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Being Dead Is No Excuse

By Martha Fontaine LaValla
By Martha Fontaine LaValla

This is one of my favorite book titles. It has many extension possibilities. One my father might have liked is "Being Dead Is No Excuse for Not Planning One's Own Funeral." When we went through his neatly entitled "Death" folder, it was no surprise to find his obituary as well as a personalized, pre-printed bulletin for the Requiem Eucharist he wanted, complete with chosen psalms and favorite hymns.

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Emotional Health

Dr. Cecilia Ford on Grief: Part One of A Series

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Cecilia M. Ford, a member of WVFC’s medical advisory¬† board, has been a psychologist in private practice in New York City since 1987; her current areas of focus are chronic illnes and depression, eating disorders and body image disorders, sexuality and relationships, and¬† parenthood and careers. This is the first of a series of columns on this daunting but essential…
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