THE HOSPICE HEART
Lessons I have learned about life through death
A message from the author
Life is fragile and precious...
Nothing is guaranteed.
Make sure to live your life fully, love fiercely, and practice kindness and compassion always. xo
My second book is now available on Amazon!!
THE HOSPICE HEART
A journey I didn't have a map for
As much as I loved writing Soft Landing, this book elicits something deeper inside...
I share a bit from my childhood, which indicates that early on I was destined to work in hospice.
I hope this book helps relieve any fears or misconceptions you might have relative to death.
You can find my first book "Soft Landing"at:
I did an "Author Series" with Mission Hospice, where I talked about both of my books, sharing how they came together, and I read a few pages as well... please check it out:
Hello and welcome to my blog!
My name is Gabrielle Elise Jimenez and I am a hospice nurse, and an end of life doula. In my late 40's, I changed my whole life and went back to school to be a hospice nurse. I am proud of myself for accomplishing this; it was not easy. I share my story in my first book "Soft Landing". I also share some patient stories, and lessons I have learned about life through death.
I have learned so much from so many different people; doctors, nurses, caregivers, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, and most of all from the patients I have cared for and the families I have supported. I have been given the most wonderful tools and I want to share them with each of you… I want to dig into my wonderful bag of love and give those gifts to you. I want to help you become a better care provider whether it is as a profession, or it is for someone you love who is nearing the end of their life.
My goal with this blog is to share my tips and tools, some inspiration, patient stories, life stories and most importantly help to remove that dark cloud that hovers over death. I want you to see what I see, which is love on so many levels, faith that will inspire you, and a death… that can be incredibly beautiful. I want to help you to provide a soft landing for the next person you will be present at the bedside for. xo
I would love to hear from you!!
Interviews, Podcasts and Events
"AT THE BEDSIDE" - a new series with Kimberly C. Paul. Here is the link to episode one with our very special guests: Barbara Karnes, Hospice RN and Gary Pasternak, Hospice Medical Director.
EPISODE TWO - At The Bedside
Guiding families in the last days, hours and minutes before death.
With Kimberly C. Paul, Gary Pasternak, Barbara Karnes and myself.
I had a wonderful interview with Valerie Armand of Mortal Musings out of New Orleans. She really opened up the feels, and got me talking about some deep and personal stuff. Please listen: mortal-musings-february-4-2021
I was blessed and honored to sit down with Barbara Karnes and have a conversation. She is as lovely as you would imagine, she inspires me in so many ways, and I like her. A LOT! This was a great interview!!!!
I had an absolutely AWESOME interview with Kimberly C. Paul from the Live Well, Die Well Tour/Death by Design podcast... check it out!!
The Beautiful Dying Expo
I have had a few interviews with them.
We have covered some great hospice topics, such as: EOLOA/the End of Life Option Act, visions people see near death, and the most recent was a panel discussion with the hospice team.
Please visit the following links:
"The Heart of Hospice" with Jerry and Helen.
I always enjoy sharing time with them.
There are a lot of "feels" in this interview!!!
Lisa Jones, the Millionaire Medium:
Cheryl Jones on Good Grief Radio:
"Bored Panda" shared an article of mine that went viral.
I was asked to be a guest writer for "The Heart of Hospice".
You can find me on Facebook: The Hospice Heart
The FB page has become a community of people who are providing comfort and support to total strangers.
I am in awe of the kindness I get to witness.