Written by: Nina Vallone "Being grateful at all times no matter what happens." I typed the words of Brother David Steindl-Rast on November 1st, the first day of this #30DaysofGratitude series. I wrote about the belief that we can feel the joy of gratefulness even in the midst of suffering. I quoted Steindl-Rast who suggests … Continue reading Living Gratefully When Mom Has Cancer
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Farewell, Nina: A Eulogy to Me in Order to Remind Me How to Live
I wrote my own eulogy and I realize I'm not quite living the life I want to live. I'm not sick, or worried about getting sick or dying. I was inspired by a woman in Florida who wrote her own obituary while she was in hospice care. I love her brave ability to write about … Continue reading Farewell, Nina: A Eulogy to Me in Order to Remind Me How to Live
Our parents are aging. Now what?
Caring for aging parents is quickly becoming the norm among many of my friends. Whenever I pick up the phone, someone's mom needs surgery, someone's father has suffered a stroke or someone else's mom is moving into assisted living. As my friends and I fully enter middle age, our parents are rapidly aging and their … Continue reading Our parents are aging. Now what?