The Day I Met Poverty

In 1998 I was a newly certified hospice volunteer. My third assignment had me pulling into a dirt driveway off a well traveled road only forty minutes from my home. As I parked my car I tried to look for the house number to confirm that this was indeed the right place as this was…

The 5 Stages of Grief: Bargaining

The 5 stages of grief as identified by Dr Elisabeth Kubler Ross are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These stages can become ways that both the dying and their loved ones cope with the long journey ahead. We have looked at denial and anger in previous posts. All the stages are well traveled  before a person’s…