More than 65 million Americans look after a disabled, seriously ill, or elderly friend or relative, spending around 20 hours each week caring for them. When your relative or friend is seriously ill, you might be the only suitable person
On Memorial Day, we remember all who have gone before us. And, we honor the living veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country and our freedom. Recently, we visited a WWII veteran who shared his story with us.
It happened so long ago it’s difficult to remember. I can remember sitting in the dining hall after I found out, foggy, detached, watching someone eat soup. I remember the spoon moving up and down, almost in slow motion, and
In addition to the various emotions that come with grief, we may also notice other changes, including physical and mental stress. Things that used to be easy might feel more difficult. Grief impacts our entire being, which can
For my family, it happened during New Year’s Day supper. In one moment, we were gathering for a light meal to celebrate the New Year as a family, and two hours later I was meeting with an emergency department physician,
There are many ways to make sense of the sometimes overwhelming, often bewildering experience of grief. We know that grief is a universal human response to loss — we all grieve. We also know that grief is highly personal —
Sometimes we make too big a deal out of it. So big, in fact, that we make it easy to put off. Maybe it seems too difficult to understand what advance directives even are; maybe it is overly complex medically;
The girls and I recently became hooked on a new TV show on NBC called This Is Us. Although my kids can watch a 12-episode series in a weekend’s time, I don’t often have the inclination to sit that still