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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.

                                                                                                                                                  You can

            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

Mar
16
2019

Random Acts of Kindness

I've started doing random acts of kindness, everything from hiding bottles of bubbles in the park for kids to find, to dropping off toys at my local animal shelter, to leaving extra quarters and detergent at the laundromat.  I'm not spending much, just a bit here and there.  I pair each one with a cheerful note and I do it...

Posted by Carla Wesolowski on Sat 16th Mar 2019 1:20pm

Mar
06
2019

Ebony, I Hear You

Ebony: You write beautifully. Your description is so precise, we can feel your emotion. Thank you for sharing your feelings so honestly. Sometimes it just feels good to see our thoughts and fears in print, and that might be what you needed when you authored your post. Other times we need someone to share the conversation. I will send you a PM. If...

Posted by Michael Reynolds on Wed 6th Mar 2019 3:19pm

Mar
05
2019

Spiritual Pain

I'm in spiritual pain.  I feel like I've been let down.  I don't know why this is happening to me and I've lost my sense of purpose in life.  This terrible thing is consuming my life, has attacked my core values, and has made me question my religious beliefs in a way I never thought possible.  At a time when...

Posted by Ebony Clemmons on Tue 5th Mar 2019 3:19pm

Feb
23
2019

My tumor will benefit cancer research

I've finally had the tough conversation with my husband and kids about my decision to donate my tumor tissue to cancer research.  Some extended relatives have reached out about being uncomfortable with me being "put in the ground in bits and pieces instead of whole."  I've explained how I won't be in my body anymore so it isn't a big...

Posted by Julie Fernández on Sat 23rd Feb 2019 7:59pm

Feb
11
2019

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

Feb
08
2019

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

Jan
31
2019

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

Jan
25
2019

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

Jan
21
2019

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

Jan
17
2019

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

Jan
16
2019

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

Jan
15
2019

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