Hospice/End of Life

What to expect when your loved one is grieving and how long does it last?

What to expect when your loved one is grieving and how long does it last?

You don’t get over grief. You just learn different ways to live with this gaping hole in your life. And eventually, you learn to work around it. The journey of grief is personal and individual experience, and everyone goes through it differently. It can’t be boxed up in a neat little package with a clear cut answer of when…

29 Relevant Words of Encouragement During Grief That Will Speak To Your Heart.

29 Relevant Words of Encouragement During Grief That Will Speak To Your Heart.

Words of encouragement for families during grief.  These are the messages that will help you get through the days when you are experiencing a difficult time, the whole world is falling down around you, and everything sucks.  When you just need a reminder that pain passes and you can get through this despite the great…

29 Honest Christmas Grief Quotes When You’re Missing Someone You Love.
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29 Honest Christmas Grief Quotes When You’re Missing Someone You Love.

When my dad was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, we had no idea how this story would end. Unfortunately, after a 21-month battle that an army would be proud of we spent our very first holidays without him. After almost 2 years of adventures, bucket lists, and talking about everything under the sun, we lost my dad. 3…

What to Expect With Hospice Care: A Look at What It’s Really Like.

What to Expect With Hospice Care: A Look at What It’s Really Like.

After 21 months of fighting and some seriously debilitating symptoms with my dad’s diagnosis of Lung Cancer, we spent the week admitted to the urgent care at Memorial Sloan Kettering.   The night before we left the hospital, my dad started to cry. I was panicking, not sure what to do because throughout my life and through…

How to Help a Family in Hospice?  Here’s 14 Real Ways to Give Support.
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How to Help a Family in Hospice?  Here’s 14 Real Ways to Give Support.

How to help a family in Hospice and give real support. Here are 14 ways people helped our family that made an incredible difference. Do you know what is an amazing gift but can also be incredibly overwhelming during Hospice?  People wanting to help.   When my dad was transitioning from a serious illness (Lung Cancer)…