I’m Stepping Away From Work For A Few Days

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like […]

Conversations About Dying – We Need To Have Them!

“When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die!” ~ Jim Elliot “Everybody will die, but very few people want to be reminded of that fact.” ~ Lemony Snicket   This post is the next in my Wednesday series on Death and Dying…   Last year a good […]

Supporting Your Loved One at the End Stage of Life

“And then we ease him out of that worn-out body with a kiss, and he’s gone like a whisper, the easiest breath.” ~ Mark Doty   Welcome to the second post in my Wednesday series on death and dying. Today I’d like to talk about the end stage of life, and what you might expect […]

Some Early Reflections on Death

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” ~ Helen Keller   Hello, friends. Welcome to my Wednesday series on Death and Dying. This week, I’ll kick off the series by discussing some […]

A Short Blog Series on Death and Dying

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t […]

The Phone Call I Hated to Make

“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.” ~ Shannon L. Alder   I had to make a phone call yesterday. A […]

The Stories That Bind Us, Heal Us

“Don’t try to present your art by making other people read or hear or see or touch it; make them feel it. Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourself and […]

There Was No Blog Post This Morning Because… Life

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia   I’d had every intention of blogging early this morning, as I usually do. As I’ve missed […]

For Angela, On Your Last Morning

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ~ Helen Keller   Good Morning, Darling Friend. My first thought this morning is of you, on this, your last morning. As I lay in my soft bed, in my still-dark room, I thought of how I left you last […]

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