Death is a universal experience. Everyone is born and everyone must die. We, as an American culture, are not comfortable talking openly about death. Birth is announced and celebrated. Death does not get its fair share of discussion. Death Café is a movement that is changing this situation. A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death… Continue reading You Want to Talk about WHAT?
From my back porch I can clearly see the city and the cemetery, with a river in between. In the evenings I sit and watch as the sun sets on it all. The shadows lengthen, the orange, red, and gold hues appear. There is softness in the closing of the day and I am reminded… Continue reading My Back Porch Cemetery Gives Me Cause to Pause
Sitting on a riverbank with a fishing pole with Grandpa. Learning to bake bread with Grandma. Working on cars with dad. Going dress shopping with mom. So many memories from so many lifetimes. What we wouldn’t give to sit down with any one of these beloved people and hear their stories again. We don’t know… Continue reading How to Connect Your Heart to Your Loved One
After a significant loss in our life, grief can sometimes feel overwhelming. We don’t always know what to do with this grief cascading over us like waves seemingly coming from nowhere. Some of us grieve privately, others with close family members or friends. Sometimes, we don’t even know how to grieve. We may have heard… Continue reading Opening To Our Grief
Hospice means not being alone, unsure and unprepared when a life-limiting illness becomes part of your families reality; your new normal. Hospice is coordinated, comprehensive, and compassionate care for the individual and family. Hospice care includes a team of skilled and caring practitioners: nurses, bath aides, physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers, chaplains, and… Continue reading What Does Hospice Mean For An Individual and Their Family?