One More Treatment

After attending a conference recently on palliative care and hospice, I was struck by the theme amongst so many thoughtful health professionals.

They told moving stories of so many people who fought and survived and fought and lost battles with long-term illness. The common message was that people dealing with difficult health decisions all do it differently.

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Creative Words, Art, and Little Plastic Blocks?

Hidden creative is not un-benign. In other words, there is danger in keeping your creativity subdued and blessings in letting your creative out! After visiting the artwork of the Lego artist, Nathan Sawaya at San Diego’s Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park today, I was reminded and inspired to keep expressing myself through my art and writing.

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Suicide by Comparison

This was inspired in part by a glimmer of insight I had while reading Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Emerson’s Essays.” In it he talks about the human flaw of trying to please and appease others.

He says that “imitation is suicide.” I think in today’s media-driven world, we are constantly comparing ourselves to each other. We must have a bigger car, a bigger house, a bigger bust, a bigger, and well, you get the picture.

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When One Changes and One Does Not

The oak tree cannot grow in the dark shade of the pine tree. The pine will not do well in the shadows of the oak. They both need enough space to grow upward to form the forest.

Likewise, couples and people working together need the ability to reach for their own light. We’re all growing and it’s always at a slightly different pace.

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28 Ways to Let the Healing Begin (again)

Making Something Good out of The Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

While updating this blog I was digging out this blog post from a few years ago, I realize my painful expression of sadness and hope were going to be emotions that repeated over and over and over again year after year since this first published in December of 2012.

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