santa Claus:
“A man walked in today holding something in his arms. ‘I have a request,’ he said, turning around this picture frame. He took a moment. ‘My son passed away, last year.’ He choked up and couldn’t finish his sentence. The entire photo set was silent. I said, ‘Absolutely.’ Without anyone saying anything, he handed me the frame and I placed it on my