spirituality

New Year’s Evolution

This blog came to me as I thought about the inspiring, light up the world woman who asked me how I choose what I write for my blog. I have been following her life and evolution this year since leading a workshop she attended last year that was titled exactly this: A New Year’s Evolution…

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Questions That Grace the End of Each Day

There is a beautiful story, one of many, in My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. It is a story I have shared over the years with many audiences, most recently with professional caregivers as they sometimes struggle and feel frustration with how to be present with those…

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A Perfect Gift

At this time of year when conversations so quickly center around perfect gifts and the term “holiday rush” is common as people drive to and fro to stores or spend hours online, there is one gift that does not need to be wrapped or bought or ordered online or shipped. Credit cards can be tucked…

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Virtual Caregiving Community #2

Even as I work with professional and family caregivers, as well as case managers and social workers around shifting the paradigms of caregiving in this country, I acknowledge that it is often an experience that presents us with overwhelming, energy draining, heartbreaking, extremely challenging moments, days, weeks, months and years. There can easily be a…

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Virtual Caregiving Community #1

As I was walking my 5.4-mile trail this morning, feeling the luxury of the weather, my health and so many other things in my life, I began to think about how caregiving happens virtually. It takes place in what might seem like the most unexpected places as we normally think about caregiving. And then there…

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Early Morning Writing- My Own Caregiving

I am barely going to beat the clock on this blog! Each morning for going on a year and a half I have relished following The Miracle Morning practice, so beautifully crafted by Hal Elrod. I do not miss a day even if it means getting up an hour or more earlier than planned. Silence,…

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Pruning

Recently, the daylong winds felt like an event. The cold added to the drama. The energy and movement created by the wind mesmerize me. I sat for the longest time watching the limbs of the trees blowing and bending as if in a wild dance of the hundreds in the neighborhood. There was both synchronicity…

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