Category Archives: Awareness

When is it time to call in hospice? and Why? Part 1 in a series


Post Image First of all, I want to say that I’m not an expert on the end of life (EOL) process. That said, I have had the honor of being present with people shortly before, or as they passed from this life. I realize that idea creeps out many people, but to me, the experience is a sacred honor.… Read More Continue reading...

X-Plan Follow-up Questions


Post Image Last time, I shared Bert Fulks  X-Plan; a tactic to help your teenager get out of an uncomfortable or dangerous situation, and still save face with their peers. Here’s how X-Plan works: (in Fulks’ words) Let’s say that my youngest, Danny, gets dropped off at a party. … Read More Continue reading...

The X-Plan


Post Image   Every parent worries about the possibility their teenager may find themselves in a situation where they are they are uncomfortable or dangerous. They may not always feel they have a way out that they can exercise and save face with their peers.… Read More Continue reading...

On The Day I Die


Post Image This week as we hope the snow that fell on the first day/weekend of Spring, will be the last until next winter, I share with you, with his permission, a blog post from a new friend, John Pavlovitz. Though the title may seem depressing, I urge you to read on, because I share it in the hope that you will be encouraged, in these post-Resurrection Easter days, to live, before you die.                                … Read More Continue reading...

The SIMPLE practice that can truly change your life….


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Positive Affirmations


Post Image I’ve been crafting a workshop based on some of the work of Louise Hay, the motivational author, speaker and founder of Hay House Publishing. Louise’s positive philosophy and healing techniques, forged from her tormented upbringing, have helped millions learn to create more of what they want in their lives- more wellness in their bodies, minds and spirits.… Read More Continue reading...

A Joyful Noise


Post Image Last time, I shared the sadness and anger that came up for me when I learned that our much beloved pastor will be leaving after fifteen years at UCC Norwell. Blessedly, I was able to allow myself to feel those emotions and let them flow through me, rather than denying them or pushing them down deep inside where they would surely fester like an infected wound.… Read More Continue reading...

Letting Emotions Flow Through


Post Image I’ve had a real opportunity to practice what I preach about feeling emotions and letting them flow through me rather than allowing them to remain trapped within me, like emotional cement that weighs me down and keeps me from moving forward in life.… Read More Continue reading...

More Reframing


Post Image Last time I shared with you the concept of reframing: a way of changing the way you look at something, thereby changing your experience of it. A poignant example of reframing came to me last week as the Easter Story came into focus.… Read More Continue reading...

Re-Framing


Post Image   reprinted from Ann’s  3-26-2015 Scituate Mariner Column I want to share a concept with you this week that I had an opportunity to practice last week.  It was a good reminder for me, and a concept I share it often with folks I work with. … Read More Continue reading...
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