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This is today...
Everything is fine, I know this, but it all feels big.....
But all I have to do is breathe....

It should never take that profound personal experience of loss to teach us that death is a human event demanding humane, dignified, compassionate and heartfelt treatment in our hospitals and homes. Jessica is powerful and inspirational and so very right.......

We must teach our students and professionals in all fields of healthcare that Dying is not the enemy of modern medicine but the finality of life, certain, difficult and with the tremendous capacity for beauty if we don’t insist on being polarized against it.

Relief of suffering is our mission - not defeat of death at all costs.

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Animals know too - grief is a shared ritual and experience.

Sometimes you leave out the qualifiers and the caveats, the if’s and the contingencies and you just offer the reassurances......maybe you both know that there will be alone no matter how many people are in the room, and it will hurt in some way no matter the painkillers. The truth is - you will be okay, all of you....despite and because of all of it, you may not have any idea how or what that looks like now, but you will be.

So say the magic words, offer that spoon full of sugar, and for a moment, let it be enough...

It’s not about “helping you die”. It’s about helping you live your life while you’re dying.....

This isn’t my job, this is my passion

National HealthCare Decisions Day, the day after tax day, April 16th, what are YOU doing? The Conversations, the control, the plans, the chance to live out YOUR life as you want to - it all begins with you - just like the video says. So join us here in Southern Maine for a great free educational opportunity! Learn about your options and choices and some of the great people and services here to help you through advanced healthcare decisions and needs. 106 more words [ 106 more words ]
http://changingthefaceofdying.com/nhdd-2019/

I first considered the thought on reading the Samuel Beckett quote: “I can’t go on. I’ll go on.” The magnitude of that idea. The completeness of the separation of the two realities is stark, neither bound to the other, both simple fact, simultaneously impossible, and exactly what one must do in grief. In the breaking of a heart, when you cannot go on, you simply do, because you must. 364 more words [ 364 more words ]
http://changingthefaceofdying.com/you-cant-you-will/

Please read and consider taking steps now:

Educating yourself will not cause you to die sooner, in fact educating and informing yourself on your health and choices will likely enable you to live longer with better quality.

These preparations aren’t for someone else to do for you - it’s about personal responsibility for the outcomes you desire.

Yes it’s hard and it’s scary - but it’s becomes less difficult and scary with every conversation and every step that puts information and control back in your hands. You are your own best advocate if you start early, arm yourself with knowledge and choices and make your wishes known.