January 24, 2017
by Mary York
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Justin Magnuson, Massage & Sharing Touch, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Caring Through Touch I felt an easy meandering amid the flow of my conversation with Justin Magnuson, exploring various aspects of hospice volunteer work. I can imagine that our ease of communication was similar to the practice of massage, where … Continue reading

December 18, 2016
by Mary York
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Celeyce Matthews & Recognizing Humanity in Life and Death, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Cherishing Life’s Constant Reminders of Love, Acceptance and Connection For Celeyce Matthews, the journey to working with hospice was over 2 decades in the making. It all began in her early twenties, when something inside her simply gravitated toward being … Continue reading

December 18, 2016
by Mary York
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Introducing Windows Within Quotes, Honor and Story- A 1-Minute Video Meditation

Windows Within Quotes In celebration of the holiday season and for the coming new year, please enjoy the NEW! Windows Within Quotes post. This and all future WWQ posts will feature 1-minute video meditations that explore the narratives behind the … Continue reading

November 10, 2016
by Mary York
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Mimi Welter & Finding Connection Within the Unknown, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Sharing the Unknown (and Chocolate Cream Drops too) When Mimi Welter’s youngest child went off to college, she looked at her empty nest and wondered how she could use her extra time constructively. As a licensed social worker, she had … Continue reading

October 17, 2016
by Mary York
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Jack Pittman on Validating Service & Honoring Legacy, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Sharing the Gift of Legacy Jack Pittman knows what it means to serve. As a veteran he has served our country for over twenty years and continues to serve his community while in retirement as a hospice volunteer. Initially, hospice … Continue reading

October 17, 2016
by Mary York
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Jack Pittman, Reflection on Duty, Honor and Sacrifice

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Jack Pittman’s Reflection. “I did one particular Valor ceremony that was profound. The patient had PTSD from … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
by Mary York
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Cathe Keres, Reflection on Loving Clancy the Therapy Dog

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared periodically. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Cathe Kere’s Reflection. Loving a Therapy Dog Inspires Hope in Patient I have a great story about … Continue reading

July 10, 2016
by Mary York
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Julie Engstrom & Honoring Patients With an Open Heart, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Breathing in Stillness and Honoring Life Hospice volunteering is a natural extension to the work Julie Engstrom has dedicated herself to most of her life, advocating for patients and facilitating communication between caregivers in a hospital setting. She described facilitating … Continue reading

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