February 1, 2016
by Mary York
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Jennifer Wilhoit & Discovering the Natural Landscape of Death & Dying, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

The Peace of Integrating Death Into Life It is a privilege for me to interview hospice volunteers around the country; I always feel as if I have gained new friends after our discussions and I cherish the personal connection that … Continue reading

December 3, 2015
by Mary York
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Dee DeMaster & the Gift of Connection, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

A Simple Embrace, the Abundant Gift of Connection We Can Freely Offer to Others The afternoon I met Dee, I arrived a bit frazzled by the day’s events and about five minutes late too. I had called earlier to let … Continue reading

November 2, 2015
by Mary York
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Diane Bykowski & Life-the Universal Journey, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Life, A Universal Journey When I reflected upon my conversation with Diane Bykowski, I was struck by how articulate she was in describing the ways in which hospice volunteer work enhances her life. That clarity of thought, no doubt, stems … Continue reading

August 30, 2015
by Mary York
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Stephanie Lopez, Reflection on Choosing Love

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer’s Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is one of Stephanie Lopez’s Reflections. Choosing Love, Anytime This story is absolutely beautiful.  I visited with a … Continue reading

August 5, 2015
by Mary York
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Stephanie Lopez & Laughter, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Always Time for Laughter and Joy When I asked Stephanie Lopez what she treasures from her volunteer experience, she said, “I love that there’s still time for laughter.” Not surprisingly, my interview with her also began with laughter and joy. … Continue reading

July 1, 2015
by Mary York
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Patty Bottom & Life, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Finding Meaning in Life Patty and I met on a cold and rainy evening, but the warmth she exuded, accompanied by a comforting hug, melted away the winter weather’s harshness. For Patty, her life is about a love for people … Continue reading

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