Entries by Kate Riley

Undecided about what to do with your body after you die?

This article explains the difference between two common choices. However, there are more. Stay tuned for updates. Check out my Resource page. Also, please feel free to email me should you have questions or need immediate assistance. htmhttps://www.agingcare.com/articles/5-essential-differences-between-a-burial-and-a-cremation-service-186624.htm

Estrangement in any family can be challenging. But why grandparents?

I witnessed firsthand a situation where a grandmother was refused further engagement with her young grandchildren. Their mother made the decision based on an unresolved conflict that had nothing whatsoever to do with her children. It is complex, and I must ask: Who are the ones affected the most? Maintaining A Relationship With Grandkids Amid […]

Living in the Mystery after a cancer diagnosis.

The following is a story I wrote, as a tribute to my mother, Vee. It was immediately following her cancer diagnosis and was published in The Sun, a weekly paper here in the Wood River Valley. I know people now who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis and feel compelled to post it. May you […]

A Tribute to Vee!

September 7, 2019 Five years ago, Vee’s soul soared out of here like a shooting star. That was precisely her wish. For those of you who didn’t know Vee, she was my mother. As she neared the end, we planned. All went relatively well, considering. After she was gone, I bathed and anointed her body, […]