Join us as we navigate life's final chapter with grace and compassion, offering heartfelt stories, insights, and practical guidance. Discover comfort, understanding, and inspiration for this sacred passage. Let's embark on a path of discovery, growth, and profound connection together.
Navigating grief during the holidays can make what is already an overwhelming time of year seem debilitating. Even if the loss occurred 10 years ago, holidays are forever changed after a loved one has died. The most important thing in working through grief is to remember to treat yourself with compassion. While avoiding grief in […]
In the vast tapestry of human experiences, the subject of death has been shrouded in whispers, relegated to hushed conversations. For many in Minneapolis and beyond, the end of life has historically been a topic fraught with fear and misunderstanding. Navigating life’s end, it’s clear: death needs understanding and open conversation. The “Death Positive” movement […]
Stepping into the lives of individuals at their most vulnerable and uncertain phase – the end of life – is often challenging. This phase echoes life’s inception, marked by vulnerabilities and mysteries, yet differing in one significant aspect. While the presence of healthcare professionals at the beginning of life sparks joy and anticipation, their necessity […]
Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it’s breaking -Nat King Cole, Smile When asked what the opposite of grief is, I think most people would respond “joy.” I know I would have prior to my mom’s death. It makes sense – you’ve just experienced this tremendous loss that, at the time, feels […]
“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can; not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” ~Dame Cicely Saunders Life in Minneapolis, and by extension, the broader tapestry of Western society, has always been shaped by […]
“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” ~Anne Roiphe Mom and I at a butterfly garden. You know how we always ask little kids “what do you want to be when you grow up?”? Responses tend to be along the human service spectrum – doctor, lawyer, […]