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Items of interest to the Vaisnava’s C.A.R.E. community and readers.

How to Say Good-bye When Someone You Love Is Dying

How to Say Good-bye When Someone You Love Is Dying

Regrets and Lessons From Grieving Survivors By Paula Spencer Scott, Senior Health Writer (caring.com) Saying good-bye to a dying relative or friend — what to talk about, when, and how — doesn’t come naturally to most adults. The irony: All such conversations ask of us, ultimately, is what people appreciate hearing at any time ofmore>>

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Preparing Your Child for Medical Procedures

Preparing Your Child for Medical Procedures

Preparing Your Child for Medical Procedures Listen to the Cancer.Net Podcast: Preparing Your Child for Medical Procedures, adapted from this feature. Doctors may need to perform a variety of medical tests and procedures to learn more about your child’s cancer and provide the best treatment. Thinking about and having these procedures can be a majormore>>

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10 Things You Should Never (Ever) Say to Someone With Cancer

10 Things You Should Never (Ever) Say to Someone With Cancer

Margaret Feinberg (www.margaretfeinberg.com) is the author of several books, including Fight Back With Joy: Celebrate More. Regret Less. Stare Down Your Greatest Fears. She writes here about the ill-advised things people have said to her as she has been battling cancer: 1. “I understand exactly what you’re going through.” Even if you’ve battled cancer, no twomore>>

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More to Dying Than Meets The Eye: Video Talk by: Martha Atkins

More to Dying Than Meets The Eye: Video Talk by: Martha Atkins

Those who work with the dying are familiar with patients seeing long deceased loved ones, angelic beings, even hearing music and comforting voices as the patient nears death. Deathbed phenomena have been documented in the days, weeks, and months before death since the 1500s. Often confused with hallucinations, deathbed phenomena can bring comfort to patientsmore>>

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Reconnection Premiere

Reconnection Premiere

  “Reconnection” is a coming of age story of one westerner’s journey to an Indian town of Vrindavan.  This feature film has won 15 awards and has been screened at 25 International film festivals. We encourage you to share the film with your friends. If re-uploading, please add obligatory credit: ‘Reconnection’ by Maksim Varfolomeev, https://five.pictures/reconnectionmore>>

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Driving for Krishna

Driving for Krishna

By Danavir Goswami From its early years to present, ISKCON has witnessed droves of devotees leave their bodies while traveling in automobiles. Although devotees don’t drink and drive, many male devotee drivers that I know are virtual terrors behind the wheel. With a desire to reduce Vaisnava auto tragedies and hoping to improve our servicemore>>

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The Most Frustrating Things About Being Chronically ill

The Most Frustrating Things About Being Chronically ill

By Toni Bernhard, JD  Healthy or not, everybody has his or her share of frustrations in life. The chronically ill don’t have a corner on that market! This piece focuses on frustrations that are unique to those with ongoing health issues. I’ve experienced all of them as a result of being chronically ill with amore>>

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5 Ways to Help Your Friend With Depression

5 Ways to Help Your Friend With Depression

By: SASHA RETANA, MD Three to 17 percent of the world’s population suffers from depression, but trying to explain it to the other 83 percent can be difficult. Normal people have bad days and sad moods, but “normal” means they’re actually able to deal with those bad days, whereas depressed people can’t — not inmore>>

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  How Do People Feel in Their Last Minutes of Life?

  How Do People Feel in Their Last Minutes of Life?

“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?” My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic breast cancer. A month or two earlier, she’d been able to takemore>>

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Death at Any Moment

Death at Any Moment

By Kadamba Kanana Swami In many ways, old age is a blessing. For a Vaisnava, it is a great blessing. Why is it so? Because then, there is no more distraction. When we are young, we have so much fight. “Oh, I want to enjoy… but I have to be Krsna conscious! I should bemore>>

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