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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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

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

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

January 5, 2016
by Mary York
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Tony Diana & Renewing a Reverence for Life, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Finding Reverence in the Space Between Birth and Death At the end of interviews with volunteers, I often ask for any last thoughts. Tony Diana had one pressing question for me, “Do you ever feel like the patients become part … 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

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