Friday, September 24, 2010

Grief Workshop

I came across a local workshop that may be of interest to those working through or working with those in grief.

Grief Workshop

Doug Smith will present a workshop entitled "Different Ways of Grieving, Different Ways of Healing" On Saturday, October 2 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. This workshop explores how we all respond differently to losses (our cognitive and emotional differences) and share different types of tools that can be used with those needing care and attention. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jeanne Sears, Coordinator of Member Programs, by Tuesday, September 28.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall Seminars

Once again Fall is upon us, and I will be speaking at a variety of venues this season. For more details, visit my web site at

Unlicensed Hospice Provider in Wisconsin

This past week I read an article stating that St. Jude Hospice (not affiliated with the hospital), a for-profit hospice company based in Iowa, was notified by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to stop stating on its website that is serves the Madison area. Currently, St. Jude does not have a conditional license to operate in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has notified St. Jude Hospice that it cannot say it has a hospice or is operating a hospice in a particular county until it actually has a probationary Wisconsin license, department spokeswoman Stephanie Smiley said Friday.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Green Cemetery in Verona, WI

Earlier on this blog I wrote about plans to create a green cemetery in Verona, Wisconsin. The plan continues to move forward, and is now working its way through zoning committees, etc. The Capital Times ran a very nice piece on the cemetery and the family behind it. The tag line read "will casket-free, green cemeteries be the next big thing?" -- cathcy!