"Music that inspires gratitude, hope & healing." Amy Sky, Olivia Newton-John & Beth Nielsen Chapman

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Before we move forward, let’s look back at some of the good work by the LIV ON artists

Before we move forward, let’s look back at some of the good work by the LIV ON artists

    From the Santa Barbara Independent: LIV ON Free Concert at the Lobero Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky, Beth Nielson Chapman To Perform on April 25 Thursday, April 19, 2018 by CHARLES DONELAN Olivia Newton-John will be joined by Amy Sky, Beth Nielson Chapman and a talented […]

My LIV ON Story by Olivia Newton-John

My LIV ON Story by Olivia Newton-John

The LIV ON project was conceived out of the desire to transform my grief into healing. My sister, Rona had just died of glioblastoma and I was suffering greatly from her sudden death. I’ve always turned to music to process my emotions and help heal […]

Father’s Day… Expanding the View

Father’s Day… Expanding the View

 

 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day, Dads… We celebrate you! Yet also, here’s to the Moms-as-Dads…those who are often over-looked and over-worked. We see you. We see how tough life can be. Know too, that you are part of an amazing tribe of resilient women who are kind and compassionate. So here’s to all of you who fill the father-role and do it well.  Sending love to each of  you, <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Story Behind the Song “Fulfilled” / Singer, Songwriter, Steve Real

The Story Behind the Song “Fulfilled” / Singer, Songwriter, Steve Real

About three years ago, I sat at the piano and started to play a melody I’d been hearing in my head.  The only lyric that came to mind as I was playing it was “fulfilled.” I remember sitting there thinking about my father-in-law who had […]

Grief is the Price We Pay For Love: Helping Heal the Grief of Pet Loss / Dianne Gray

Grief is the Price We Pay For Love: Helping Heal the Grief of Pet Loss / Dianne Gray

Recently, a dear team member was preparing for the death of a beloved pet and the sorrow in his words was palpable. Though I was honored he reached out, I felt inept at helping him as he waited for his pup’s kind veterinarian to come to […]

LIV ON: A Benefit Concert for Capital Caring / Malene Davis

LIV ON: A Benefit Concert for Capital Caring / Malene Davis

To kick off our 40th Anniversary Celebration, on May 1, Capital Caring is excited to bring Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John, Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman, and SOCAN Award-winner Amy Sky to our nation’s capital for a special benefit concert that will feature an evening of hope, healing and empowerment.

Their new album, LIV ON, is a powerful collection of songs written to empower individuals as they travel their own grief journeys. Attendees will feel hopeful and empowered, and will leave with a sense of healing and comfort, as the songs’ lyrics were carefully composed to help individuals transcend loss.

I have proudly led Capital Caring since 2006. Our organization is constantly looking for ways to improve hospice care, but one thing has not changed: our healthcare providers and volunteers have an undeniable knack for focusing on what matters – compassion, comfort, and creating lasting memories for families.

Many years ago, I decided to devote my entire career to hospice and palliative care. It has changed my life for the better, and the compassion I witness on a daily basis never ceases to amaze me.

In bringing LIV ON to the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, my hope is that a seed of empowerment and healing will be planted in the heart of each person in attendance.

2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of Capital Caring. What started as a small organization has grown to become the Mid-Atlantic’s largest hospice and palliative care provider. We support more than 1,300 moms, dads, and kids every day in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC, providing world-class care to each individual, no matter where they live, and no matter their ability to pay.

Much like LIV ON, Capital Caring – from our volunteers and healthcare providers to our staff and donors – helps individuals during journeys of grief.

As we commemorate our 40th anniversary, honoring our past and looking to the future, compassionate, patient-focused care remains our hallmark.

Tickets for the LIV ON concert are available at www.capitalcaring.org/livonconcert. For further details regarding this special evening, please visit www.capitalcaring.org/livon or email specialevents@capitalcaring.org.

Purchase your tickets by Friday, March 10, 2017 to receive an early-bird discount.

We look forward to seeing you in May!

Malene Davis, MSN, MBA, RN, CHPN is the President and CEO of Capital Caring — the Mid-Atlantic’s largest hospice and palliative care provider. 2017 is Capital Caring’s 40th Anniversary. Under Malene’s leadership, the organization has doubled the number of patients and families it serves.

 

What I Learned about Love from Patients and Their Families by Patti Maloney, George Mark Children’s House

What I Learned about Love from Patients and Their Families by Patti Maloney, George Mark Children’s House

I witness love every day in my job as a social worker at George Mark Children’s House. George Mark is a place of support and caring for children who have life-limiting illnesses and their families. A large part of what makes George Mark special is […]

A New Year’s Resolution for the Grieving? Live On.

A New Year’s Resolution for the Grieving? Live On.

Here we are, the first official work week of 2017 and for many, it’s an exciting time filled with hope and anticipation for a new and better year. However, millions facing end of life or grief say “not so fast” about making resolutions and plans […]

There’s Still My Joy: A personal message to you, from the LIV ON Team

There’s Still My Joy: A personal message to you, from the LIV ON Team


Over the past years, we’ve seen many friends come and go from our lives and while the holidays can be a time of immense joy, they can also be a source of sorrow for many, as we reflect back on those who are no longer in our day-to-day physical existence.

It is then that we need to remember the lyrics from the LIV ON song, “There’s Still My Joy”:

One tiny child can change the world

One shining light can show the way

Through all my tears for what I’ve lost

There’s still my joy

There’s still my joy

…For Christmas Day

There’s so much happening in this ever-changing world of ours — and while it can seem a tremendous weight to bear, we also hope you and yours will have moments to remember all that is joyous and bright over this holiday season.

Sending you much love,

Amy, Olivia, Beth and the rest of the LIV ON Team

For you: “There’s Still My Joy”

Healing Grief Through Grace / Rev. Sue Wintz, Healthcare Chaplaincy Network

Healing Grief Through Grace / Rev. Sue Wintz, Healthcare Chaplaincy Network

The thought of describing one’s journey of grief as “grace” seems unsettling, if not impossible. Grace, after all, is typically defined as elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion or action – or in many religious traditions as mercy, clemency or pardon. How in the […]