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Home ain’t home anymore, dad.

Home ain’t home anymore, dad.

It was 25th Feb around 9 PM where me,my brother and dad were staying in a neurology rehabilitation home,actually it was my turn to stay that night. We got discharge two days back from Apollo Hospitals,Ghy and shifted here,while that particular night we brought him back from

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My spirit has been honoured and emboldened by death’s lessons

My spirit has been honoured and emboldened by death’s lessons

People often look at me with horror when I tell them my story, share with them my experiences of death and dying, and I suppose that, objectively speaking, by the time I was sixty I had had perhaps more than what might be considered my share of

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I’ll be patient till we see each other again

I’ll be patient till we see each other again

She was 49 and a half…had been in a nursing home since her 41st year. Always saying she felt like she was in prison and waiting at the entrance of the nursing home for her kids to visit. The Doctor had told her parents that she was

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I hope you were happy

I hope you were happy

a little green package handed to me at the vet and my living nightmare little feet curled up inside a blanket and fur still warm 1 second you were in my arms and ten minutes later you were back in my arms in a different way you

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Healing and gratitude through writing

Healing and gratitude through writing

Today, 6 weeks after my mom’s death, I wrote a tribute to her for the National Catholic Reporter; one of the editors had invited readers to share about loved ones who have died of COVID 19. In writing this short piece, I felt again the loss and

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Nothing could prepare me …

Nothing could prepare me …

I have worked in health care over 20 years. At the beginning of my career I actually worked in palliative care and had the honour of getting to know both my patients and families in such an intimate time of their lives. I have lost family members

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Reimagining where we reflect – The Reflection Room® 3.0 Dying.dialogues 2020 – DesignTO

We are pleased to be a part of the Dying.dialogues 2020 Symposium hosted by DesignTO at OCAD University on January 25th, 2020. For this year’s symposium, we have proposed to install a one-hour exhibit, inviting attendees to ‘Reimagining where we reflect – The Reflection Room® 3.0’. If

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Northern Ontario Travelling Reflection Room

From January 15th – February 15th, 2020 you can find the Reflection Room out in TWO locations in Dryden, Ontario. Dryden Public Library and the Dryden Regional Health Centre will both be hosting a small-scale installation for the very first time. On February 24th, 2020 Red Lake

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South Australia Hosts Reflection Room – Jan 2020

We are extremely excited to have our very first Australian host for the Reflection Room this coming year. RetireAustralia has partnered with the SE Research Centre to bring the installation out to some of their retirement homes. More information on locations and times will be posted very

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KW Museum AFTERLIFE Exhibit Featuring The Reflection Room

We are so thrilled to see a great amount of participation in the KW Museum’s AFTERLIFE exhibit – especially our Reflection Room addition. If you haven’t already visited the exhibit, you have until January 12, 2020 to stop by! Click here for more information!

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