Finding Joy in Grief | My Interview With The San Diego Union Tribune

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting with Doug Williams, a wonderful person and writer for the San Diego Union Tribune. We chatted for some time about my book, Memories in Dragonflies, Simple Lessons For Mindful Dying. While talking with Doug, I immediately knew he understood my book and what I am trying to have my readers take away from my experience. Death and dying is an inevitable experience that we all, unfortunately, have to go through it at some point in our lives. Let’s choose to look at the positive times and remember the beautiful moments we have with our family and friends.

Here is a small excerpt from the article:


Just days before her mother died, Lannette Cornell Bloom heard her mom ring the bell.

At that point, her mother couldn’t speak. So Bloom, who had quit work as a nurse to take care of her as she slowly slipped away from pulmonary fibrosis, gave her a small bell. It sat on a table next to the bed she could no longer leave. When she needed something – water, a tissue — she rang and her daughter came.

This time, when Bloom hustled from across the house, she found her mom smiling at her. She hadn’t needed a thing. She just wanted to see her daughter.

I would love to hear about your experiences and thoughts on the article in the comments below. You can also feel free to reach out to me personally through my contact page.

Hugs, Love & Light,