Monthly Archives: October 2016

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New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’

Natalie Angier (New York Times)

“Whether to enliven a commute, relax in the evening or drown out the buzz of a neighbor’s recreational drone, Americans listen to music nearly four hours a day. In international surveys, people consistently rank music as one of life’s supreme sources of pleasure and emotional power. We marry to music, graduate to music, mourn to music.

Given the antiquity, universality and deep popularity of music, many

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Celebrate Life Instead of Grieving: Anger

Talking about death and dying can make people feel quite uneasy. In this blog series, we have been discussing turning your grief into celebration. In our last blog, we talked about the first stage of the grieving process-denial. We went over ways to cope with your denial and how you can turn your denial into something positive and life-altering.

We, at My Last Soundtrack, want to make sure you view the concept of death in a positive light. We want

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A Rabbi’s Enduring Sermon on Living Your Last Five Minutes

“Thirty years ago, amid the somber prayers of Judaism’s holiest day, Rabbi Kenneth Berger rose to deliver the Yom Kippur sermon. He spoke to his congregants about a tragedy many of them, including his daughter, had witnessed eight months earlier in the Florida sky: the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

Rabbi Berger focused on one particular detail

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What I Want You to Know As Your Funeral Director

Heather Hill (Favorite Spoon)

“I want you to know that the idea of your typical funeral director is about to be changed, drastically.

I see you pull into the parking lot and sit there, looking at the door. I’ve never seen anyone hop out of their car and walk into the building without pause. And why should you? You’re about to face probably the most difficult meeting you’ve ever had to face. This meeting makes it “real”. You’ll have

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