November 30, 2018

Tips for Recalibrating After Physical Setbacks

“You’re not out of the woods yet.” said the doctor to the recovering patient. “You need to take things a bit slower for a while. Listen to your body; it will guide you to where you need to go.”   Being “in the woods” is an experience unlike any other. […]
July 31, 2018

Friendships Later in Life

New Friends?   There are many who believe that the friendships formed later in life are the ones that are truly the deepest. It certainly is not a competition between lifelong friendships and those made in the latter chapters of our lives, but developing new friendships as we age is […]
July 2, 2018

Find Resilience as a Witness

Finding Resilience as a Witness. Many of us have experienced trauma in our lives. When we witness other people who are experiencing trauma, our ability to be present for their situation may be heightened or compromised. Either way, we are often (whether for a moment or longer), thrown back into […]
July 28, 2017

Tips for Creating Friendships and Community

More and more of us are feeling isolated and alone, despite the number of social media “friends” we have.  Ironically, the more technologically connected we are through social media, the more we are at risk for losing deep human connection. On-line social connections are valuable for lots of things but […]
May 10, 2015

Spirituality During Illness

In times of illness, particularly prolonged illnesses, people often have a difficult time adjusting to the significant changes we experience in our lives.  Old familiar habits and rituals that shape our daily routines often become more challenging.  The inability to do something as well as before (or not at all) […]
May 10, 2015

Create an Ethical Will for Our Children and Grandchildren

Many of us are quite clear about making sure we have a “last will and testament” or a “living will” letting others know our desires if we are unable to make choices for ourselves when faced with medical decisions. Few of us, though, are just as clear about the footprint […]