Our guest author this week is Lisa Reynolds-Jones. Lisa writes about her friend Jenny, who died in 2007. When she first wrote to me to outline Jenny’s story she said that she wanted to die on her own terms: “Dying… Continue Reading
Guest author Gwen Tuinman contemplates that moment we must all dread, when the world slows on its axis and time seems to grind to a stop. by Gwen Tuinman The doctor reviewed my file while I waited on a plastic… Continue Reading
Guest author Lynda Allison’s poignant memories of reconnecting with her estranged father in the twilight of his life By Lynda Allison People say that life’s a journey, along which we enjoy fleeting moments where our lives juxtapose, before we move… Continue Reading
The final installment of guest author Heidi Croot’s reminiscence of caring for her dying father.
In this post, Heidi’s father faces a difficult decision, and his wife and daughter/caregiver struggle with what to do for the best.
This week’s guest author, Heidi Croot, tackles complex and difficult themes. What do we do when the struggle gets too much for the dying? Do we fight, or let them go? She also explores her relationship with her father, and… Continue Reading
This week’s guest author (full disclosure) is my wife, Natalie Parry. Natalie works in North America’s largest palliative care centre. She’s passionate about palliative care, and here she explains where that passion was born and how it was nurtured.
This week guest author Charlene Jones takes us to the bedside of her dying friend. It’s a touching and intimate portrait of Debbie’s dying. by Charlene Jones Your beautiful daughter’s anguished blue eyes open wide as she says, “Thank… Continue Reading
When this week’s guest author Naomi Mesbur first approached me with her story, I wasn’t sure it fit the remit of this blog. Then she told me a little more, and I realized that the agonizing decision she was faced… Continue Reading
It was very early on a Saturday morning: somewhere between 6:00 and 6:30. A mug of green tea sat steaming on the coffee table. I had the laptop open, resting (as its name suggests it should) on my lap. I… Continue Reading