Embracing the End-of-Life Journey

Embracing the End-of-Life Journey

Author: Wendy Jordan

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452593067

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 127

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Embracing the End-of-Life Journey is a sensitive and inspiring personal account of learning how to be fully present and comfortable with the time we have left with our loved ones as they approach the end of their lives. Author and spiritual teacher Wendy Jordan shares how she learned Reiki energy healing techniques for her own personal healing and comfort after her father's death, then discovered ways to spiritually journey with her hospice patients, clients, friends and even her beloved dog ? creating lasting soul connections. A heart-opening ?must read? for family members, caregivers and Reiki practitioners dedicated to supporting the end-of-life journey ?This book shows us how to expand our hearts and minds to the remarkable gift of intuitive connection, especially at the end of life.? ?Denys Cope, RN, BSN, author of Dying: A Natural Passage ?Wendy is a very gifted and spiritual soul who profoundly helped my sister in her transition to the next world. She showed us how to spiritually journey... I now know I can visit with my sister at any time.? ?Barbara Ann Savini, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master

The After Death Chronicles

The After Death Chronicles

Author: Annie Mattingley

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612834054

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 729

This is a book about ordinary people—plumbers, artists and accountants, bakers and beauticians, teachers and lawyers—who have been able to receive communication from loved ones who have died. Included here are accounts from over 80 people across the country who have had contact with the dead through the diaphanous veil that separates them from the living. The book begins with the story of Annie’s deceased daughter speaking to her in the early morning hours. The communication was so transformative that she began to share her experience. Much to her surprise, she discovered that after-death communication is much more common than is normally assumed, and she began to connect with other folks across the country who had similar experiences. Each of the ten chapters is organized around a specific kind of after-death communication. Included here are chapters on dreams, verbatim conversations, and synchronicity through nature and various other physical manifestations, descriptions of the results of these occurrences, and advice on how to open up to after-death communication. This book inspires in the reader reassurance, courage, healing, and a sense of wonder. From the author: “The time is ripe for people to recognize the blessing of how frequently our dead beloveds return . . . to confirm the reality that consciousness continues beyond the grave and to remind us that there is much more to death than the physical cessation of breath and pulse. It is time to break the silence, time to stop keeping these powerful healing experiences to ourselves. It is time to allow the experiences themselves, and the positive effect they have on the living.”

Journey’S End

Journey’S End

Author: Victoria Brewster

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543434347

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 558

View: 960

In Journey's End, many and varied collaborators write about death, dying, and the end of life. We attempt to describe real life issues and circumstances, and we discuss ways to proactively deal with them. Useful training, resource, and reference material is also included. Death, dying, and end of life are topics many prefer to avoid. This book suggests that we benefit from having frank discussions, living life to the fullest, and planning for our own journey's end, whenever that may be. Everyone who is born eventually will die, whether or not we want to embrace that fact. **** Though few of us know when we will die, we and our family or friends can be well prepared. We can have discussions and create written directives for what we want, if we are unable to verbally state them ourselves. Do we want life support? Do we want interventions that may or may not have any benefit to our quality of life if we are in the hospital or in an accident? Do we want to be involved in planning our funeral, memorial, or celebration of life? The submissions within are from professionals in the field of death and bereavement support and from laypeople, all of whom share stories of dying family members, friends, clients, and patients. Julie and Victoria, the coauthors of this book, also share stories from their personal and professional experiences. Journey's End is a broadly comprehensive book about death, dying, and the end of life.

Simple Human Compassion

Simple Human Compassion

Author: Rick Schneider

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

ISBN: 9781662920509

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 247

Have you ever wondered what specifically takes place if you, or someone you love, were to experience hospice care? Honestly, during an unthinkable crisis, wouldn’t it be a relief if your wants and your fears were among the top priorities being addressed? And wouldn’t you like to know that the attention includes both you and your loved ones? Imagine how comforting it would be to have the same nurse, nurse aide, social worker and others give you care for the entire time you or your loved one is on service. And after the crisis is over and all the sympathy calls have subsided, think about the reassuring comfort received from someone who stays in contact with you for over a year after the crisis is over. Author Rick Schneider reveals through his own eye-opening experiences and observations that when time appears to be limited, hospice care gives you the assistance to do what is most important to you. Simple Human Compassion will illustrate as nothing else can how touch, not technology, is what is needed at the end of life.

Cystic Fibrosis in Primary Care

Cystic Fibrosis in Primary Care

Author: Douglas Lewis, MD, FAAFP

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030259099

Category: Medical

Page: 182

View: 176

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects the entire body. It tends to be thought of as primarily a pulmonary disease since pulmonary decline is the main factor in early mortality. Because of the multi-system nature of the disease, a better understanding of cystic fibrosis expands the family physician's understanding of subjects ranging from genetics to pulmonary function to nutrition to colon transport to hydration to electrolyte management. The primary care philosophy is unique in that it always considers how a narrow problem can affect an individual globally. Cystic Fibrosis care can often feel fractured to patients as they are sent to multiple specialists to deal with problems outside of the comfort level of a prior or current specialist. With a broad medical philosophy, care is more inclusive as clinicians can manage topics such as diabetes and preventive care without multiple referrals and additional appointments. Family physicians are well-positioned and well-qualified to competently meet many of the care needs of those with cystic fibrosis. This book is edited by a family medicine physician who has specialist level experience with the disease. It opens with a background on cystic fibrosis foundations and centers to familiarize the reader. The next chapter gives a basic overview of the disease. Each of the subsequent chapters provide a comprehensive look at how cystic fibrosis affects other areas of the body that the primary care physician should be familiar with. Major components of cystic fibrosis such as physiology, spirometry, inflammation, airway clearance, chronic infection, cystic fibrosis related diabetes and pancreatic insufficiency, among others, are thoroughly explained. Written by experts in the field, Cystic Fibrosis in Primary Care appeals to all family physicians as well as specialists, residents, medical students physician assistants and nurse practitioners alike.

