Covid-19 Care Choices

I am sharing this link to the graph because if clearly presents 3 possible Covid-19 choices. Of course, no treatment and comfort care are also choices. Your alternative medicine practitioners may also have other recommendations. Here are 3 links you may also find helpful. https://respectingchoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Decision_Aid_Help_with_Breathing.pdf https://compassionandchoices.org/wp-content/uploads/COVID-19-Addendum.pdf https://theconversationproject.org/covid19/ Please contact me if you are ready to …

Burning Karma

Twenty years ago my siblings and I sorted and packed up my parents’ home, going through private papers, old taxes, letters, photos, pictures, special dishes and furniture__sorted and packed up 50 years of memories, thoughts and feelings.I really appreciated the mostly cooperative spirit of my brothers. As we neared the end of our sorting, a …

Caregivers: Depression or Grief

“A broken heart is also an open heart. Your vulnerability is also your strength. Do not run from your openness.” David Kessler Caring for and loving our parents, partners, children, friends, and clients can be a huge opportunity for growth, openness, and fulfillment. Caregiving also brings up the age-old question of how to balance one’s …

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos in the Mexican tradition is rich and honoring of ancestors. It is a day for family and friends to remember loved ones that have died, and that death is a part of the natural cycle of life. I appreciate this tradition. What do you think of this way of honoring those …

Boulder County “Before I Die..” Project

“Before I Die…” Walls are public art projects that are popping up all around the world! This year we had the opportunity to bring this interactive and thought-provoking project to Boulder County. I’ve been wanting to do this for years. This is the first interactive art project I’ve been a part of. I don’t really …

Where she keeps her meds…

In a recent letter to “Dear Abby”, a woman wants to know if it’s OK to ask a friend who has a medical condition where she keeps her meds in case of an emergency. She doesn’t want to invade her friend’s privacy. Abby responds with ”of course it’s OK to ask”. I would suggest first …

Finding Life In Death

I work with death and dying and write about death and dying. I also talk about death and dying. Why? While it provides interesting conversation, at least to me__ and I do realize this is not the case for everyone__ it is so much more than that. It is a powerful way for me to …

April 16th is National Health Care Decisions Day.

These are 7 Important Reasons To Complete Your Advance Health Care Directives now. Have you considered these questions? 1. Does someone you trust know your wishes if you have an unexpected hospitalization? 2. Do you have any current issues that might affect your physical or mental functioning in case of an emergency? 3. Have you …