Changing the death conversation

Reminders Aren't Grief

Reminders Aren't Grief

By Candice Smith

This morning I looked out my window into my backyard and I saw the daffodils were finally out. Naturally I thought of my Dad. In the spring before he died the three grandkids, my brother and I walked...

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Give Me A Fish

Give Me A Fish

By Candice Smith

 “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” There are a lot of resources available for family care partners.  I have shelves full of...

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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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Share More, Share Deeper

Share More, Share Deeper

By Candice Smith

In my previous blog, I ended with the suggestion that through transparency you and your loved ones will be empowered to share more and to share deeply.

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Does It Have a Happy Ending?

Does It Have a Happy Ending?

By Candice Smith

People mean well, they really do.  Even thoughtless people and those who can’t relate to your situation.  I’ve only recognized this in hindsight.

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