Father, Mother,

The novella deals with the sudden death of the father, and with the slow, painful deterioration of the mother into her dementia, followed by her death. But the indestructible
cheerfulness of the mother makes that this is not a sad story.

In this novella from Herman Adèr, the autobiographical elements are more obvious than in his previous novellas and stories. Yet, the first-person narrator is nowhere centre stage, the father and the mother remain the main characters all along. However, this detached manner of writing emphasizes how very evocative various scenes are. It could be said that the novella deals with Death. With the sudden death of the father, and with the slow, painful deterioration of themother into her dementia, followed by death. Yet it is not a sad novella. This is caused by the indestructible cheerfulness that the mother possesses, which never leaves her, not even at the end of her life, when she hardly recognizesanyone and her world becomes ever more limited. It is as if people near her suffer more in the end than she does herself. The novella ‘Father, mother,’ is translated from the Dutch novella ‘Vader, Moeder’, also published by Johannes vanKessel.

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Death, Dying, and Modern Technology

Making Informed Decisions at the End of Life.

Modern technology has blurred the definitions surrounding death and dying. It has cast a veil of doubt upon the idea of discussing end of life issues with the young and old, healthy and ill, vibrant office workers and even our most dedicated medical professionals regarding realistic, spiritual, and compassionate choices before or at the end of life. As a result, patients and family members find it increasingly more difficult to make informed decisions at this most difficult time. This is a self-help guide offering you facts based on research, anecdotes, and suggested reading, all intended to help you make the right choices when navigating the stormy seas that we will all face someday. Chapter one of this book is called, So here I Am in a Place I Never Imagined. Don’t find yourself there! Quite often, heart wrenching, end-of-life decisions must be made in a moment’s notice. Are you prepared? Have you discussed your wishes with a trusted loved one? Is your physician on the same page? Are your caregivers on the same page? Are you certain your final wishes will be carried out? This book was written to help you understand many of the issues you may face, and help you unravel their complexity. So, when the time comes, you can think clearly and make informed decisions on behalf of the dying, be it you or a loved one. Learn the difference between Healthcare Advance Directives and Durable Power of Attorney. They vary state by state. Learn what CPR really is and how it is performed. Learn how successful CPR really is, and understand many of the possible complications. Learn the difference between life-support and mechanical ventilation. Learn the reality of the financial impact on dying individuals and their families. Learn how modern technology prolongs the dying process, and how the line is blurred between life and death. Learn and understand the confusing term, “terminal.” Learn about prolonging life vs. quality of life. Learn the consequences of withholding the truth from you regarding your illness or outcome. Learn what it means to hold on or let go. Learn to focus on the positive. It can be done. Most importantly, learn to believe in yourself. Learn to empower yourself with knowledge. Your knowledge will arm you with strength and confidence, when making life-changing decisions.

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Heal On Purpose: One Quote At A Time

If you’re suffering from any form of illness-physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual-Dan Phillips’ healing, soothing words will speak straight to your heart. Take a dose of this book daily, relax, and heal on purpose, one quote at a time.

If you are suffering from any form of illness – whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual – Heal On Purpose: One Quote At A Time, is the best medicine you can take. Dan Phillips’ healing, soothing words will bypass your body and speak straight to your heart, to your soul, to that place which knows the Truth, way beyond whatever is happening on this physical plane of existence.

Dan’s words will heal you profoundly and perfectly as they make their journey from mind to soul, taking you from an idyllic place of self-love, perfection, divinity, and wonder. This book, and the beautiful, poetic words within will teach you detachment, forgiveness, compassion, gratitude, shedding the ego, releasing negative doubts on a whole other level than most other self-help books out there. Take a dose of this book every day, no matter what your ‘illness’ and you will begin to heal on purpose, one quote at a time…

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The Value of Being Poor Minded

If you love to learn and are looking for a book with great information well you found it!!! My book is not a purchase but an investment in great topics, stories about wisdom, principles, finding ourselves and so much more !!!

This great book will help with life situations and perceptions, giving you lots of different outlooks and great stories that will relate with what you are dealing with, or someone you know who could be in a self crises. Dont pass up this great opportunity to get a self improved look at life, problems, past, and future endeavors you can keep forever.

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Choose Life: A life program where neuroscience meets scripture

A unique program designed to enhance life and promote health and wellness in body, mind and spirit. It also aids in reducing stress, depression and anxiety along with other issues.

Choose Life combines scripture and neuroscience for a unique program that is designed to enhance life and promote health and wellness in body, mind and spirit. It assists in reducing stress, depression and anxiety. Choose Life also helps in recovery from addiction and abuse as well as other issues.

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