Category: Of Interest…

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

Grieving and Healing From the Loss of a Friend

Grieving and Healing From the Loss of a Friend

 By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., LPC Understanding the healing journey. When you have experienced the loss of a good friend it may be hard to put your feelings into words. You may feel a mixture of emotions all at once and it may be difficult to imagine life without your friend. No matter how hard itmore>>

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THE PRISONERS WHO CARE FOR THE DYING AND GET ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE

THE PRISONERS WHO CARE FOR THE DYING AND GET ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE

IN A CALIFORNIA PRISON HOSPICE, INMATES BECOME CAREGIVERS TO FELLOW CONVICTS WHO WILL NEVER MAKE IT OUT ALIVE. BY SULEIKA JAOUAD Inked in tattoos from neck to knuckle, Kevion Lyman rose from his bunk at dawn, pulled scrubs over his skinny frame, stepped out of his cell and set out for work. The 27-year-old strolledmore>>

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Where Do Our Departed Vaishnavas Go?

Where Do Our Departed Vaishnavas Go?

By Kesava Krsna Dasa At a recent farewell gathering for a departed Vaisnava, God brothers spoke. One sannyasa-guru Godbrother said that his Godbrother has gone Back To Godhead. Another sannyasa-guru Godbrother said that his Godbrother has gone to take another birth in Krishna or Gaura-lila, which seemed to put a dampener on things. Are theymore>>

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How to Have Difficult Conversations With Your Aging Parents

How to Have Difficult Conversations With Your Aging Parents

Follow tips from a new book on starting a conversation By Catherine Hodder An important part of caring for your aging parents is understanding their situation and knowing what they want. If you don’t know, then it is up to you to figure it out. Having open and frank discussions with your parents help avoid themore>>

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In Life’s Last Moments, Open a Window

In Life’s Last Moments, Open a Window

Thank you to our Vaishnavas CARE Volunteer in Hillsborough, North Carolina, Bhaktin Cheryl Elias, for submitting this article to share with our readers. My hospice patients were dying, but they still longed for fresh air and birdsong. By Rachel Clarke Dr. Clarke specializes in palliative care with Britain’s National Health Service A furrowed brow and flailingmore>>

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The Comfort of Hospice Massage at Life’s End

The Comfort of Hospice Massage at Life’s End

By Bill Ward   “He entered a pain-filled and despondent state in which the only thought that gave him any pleasure at all was to have a hospice therapist come to his hospital room,” Spence recalls. But in 1998, massage therapy was contraindicated for cancer patients. The thinking was that massage would spread cancer cells or mightmore>>

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Death and Dying in the Vedic Tradition

Death and Dying in the Vedic Tradition

By Giriraj Swami A talk presented to the doctors and nurses of San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine in San Diego, California. It is a great pleasure for me to address you all here, especially because this hospice is recognized as one of the best and largest in the world and asmore>>

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5 Life Lessons From End-of-Life Experts

5 Life Lessons From End-of-Life Experts

Make sure to do these things while you are still able By Lisa Fields (Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) You’ve heard it countless times: Life is short, so appreciate each moment. People with life-limiting diagnoses know this intimately: When they come to terms with their mortality,more>>

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Returning Home to Freedom

Returning Home to Freedom

By Vraja Vihari Dasa A ten-year-old wonders, “Will Krishna recognize us when we return to Him?” “Oh, these ropes of desires are strange indeed! A person tightly bound by them runs all around seeking happiness, but one freed from them stays calmly in one place.” (Niti-shastra) “What’s it like to go back home to Krishna?”more>>

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Death, a Reminder of Eternal Life

Death, a Reminder of Eternal Life

By Caitanya Caran Das ssd  (dandavats.com) Share this article…more>>

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