Have you ever felt you were led by Sprit to exactly the right thing in your life? There was a time in my life when I was a happy at-home mom with four children, a tennis club membership, and a rewarding volunteer position at Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter. But as my children got older, […]
I’d like to share a few vignettes with you. Joyce volunteers once a week at a hospice in-patient unit, offering support to families by answering questions and lending a caring ear. She is surprised to see how many people are part of the healthcare team, not only doctors and nurses but also chaplains, social workers, […]
Anne had come in several times suffering from acid reflux that she believed was connected to her stress at work. We focused on her intention to feel calm, which helped reduce the severity of discomfort, but it didn’t seem to take away the problem for good. Also, she was taking antacids but wasn’t so sure […]
Susan was preparing for a hysterectomy. She was so filled with anxiety that she was like a deer in headlights. She looked at me wide-eyed and asked, “What if I die?” Her eyes filled with tears as I said gently, “Let’s see what we can do to help.” Surgery can often be an invasive, painful and […]
A few years ago, while picking up some produce at Whole Foods, I happened to run into an acquaintance of mine. We exchanged the usual hellos, followed by remarks about shopping at Whole Foods–a wonderful grocery store, but rather pricey. Then, my friend said something that struck me immediately, and has stayed with me ever since:
“I figure you pay now or
you pay later.”
Every January for the past several years, I’ve noticed that the parking lot is PACKED at the health club where I swim and take yoga classes. And, it never fails that I hear the same joke year after year: “Don’t worry. By February the crowds will be gone.” This year has been no different…but it can be!