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End-of-Life Doulas

By Marggie Hatala | February 13, 2015

End-of-Life Doulas Companions throughout terminal illness This week I was honored to speak with two Registered Nurses in other areas of the country that provide end-of-life support in addition to training/certification as End-of-Life Doulas.  This title echoes the care that most people are familiar with throughout pregnancy and the start of life; a perfect description of the…

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The Wonder of the UP

By Marggie Hatala | February 2, 2015

The Wonder of the UP The fun of winter along Lake Superior while connecting with friends and students Last week we returned to Houghton MI; our first visit with the freedom to simply enjoy  and experience the area . Of course we drove past our recently sold home, and were pleased to see that it is…

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UP Bound

By Marggie Hatala | January 21, 2015

UP Bound Heading to Houghton/Hancock The past two years here in Door County, WI, have been both extremely busy as well as transformative.  Finally, this past spring, we began to feel settled in our new home, and to put down roots.  Our home in the UP sold, which freed us from the responsibility for it’s upkeep…

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Winter’s Wonder

By Marggie Hatala | January 14, 2015

Winter’s Wonder Door County’s Natural Beauty Our winter temperatures have varied greatly these past weeks.  Following many days of unusually warm, damp and foggy weather, they plummeted into subzero wind chills just after the holidays.  This week, our days have become brilliantly sunny, and more normal temperatures have returned. Perfect to enjoy the incredible natural beauty of…

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Our Touch, Our Light

By Marggie Hatala | January 7, 2015

Our Touch, Our Light Love through touch I have been away from my hospice nursing job for several weeks, since I changed my status to working less regularly.  It’s been a transformative few weeks, and I look forward to focusing on my end-of-life consultation more fully. But I did work this last weekend, venturing out to…

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As We Begin This New Year

By Marggie Hatala | January 1, 2015

As we begin this new year Loss and grief at the holidays The holiday season is coming to a close.  As we begin our new year, many people feel relief to return to their own lives and schedules.  These weeks of family and friends, festivities and excessive food and drink makes our usual lives feel…

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The New Definition of Aging and Decline

By Marggie Hatala | November 21, 2014

The New Definition of Aging and Decline 100: The New 80 I recently had the pleasure to participate online in a wonderful webinar series that was offered as a gift to any interested.  Dr. Karen Wyatt, MD, hosted the End-of-Life University (the link is below).  She has continued to graciously share the interviews with expert…

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Fox Energy

By Marggie Hatala | October 29, 2014

Fox Energy Invisibility; Shapeshifting; Creation in your life A fox has graced me with his/her presence at our new home.  Not recognizing this haunting cry soon after moving in, I turned from the comfort of my deck to see a plump and brilliant animal staring from an open area of grass a few yards away.  The…

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By Marggie Hatala | October 7, 2014

Compassion Viewing others through eyes of oneness My life has been filled with much learning, both harsh and loving.  But in the end, it all has lead me to an ever opening heart.  And as I embrace my world with this deepening connection, my perception includes ever growing compassion for others in my life. My personal…

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The Inner Work of Dying

By Marggie Hatala | September 16, 2014

The Inner Work of Dying Our connection deep within as our guide My work with families at the end of life brings me intimately into their walks through this world and from it.  The discussion of the work that is involved in the dying process includes the physical symptoms of pain, weakness, shortness of breath,…

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