The Reflection Room is supported by Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Perspective

Perspective

You deserved so much better

You deserved so much better

I miss you Greg – my brother. You deserved so much better. I do what I do now because of you.

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Sometimes it’s unfair

Sometimes it’s unfair

Sometimes it’s unfair – for those of us who work in palliative care – that we don’t have the opportunity to grieve the loss of our loved ones as others do. As we go through our daily work, supporting others through their death, dying, loss, grief journey, […]

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Life is not easy

Life is not easy

Life is not easy. Love is not easy. Loss is not easy. BUT We can seek joy. We can make connections. We can carry a loved one In our hearts.

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Mourning with the dying

Mourning with the dying

We need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others. Mourning with the dying on a day to day can create “burn out”. Remember to do something fun to recharge.

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When it is your time, you have to get off

When it is your time, you have to get off

Three years ago, I lost my baby son at the age of 19 ½ years in an accident. I am still grieving but I am thankful that as a mother and family, we gave him the best in life – love, education, travel, language, moral ethical principles […]

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A natural way to be

A natural way to be

Is death like birth? There is a labour to coming into this world, and a labour to leaving… A natural way to be, if only we all could talk about it… Let’s try, let’s do it! Now

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He is in Heaven

He is in Heaven

My mother-in-law passed away years ago. We were all at the funeral including all 3 children. Months later our son (4 years old) pet hamster, George, died. A while later, Jeff said he missed George, out of the blue I said “don’t worry, he is in heaven […]

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I just wish I knew

I just wish I knew

I just wish I knew then that I know now when my grandmother was dying 20 years ago.

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To help them with the grieving process

To help them with the grieving process

I think people need compassion and empathy when someone close to them is dying. To help them with the grieving process and accept the loss that has/will happen in this life. Knowing they will miss that loved one, and to know what they feel is okay. It […]

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Losing someone you really love

Losing someone you really love

Losing someone you really love brings a whole new meaning to the word “forever”

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