Kitchen Table Talk – How I Learned About Death

How did I first learn about death?  Well, around the kitchen table and family gatherings with extended family – aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  Those times when we would reconnect with our families afar, and the conversations returned to earlier days and family members who had died.  Although sometimes hushed conversations (and even sometimes laughter over… Continue reading Kitchen Table Talk – How I Learned About Death

How to Live After the Death of A Loved One: Taking the Next Step in Life’s Journey

  As a hospice volunteer chaplain, not only have hospice patients taught me how to die with grace and dignity, but hospice has also taught me how to live after the death of my own loved one, my daughter Kam.  Undoubtedly, her death at forty was the most difficult event of my life.  The bereavement… Continue reading How to Live After the Death of A Loved One: Taking the Next Step in Life’s Journey