Positive Ageing

Positive Ageing

Author: Nilanjana Sanyal

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000299182

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 417

This book presents a kaleidoscopic view of the positive layers of ageing as well as key interventions that can help generate and maintain positivity and well-being among the elderly. It explores the connections of ageing with spirituality, nature and existentialism, and leisure to encourage creativity, individuation, happiness and emotional detachment. It further examines various interventions such as end-of-life care, mindfulness and yoga, retrospection and life-review, etc. which may improve the overall quality of life by promoting the health of the elderly. The book focuses on authentic ageing, transpersonal gerontology, the concept of elder child, geriatric interventions, and caregiving, and suggests practical improvements in health and facilities for the elderly. It also covers aspects of the inner life of the prolonged ailing or dying person from a mental health perspective and emphasizes on the value of positive ageing. A guide to applied geriatrics and geriatric psychology, with its simple style and clear methods in end-to-end praxis, the book shows how mental well-being can be fostered in the elderly to help them find meaning and purpose in old age. This book will interest students, teachers and researchers of psychology, positive psychology, geropsychology and gerontological studies, sociology and social work, public health, medical education and geriatric nursing. It will also be useful to practitioners including psychologists, counsellors, gerontologists, mental health professionals and NGOs working with the elderly, and the interested reader.

What Dying People Want

What Dying People Want

Author: David Kuhl

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786725830

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 720

Facing death results in more fear and anxiety than any other human experience. Though much has been done to address the physical pain suffered by those with a terminal illness, Western medicine has been slow to understand and alleviate the psychological and spiritual distress that comes with the knowledge of death. In What Dying People Want, Dr. David Kuhl begins to bridge that gap by addressing end-of-life realities--practical and emotional--through his own experiences as a doctor and through the words and experiences of people who knew that they were dying. Dr. Kuhl presents ways of finding new life in the process of dying, understanding the inner reality of living with a terminal illness, and addressing the fear of pain, as well as pain itself. He also offers concrete guidance on how to enhance doctor/patient relationships and hold family meetings, and provides an introduction to the process of life review. It is possible to find meaning and peace in the face of death. What Dying People Want "helps us learn to view the knowledge of death as a gift, not a curse." (New Times)

A Guide of Spirits

A Guide of Spirits

Author: Chris Allaun

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789046618

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 418

Learn the magick of energy healing for those on their sacred journey into the land of the ancestors. A Guide of Spirits teaches us how to guide the dying to the land of the ancestors in a way that is balancing and healing. It teaches us how to help the person who is transitioning energetically and spiritually prepare for their final journey to the afterlife. Chris Allaun also shows the witch and healer how to escort earthbound spirits to the ancestral lands so they may find healing and rejuvenation. This is a step-by-step 'how to' book to help every witch, healer, and shaman lend comfort and compassion to the dying.

Life's Joy Killers and Joy Makers

Life's Joy Killers and Joy Makers

Author: LaVon Koerner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725280557

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 614

Christ said, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11). A joy-filled person is the best advertisement Christ has for a joyless world to consider his loving offer of salvation. The second fruit of the Spirit (joy) makes one an inspirational and infectious person to be around, whether you are a marriage partner, a business leader, or a next-door neighbor. The way Christ wants to accomplish this in and for us is through his two-step process as outlined in Colossians 3: •Step One: “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you” (Col 3:5). We will refer to this as the removal of a Joy Killer. •Step Two: “Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge” (Col 3:10). We will refer to this as a Joy Maker. Each chapter is divided into these two steps. First, it begins with a removal of a Joy Killer and it is immediately followed with its replacement of a Joy Maker. With each chapter, you find an increasingly deep and rewarding joy as you pitch your tent one day closer to eternity.

Embracing Uncertainty

Embracing Uncertainty

Author: Susan Jeffers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473672604

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 676

'Susan Jeffers' wisdom feels like a precious gift. Her counsel is profound and meaningful in such challenging times.' MARIANNE WILLIAMSON 'Original, courageous and brilliant!' WARREN FARRELL * * * * * * * * * * Nobody knows what will happen in the next moment of our lives. Whatever is in store for us, the only thing we CAN be sure of is that nothing in life is certain. And since we all fear the unknown, life's uncertainty can be a constant source of worry to us. But, as bestselling author Susan Jeffers explains, life doesn't have to be one worry after the next, a steady stream of 'what if's', and a constant attempt to create a secure haven for ourselves. In EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY she emphasises that an unknown future doesn't prevent a rich and abundant life, and shows how by enjoying life's unpredictability we transform ourselves from a position of fear to one filled with excitement and potential. Through invaluable case-studies, exercises and her pragmatic wisdom, Susan convinces us, above all, that life is exhilarating because of, not in spite of the uncertainty.

Embracing This Special Life

Embracing This Special Life

Author: Jenn Soehnlin

Publisher: Jenn Soehnlin

ISBN: 9781723938184

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 151

View: 186

There is a unique struggle to keep your faith in God’s goodness while juggling the appointments, stress, grief, and loneliness that accompany the special needs parenting journey. As the mother of two boys with special needs, Jenn Soehnlin knows these struggles well and seeks to encourage other mothers with scriptural truths to: -Provide a biblical view on special needs parenting -Free you from unhealthy expectations, worries, and emotions that God wants you to release -Enable you to embrace the life and blessings that God has for you. Embracing This Special Life will help guide you toward hope, spiritual victory, and renewed purpose in your own special needs parenting journey.