S1E38: Is there such a thing as life not worth living?

Hamlet’s famous monologue – “To be, or not to be” – has such deeper meaning for those battling terminal illness. In the play, while Polonius and Claudius hide and eavesdrop, Hamlet breaks into this most famous soliloquy, perhaps the best-known speech in the English language. Hamlet ponders the question of suicide.

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?

Ben Florman at LitCharts provides us with a modern take on it:

To live, or to die? That is the question.
Is it nobler to suffer through 
all the terrible things fate throws at you, 
or to fight off your troubles,
and, in doing so, end them completely?

In this episode, Marianne explores the conversations around assisted death from a neutral point of view.

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Recipe Time

We don’t actually have a recipe this time…it’s more of a list of the most unhealthy things for the holidays…which means you probably will gravitate to them!

This top list of offenders comes from Eat This, Not That! Visit their site for some great suggestions to make these holiday favorites a little more friendly to our waistlines and cardiovascular system!

Drinkin’ with Death

You’ve missed it, haven’t you? One of our Death entities took time from her(?) busy schedule to have a fireside chat with us.

Death and Marianne having drinks by the fireside.

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