Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 1 - 2:30 pm
​12:30 pm check in/refreshments 

The Hospice Caring Cottage 

Registration is required! 

Talk and Tea Book Discussion: “The Bright Hour”

A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs 

“For me, faith involves staring into the abyss, seeing that it is dark and full of the unknown—and being okay with that.”  These words were written by Nina Riggs, a poet, mother of two young boys, and a wife of sixteen years, who at age thirty-seven was diagnosed with what seemed to be treatable breast cancer but within a year turned terminal. Nina opens up about motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory. As she wrestles with the legacy of her great-great-great grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nina Riggs’s breathtaking memoir asks: What makes a meaningful life when one has limited time?

Please join us for our first Hospice Caring Seasons of Caring afternoon book Talk and Tea to explore how to embrace every day, even the bad ones, when faced with a terminal illness.  Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to read the book in advance for maximum benefit from the discussion.  Whether the book relates to your personal journey, or that of someone you care about, this session is for you.   

​Hospice Caring’s Seasons of Caring Community Education Series is designed to develop community knowledge and
skills around end-of-life and grief related topics that can be applied to daily life. Our meaningful educational events and discussions help build a caring and compassionate community. The series is chaired by Hospice Caring volunteer Robin Levien, LCPC, and is provided free of charge. Contributions to Hospice Caring, Inc. are appreciated.

For any questions about this event or Hospice Caring's Seasons of Caring Community Education Series, please contact Catherine Stahl at

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