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Fully Alive While Waiting

There are a number of bracelets on her emaciated left wrist; some with crystal beads strung on elastic, another with tiny crosses and charms.  The purplish-pink one with the letters DNR is the one I notice first.   We are visiting … Continue reading

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Buried in Clutter, Lost in Denial

Our elderly neighbors seldom come outside despite the park-like setting of their suburban yard.  We watch the exterior of their home deteriorate from lack of paint, boards coming loose and holes from animals welcoming decay. Three walls of the home’s … Continue reading

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A Messy Riot of a Life

I am the “Queen of Plan B.”  I pride myself on being flexible, being able to drop whatever I am doing if something more important presents itself.  Something more important could mean responding to a serious health crisis of a … Continue reading

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Who Cares For The Caregivers?

I am a nurse and my training has taught me to assess, plan, implement and evaluate whatever program I start.  So, I initiated a caregivers support group at my church this spring after hearing members complain that they were feeling … Continue reading

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Falling Back To The Earth

“Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend, unnerves his strength, invites his end.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson  “How beautiful the leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.”  John Burroughs When a tree is diseased or … Continue reading

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Grieving on Throwback Thursday

I try to see the glass half-full and think of myself as a positive person, but I have to admit, I HATE Throwback Thursday! Not being able to completely figure out why I have such an aversion to the seemingly … Continue reading

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In A Sea of Grief, Kindness Became My Life Jacket

I was honored to be approached by The Kindness Blog to write an article about the ways in which kindness has affected my life…this is the story I submitted. He didn’t kiss me goodbye in the morning, believing that it … Continue reading

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