Constancy

It’s seems the sun and moon are the more constant things. But, no. They come and go as they please and sometimes appear to not be there at all. It is the sound and the smell of the sea as it rolls in and out that never wavers. The briny scent inspires a deeper and...

Knowing When To…

Caregiving can sometimes feel like you’re walking on a tight rope…with your loved one, the medical team, family members or friends. When Gary first started on chemotherapy, we identified several concerns ahead of time. We wanted to be sure he maintained his weight. We...

For Better or For Worse

When we enter into an agreement to love another, whether it is in choosing to parent a child or two people deciding to be together, there is a sometimes spoken and always unspoken commitment to care for each other. Though it is probably for the best, for most of us,...

Helping Others – The Easy Way

It’s not always easy to ask for help and it’s not always easy to know the best way to give it. When a crisis hits, there tends to be a deluge of caring and shows of support. Often, in that immediate moment, we don’t know what we need and those offering don’t know what...

Physician, do no harm ~ even in retirement

More than five years after entrusting my breast physician with my health, he retired leaving all of his patients behind. Normally, one’s retirement should be worth celebrating. But at his order when he left, there was no advance notification, no informative letter...
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