Marianne Williamson on death and happiness

Ray Hemachandra: Your mother died recently. How important is it for people at midlife to come to terms with the idea and reality of death? Marianne Williamson: It feels to me like the death of a parent is a kind of inoculation. You really do get, in a way that you’ve never viscerally gotten before,…

Dr. Judith Orloff on Inviting Death In

Ray: You write that often when a patient is dying, physicians start removing themselves. I learned this firsthand in the days just before my mother died of cancer. The oncologist who had been treating her suddenly made himself very scarce. We could not get him to come and see her. Judith: It’s really horrible. They…