Monthly Archives: March 2016


Dying, With Nothing to Say

by Sue Kemple, CEO, My Last Soundtrack

Ten years ago, my good friend John had come home from the hospital where he’d been treated over the course of many weeks for all kinds of health problems stemming from a lifelong battle with diabetes. His friends were all glad he was home, seemingly happy to be there, spending time with his family and taking time to rest in comfortable surroundings. It was the first day of spring break for the school

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Thinking About Death Will Change Your Life

by Sue Kemple, CEO, My Last Soundtrack

About five years ago, I had the opportunity to sail past a place that’s as timeless as it is mysterious: Mt. Athos in Greece. If you’re among the female half of the species, it will always be mysterious – you’re not allowed to visit! In fact, if you’re not an Orthodox male, good luck jumping through all the hoops to get on shore. It’s an intense and laborious process, and

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There is no ‘normal’ when it comes to kids and grief. And that’s okay.

By Naomi Shulman

“Stella? Where are you?”

I was looking for my 11-year-old daughter, who had abruptly left a dinner party with our closest friends. Her friend sat alone in the living room, abandoned. I was going to talk to Stella about proper host behavior when I discovered her in her darkened bedroom, curled up in the bottom bunk of her bed. Read the rest of the piece here.