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Nothing Left Unsaid

My mom recently visited New York and was showing me the pictures of the Ground Zero Memorial. One of my most unsettling thoughts regarding 9/11 was about what was left unsaid. My mind goes to a couple who possibly had … Continue reading

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We’re All Geniuses in Hind-Site

It’s amazing how insightful we are about situations faced in the past. Why? Because once  the chaos has subsided and the situation is over, we can analyze it from a new perspective. However; when in the midst of challenges in … Continue reading

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What you focus on Expands

A phrase shared by Stedman Graham during his presentation at the 2008 Aging In America conference was: “What you focus on expands”. The phrase instantly brought to mind my friend Holly who had been diagnosed with a rare form of … Continue reading

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Support for End-of-Life

“People I know who have gone on hospice only lived 2 weeks”.  This was what my step-mother said when we discussed hospice as a care option after the cancer in her lungs had increased in size during her chemo treatment.  … Continue reading

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There’s Got to Be a Morning After

While on vacation I joked about randomly breaking into the song “The Morning After” from the 1972 action-adventure disaster film Poseidon Adventure (ok not so funny while on a cruise ship).  However; it did get me thinking about caregiving (may … Continue reading

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She’s Really Gone

The other day I had one of those moments when I realized that my Aunt Josie was dead.  I was cleaning the front room of our house and noticed a picture of us taken at my first book signing after … Continue reading

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2013 – Don’t Let the Door Hit You…

2013 has turned out to be another year full of trials, tribulations and tragedy for me as a family caregiver. The year started out with my Aunt’s diagnosis of bladder cancer which lead over the course of this year to … Continue reading

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