Awake at the Bedside

Awake at the Bedside


  • Author: Koshin Paley Ellison, Matt Weingast & Karmapa
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • File Size: 12993248 Bytes


This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death.  Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in hospice work or caregiving of any kind. Contributors include Anyen Rinpoche, Coleman Barks, Craig D. Blinderman, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joshua Bright, Ira Byock, Robert Chodo Campbell, ...

Awake at the Bedside
Score: 5
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Awake at the Bedside


  • Author : Koshin Paley Ellison
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614291428


Awake at the Bedside Book Description :

This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death. Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in hospice work or caregiving of any kind. Contributors include Anyen Rinpoche, Coleman Barks, Craig D. Blinderman, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joshua Bright, Ira Byock, Robert Chodo Campbell, Rafael Campo, Ajahn Chah, Ram Dass, ...

A Bedside Book of Saints

A Bedside Book of Saints


  • Author : Aloysius Roche
  • Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933184081


A Bedside Book of Saints Book Description :

Delightful tales for bedtime reading. This, truly, is a bedside book of saints, meant to lift the spirits of souls wearied by the day. These charming and often humorous stories of eminently human saints will ease your soul and help bring you good dreams, giving you fresh hope for the morning....

Wholehearted

Wholehearted


  • Author : Koshin Paley Ellison
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-06-18
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614295495


Wholehearted Book Description :

An inspiring book that will help readers rediscover their values and discover a way to truly live life to the fullest. Each of us has an enormous capacity for love—a deep well of attention and care that we can offer to ourselves and others. With guidance that is both simple and wholly transformative, Koshin Paley Ellison, Zen teacher and psychotherapist, shows us how to uncover it: pay attention, be of service, and be with others. With this inspiring and down-to-earth book, drawn from the Zen precepts and illustrated with anecdotes from Koshin’s own life and practice, you’ll learn how to explore and investigate with your own core values, identify the mental habits that could be unconsciously hurting yourself and others, and overcome isolation. ...

The Sleepyhead s Bedside Companion
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Sleepyhead s Bedside Companion


  • Author : Sean Coughlan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409050179


The Sleepyhead s Bedside Companion Book Description :

This is a quirky, amusing, information-packed book for all lovers of sleep. It's a celebration of nature's greatest free gift, the perfect companion for the bedside table. It's the book to curl up with before falling asleep. It looks at the history, culture, folklore, language and science of sleep. Did you know that the siesta was once a British tradition? Why do we say 'sleep like a top'? Does counting sheep work? What are the very best sleeps? Who invented pyjamas? If dogs sleep so much, why are they always yawning? What are the best films about sleep? Do today's children have less sleep than Edwardian children? Does booze help or hinder sleep? Not only is sleep a great natural pleasure, it's also essential to good health. The book examines how a l...

Making Friends with Death

Making Friends with Death


  • Author : Judith L. Lief
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-02-13
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834822571


Making Friends with Death Book Description :

In Making Friends with Death, Buddhist teacher Judith Lief, who's drawn her inspiration from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, shows us that through the powerful combination of contemplation of death and mindfulness practice, we can change how we relate to death, enhance our appreciation of everyday life, and use our developing acceptance of our own vulnerability as a basis for opening to others. She also offers a series of guidelines to help us reconnect with dying persons, whether they are friends or family, clients or patients. Lief highlights the value of relating to the immediacy of death as an ongoing aspect of everyday life by offering readers a variety of practical methods that they can apply to their lives and work. These methods include: Simple...

Dignity Therapy

Dignity Therapy


  • Author : Harvey Max Chochinov
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2012-01-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195176216


Dignity Therapy Book Description :

Maintaining dignity for patients approaching death is a core principle of palliative care. Dignity therapy, a psychological intervention developed by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov and his internationally lauded research group, has been designed specifically to address many of the psychological, existential, and spiritual challenges that patients and their families face as they grapple with the reality of life drawing to a close. In the first book to lay out the blueprint for this unique and meaningful intervention, Chochinov addresses one of the most important dimensions of being human. Being alive means being vulnerable and mortal; he argues that dignity therapy offers a way to preserve meaning and hope for patients approaching death. With history and fo...

Caring for the Dying

Caring for the Dying


  • Author : Henry Fersko-Weiss
  • Publisher : Conari Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633410367


Caring for the Dying Book Description :

Caring for the Dying describes a whole new way to approach death and dying. It explores how the dying and their families can bring deep meaning and great comfort to the care given at the end of a life. Created by Henry Fersko-Weiss, the end-of-life doula model is adapted from the work of birth doulas and helps the dying to find meaning in their life, express that meaning in powerful and beautiful legacies, and plan for the final days. The approach calls for around-the-clock vigil care, so the dying person and their family have the emotional and spiritual support they need along with guidance on signs and symptoms of dying. It also covers the work of reprocessing a death with the family afterward and the early work of grieving. Emphasis is placed on t...

Bedside Manor  Poetry   Prose to Dream By

Bedside Manor Poetry Prose to Dream By


  • Author : Royal L. Craig
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2000-03-14
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462807338


Bedside Manor Poetry Prose to Dream By Book Description :

Bedside Manor By Royal L. Craig Delightfully diverse reading THE OFFERING He was still, Like the placid lake in summer when the mountain holds its breath, He was still, Like the fawn down in the high grass where the tiger signals death. THE COURIER AND SHIVA The Lancers must be warned tonight. He smiled and looked at me Its sure to be a nasty fight But first, a cup of tea APRICOT For all the world The poem I need to write Cannot be written. The words I need to say Cannot be said. BLEAKELY HALL An awesome mystery haunts the heart At the sight of an empty house The echo of living dampens the air All but the spirits have fled CANDY When Andy met Candy he thought it was dandy To take her for fine tea and cake. Candy had need and slyly agreed To have thei...

Villa Mirabella
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Villa Mirabella


  • Author : Peter Pezzelli
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780758265579


Villa Mirabella Book Description :

In his acclaimed novels of Italian-American life, Peter Pezzelli explores themes of friendship, hope, and second chances. With Villa Mirabella, he invites readers into the lives of an unforgettable family—and into the warmth of one very special bed and breakfast . . . When Jason Mirabella returns to his childhood home on a blustery winter’s day, the only thing he’s sure of is that he’ll be staying in Providence just long enough to get back on his feet again. It’s been three years since Jason moved to Los Angeles, brimming with ambitions he knew could never be fulfilled in Rhode Island. He had no intention of entering the family business—running a beautiful but timeworn B&B that’s struggling to compete with downtown’s luxurious new hot...