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You can create any type of journal you wish. Video messages and stories, audio and text and even include pictures. They can be private, restricted for family and friends or public.

Everyone has an experience or great memory to share publicly. Let others learn from yours, help us help others. Well done, you have taken the first step in passing on your legacy.

Jan
16
2019

What NOT to SAY to SOMEONE with COPD

What NOT to Say to Someone with COPD 1.  "You don't look sick."  
That's because I'm so happy to see you.  I don't want you to feel sorry for me or to dread visiting me because I'm sickly.  I don't want to burden or worry you.  I care too much about you for that.  This is my game face. 2.  "Everyone gets...

Posted by Renee Higgins on Wed 16th Jan 2019 10:41pm

Jan
15
2019

Cancer patients are causalities in the war on opioids.

I have end-stage cancer.  When the politicians began talking about the war on opioid abuse, I assumed they meant to stop the pill-mill doctors and those who were doctor shopping, selling their drugs on the street, and abusing their pain medication. Sadly, that's not the case. The huge public spotlight and shameful stigma attached to opioid usage also affects people...

Posted by Darnell Jones on Tue 15th Jan 2019 4:27pm

Jan
11
2019

A new year brings new hope!

It's a brand new year and I've made it my mission to come to terms with my ALS diagnoses.  While forcing myself to face my disease, I've learned there are tons of lifestyle modifications that I can do to make things easier down the road.  Small changes can be made to my porch, kitchen, and bathroom which will enable me...

Posted by Randall Green on Fri 11th Jan 2019 1:56pm

Together

How important are the special days (holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries) for you? Now they highlight everything that defines me: family, love, and relationship. In the past, work often became the priority. Sometimes we slept through the day after saying our wishes because we were too tired. Other times, we simply forgot and said sorry like it was nothing huge. I'm glad...

Posted by Amanda Conti on Fri 11th Jan 2019 2:59am

Jan
04
2019

Lucky in Love

While ushering in the new year, I've been feeling pensive.  It's just one of those things - reflecting on the years gone by and what I think the future will bring.  Well, when my wife and I first got married, I was focused on my career as a firefighter.  I wanted to be a good provider, so I took as...

Posted by Eric Rogers on Fri 4th Jan 2019 8:52am

Dec
26
2018

Another Family Christmas

It's hard to believe Christmas is over, but sure enough, the kids have already torn through their packages, the mess has been cleaned, and the birth of Jesus has been celebrated at church.  I enjoyed helping my sons put together the bicycles that their kids will ride for years to come.  It made me wistful for a moment because it...

Posted by Josh Reynolds on Wed 26th Dec 2018 9:20am

Dec
02
2018

Into another new year

Soon it will be a year since I made a journal on this website. I'm happy to have come this far despite my diagnosis, but my worries about what's to come also grow. How much time do I have left? What else should I do to avoid regrets? My illness takes away a lot of things, but it also shows...

Posted by Louis Coleman on Sun 2nd Dec 2018 7:34am

Nov
26
2018

Taking a turn in life

I believed that my life's purpose was to keep on moving forward, so my impending death felt like a wall standing between me and my purpose. That's when our local priest talked about the certainty of death in contrast to the abstract concept of doomsday. He asked me what I'd do while waiting for someone or something to break that...

Posted by Nick Persson on Mon 26th Nov 2018 10:51am

Nov
22
2018

Everybody knows someone

I was diagnosed with breast cancer not too long ago and unfortunately it's at an advanced stage and it has spread. I know I will die from it and I am still trying to come to terms with it. The hardest thing to me has been telling people about it. Most people in my life are supportive and I have a great family and...

Posted by Linda Howe on Thu 22nd Nov 2018 6:36am

Nov
10
2018

The most beautiful moment in life

A music album I frequently listen to asks me about my most beautiful moment in life. It's a topic I usually avoid, but I can't help thinking about it as I repeat the songs in my playlist. I'm close to giving up; not because I can't find any, but because I seem to have more than I thought. My parents tell...

Posted by Arron Krouse on Sat 10th Nov 2018 10:39am

Nov
06
2018

Dementia

When my mind is going haywire
And I don't know what to think,
I call upon the LORD my GOD
To get me back in sync. GOD above he hears my prayer
And always comforts me.
He wraps me in his perfect love
To soothe my frightened plea. "I need you more than ever LORD
As the confusion settles in.
I need...

Posted by Joanna Moore on Tue 6th Nov 2018 10:47am

Nov
01
2018

Trying to motivate oneself into being positive

I was always the type of person that tries to see everything in a positive light. I was always that guy that said "feel your feelings" in order to deal with them. But ever since my diagnosis on January 17, 2018, all of this has taken a real turn. Someone asked me why I am making all these decisions by myself...

Posted by Ferris Baker on Thu 1st Nov 2018 2:03am