Lisa Bloom

La Jolla author considers ‘beautiful’ side of death in book about her mother’s passing

La Jolla author considers ‘beautiful’ side of death in book about her mother’s passing

Dying is tough. Losing a loved one is tough. But La Jolla resident Lannette Cornell Bloom’s book, “Memories in Dragonflies: Simple lessons for mindful dying,” aims to look at the “magical side” and “sacred joy” of death.

Inspired by the passing of her mother, Bloom said she wrote the 112-page tome as a way to heal and encourage others to rethink the death process and the “beautiful moments” that can occur.

“Death is not fun nor something we’re told we want to face. People get caught up in the sadness and not wanting to go through it, like we don’t have a choice,” she said in an interview with the Light. “Of course, we don’t have a choice when it comes to death, but we...

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