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  1. Lessons From Hospice

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    What can the dying teach us about living? Grief counselor and author of “Before We Go: Stories For A Better Life From Those Facing Death,” Cheri Milton helps answer this question.

    Milton, a certified thanatologist (one who studies death), says people in hospice are sadder but not necessarily unhappy. One reason could be because they lived a full life and have no regrets.

    “They perhaps can say … ‘even though I’m going to die now with this terminal illness, I’ve done what I wanted to do. I’ve had wonderful family and friends’,” Milton said.