Dementia patients don’t feel pain…

I’m in pain today and not functioning or paddling as well as usual so am posting this link to an article about friends of ours in Scotland. It is a very interesting read, and it still horrifies me to think pain has been ignored for so long in the care of people with dementia. How dementia…

Pain, compassion, blogging and therapy

In an article by Jeff Goins titled The purpose of pain, his final comments are; “Something transformational happens when we go to places of deep pain and let our hearts be stirred. Compassion, a word of which I am quite fond, literally means “to suffer with.” It would make sense that compassion needs pain to…

Eulogies and funerals

Writing the Eulogy and funeral service for someone you love is quite the emotional roller coaster ride. On the weekend we made plans to bury my father in law later this week, and have been given the job of writing the Eulogy and Funeral Service. Not stepping on toes is challenging. Being inclusive of everyone is…

Pregnancies, pain and love

Today I am sharing a short journal entry about my road towards motherhood, one written some time ago, but as I am too tired to work on something new, this it is it for today. My journey to motherhood was rather rocky, and in fact started with a pregnancy that I was not expecting, or wanting.…

Tattoos, art and dementia

… I just don’t get them! A blog follower who signed up to my blog last year has them. Almost all of the staff at the nail salon I go to have them, except the owner of the salon who is like me, and is most definitely not into them! We talked about it at…