A Reflective Journey of a Loved One’s Passing

CK Brashares

HOSPICE What It Can Do For You

WHAT IS HOSPICE? Through friends that have had the benefit of hospice for their loved ones, I heard that it was a valuable and beneficial service. Because I had no idea of what this service entailed, how it worked or how you qualified for the service, I did some checking. Below are my findings: MEDICARE PART A & B Cover All Services…

SUPRIZE! THE OTHER SIDE OF WRITING

  For the month of May I have decided to write about the surprises regarding authoring this book.     Wrote the Book Now What? My initial thought in writing my book-A Reflective Journey of a Loved One’s Passing, which was myself and my siblings experiences in the care of our mother during her illness, was to be helpful to others in a comparable…

POLICING THOSE PESKY EMOTIONS

The care of a loved one in an extended illness can bring many emotions to the surface. Some we expect some we may not like and some that will surprise us. LIST OF EMOTIONS Some of the emotions you might experience include: Guilt Moodiness Depression Irritability Frustration Difficulty in Concentrating Deep sadness Anxiety Loneliness Anger MY EXPERIENCE WITH A PESKY EMOTION WHEN…

YOU’RE ONLY HUMAN SO FORGIVE YOURSELF

  THIS MONTH’S TOPIC Guilty Anger   Addressing the hidden aspect of taking care of an ill loved one. During the care of my mother, I found myself experiencing feelings I was not proud of and felt quilt for even thinking of them. I asked myself how could even begin to want her to pass or be angry at her for her stubbornness…

We’re Having THAT Conversation

  I am positive that you have seen the commercial selling Life insurance on TV, where the husband rolls his eyes and says to his wife “We are NOT having THAT conversation are we—looking into Life Insurance? The wife says “NO We are making the call today to get Life insurance! In our household THAT conversation was:       We are getting a…

I AM STILL YOUR MOTHER   Jan 12, 2024

It is not easy navigating through the emotions of loss of control in one’s life. I could see the diminishing control my mother felt as she became more ill. My mother’s mantra ,was used frequently when she felt that did not  receive the respect that she wanted or needed. In ignoring her cry for dignity and made her feel less than and…

DEPRESSION CAN BE SNEAKY

When my mother received the Cancer diagnosis from the doctor March of 2018 and given a 6-month time limit, I could not believe it. My mother was so full of life and very stubborn, it would take a lot to bring her down. As the 6-month limit passed and continued through to her passing in August of 2021, I had acquired a…

Welcome to My Blog!

Welcome. My name is CK Brashares, author of A Reflective Journey of a Loved One’s Passing. I’m so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog about my new book. This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here. I’ll be using this blog to interact with you about A…