A lack of planning for long-term health care has left many Asheville seniors and their families unprepared to meet end-of-life medical needs. But local experts in advance planning say there are many resources available to help with such planning and suggest starting as early as possible.
From laughter yoga to therapy with a dash of good cheer, a number of Asheville-area helping professionals serve up healing with a side of humor.
Local end-of-life activist Greg Lathrop questions whether we cheat ourselves of the chance for a more meaningful life if we spend our days running from the inevitability of death.
Where do movement and mindfulness meet? Asheville-based organization Slack-Librium instills kids with confidence and inspires the art of balance.
Are you prepared to die wise? According to speaker, activist and death educator Stephen Jenkinson, it is our life’s work to learn how to do so. In collaboration with Third Messenger, an Asheville organization dedicated to facilitating conversation about death and dying, and in conjunction with the release of his latest book, Die Wise: A […]
In an increasingly divisive and violent world, many Ashevilleans are seeking a gentler and more compassionate way to communicate. Nonviolent, or compassionate, communication, practiced by several local helping professionals, emphasizes empathy and honest self-expression in building authentic relationships.
In a digital age in which we’re purportedly more connected than ever, loneliness is a an epidemic, leading many Asheville residents to seek connection in new and surprising ways.
Affecting more than 600,000 women each year, postpartum depression is veiled by stigma and taboo that have only just begun to be lifted, according to local medical providers.