Category Archives: Personal Reflections

How Will I Cope?

Each and every day I watch and listen to how people are coping with their news of having a terminal diagnosis.  I wonder about the question, “How will I cope?” There have been lessons learned, choices made and questions asked … Continue reading

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New Adventures

There are a million opportunities in life for new adventures.  Yet, when one comes along that is motivational, encouraging and productive for all, you just can’t pass it up! I have an opportunity!  So naturally I can expect excitement, creativity, fatigue, resistance and … Continue reading

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Being Aware

Being aware of end of life situations and care giving needs, is a unique position in life.  I will always be learning the how tos;  how to help, how to honor, how to confront, how to nurture…how to comfort. Being aware of … Continue reading

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A Nurse’s Hunch

Between a nurses lower ribs, right smack in the middle of their gut is this feeling we call a “hunch.”  All nurses know that hunch, right?!  There may not be clear medical insight, just an abstract feeling of what is going on … Continue reading

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First Meetings

I have been thinking about the first time I walk into the presence of a potential client and we have that initial eye contact.  What’s it like for them?  What are their first impressions?  Do they want to run? That … Continue reading

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New Year

What do you think is the best thing that has happened to you over this past year? Health?  Relationships?  Opportunities? I just keep thinking the one thing I want to see flourish for me this year is actually seizing opportunities.  … Continue reading

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Giving Time

One valuable product we all can give to any one is the gift of our time. By sitting, listening and interacting in a conversation much can be accomplished. I think trust and willingness to partner in end of life care is one of the largest … Continue reading

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