FOOD FOR THOUGHT, Ann’s Blog

Palliative Care and Hospice Q & A, Part 4 in a Series

This week, Frequently Asked Questions: Palliative Care and Hospice Care What is the difference between palliative care and hospice care? Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment.… Read More

File for Life – IT’S YOUR LIFE- Part 3 in a Series

This column is Part 3 of 4 in this series which I hope is providing FOOD FOR THOUGHT encouraging conversations about advanced care planning ahead of serious illness or a medical crisis. By having these conversations early, you and your loved ones can make informed decisions if or when it becomes necessary.… Read More

How You Live, Part 2 in a Series

Previously, I shared Part 1: “When is it time to call in hospice? and Why?” which offered some FOOD FOR THOUGHT that you might rather avoid, like when your mom made you try one forkful of Brussel sprouts or liver. It’s likely you don’t want to digest this information, either, but I hope you’ll at least try to let a bit of it in.… Read More

The Cardinal- Part 1-1/2 in a Series

Several weeks ago I began writing a series of columns related to end of life planning, hospice care, and choices. Daunting, but in my opinion, essential topics to ponder. I hope you will hang in here with me, read this series, and take it as vital Food For Thought.… Read More

When is it time to call in hospice? and Why? Part 1 in a series

First of all, I want to say that I’m not an expert on the end of life (EOL) process. That said, I have had the honor of being present with people shortly before, or as they passed from this life. I realize that idea creeps out many people, but to me, the experience is a sacred honor.… Read More

X-Plan Follow-up Questions

Last time, I shared Bert Fulks  X-Plan; a tactic to help your teenager get out of an uncomfortable or dangerous situation, and still save face with their peers. Here’s how X-Plan works: (in Fulks’ words) Let’s say that my youngest, Danny, gets dropped off at a party. … Read More

The X-Plan

  Every parent worries about the possibility their teenager may find themselves in a situation where they are they are uncomfortable or dangerous. They may not always feel they have a way out that they can exercise and save face with their peers.… Read More

On The Day I Die

This week as we hope the snow that fell on the first day/weekend of Spring, will be the last until next winter, I share with you, with his permission, a blog post from a new friend, John Pavlovitz. Though the title may seem depressing, I urge you to read on, because I share it in the hope that you will be encouraged, in these post-Resurrection Easter days, to live, before you die.                                … Read More

Positive Affirmations

I’ve been crafting a workshop based on some of the work of Louise Hay, the motivational author, speaker and founder of Hay House Publishing. Louise’s positive philosophy and healing techniques, forged from her tormented upbringing, have helped millions learn to create more of what they want in their lives- more wellness in their bodies, minds and spirits.… Read More

A New Year; A New Beginning

In my practice as a healing facilitator, clients always ask how they can implement the healing insights they receive in our work together. For many of us the tendency is to either become overwhelmed quickly lose awareness of the insights received and do little or nothing, or to want to implement all the insights received immediately.… Read More

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