Tag Archives: life

Honor Song

At the Natick Praying Indians Annual Harvest Moon Powwow, there was a special honor song in memory of another mother, her son, and my mother. Knowing there were only five of us completing the first path around the sacred circle … Continue reading

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Lift Off to Re-entry

As the plane relinquished it’s contact with land, grief surrendered my body. Breathing the knowing that the physical evidence of death was far below on the ground created space to consider things from a less encumbered perspective. The pain filled … Continue reading

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Musings of an Unintended Caregiver

Please join me in welcoming IJ Woods, guest blogging this week from Conscious Departures. I think he is amazing and hope you do too. ***********************************************************************************************************

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10 Things You Can Do Today to Challenge Your Views on Dying – Notes to Myself

Today – chose one or all, of the below

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A Caregiver’s Path to Spring

Yes folks, the rumors ARE true. Vernon’s dogged determination over the entire two years I have been here, has finally paid off. The application process for licensure (Mass LICSW) has begun in earnest. It wasn’t that I didn’t think it was … Continue reading

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Life Views Via Death’s Dynamic Portal

Mom continues to resign from life. Each day I watch as she moves herself back a step further from the world, through decisions about no longer engaging in the wonder that is life’s constant change. She refuses technology that would … Continue reading

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