Category Archives: spiritual

Bella

Bella a golden retriever who was neglected in her earlier life was adopted and restored to her natural beauty by one of my hospice patients.  The bond between dog and human is palpable when you walk in the room.  I … Continue reading

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Divine Kindness

Imagine if an unwanted guest showed up on your front door step and refused to leave, changing the very fabric of your life and your loved ones.  Imagine this guest could not be controlled despite your best efforts and this … Continue reading

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Losing Mary

Before I start my work day, I ask for Divine help, especially when I am walking into a situation that is unfamiliar to me. I often call on the Archangels and the Blessed Mother for protection and guidance. Last weekend … Continue reading

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Sharing Clouds II

Yesterday I sat by the bed of my dementia patient who was actively dying.  He was the one I shared a lucid moment of watching the clouds only a few short weeks ago.  His breathe was unnaturally even like a … Continue reading

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P.S. I Love You

“Sail on Silver Girl, Sail on by. Your time has come to Shine, All your Dreams are on their way….” Paul Simon is singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” on SNL, I am sobbing on the couch. This was our song, … Continue reading

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Winks from Heaven

This week I lost a patient I took care of briefly, she was well into her transitioning state when I met her, so I had little verbal interaction with her.  Her daughter and granddaughter were her primary care givers, ever … Continue reading

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Sharing Clouds

I love the lucid moments dementia offers, a little gift in the midst of frustration and sadness.  Yesterday my patient was crying, he was watching another resident wheel down the hallway to an outside door that was locked. The resident … Continue reading

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