Welcome to my Journey

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

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Choosing Your Own Path

How to be a Patient Advocate

The following is a guest blog written by Beth Cavenaugh, the author of Some Light at the End....

My Turn To Take Care

It’s humbling to need help, particularly when the help you need is with things that are so basic...

How to Become a Care Partner

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar…

Gifts For The Person Who...

Apparently Google thinks I’m searching for the perfect “gift for that person who has...

"Chosen Family" Care Partner

Recently I learned that a friend is the power-of-attorney and executor for the mother of her...

Self Care Support for Care Partners

“Self-care”, a term that returns 2,970,000,000 results on Google in just 0.60 seconds, and just...

Rethinking the Words Family, Care, and Partner

2020 has been quite the year.  Yes, this is an overstated understatement.  I am not the first...

Who is a Care Partner?

Previously I’ve written about my own disconnection to the term caregiver.  In addition to that...

The Starting Line

The other day I was listening to a friend talk about her aging parents.  While neither parent...

The Fear of Being Wrong

The fear of being wrong, or not doing something right, can be debilitating.  Especially when...

Others Are Going Through This with You

So far most of what I’ve written to you about has been focused on the emotional and...

Remain True to Yourself

For a time, a long time, during my Dad’s illness I felt this immense pressure to be his...

Fight or Flight

“Dad had just shared with us his diagnosis. I clearly remember looking around the kitchen...

You Can't Control What is Happening

Until I was faced with the news that my father was dying, I’d not given much thought to the...