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Cardinal Notes was born out of my desire and my need for community during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when we need each other the most, social isolation is recommended (if not mandated) in order to slow the spread of the virus. Based on comments from family, friends, and colleagues, it’s obvious that I am not the only one longing to “come together.” I hope you are so inclined as well. Together, we can support and sustain each other through the tough times. Together, we will embrace and celebrate the blessings of life. Together, we ARE better!

Jane W. Barton, author of Caregiving for the GENIUS, is a passionate speaker, writer, and listener. As the founder of Cardinal, LLC, she provides educational programs, books, videos, podcasts, and blogs to assist people in confronting the daunting challenges posed by aging, serious illness, and the end of life. Jane is well versed in the areas of grief and bereavement, caregiving, hospice and palliative care, change and transition, and spirituality and health. She presents innovative, transformational programs to community members, healthcare providers, pastoral caregivers, clergy, funeral service providers, and national audiences to improve the experience of people and families challenged by serious, advanced, or terminal illnesses.

Previously, Jane served as Director of Education for a hospice and palliative care educational institution in Denver, Colorado. She has also served as a chaplain and bereavement facilitator in hospice and palliative care. Jane is a certified Spiritual Director as well as a Certified Senior Advisor. In a former life, she worked as a financial services representative and an exploration petroleum geologist and manager.

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