Loving and Honouring Mom on Mother’s Day

Loving and Honouring Mom on Mother’s Day

My mom loved her garden and flowers and she anticipated Mother’s Day every year – not to spend it with her family – oh no – it was to be in the garden; planting perennials, new rose shrubs, filling her numerous deck planters, and much to my brothers’ chagrin,...
Hospice Palliative Care Week

Hospice Palliative Care Week

Happy National Hospice Palliative Care Week!  Yes, that’s right, the first week of May is National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada. In honor of this, we thought we would share some information on what Hospice Palliative Care is. “Hospice Palliative Care is...
The Naming of Emotions

The Naming of Emotions

When we grieve, our emotions will have their way with us. One person I spoke with described it as playing with that toy where things pop up, and you are supposed to hit it with your hammer before it disappears again. It’s like that with our emotions when we are...
Spring Is In The Air

Spring Is In The Air

Spring is in the air! The snow is melting, the trees are getting new buds, and the sun finally has some warmth. A reason for joy! That is a reason for joy for most of us. Our grievers might experience it differently. Spring is a time for yard work, bringing families...
COVID-19

COVID-19

They are called “Long- Haulers” People who have contacted COVID and have lingering symptoms. We at Hospice have been providing support to them. A safe place for them to talk about what they are going through. Of course, there is a lot of talk about the physical...
Self-Care Strategies for Valentine’s Day

Self-Care Strategies for Valentine’s Day

For those of us grieving the loss of a loved one, Valentine’s Day can be difficult. It can heighten the awareness of your loss. And it is everywhere. You can’t even go to the grocery store without being confronted with reminders of celebrations of love. There are...