The Island Where People Forget to Die

Dear Friends,

This New York Times Post  is an incredible tale of a veteran who moved to an island to pass peacefully from lung cancer.  I will not ruin the rest of this beautiful story for you, but it’s a must read.  I have been inspired since I read it last week and hope it touches you as well.

Motivated to create more community in my life, I put Saturday girls nights back in session and am sharing more authentic, tech free moments with my love munchkins, Olivia and Joshua.  I’m having more active time outdoors as well.  I added some herbs to my patio garden (peppermint, sage, two varieties of thyme and strawberries) and paid the park some extra visits.

Did this story inspire you as well?  How so?

With Gratitude, Kimberly


12 responses

  1. Thank you for sharing this New York Times post. It was beautiful. I wish life didn’t feel so hurried, I worry I missing my children’s childhood. Thank you for the reminder to slow down. I look forward to more of your posts.

  2. Thank you for highlighting this story, which also appeared in the Telegraph (UK) weekend magazine.

    I like what I have read on your blog so far and am looking forward to more entries.

  3. Omg I am so obsessed with this story. Have you ever heard of Dr. Lissa Rankin? She introduced me to this. Just so fascinating and inspiring. She also shared a similar story about a group of Italians that moved to a small town in Pennsylvania and they all worked alongside each other, and at the end of the day they all gathered on the street and ate dinner together, drank wine, smoked, etc… and they all had a ridiculously low rate of heart disease/heart attacks and they became known for this. It was not until the youth began to leave and question and change things that the heart attack rate began to climb,etc… Amazing what community, and belonging can do!

  4. Its ike you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wroye the book in it oor something.

    I think that you can do with ssome pics to drive thhe messazge home a bit,but other than that, tis iis excellent blog.
    A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

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