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Racing Minds = Chaotic Outcomes

Aug 10, 2022

Racing Minds - Photo by Cyndi Mariner

We can't close our eyes or ears to what is happening in the world around us, but changing our reactions is possible. What you give yourself is a crucial ingredient in creating change and making a positive impact both in your life and the world at large. read more

The Fear Holding You Back

Aug 03, 2022


I think about the times I may have hesitated asking questions during those conversations - have you experienced that, too? The thing is, difficult conversations often become more difficult when you muddle around with questions or thoughts. It is important to be clear, honest, and direct, with a swag of politeness read more

Observing Yourself in the Present Moment

Jul 27, 2022

Whether you are a family caregiver or a healthcare professional, you give so much of yourself in the care of others. When did you take your last deep breath? The impact of not doing so affects both you and those you are caring for, so in truth, no one wins. read more

Sing a Song

Jul 20, 2022

Singing Birds

My grandmother's lullabies (is it still a lullaby if it's morning, though?) to her flowers were more than just idle sounds. Rather, they were an expression of her caring. Remembering her singing made me think about how music in general, and singing specifically, is an essential part of caregiving for humans, as well as houseplants. read more