Lessons to Learn From The Dying

Lesson in Dying

Dying is never a topic that is easily talked about. Recently we have all learned about a dying young woman, Brittany Maynard.  Brittany is only 29 years old and she is dying from a glioblastoma brain tumor.  She is advocating for a movement called death with dignity in California, and nationwide in partnership with Compassion & Choices, the nation’s leading end-of-life choice advocacy organization.

Brittany has allowed us to peek into the window of her life recently as she is coming close to the end of her life.  There is so much to be learned through her experiences.  FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb has experienced death very closely.  He has had his own near death experiences and has witnessed many loved ones deaths.

Learn what Dr. Gottlieb believes is one of the most important lessons that we can learn from dying loved ones.  What would you say to your loved ones if you knew you were dying?



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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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