How do we balance risk and still live a productive - even exciting - life? David shares his perspective on how he applies his risk model from his professional and recreational life to the COVID pandemic.
This month we have been talking about traditions remembering the dead, specifically Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Learn about how to use the movie Coco as a resource for children to work through grief and and remember loved ones.
This virus does not care whether you believe or not. The virus doesn’t care about your party affiliation. The only way to get our lives back, and get our economy back, is if we work as responsible citizens to defeat the murderer at the door.
Our treasured pets experience similar end of life concerns and grief as humans. Read about how one owner is doing the best to ensure the very best for Dimple Rose, knowing every day with her is a gift.
“When you eat, you do not eat; when you play, you do not play”. We are often so busy worrying about the future that we do not live in the present moment of our lives. For me, ironing my pillowcases has become a mindfulness meditation.
My only son graduates from high school tomorrow. I’m excited for him, but it’s also bittersweet as I know I’m that much closer to an empty nest. If you meet him and ask me if I “only have the one,” I’ll smile and say yes. Inside I’ll feel a sting as I think of the sibling that would have been three...
She always told me, “Life is for the living, so do what you can while your loved one is alive, and live your life to the fullest.” So I decided I couldn’t waste time.
As a former hospice nurse and advanced practice palliative care nurse practitioner I know what I would do if someone I was caring for were crying and saying they could not breathe. Not being able to take a breath is one of the most distressful symptoms to have and one of the hardest symptoms to...
In the Winter of 2017, my wife developed a severe cough and shortness of breath. None of the usual treatments her doctor prescribed worked and her pulmonary specialist ordered a lung biopsy. She was admitted to the hospital on April first because of concerns with her low oxygen levels.
Why do we say Everyone Dies? We may prefer to pretend that death is something to be fought against and “beat”, especially in the face of life threatening or life limiting illnesses. The truth is that everyone dies. Marie Curie stated that "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be...