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Knocking on Heaven’s Door?

Kim Bateman, a psychologist and college administrator based in Truckee, explains the role of a death doula, and shares ideas for how some of her clients at the end of their lives found peace before they passed.

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Even though death is natural and everyone and everything dies, many of us think of it as preventable. Perhaps we express our final resistance by containing our bodies in coffins or urns or small wooden boxes, assuring that something physical remains ours to keep.