In the timeless pause immediately following a baby’s birth, the attendants wait with held breaths for the wee one to draw her first. A lusty wail signals the greedy gulping and successful filling of little lungs, and there is a
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” -Joan Didion, Why I Write
Joan Didion’s words speak to the potential for writing
“I can’t do art, I’m not an artist!”
I hear this phrase often when I introduce art in grief counseling. Perhaps you’ve thought or even said this before. We sometimes think that in order to do art, we must first be
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
It is challenging to be a caregiver, but it is an extra obstacle trying to do it from a distance. Creating a contact list, collecting important information, making visits productive, looking into public benefits online, getting help with managing the
Mr. C. had been a farmer, as he put it, “all my life.” He grew up on a farm and only left the farm during the years he served in the military during World War II. He summarized his recollection
Grief is exhausting.
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
Palliative care is also known as supportive care. Many people believe it is the same as hospice care and it means end of life, but it is different. Palliative care offers medical and related treatment towards living as well and