Well Meaning People Giving Poor Advice

Well Meaning People Giving Poor Advice

One of the hardest parts about grieving is that the people around us who love us, and who care about us, try to help us by giving us advice that is not helpful. Don’t get me wrong, I realize that these are good people with big hearts, but they often do not understand...
Texting Condolences – Does Relationship Matter?

Texting Condolences – Does Relationship Matter?

I received a text last night from a dear, long-time friend which said, “I didn’t get a chance to share this with you” – accompanied by a screen shot of an announcement that his uncle had died very suddenly and tragically. For many people, texting and messaging is a...
I Don’t Know What I’m Feeling

I Don’t Know What I’m Feeling

That’s the kicker. That’s it right there. That, at least in my experience, is one of the most difficult parts of grieving. I don’t know what I am feeling. There is so much discomfort. As we sit in this – there is a sensing of wanting to move. It is like we want to...
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...