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Cougar Medicine: A Lesson in Gratitude (part 3 of 3)

By Eric Muritz

Not long after my cougar encounter I was speaking with a dear friend now living across the country. Her mother had recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness. “I just don’t know how to reconcile myself with this reality: a life without my mother”. She was sorely vexed.

I was no stranger to her pain. My father had been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) when I was in my early 20s and declined rapidly thereafter. I knew what it was like to say goodbye to beloved people and treasured things, having practiced such with an embarrassing lack of poise for some years until accepting life’s greatest challenges for what they are: lessons in letting go. With the events of Solstice still fresh in my mind, my heart bolstered with gratitude for what was, I was quick in finding words of encouragement–words I hoped would help.

“I know [...]

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