by Tracy Jamison*

Do you welcome change? Dr. Jane Barton began by querying the audience on their acceptance of the inevitable.  We are all human and were born with a terminal illness: Life. So how does the average person see change and how does that affect the quality of their coping skills.  As a hospice chaplain who began her journey in the oil fields of Texas, Dr. Barton is intimately familiar with loss and change although that familiarity began in her childhood.  She posited that change within itself is not inherently positive or negative. To quote an old colloquialism, the only constant is change.  Welcome to Holland. Continue reading