Saying Goodbye, Part 5: To Treat or Not to Treat

  On Wednesday, my sisters, brother, and I, gathered to discuss how to proceed in my dad's care. Do we continue treatment or begin comfort care in the hospital? As you can imagine, it wasn't an easy decision to make. My father had a second swallow test, which he didn't pass, and we were told... Continue Reading →

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Saying Goodbye, Part 4: Difference in Perspective

Monday came with no improvement and my father was taken to the Emergency Room via ambulance. It was a rush of fear that went through me as I followed the ambulance to the hospital. By this time my father's condition was pretty bad. He was mostly unresponsive with eyes closed and mouth open. His cough... Continue Reading →

The Gifts of Darkness: An Invitation for Self-Care and Connection

During the Winter Solstice we experience the shortest day and longest night of the year. This time of extended darkness (the longest of the year) can bring about mixed feelings depending on your situation. For some, having longer nights brings about little disruption to daily life. However for others, this time can brings discomfort on many levels.  In either case, the Winter... Continue Reading →

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