Archive | November, 2013

Rev. Olivia Rose Bareham | Death midwife

Rev. Olivia Bareham–or simply, Rev. Olivia–is an ordained minister of healing. Originally from England, she holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of London, and a bachelor’s degree in natural theology in sacred healing from the Healing Light Seminary of Glendale, CA. She is also a certified death midwife. Her experience in the fields of auxiliary nursing, elder care and hospice volunteering inspired her to investigate a more […]

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November MOON Shine

“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” ― Woody Allen “Death is a welcome transition to some, and a joyous occasion for the soul—a new chapter in the ongoing book of life. It is not to be feared. Grief is very real; we understand this. But perhaps you might view the inescapable transition in a more positive light and help all those […]

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Sarah A. Chavez

Sarah A. Chavez | Cheers to the Dead

I wonder if he’s hungry there in his grave amongst the sediment and microorganisms.   The Hmong relatives of his neighbors bring bowls of rice and vegetables, sweet dishes whose names I can’t pronounce and cans of Coke. All he gets are American flags and flowers.   Even in death they won’t let Grandpa eat or drink. He loved to tell me how Grandma kept him to one beer a […]

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