Picture of a heart with darts that are hitting it. From above a dove descends from light towards the heart. A pig in a zebra hoodie peeks up from the bottom of the image and above him there is the text that reads: “Pain is real, but so is hope.”
Picture of a garden in the background. In the fore ground there is a pig in a zebra hoodie standing behind a wooden fence with a gate that surrounds the garden. The text at the top reads: Boundaries. Healthy boundaries are like a fence with a gate. They clearly outline the space, yet there is also a way to let people inside.”

Getting Diagnosed Changed My Life

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the way that having a diagnosis has changed my life and the way that I see the world. It is important to know that it doesn’t matter which diagnosis I am talking about, I have found the over all experience was the same for each diagnosis.

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Black background with spotlights in both upper corners shining down onto a pig in a zebra hoodie who is looking stressed out. Text at the top reads: “Spotlight effect: People aren’t thinking about you as much as you are thinking about yourself.”

Death Changes Everything

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk to you about death. I am aware that this is a difficult topic for many, but it is because of those emotional difficulties that I think we should be talking about death and dying more. Because death changes everything. Our own deaths only impact us in their anticipation. The deaths of strangers, loved ones and acquaintances will likely be events that all of us have to deal with at some point in our lives. Living when these people have died will change us.

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Oh, My dearest Stranger,
Upon this night, I did weep
for while I sat alone in darkness
Understanding upon me, did creep.

More then twenty years have passed
Since the marry day we wed
Yet, I knew you better then
with all the nothing you've said

I've given all I am
my insides hollowed out
nothing left to give
all that's left is doubt

Oh, My dearest Stranger
How much I love thee 
Yet, here I am, waiting
wishing you'd speak to me



A grave yard in the background. In the foreground there is a pig wearing a zebra hoodie who is crying. At the top of the picture the text reads: “Always speak to people knowing that what you are saying could be the last words you speak to them.”
A thunder storm with a lightning bolt that is reaching down to strike a weight that reads “life” which is pressing a pig wearing a zebra hoodie face first into the ground. At the top of the image the text reads: “Today’s Mood”