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Death Comes Not as a Stranger:: Befriending Death & Finding Peace Lois West Bristow

Death Comes Not as a Stranger:: Befriending Death & Finding Peace

Lois West Bristow

Published October 19th 2014
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Kindle Edition
131 pages
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Navigating the shifting attitudes toward old age and death, Death Comes Not as a Stranger explores making peace with death’s inevitability. As the Boomer generation knocks at the door of old age, concerns about aging and death gather momentum. Dr.MoreNavigating the shifting attitudes toward old age and death, Death Comes Not as a Stranger explores making peace with death’s inevitability. As the Boomer generation knocks at the door of old age, concerns about aging and death gather momentum. Dr. Bristow offers insights and humor as she addresses our concerns.We typically learn by doing, but death isn’t a learn-by-doing exercise. We can also learn by gathering information—by observation and self-reflection. The experience and insights of others play crucial roles in shifting from a fear of to a comfort with death. Dr. Bristow writes about befriending death and finding peace. Her insightful writing helps us leave fear behind and find our capacity to live more expansive and vital lives.Praise for Death Comes Not as a Stranger:“Dr. Bristow gently holds her lamp against the darkness of death, revealing insights and compassion. Her poetic wisdom makes her storytelling compelling and real. She offers hope and meaning for life’s end, not as a defeat but as the completion of life.”— Stephen Jones, PhD, Santa Barbara, CaliforniaDr. Bristow is a worthy wordsmith, gifted in her choice and flow of words. Elegant and direct. “Reading the stunning poem, I knew this book was right for me. Then came the commanding first sentence: ‘I knew that I wanted to be present at my death.’ I’ve always imagined my ideal death to be simply falling asleep, never to awaken. Reading the words ‘the sacredness of death,’ I was surprised that I was surprised. Yes, death is sacred—too sacred to miss. Not until reading this book had I pondered dying with awareness. A gift of truths and inspiration for weaving our ways through life and death. A gem!”— Jeralyn Scott McCarthy, County Cork, Ireland“A beautifully written, interesting, and thought-provoking book that makes the difficult subject of death accessible.”— Louise Stewart, MD, Santa Barbara, California