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Dear Frances – Resolve to Pay Kindness Forward in 2018

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa New Year’s. Traditionally, it is a time of hope and renewal and looking forward. But I’m going to take a different path here and look back. Sometimes there are life-changing....
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Dear Frances – Taking Life in Stride .. Breathe In .. Breathe Out

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, At our monthly poetry writing session, Lynda shared the following poem. She is her mother’s caregiver. As she read, we all began laughing. “Oh, you find this funny?!” Lynda asked.  Another caregiver in our group asked her if she was offended by our laughing. “Oh no, I....
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Who Me, Old? Bah!

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dignifying Our Elders’ Lives With Compassion

DEAR FRANCES by Frances H. Kakugawa
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Thoughts On Years At New Year’s

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dear Frances – When the End Comes …

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I’m sure you will receive many responses to your last column. My mom also died when I had left the room briefly to make a phone call, and I....
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Compassionate Care — The Priceless Rx

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dear Frances – Even in Loss, There is Memory

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, The month of May took many of my friends to the other side of life. And yet, a stubborn ray of sunshine found its way through the dark clouds to remind us that even in death, there can also be poetry, laughter, renewal and celebration of the....

Planning Ahead… And Ooh La La Red Shoes!

By Frances Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I’m not a caregiver, but will probably need one in my old age....
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Dear Frances – New Year … New Wisdom

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Happy New Year, readers! I’d like to begin the new year by thanking editor Karleen Chinen and The Hawai‘i Herald for bringing us together through this “Dear Frances” column. I am humbled, not only by my “Boss Lady’s” confidence in me, but in your positive responses. Continue to send....

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