Monthly Archives: July 2014

“When the House is Empty” by C. S. Lewis

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.  I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid.  The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning.  I keep on swallowing. At other times … Continue reading

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Personal growth?

Do you agree or disagree with the personal growth part??

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Love… One of the reasons I have loved working for hospice is that I get to see – what one colleague called – love in action.  When someone is dying, there are demonstrations of love everywhere.  From the family members … Continue reading

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Grief is Selfish…

self·ish adjective \ˈsel-fish\ : having or showing concern only for yourself and not for the needs or feelings of other people Full Definition of SELFISH 1 concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself :  seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being … Continue reading

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About Schmidt (2002)

On a recent flight, I re-watched About Schmidt.  I had remembered it being a movie about grief, brilliantly acted by Jack Nicholson.  (Honestly, when is Nicholson NOT brilliant??).  Given that my memory is terrible about most things, I had completely … Continue reading

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Your Terminal Illness: Practical Matters…

In addition to everything else you have going through your mind and body, there are some other matters needing attention that will aid your loved ones now and after you’re gone. It’s hard to think about others when your life … Continue reading

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