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.
What do you envision for the year to come? After reading a recent article in the December 2016 National Geographic, I was struck by the science and fact-oriented publication’s article on “The Healing Power of Faith.”
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.
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.