Welcome to my Journey

These are my personal stories, lessons, and learnings that guided me through my father’s end-of-life journey.

How to be a Patient Advocate

How to be a Patient Advocate

By Beth Cavenaugh

The following is a guest blog written by Beth Cavenaugh, the author of Some Light at the End. Beth is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse with a rich experience in caring for patients at...

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My Turn To Take Care

My Turn To Take Care

By Candice Smith

It’s humbling to need help, particularly when the help you need is with things that are so basic and have been so easy for decades.  Getting up from a chair.  Picking something up off the floor.

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How to Become a Care Partner

How to Become a Care Partner

By Candice Smith

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar…

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Gifts For The Person Who...

Gifts For The Person Who...

By Candice Smith

Apparently Google thinks I’m searching for the perfect “gift for that person who has everything”.  If only it were that easy. Gift giving is a whole lot more challenging when you are searching for...

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Fear is at the Heart of Love...

Fear is at the Heart of Love...

By Candice Smith

...fear is at the heart of love… This line from a song has always resonated with me, even before I became a care partner and lost my Dad to cancer.

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A Military Brat and Her Airman Father

A Military Brat and Her Airman Father

By Michele Houck

Caring for loved ones who are dying is always difficult. When that loved one is a decorated war veteran as well as your father, there is a unique layer of protocol that demands you assume a mantle of...

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