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Weekly Mindfulness Support - Yin and Yang

Hello and welcome to this glorious Saturday, February 13, 2021. Today is a rare and precious day that will never come again.


As many of you know, a couple weeks ago I traveled to Colorado to see my mother for potentially the last time. Having gone through this experience, never have I been more intentional with all my goodbyes. We just never know if we will ever see the person who stands before us, again.


As I do with most of these weekly mindfulness support essays, I want to share part of what I experienced on this pilgrimage to my home state.


Due to COVID restrictions, I was allowed to spend only a limited time with mom. I essentially drove for 36 hours to spend 3 hours with her. I’m grateful for every moment.


My first visit was on Saturday. A few other family members were there, and mom was quite lucid, and cheerful. Though mom is on hospice and is in the final stages of Alzheimer