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                Your Life Journals are what you wish them to be. They can be private for family, restricted for friends, public and even anonymous & all with live video and pictures.

                                It’s a place you can create for the future so your loved ones or those you invite can log in and get some special time with you when they need you.

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            Tell the story of your life; leave your daily “I love you’s”, your favourite jokes, bedtime stories for the young ones, share life stories, recall and share old memories, recipes etc.

                                                                             You can do this with family and make it as much fun as you like. It is only limited only by you.                                                                

                                                                                              Congratulations, you have taken the first step in creating your life legacy


It feels so empty without you.

Now that you are no longer around, time that once moved so fast feels like forever. Maybe that's just me having no one to listen to my random stories, no one to give me advice on the problems I have to face, no one to drink with on a night when no words can describe what I feel. I have a...

Posted by Helen Gilholy on Mon 11th Feb 2019 9:13am


You should join a support group

Find your "tribe" in a good support group for your specific disease, terminal illness in general, or something similar that you can relate to.  If you don't have a group in your area, see if there's a need in the community and create one yourself, or if you're not up to that, just try one of the support groups online...

Posted by Thomas Newton on Fri 8th Feb 2019 10:41am


Are we ready?

My father's condition is not improving. He and I had had multiple discussions about this, so did the rest of our family members, but I am still shaking when I think that everything would be over any moment soon. My lips say things like wanting to put him out of his pain and misery as soon as possible, but my...

Posted by Helen Gilholy on Thu 31st Jan 2019 11:32pm


Taking it all in

Have you ever noticed how snowfall makes an ordinary day feel magical?  As a kid, it was good for a free day from school.  I was disappointed to grow up and learn that adults don't get snow days from work, but I still welcome the white stuff with open arms.  I love waking up to freshly fallen snow. It makes...

Posted by Patricia Ross on Fri 25th Jan 2019 4:05pm


A Promise to Myself

I was struggling with self-hate in my youth. I thought I wasn't good enough despite my best efforts, and I felt like my miserable life was thanks to my own mistakes. My terminal illness was like the nail in the coffin. "You're done." What saved me was a promise I made with a close friend years ago. We made a promise...

Posted by Anonymous on Mon 21st Jan 2019 11:49am


Say Hello to Mr. Elephant

I feel like I'm doing it wrong - this whole terminally ill, dying thing.  I know what I'm supposed to do, what script I ought to follow, the role I'm meant to play.  I'm supposed to live out my remaining days as though inspired by those quips in fortune cookies.  I should embrace life, seize the day, and live in...

Posted by Ryan Collins on Thu 17th Jan 2019 10:15pm


What NOT to SAY to SOMEONE with COPD

What NOT to Say to Someone with COPD 1.  "You don't look sick."  
That's because I'm so happy to see you.  I don't want you to feel sorry for me or to dread visiting me because I'm sickly.  I don't want to burden or worry you.  I care too much about you for that.  This is my game face. 2.  "Everyone gets...

Posted by Renee Higgins on Wed 16th Jan 2019 10:41pm


Cancer patients are causalities in the war on opioids.

I have end-stage cancer.  When the politicians began talking about the war on opioid abuse, I assumed they meant to stop the pill-mill doctors and those who were doctor shopping, selling their drugs on the street, and abusing their pain medication. Sadly, that's not the case. The huge public spotlight and shameful stigma attached to opioid usage also affects people...

Posted by Darnell Jones on Tue 15th Jan 2019 4:27pm


A new year brings new hope!

It's a brand new year and I've made it my mission to come to terms with my ALS diagnoses.  While forcing myself to face my disease, I've learned there are tons of lifestyle modifications that I can do to make things easier down the road.  Small changes can be made to my porch, kitchen, and bathroom which will enable me...

Posted by Randall Green on Fri 11th Jan 2019 1:56pm


How important are the special days (holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries) for you? Now they highlight everything that defines me: family, love, and relationship. In the past, work often became the priority. Sometimes we slept through the day after saying our wishes because we were too tired. Other times, we simply forgot and said sorry like it was nothing huge. I'm glad...

Posted by Amanda Conti on Fri 11th Jan 2019 2:59am


Lucky in Love

While ushering in the new year, I've been feeling pensive.  It's just one of those things - reflecting on the years gone by and what I think the future will bring.  Well, when my wife and I first got married, I was focused on my career as a firefighter.  I wanted to be a good provider, so I took as...

Posted by Eric Rogers on Fri 4th Jan 2019 8:52am


Another Family Christmas

It's hard to believe Christmas is over, but sure enough, the kids have already torn through their packages, the mess has been cleaned, and the birth of Jesus has been celebrated at church.  I enjoyed helping my sons put together the bicycles that their kids will ride for years to come.  It made me wistful for a moment because it...

Posted by Josh Reynolds on Wed 26th Dec 2018 9:20am