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Live each day

Live each day

Watching one of my best friends die last fall has changed me in so many ways. I want to live each day like it is my last…

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Happy Birthday in Heaven

Happy Birthday in Heaven

Happy Birthday in Heaven Oct 20 2016

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An intimate moment

An intimate moment

I would like to reflect on my experience in working at Hospice and being able to help others on their end of life journey. Such an intimate moment! Really has helped me become a real person and to accept people for who they are. Realize life is short […]

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Raw emotions they shared

Raw emotions they shared

I want to thank all of my patients who have come into my life. The raw emotions they shared. The lessons they taught me about life. Bottom line, our relationships are the most important. The most precious thing we have are our relationships. At times the sadness […]

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Value the present

Value the present

I never want to say ” I wish I done this” or “I wish I had tell that person how important she is to me,” thanks to you, I value the present, every pause and moment as a unique experience, and try to live fully every moment, […]

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Being with you all one day

Being with you all one day

My story is not anything special or different from others. I have watched, held hands, prayed with, laughed with, many dying people as I am a Palliative nurse – friend – mother, wife, etc. To all of those people, I say Thank You for sharing your life or […]

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I can feel the pain of my best friend

I can feel the pain of my best friend

I have a best friend who had a girlfriend. She was [suffering]; died in cancer. She committed suicide because of fearing the near future. I can feel the pain of my best friend. That girl had to face emotional pain. I can feel that emotional pain. This […]

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Who will hold my hand when I die

Who will hold my hand when I die

When my patient was awake, she always wanted to hold hands: with family, with friends, with caregivers. One day she asked, “Who will hold my hand when I die?”  I reminded her of her faith tradition and said, “when you let go of a hand here,  it […]

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I feel her with me

I feel her with me

When I first began my career as a hospice physician, I worked with the most amazing social worker/ volunteer coordinator. She introduced our agency to therapeutic touch and the healing potential of harp played at the bedside of the dying. She went on to become a naturopathic […]

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To everyone who has gone before

To everyone who has gone before

To everyone who has gone before, hold on, I’m coming. I will see you when the time is here. We’re all going to be there forever.

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