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We’re all familiar with that timeless piece of wisdom found in Ecclesiastes: “There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2     a time to be born and a time to die,     a time to […]

When someone you love is very ill or dying, life has a way of shrinking. You may find yourself pulling back from the rest of the world as you shift your focus to this one you love.  All the sudden […]

Hello, everyone. You haven’t heard from me in a while because in late November we had to admit my father into a nursing home and just three short weeks later the decision was made to bring in hospice services.  He […]

When to say yes and when to say no, that is the question. I’m getting better at setting boundaries with people.  If I’m tired and someone is visiting or calling, I tell him or her that I’m tired and they […]

Recently I’ve been noticing many deer wandering by my mountainside home.   They are abundant here and very tame.  Because hunting is not allowed due to the nearby human population, and because the cars generally move relatively slowly (due partly to […]

Years ago when I was living alone and doing hospice work in New Mexico, I went to my meditation room to do a shamanic journey.  For those unfamiliar with the term, one listens to a monotonous drumbeat (or other sound) […]

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