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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Face of Caregiving

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...

Fear is at the Heart of Love...

...fear is at the heart of love…

This line from a song has always resonated with me, even before...

A Military Brat and Her Airman Father

Caring for loved ones who are dying is always difficult. When that loved one is a decorated war...

Who is a Care Partner?

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

Care Partners are Different Than Caregivers

As a child I was taught that “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt...

Hope is Not a Strategy

A few weeks ago, I saw the words Hope Is Not A Strategy written on a wall.  It resonated with...

The Power of a Voice

There are so many incredible tools that not only help us remember what it is we need to do in...

Hearing the Ask for Help

I wasn’t raised to ask for help.  I was raised to identify what I wanted to do and then figure...

The Difference Between Parenting & Caregiving – Guest Blog

The following is a “guest blog” – written with much love and passion by the amazing Rachel of ...

Nothing Prepares You

There are defining moments whose anniversaries give us, as a society or culture, pause to...

Your "In-Loving Memory" Reminds Me of My Loss

It used to be that I took note of the name and notation about the life of whomever was...

If You Care, You Are a Care Partner

It wasn’t until I was on the phone with my Dad’s chosen hospice provider that I realized that I...