Articles by Jane W. Barton, Author - Preferred Care at Home
“The memories of past holidays often highlight what has changed over the years and who is absent. Thus, remembering past holidays magnifies what we have lost—and so we grieve.”
“My father taught me the meaning of courage in the trenches of caregiving. I was 15 years of age when I learned of my mother’s terminal diagnosis of breast cancer. In that moment, I learned what fear feels like. And I also learned what courage looked like.”
Share a bit of your story. Share a bit of yourself. Let people know who you are and what you are about! And, invite others to do the same! You just never know how this could enrich your life until you try!
“At that moment, I was transported back in time—to a time when I revealed a chink in my armor to a dear friend.”
“Storms will come and storms will go. In the aftermath, I have the option to seek the help I need—and to offer help to others in need…”
“After the diagnosis of a chronic, progressive, and/or terminal disease, the family system is stressed, strained, and transformed in a myriad of ways. Roles, responsibilities, and rules change.”
“By confronting our fear of death, we are then free to live fully. Aware that life is fleeting, we are free to embrace ALL that life has to offer—from start to finish.”
“One unfortunate misstep resulted in a devastating detour for our dear friend. A harsh reminder that life can change in a heart beat…”
“In the aftermath of the diagnosis of a serious disease, we often feel dazed, confused, and afraid. Based upon the specifics of the diagnosis and situation, we confront the challenge, consider the options, and make the necessary decisions.”
“Meet people where they are. Join them. Companion them. Walk with them. BE with them.”
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