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What truly matters

What truly matters

The need to feel accepted by others is hard to let go of… Feelings of “inadequate” try to overcome at times. But the Lord knows my heart. He knows my thoughts and my intentions. This time on earth is too precious to care about anything but what […]

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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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Keep the balance

Keep the balance

Every moment I think about my life, each episode I have lived. I’m grateful for each soul had touched mine and the ones I have touched Thanks… Living each blessing everyday even if in that moment something doesn’t go as planned. I prayed for the strength to continue […]

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Birth and re-birth

Birth and re-birth

Thank you, Mom, for the life you gave me at my birth – and the new life – the re-birth -you gave at the moment of  your death. Birth and re-birth, the gifts of your life and death. All ways, always. 

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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 am forever grateful

I am forever grateful

Having spent over 35 years being given the gift to care for people through birth to death, I am struck by how much humanity means and how much of a gift I have been given – Thank you dad for putting me down this path. I am […]

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Defining our legacy

Defining our legacy

When I think of death, I think of the thousands of years of unseen human history and how so many of those people died without so much of a whisper. But – all those who whisper come together in one large symphony – defining our legacy.

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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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A few regrets

A few regrets

When my mother-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer, we were devastated. She was diagnosed in Feb and died in Oct. Through this 8 month journey she talked to us about what she was most proud of in her life, a few regrets (not seeing her grandchildren become […]

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