An essential roadmap for helping the dying cope, and the tools for understanding and compassion. A reflective, even counterintuitive look at the journey at life’s end. Read more

Book Club

According to the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, there are two definitions for the word cur•mudg•eon. Read more

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One of the greatest challenges new family caregivers face is that our preparation to join our loved ones care team is traditionally started with a middle of the night emergency phone call. Read more

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This week’s discussion of Fearless Caregiver Manifesto Principle Five dovetails perfectly with a conversation we had at a recent Fearless Caregiver Conference. Read more

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Hospice seeks to “de-institutionalize” the dying experience and provide a more humane system of care for those who have received a terminal diagnosis of six months or less. Read more


“How is Hospice a good thing?” a prospective client had asked me. Read more

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Tips for Injecting Living into Dying Every day a daughter or son somewhere, or a sister or brother or parent, gets the news that a cherished loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Read more


Mom sat in her battered recliner.   Her hands gripped the sides of her head, and tears flowed steadily downward as another TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) rocked her. Read more


The day began ominously enough.  Low clouds, shrouded in mourning colors, hung heavily in the sky, threatening to weep during the class at the Botanical Gardens. Read more

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Join us as we celebrate Fearless Caregivers, KELLY PETRIN, sharing her personal story as she cares for her loved ones. Read more

Fearless Caregiver Profiles

Denial as end of life approaches can interfere with making a plan that will guarantee that your loved one’s final months are spent in the place they choose, surrounded by friends and family. Read more