Tag Archives: Afterlife

Last smile

It is 3am and the mockingbird is singing the song of the catbird, the robin, and the sparrow in hopes of finding a mate.  This started two weeks ago, outside my bedroom window- he perches in the cherry blossom tree … Continue reading

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What is waiting for us

This past weekend I took a class with Anysia Kiel http://www.anysiakiel.com/. We did a guided meditation of sorts.  It was all at once amazing, powerful and undeniable. Visualizing sitting at the ocean and thinking of our loved ones who have … Continue reading

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Hugs

Yesterday I went to the wake of a friend’s husband.  She was in the midst of the emotional turmoil that surely accompanies any one in that moment. Standing in front of the casket greeting people with tears and hugs desperately … Continue reading

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Changes

Change is the only constant in our lives.  November has arrived and with it the early morning brisk sunrises, the hope that the sun will warm us as he passes along his path.  Sweatshirts and jeans are calling from my … Continue reading

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Saving Each Other

Sometimes the Soul speaks. I have a patient who has Parkinson’s disease, she has expressive aphasia, she has thoughts she cannot put into words. This causes her a great deal of frustration.  Last week she decided she had had enough … 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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Red Rover

When I was very young I use to play a came called “Red Rover”. I have a distinct memory of playing with a group of children on the front lawn of the church I often went to.  Two lines of … Continue reading

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The Return of the Crow

I often awaken early to listen to the arrival of the coming day. The birds’ song opens the day with hope and melody, infinite possibilities of what could come, hope for joy, hope for peace, a hope for love on … Continue reading

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Meaningful Grief

I read a moving article about Viktor Frankl who said when faced with leaving his doomed parents behind who most surely would be going to a concentration camp he prayed for guidance. When he arrived home his father was sitting … Continue reading

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