Our 2nd Wisdom Sharing on Zoom for Comfort Care volunteers will be Saturday, Sept. 5th at 3pm MST. Our topic is Finding Peace in Being Real. Discussion will be about fears of aging, strategies to rise above your age, understanding what it means to be “real”…and more. Please register with Wendy to receive the invitation […]
I just stood there, letting it all sink in… I was listening to a Mexican folklore tale about the afterlife. It started like this: There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in […]
From Wendy: CC&A is happy to announce a new experience for us…Wisdom Sharing. I’m inviting you to a Zoom meeting on Sunday, August 9th, at 3pm MST, for our first Wisdom Sharing get together. The topic we will be discussing is, “Being With Ourselves”. In this time of Pandemic and what I refer to as […]
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/25/717095214/a-good-life-and-a-good-death-what-is-palliative-care He will not die on your watch.” That’s what the family of a patient told Sunita Puri when she was a resident in internal medicine. They were chilling words for the young doctor as she took over the care of a very sick man on the overnight shift. To Puri, the patient, who had […]
Still openings for August 8th broadcast! It’s FREE! (but donations welcome)….and if you register now, you can have access to the recording to listen at your leisure. A great opportunity for all our Comfort Care & Assistance participants…A live video training with Sarah Kerr, PhD Caring, Death, and Loss in a Pandemic Ritual Practices for […]
Episode 40 – The Sixth Stage of Grief with Special Guest, World-Renowned Grief Expert David Kessler About This Episode On today’s episode of the Tuesday People Podcast, Mitch Albom talks to world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler about grief and his latest book, inspired by the sudden loss of his 21-year-old son, “Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage […]
Tips for Caregivers Taking Care of a Loved One with Alzheimer’s from Leeza Gibbons 1. Have a Special Color: Yellow, for example. Make it Your Happy Color and every time you go out, both of you should wear it. That way if your loved one gets lost in a crowd, she just looks for the […]
By Seth J. Gillihan, PhDClinical psychologist You’ve probably heard of the stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, grief is a complex and personal experience, and there are many aspects of it that don’t fit neatly into this model. One common, but often unrecognized, grief response is feelings of tremendous anxiety. Some individuals […]
To all past, present and future Comfort Care volunteers, our scheduled meeting at the Palapa Center on March 28th will have to be postponed. I’ve heard from enough of you who were planning on attending, that you prefer to wait until the Virus scare passes. So…we will reschedule for a later date…still to be determined.
Mark your calendar for Thursday April 2nd at 3pm at Wendy’s to discuss our next book club selection, Being With Dying…Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death, by Joan Halifax.