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From Chaos to Control

Take Back Control of Your Life After A Time of Chaos Slow down. Sometimes the desire for closure is so strong that you might jump to hasty conclusions about your experience and yourself. Give yourself time to sort through your memories and discover their meaning. Practice self-care. Protecting your physical and mental wellbeing will help …

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About dying

4 Myths about Dying That It’s Time to Debunk

Over time, many beliefs have been adopted about the dying process. While some are true, several are just myths, developed as people across the centuries have tried to understand something all of us go through, yet few truly understand. These misconceptions can interfere with receiving the best care possible at end of life. Debunking these …

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The Community Advocate – Life Coach, Rev. Lee Atherton

Marlborough-based End-of-Life Coach Rev. Lee Atherton: Driven by Faith Reverend Lee Atherton is a professional officiant and life coach. She offers highly personalized services for anyone facing one of life’s momentous transitions.Inclusive and welcoming, Atherton believes that no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome. An ordained minister and …

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GRIEVING AND THE HOLIDAYS

Holidays, whether religious or secular, are especially painful for those who are grieving. The death of someone you love can make this “most wonderful time of the year” anything but joyful and bright. Grieving During the Holidays Grieving this last year in the midst of Covid-19 has left many feeling more isolated and lonely than …

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CELEBRATING LOIS – FUNERALS AND LOLLIPOPS

Several years ago when I began working at AseraCare Hospice, I was introduced to an extraordinary woman named Lois.  My colleague Judy knew her long before she had dementia and long before I began caring for her.  She heard Lois, accompanied by a famous pianist, sing with grace, beauty and intensity.  Her joy and passion in life were …

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