Posts by Rachel Katz

Rachel Katz is a spiritual director, volunteer end-of-life caregiver, singer, and proud mom to her beloved dog Charlie and hospice therapy cat Bodhi, her two greatest, most playful teachers. She also enjoys wandering the streets of San Francisco in search of urban adventures, great thrift finds, and anything shark related. Learn more about Rachel at

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Brushes with Mortality: 5 Lessons On Dealing with Hard Times

“When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open. And in that breaking open, we uncover our true nature.” ~Wayne Muller

As someone with a serious chronic medical …