History of Palliative Care: Finding Comfort and Dignity for the Dying

History of Palliative Care: Finding Comfort and Dignity for the Dying

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”-Abraham Lincoln History of Palliative Care The concern for the quality of end of life has not always been a prime consideration. One Canadian doctor found it in his heart to...
What Do You Say to Someone Who is Dying

What Do You Say to Someone Who is Dying

Introduction It’s never easy to see someone you love dying, let alone knowing what to say when all you feel words that are knots in your throat and searing pain fills your heart in waves. It’s also challenging to not know what not say or even how to behave. ...
What Happens to a Body in a Casket? – The Facts You Have to Know

What Happens to a Body in a Casket? – The Facts You Have to Know

While it may seem a weird question, wondering what happens to a body in a casket is actually rather normal, especially if you or a loved one is facing end-of-life and the many decisions therein. Quick Navigation The Process of DecompositionEmbalmingDecomposition in a...
How Long Can Someone Be on Life Support? – Understanding the Basics

How Long Can Someone Be on Life Support? – Understanding the Basics

When you think of life support, you likely envision you or your loved one connected to machines via various tubes that perform necessary functions, like breathing, eating, and the excretion of non-necessary fluids. The truth is, life support can be one or all of these...
What It Feels Like in BEing Sick and Alone

What It Feels Like in BEing Sick and Alone

“Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.” -Don Miguel Ruiz...
Waking Up and Accepting Conscious Living and Dying

Waking Up and Accepting Conscious Living and Dying

“Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality, it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.” – Eckhart Tolle I refer to Eckhart Tolle’s quote because sometimes we may judge...
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