Author Archives: Beth Riungu

Showing Up in Unexpected Places

On Christmas Eve, in a pretty church in comfortable Charlestown, RI, the pastor was reminding us that ‘God shows up in unexpected places’.  Among several examples, she spoke of meeting a young man named Emmanuel working a sewing machine in … Continue reading

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The Last Laugh: Dying Matters

I have been asked, “Isn’t it sad – being with people who are dying? The question has as many answers as there are people living. Dying isn’t a personality or character trait, it isn’t even a state of mind although … Continue reading

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What is a Soul Midwife?

A ‘good’ death is an extraordinary, moving, sacred, profound and peaceful experience. And that is, surely, what all of us want.  Felicity Warner, founder of the Soul Midwife School. Everyone has thought about how they will die, if only fleetingly.  … Continue reading

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At the Threshold

When I turned 50 a couple of years ago I had the feeling at once overwhelming and uplifting that I had reached a threshold, that I was standing on the doorstep of the rest of my life. It was not … Continue reading

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Blogging by Heart

I have had a hard time making peace with the social web.  Don’t all those virtual conversations take time away from real-time, face-to-face conversations?  (My actual  experience  – No, they take time away from sleep!)  Can we ever really make … Continue reading

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