My parents were both hospice patients at the same time and died four months apart.

In addition to the hospice experience of being a family member I have also been a trained hospice volunteer making home visits. I have been employed by hospice in the positions of Bereavement Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Arts Care Coordinator. Currently I provide art therapy to patients and their families in a hospice children’s program.

The hospice patients and families I was/am honored to be with and learn from will forever be in my heart and prayers. I want all the hospice staff and volunteers I worked with over the years to know I respect and admire your important work. All of you are inspiration for Loving Farewells and the True Pearls of Grieving Wisdom.

My passions in life are (in alphabetical order) animals, art, creativity, people and spirituality. I know the powerful connection between creativity & healing and want to teach grievers how to connect with their instinctive personal creativity.

I want to help many people, on their journey through grief, to feel better sooner and realize they can have a future life better than they ever imagined. I love and accept the grievers I work with and wish them peace in their hearts and freedom from pain and sadness.

I grew up in Nebraska, lived briefly in Colorado, Alabama and Illinois, and have been at home in Florida for many years.

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I encourage you to have a colorful day, spending at least a little of it serving others.