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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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Finding Love and God

Some believe that God is Love.  Love is God. That beyond the thin veil of the physical world lies a world of endless Love, eternal Peace and Divine Light.  I am one of those people. I am not preaching, I … Continue reading

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Blessings

Work has been a whirlwind this summer and yesterday was no different except for the fact I actually stopped to pick up some lunch.  We are allotted a half hour each day but most of us keep a stash of … Continue reading

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Stories we tell ourselves

How we define who we are is often generated by our past experiences. In hospice we often encourage people to share their stories, their “life review”.  Humans love stories, oral tradition has been alive since the experience of conversation.  Storytellers … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Eternity

I’m reading a book by Raymond Moody “Glimpses of Eternity” (lifeafterlife.com). It is his research about people who have share deathbed visions/experiences. These people are not the dying but the loved ones who are engaged with the dying person.  This … Continue reading

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