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Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

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All Stories

He becomes anxious

He becomes anxious

My husband recently told me that as a child he would lay awake hours & hours worrying about how he would die and what would happen after he died. He still can’t think about it again & he becomes anxious. I have never thought of it in […]

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Why

Why

WHY, WHY Love Mom Untill we meet again xoxoxo  

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Expressing her contentment with life

Expressing her contentment with life

My mother Kay died while in a long term care home. I am grateful that we had a chance to understand each other better and share some laughs in the years before her death. She gave me the wonderful gift of expressing her contentment with life, love […]

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Love and sadness came over me

Love and sadness came over me

Both my grandparents died while I was not living near them and it was not until I travelled back home and saw their plots in the cemetery that this feeling of loss and sadness came over me. I had to re-live that feeling of losing them all […]

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Much love

Much love

Just this fine year my grandmother passed away. She passed because she was diagnosed with dementia or alzheimers. My grandma is such a caring women and we all wish her the best life. She in fact did have an amazing life in our point of view. We […]

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My knees gave out

My knees gave out

I’ll always remember the phone call from my girlfriend’s mom telling me she’d passed away. It took me a couple of minutes to understand what she was telling me and then when I did, my knees gave out and I felt like I was going to be […]

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She was always there for us

She was always there for us

I miss you mom, all the time! When my mom passed away, all 6 of her 7 children were at her bedside. It was one of the hardest things that I have ever done, but I wouldn’t have ever missed being there. It felt like we could […]

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Your sense of joy

Your sense of joy

Mom & Dad- You’re long gone but know that your spirit- along with the fine morals judgement and sensibilities live on in us three sibs. We also cherish and try to continue your sense of joy, wonder and humour every day sending love and happiness.  

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You helped provide a basis

You helped provide a basis

You both helped me so much, during your lives (together), and after your lives as well. You both helped provide a basis for my understanding of the world, one that is compassionate and curious, but also profoundly affected by what you experienced as children. I miss you […]

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to savour everything

to savour everything

…is to not Live with past regrets but to savour everything that life has to offer in the moment.  

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