Lessons I have learned about life through death


A message from the author

I want to take a moment to let you know that my heart goes out to each one of you. This is such a difficult time right now. For the first time, in my lifetime, our entire world is trying to navigate some scary and uncertain times together. If I have learned anything at all, it is the power of community and kindness and that is what continues to hold me up. Stay strong, be patient, be kind and continue to hold out hope that we will get through this. xo


My second book is now available on Amazon!!

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:


Hello and welcome to my blog!

My name is Gabrielle Elise Jimenez and I am a Hospice Nurse. 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 invite you to listen to Podcasts I have done:

Lisa Jones, the Millionaire Medium: 


Cheryl Jones on Good Grief Radio:


Notes, News and Updates

I am happy to announce that I am a part of the "Author Series" at Mission Hospice in San Mateo.

It was originally going to be held in the event room, however due to COVID, it will now be done virtually via ZOOM. 

Registration is open now.

You will receive the Zoom meeting ID, web link & phone numbers (for those calling in) in your email confirmation. 

I will read a few pages from my first book "Soft Landing", a chapter from my second book "The Hospice Heart" and before closing, I will read you something that I have not shared with anyone yet, that I am saving just for this event.

Date: Thursday, May 28th 7pm-8:30pm

Clink on the link to register: author-series-gabrielle-jimenez-lvn-soft-landing-tickets-86981482957


I had a pretty great interview with Jerry and Helen from "The Heart of Hospice" and it went live.

There are a lot of "feels" in this interview!!!

"Bored Panda" shared an article of mine that went viral. Please check it out :) 

Doctors and nurses deserve all the credit for the work they do. After all, they're the ones who save our lives and nurse us back to health. However, that's not always the case and hospice workers are aware that their patient's stay won't end in a full recovery.

I was asked to be a guest writer for "The Heart of Hospice". Please check out my article.

The Heart of a Hospice Nurse-guest blog by Gabrielle Jimenez of The Hospice Heart

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. 


I would love to hear from you!!


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