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This piece describes the process of the dying seemingly passing from reality to the divine, and then back again.

This piece describes the process of the dying seemingly passing from reality to the divine, and then back again.

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Saying goodbye to my partner George was filled with dichotomies: pain & peace, shadow & light, chaos & tranquility.

Saying goodbye to my partner George was filled with dichotomies: pain & peace, shadow & light, chaos & tranquility.

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Sherri commented on Who's In Charge?

Since you're identifying the terminally ill as a prototype group it might be best to investigate hospice programs. My experience as a caregiver was enhanced by a hospice social worker who not only counseled the patient, but also the primary caregiver. 

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Sherri commented on Footprints

I like the idea of discovery and curiosity to find social, historical or occupational links with people. Modeled after geocaching, maybe individuals could add a cache...storytelling about a person in that place. For example, children could write a cache biography about their parents or grandparents' experiences.

I think it would be great if the existing companies could offer this service. Maybe caregivers could get a "discount code" from a nonprofit that would oversee the usage.  Analogous organizations like McDonald house that provide lodging for families of inpatients could be a model.