A Noble Death

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One Man’s Sacrifice Led Me to Understand How We Can Die a Noble Death I didn’t think much about death or dying before medical school, much less about sacrifice or what constitutes a noble act. I chose to be a doctor because that’s what seemed like a noble calling to me. Little did I know […]

From the Heart

A Noble Death

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(I ORIGINALLY WROTE THIS ON 1/1/22, HOWEVER, THE PRINCIPLE STILL HOLDS AND GLAD TO REPORT THAT I’M MORE OKAY THAN I WAS THAT DAY, AND THAT’S GREAT!) I love new beginnings. Today, we celebrate a new year with hope for less tragedy, less suffering, less loss. New Year’s Days fill us with expectation to do better and […]

Wisdom

I’m Okay, I’m Not Okay

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It’s December…already! If 2020 seemed like a voided year, then 2021 seemed liked a year that raced by as though trying to make up for the lost moments from the year before. We are in the middle of moving so the merry reminders of the Christmas season are not in my home. I am thankful […]

Laughing heals

How to De-stress the Holidays and Avoid the Holiday Blues

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Learn why conversations with your children now are crucial for understanding the world we live in.

Wisdom

Crucial Conversations to Have With Your Child Now

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Living with the end in mind changes everything!

Wonder

If Tomorrow Never Comes

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My husband, Scott, is a wonderful gift giver. Early in our marriage he would give things that sparkle and delight. Diamonds and sapphires were his expressions of love that came from working hard making them the all the more valuable. Beautiful art found near and far marked our travels and surround me as I write […]

Living Intentionally on Purpose

No Ordinary Gift

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A Reckless Dreamer is one called by purpose and with God is not bound by the possible but the limitless. A good death includes looking back upon one’s life and finding it meaningful. We all have reckless dreams placed before us and yet fear of failure, or delay to fruition keeps us from seeing the […]

Wonder

A Reckless Dreamer

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My patient declared as she lies on her death bed, “It’s ok, it will be a good death.” This unexpected phrase launched me on an inspiring quest for the secrets of a good death. I discovered wisdom and hope from those on the precipice of awareness of their own mortality.  A good death is not an […]

Wonder

Why Write About Death?

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If you’ve ever suffered the throes of grief, the idea of anything good coming from death seems cruel. Entertaining the idea feels impossible. That is normal. It takes time and distance to get a broader, more accurate perspective. It’s worth the trouble to gain it because getting a fresh perspective on death can help you […]

Wisdom

Perspective on Death is a Good Thing

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Science reveals the connections of God!

Wisdom

He is Still the Scientific God

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