I’ve gathered an extensive list of resources related to mindfulness, meditation, death and dying, and healing touch. These are what I consider the most comprehensive articles, books, and websites intended to help you research your topic of interest.

Please contact me with questions you have on any of these topics.

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Death and Dying


Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul by Stephen Jenkinson

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death by Joan Halifax

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski

At Home with Dying by Merrill Collett

The Grace in Dying by Kathleen Dowling Singh

Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying by Stephen and Ondrea Levine

A Year to Live by Stephen and Ondrea Levine

Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care by Ellison and Weingast

Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death by Henry Fersko-Weiss

The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care by Angelo E. Volandes, M.D.

The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise by Martin Prechtel

The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller


Conscious Dying Institute

The Center for End of Life Transitions

National Healthcare Decisions Day

End of Life Practitioners Collective

We Croak app


Green Burials: Carolina Memorial Sanctuary

Meditation and Mindfulness


Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson, PH.D

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation (Shambhala Classics) by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

Feeling Good Matters: The Yoga of Mind, Medicine, and Healing by Susan Taylor, PhD

Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy — A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard by Rick Heller

The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics by Michael W. Taft



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Benches: Simply Sitting

Audio Programs and Classes: Sounds True

Retreat Centers

Southern Dharma Retreat Center

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Insight Meditation Society

Spirit Rock

Heartwood Refuge

Kate’s Garden Refuge

Essential Oils