In Death, Laughter is Allowed!

We think of death as this solemn time. Picture in your mind a family gathered around the death bed of a loved one at home, or the scene at a funeral home during calling hours. In these settings words are spoken in whispers, and voices that are too loud draw withering looks from others who […]

Grief is Not Selfish!

Dear Readers, This post is also available in audio form, so you can listen now or download for later.   I know this one truth about the emotion called grief: it will find its way out of that inner closet you shoved it into, and it will happen on a day when you least expect it, and […]

Is My Mom Dying?

This question usually comes in the form of a phone call from the one of the children of an elder I represent. This question is always followed by: “and if she’s dying, why won’t the doctors or nurses tell me?” I struggle each time I hear those questions and this is why. I believe that […]