• Another Goodbye

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I have written about my work with my long time elderly client, Audrey, for some time. Through these blogs, I have shared the loss of her sister, her prior discharge from palliative care,  her 100th (and 101) birthday,…

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  • Mementos and good memories

    Mementos and good memories

    We will all experience loss of a loved one and while my loss may be more recent than some, it can make these occurrences feel more vivid. Over the weekend I received the many boxes that I had packed up from my mother’s apartment.  While I started to sort…

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  • Orphanos, Yathom = Losing Your Guide

    There are so many stories that I would like to share as I continue on this journey of losing a last parent.  This is actually quite a different experience than losing my father.  I have always said that relationships are complicated and certainly one’s relationship…

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  • Thinking About Comfort Care

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The sun is finally shining,  we are having double digit temperatures and it is the start of the week.  While today’s blog topic on end of life treatment  may sound like a downer, thinking, talking and preparing for…

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  • Remembering Audrey Parker

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Does her name sound familiar? Audrey was 57 years old when she died last month, by her own choice and with medical assistance. She had been diagnosed 2 years earlier with incurable cancer and had chosen to die on her own…

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  • Yesterday I watched the US Open and thought about my dad. June 20, 2022
    Yesterday was Father’s Day. Signs, announcements and broadcasters made it very difficult not to acknowledge the day. Is it not odd that we need to be reminded by those organizations that typically want us to purchase something? Well maybe we do need to be reminded to spend a moment either... The post Yesterday I watched […]
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  • ‘Wishful Thinking Isn’t Thinking’ June 13, 2022
    I continuously try to ‘live in the moment’ but I am often not successful. Today the sun is shining and Rory McIlroy just won his second Canadian Open. While it is exciting  for so many of us, for so many reasons, part of my day was spent supporting a dear... The post ‘Wishful Thinking Isn’t […]
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  • The Something Wonderful Theory June 6, 2022
    I thought I would mix things up today and repost this blog, written by my son. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I believe in what I refer to as the Something Wonderful Theory. Since you never know when something wonderful is about to happen in your life, you might as live view each new... The post The Something Wonderful […]
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  • When (Y)Our Help is Refused May 16, 2022
    “I don’t need anything…. I am fine…… Leave me alone…..” Do any of these refrains sound familiar to you? Last week I was part of a conversation during which a group of woman friends got together to brain storm ways to assist another one of their friends, who has a... The post When (Y)Our Help […]
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  • The Monday after Mother’s Day May 9, 2022
    While the sun did shine yesterday, it was still a difficult day for many of us.  I can’t even image the terrible pain as a parent and specifically as a mother- to lose a child.  As a daughter I know the pain of having lost my mother. Regardless of age ... The post The Monday after […]
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