While paying attention to funeral and death rituals, I also noticed there is opposition to cemeteries I wasn’t aware of. Until more recently, I never contemplated any kind of burial other than the traditional casket laid in a cemetery plot with a headstone.
When my husband was thirteen years old, his younger 7-year-old brother died of leukemia. At the time of his little brother’s death, my husband discovered he did not feel comfortable with some of the funeral traditions surrounding death.
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Eighty percent or more believe babies are born good. The majority also believe, if we choose, we can make bad choices, which are influenced by the environment and key people in our lives most of the time. I am a part of these majority groups, but I also think there is an overlooked influence that impacts all of us. I would like to address this hidden influence for your consideration.
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I have overheard conversations that it seems as though the world is getting meaner. I have to agree with one possible exception, maybe it is America getting meaner rather than the whole world. If the world is getting meaner, what can be done to reverse “meanness to kindness”?
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I have noticed more healing signs in the past few months indicating that my son’s symptoms of Bipolar II Disorder are diminishing.
A year ago this month, after a two-year adjustment to the news that my son, Darrell, had a mental disorder, I signed up to take a NAMI class (National Alliance on Mental Illness).