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Grieving

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Hospice Yukon

Everyone handles their grief differently. That is one of the fundamental ideas that Hospice Yukon uses to guide their approach in supporting Yukoners through their programming. Within that no-one-size-fits-all philosophy, children have a special... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: courtesy of Jacob Scheier

Jacob Scheier wrote his first collection of poems about the loss of his mother; he was 20. She had gotten sick when he was in high school. It was part of his shift from writing as a hobby to writing because it felt very necessary. Read more

Literature

As my husband and I crossed the blue steel bridge at Stewart Crossing in our rented Prius, I remembered the relic of my friend, Janet Collins, in my windbreaker pocket. It was a late July, 2014, almost exactly a year after her memorial, or, “going aw Read more

Yukon Outside

Being human is to love, and to have, and to feel — deeply. Everyone will experience the loss of a loved one at some point. Regardless of the circumstance, some form of grief will be felt. Grief might affect us with cruel individuality, but to some Read more

Health and Wellness

The weight of Misty, our 20-year-old cat, curled up on my lap, has never been felt more. She loves the fact that I work from home and, other than being in front of the fireplace or sitting in one of three windows.... Read more

Yukoners Pets

A four-foot-something tree, adorned with angels, captures my attention as I enter Hospice Yukon. The lighting is soft and I am greeted warmly as I step through the door. Read more

Yukon Christmas

She removes her glasses, needle between thumb and forefinger, lifting another translucent gold bead from the white dessert dish in front of her. Suzanne Picot, office administrator for Hospice Yukon, is stitching another Feelie Heart. Read more

Health and Wellness