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Dream Foundation Veteran Program

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On this Veterans Day, I am excited to tell you about a newly launched Silver Lining program to celebrate and honor our veterans.

As many of you know, I have been involved with the Santa Barbara-based, nationally-serving Dream Foundation for-what seems like-ever. As a hospice nurse, the organization is incredibly near and dear to my heart – because it provides people and their families with wishes at the end of their lives.  Seriously amazing.  And wonderful. It is the ONLY national dream-granting organization for adults.

Dream recipients are those individuals who have been given a year or less life expectancy. Dreams range from basic needs items, like a working stove, to bedside reunions and meaningful experiences with children and loved ones.

Dreams for Veterans is a new program of Dream Foundation. Its mission is to serve terminally ill veterans and their families through the fulfillment of a final dream. Having learned the importance of acknowledging veterans, honoring their service and sharing their personal ...

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Letter To My Patients

No, this isn’t a letter from me.  It is a super powerful and incredibly poignant letter written by a medical student to his patients. Hope ...

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Lady Bird Johnson on Earth Day

Lady Bird Johnson on Earth Day

Earth Day wouldn’t be the same without Lady Bird Johnson. You remember her right? She was First Lady to...

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The Theory of Everything

Monday Movie: The Theory of Everything

A MUST-SEE film this season is “The Theory of Everything” directed by James Marsh and written by Anthony McCarten. The cast includes: Eddie Redmayne as ...

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The Wisdom of Rick Reilly

The Wisdom of Rick Reilly

Legendary ESPN sports writer Rick Reilly wrote his last column on June 30, 2014. I thought I would share his ...

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Quotes about Books | The Silver Pen

Quotes About Books

Quotes About Books

Being the self proclaimed nerdy girl that I am, my love for books only grows with time. Speaking of which, what are ...

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Maya Angelou | The Silver Pen

Maya Angelou, A Phenomenal Woman

Maya Angelou, A Phenomenal Woman

It is with great sadness that I learned of Maya Angelou’s death today. As she once said, “Nothing can dim ...

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Martin Luther King | The Silver Pen

Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.

Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.

I am guilty of using national holidays as an excuse to run errands, do an extra yoga class and ...

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Weekend Inspiration

Hope you’ve had a great week. Where has it gone, by the way? My oh my oh my. One minute I’m schvitzing in New York ...

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Nyad Swim

Nyad Swim

Did you hear the A-MA-ZING news that Diana Nyad successfully – valiantly! – swam 110 miles (110, folks!) from Cuba to the United ...

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Inspired Living: Mother Teresa's Humility List

Recently, I came across Mother Teresa’s Humility List. My oh my oh my. Despite being a humongous fan of Mother Teresa’s, this is the first ...

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