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Paying Homage

Paying Homage

I showed up for my afternoon shift at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House where my mother-in-law died more than 15 years ago. The walkway is made of bricks. Many of them contain names and life dates of people who had died at the hospice. Recent rains had caused dirt,...
The Depths of Eternity

The Depths of Eternity

One of my most memorable experiences was when I provided 11th-hour relief for a young man in his 20’s with brain cancer. Each time he would cough, his head would become very red in color and he would be in obvious distress. I used a craniosacral therapy technique at...
The Other Side of the Door

The Other Side of the Door

Each time  I knock on a patient’s door at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House, I wonder what is happening on the other side. I never know quite what to expect. I take a deep breath, walk in, and ask if they – the family, the patient – need anything. Sometimes it’s...
April Bereavement Calendar

April Bereavement Calendar

Day of Renewal: A Creative & Experiential Exploration of Grief April 27th: 9 am – 4:30 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church (4001 Speedway Austin, TX 78751) This special day combines gentle movement, aromatherapy, art, writing, and meditation. The movement practice...