Connections – 111 On Tuesday, June 27, the California Department of Public Health released their first report on California’s End of Life Option Act. The law went into effect on June 9, 2016 and the report indicated that 111 terminally ill people utilized this humane law in order to die peacefully in California. My daughter… [Read More]
You may believe that Brittany Maynard was fearless. I often refer to her as fearless, courageous and brave. Recently I’ve been examining the inner mechanics of this characteristic. When Brittany was first diagnosed by a rather insensitive doctor, she was told that she had a massive brain tumor that would kill her. Her diagnosis was… [Read More]
In life we are often taught to find the “why”? Why does the sun rise? Why do we only see the stars at night? Why does John like Kim, instead of me? Why Brittany? The Why If anyone has spent any amount of time with a 3, 4, or 5 year old, they know this… [Read More]
Mary Poppins In my book, Wild and Precious Life, I shared the importance the role Mary Poppins played in Brittany’s childhood and many of our precious memories. “Mary had a knack for knowing when to come and go. She traveled on the wind, and she left when she had served her purpose. Leaving was… [Read More]
Today, I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Edwards and the rest of the Good Day LA crew.
Two years ago, today, I said, “You are loved.” It was followed by Britt drinking the prescribed medicine that carried her into the next realm. It’s a day that is painfully etched in my mind. Painful, because I knew that I would never again see that smile, hear that laughter, or see the sparkle in those eyes. Yet, I… [Read More]