The statistics are arresting. Between 2020 and 2021, there was a 32.4 per cent increase in the number of hastened deaths in Canada, a total of 10,064 in 2021.1 Of those opting for assisted suicide, 86.3 per cent said the reason for requesting death was the loss of ability to engage in meaningful activities.2 And access to … Read more
hen Jocelyn was 11 years old, the same year her family moved from Hong Kong to Vancouver, a friend from school made a comment about her neck. When she got home, she told her mom who took her to the doctor just to get it checked. However, she was diagnosed with thyroid disease. Three years … Read more
Dealing with death is uncomfortable, to say the least. In my experience, people don’t often know how to respond to someone healing from trauma. When one has a death in the family, you hear so many people saying either the same things or some really weird things. Don’t get me wrong. I know people mean … Read more
One December day, the daughter-in-law of Lloyd and Gwendolyn Carr shot herself. Like any suicide, this one left a family with immense pain and many questions. But unlike most families surviving a suicide, this one included a trained biblical scholar and a sensitive poet. Besides facing and attempting to deal with the unavoidable grief, Lloyd … Read more
In his counseling work, Harold Ivan Smith has heard all the questions – even the most obscure, personal, and difficult ones – that occur to grievers as they process their loss. Here he compiles more than 150 common questions, explores the emotions behind them, and provides clear and forthright responses. Whether readers find the answers … Read more
Roses in December has helped readers understand the grieving process, support family members, give insight into sibling grief, and maintain their marriages during difficult times. This book offers compassion and encouragement plus chapters on losing loved ones under special circumstances, such as suicide and AIDS.
More than 4 million Americans struggle with Alzheimers, and 20 million have close friends or relatives with the disease. This book offers a revolutionary practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and care-givers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her methods work to enhance communication and has provides tips for … Read more
The Lewis Note is a collection of stories, writings, and thoughts by Rachel Lewis. Here’s what Rachel says about what you will find on this site. ~ Hello friend. I’m Rachel. I’m so glad you stopped in to my cozy little corner on the web, an intimate place where I delve in deep to the … Read more