I watched as she threw her head back so that it hung over the edge of the bed, hair dangling to the floor; long, thick and silky hair; not like mine – frizzy, wild and hard to manage. That summer night in 1957, Pam showed me how to brush my hair. She held the brush deliberately, pulling it through her hair...

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A Relay of Control

It was with sadness and dread that I received a phone call from one of our hospital discharge planners telling me a patient, Joyce, had gone home and wanted me to call her. Joyce was a former coworker with me in another agency and was, ironically, their first hospice nurse.

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Relieve Your Stress, Let Go of Fear

Here’s Something To Feel Good About Today! “Some think it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.” Sylvia Robinson How do you know when to hold on and when it’s time to let go? Share a situation in your life that taught you when it was time to move on. We could all use some tips...

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What Now?

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I have had some pre-conceived notions of how events should fall into place. My expectations have often led to feelings of disappointment. So what now? Something about me needs to change because clearly I have no control of how events will manifest. I am willing to let go of my desire to control...

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Behind The Scenes

Here’s Something To Feel Good About Today… I tend to forget that things are always happening behind the scenes. I like to believe that I have control over my life, the truth is that I can only control my actions and let go. It’s like driving a car letting go of the steering wheel and trusting that your car will find its way...

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Cleaning House

Here’s Something To Feel Good About Today… In my experience it’s crucial to keep a clean house. It’s so easy to collect “stuff” and much harder to let it go. Despite my best intentions I seem to accumulate small piles until suddenly I have to stop everything to toss and straighten up. I wish I could make it easier on...

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