Stan Goldberg

Stan Goldberg is a Professor Emeritus of Communicative Disorders at San Francisco State University. For over 25 years he taught, provided therapy, researched, and published in the area of information processing, loss, and change. Stan has published seven books, written numerous articles and delivered over 100 lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Latin America and Asia. He is currently working on a novel and a book on loss. He also consults on issues of personal, institutional, and corporate change. He has served as an expert legal witness in high-profile court cases and is a consulting editor for Oxford University Press. Stan leads workshops for adults whose lives were suddenly and traumatically changed. He serves at the bedside hospice volunteer in San Francisco for Pathways Home Health Care and Hospice. and is a featured columnist in the Hospice Volunteers of America quarterly magazine. His published magazine articles, essays, poems, and plays have received numerous national and international writing awards. Written with humor and sensitivity, they have appeared in magazines ranging from Psychology Today to Horse and Rider. His latest book is Lessons for the Living: Stories of Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Courage at the End of Life It’s a memoir of his six years as a bedside hospice volunteer; an experience that taught him to accept his cancer and live fully, no matter how long that might be. He can be contacted at [email protected] Numerous downloadable articles appear on his website


Joyful Aging, 26 Jun 2014

Aging and Identity: We’re Not Dead Yet, 16 May 2014

When Illness Takes Away Your Pleasures, 21 Mar 2012

When She Says, ‘I Have Cancer,’ What Do You Say?, 09 Jan 2012

Couple Use Last Six Months to Express Their Love, 18 Dec 2011

How Can I Be a Compassionate Caretaker?, 14 Nov 2011

Remembering NYC a Week After 9/11, 08 Sep 2011

‘Shoot Me, Please’: The Right to Die, 03 Jun 2011

Caregivers: We’re Not Mother Teresa, 22 Apr 2011

Music for my Relatives: Understanding Buchenwald, 17 Jan 2011

I’m in Shock! But it’s Nothing Personal, 02 Jan 2011

Does Choosing How to Die Make a Difference?, 18 Nov 2010

The Zen of Eating Cream of Wheat: A Journey Into Dementia, 15 Nov 2010

Thoughts As You Approach Your Own Death, 05 Nov 2010

The Hard Work of Dying, 15 Jul 2010

Memories: A Call to Reconnect, 21 May 2010

Helping Those in Pain Requires Acceptance, Compassion, 17 May 2010

The Insults of Aging: Why Young People Get it Wrong, 09 Apr 2010

Prostate Cancer, Research Funding, and Male Vanity, 14 Mar 2010

Dying Stands Logic on its Head, 26 Jan 2010

’60 Minutes’ Deserves Praise for Challenging Culture’s Denial of Death, 30 Nov 2009

The Faces of Grief: Mourning Those We Never Knew, 19 Nov 2009

Six Things to Do for An Easier Death, 30 Oct 2009

When Behaviors Don’t Make Sense, 15 Sep 2009

Caretakers: Dealing With Our Own Needs, 31 Aug 2009

When the Ground Shakes: Why Many Ill Patients Need Structure, 21 Aug 2009

What’s Wrong With My Underwear? Adjusting to Aging and Grieving, 21 Aug 2009

Learn to Die and You Will Learn to Live, 27 Jun 2009

Has the Music Stopped? Risking Again After a Loss, 29 May 2009