Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hugs and Kisses

Now that I visit mostly with our palliative care population, I see a lot of residents who are no longer verbally communicative — of that group, the most amazing ones are the huggers and kissers. The huggers and kissers are … Continue reading

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Tears . . .

Yesterday the tears just started flowing. It was like I’d been punched in the nose, and they just appeared out of nowhere. But they came from my heart, as I sat with one of my favorite residents who started seizing … Continue reading

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Walking with Angels

Yesterday I visited with a family who is coming together to support and be present for their matriarch’s return to God. While this would normally be totally devastating, in this instance, quite the opposite is true. ┬áThis woman’s soul has … Continue reading

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Every Minute Counts . . .

Yesterday I visited with a resident who, the last time I saw her, was up, speaking, interacting, enjoying every minute — but yesterday she was totally unable to communicate except by blinking her eyes, nodding her head, and placing her … Continue reading

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A Life Review

As we approach the holiest of holy days in the Jewish religion, Jews and non-Jews alike seem to be reviewing their life in 5773; and as a chaplain intern, they are sharing their thoughts with me. While some are looking … Continue reading

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