Welcome to my Journey

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

The Starting Line

The Starting Line

By Candice Smith

The other day I was listening to a friend talk about her aging parents.  While neither parent is ill, they are in their 80’s.  And because neither is ill, there is no pressing need to doanything. ...

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The Difference Between Parenting & Caregiving – Guest Blog

The Difference Between Parenting & Caregiving – Guest Blog

By Candice Smith

The following is a “guest blog” – written with much love and passion by the amazing Rachel of Taking Care of Grandma. I am so grateful to have her wisdom shared here. When someone says they are...

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For People and For Pets

For People and For Pets

By Candice Smith

Recently my friend had to put her dog to sleep.  Cancer had taken over poor Rosie’s body and she was in pain; she was suffering and looked to the woman she loved most to help her.  And my friend did....

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Shielding Children From Your Grief

Shielding Children From Your Grief

By Candice Smith

When I sat down this morning to read the news my feed included an advice column from syndicated writer Carolyn Hax with the title “Should children be shielded from their parents’ grief?”.  A...

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Nothing Prepares You

Nothing Prepares You

By Candice Smith

There are defining moments whose anniversaries give us, as a society or culture, pause to reflect, remember or for future generations to learn about from those who were there that day. Such things...

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I Was There When Moments

I Was There When Moments

By Candice Smith

It seems like every other day there is some historic event that conjures memories. Like the defining date of my generation, 9/11.  Each year I remember precisely where I was when the world changed....

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