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

May 2, 2016
by Mary York
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Marilyn McEntyre & A Mother Sharing the Gift of Understanding, a Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

A Mother Encourages Understanding, Bringing Life and Death Full Circle When Marilyn McEntyre and I talked, I traveled into a rich personal landscape, nurtured and sustained by faith, family, literature, art and nature.  I also quickly discovered the guiding North … Continue reading

February 29, 2016
by Mary York
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Linda Clark & Embracing Life’s Journey, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Welcoming the Unknown, Discovering a Journey of Living More When I met Linda Clark, a genuine passion for hospice is immediate and her enthusiasm overflows from within. She describes her own journey with Hospice this way, “My hospice volunteer work … Continue reading

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 20, 2015
by Mary York
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Diane Bykowski, Reflection on an Angel in the Night

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 Diane Bykowski’s Reflection. This experience reinforced Diane’s belief in angels and the messages she feels they send … 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

April 19, 2015
by Mary York
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Sky Yeasayer, Reflections on the Mysteries Outside

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 Sky Yeasayer’s Reflections. Sky Yeasayer on Mysteries Outside ON BEAUTY/CONNECTION “I have a great story; … Continue reading

April 1, 2015
by Mary York
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Sky Yeasayer & Life, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Finding Spiritual Meaning in Life Most of my interviews with volunteers take place in a local coffee shop, a community space that provides a comfortable environment for conversation. But the interview with Sky Yeasayer was different; she chose to come … Continue reading

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