Death, dying, and mortality are difficult subjects for many to discuss, but that is exactly why psychiatrist Joel Schwartz wants to discuss them. His method of discussion is considered a bit unorthodox, as he prefers humor to deal with the grief, and mentions that when sitting shiva (the Jewish mourning period), it is common to hear laughter and joy. He believes that humor can tone down the pain of a situation, and encourages others to consider their own mortality when younger, so that they may deal better with loss and grief when it arises. Estate administration can be a big help to loved ones left behind handling your affairs.

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