Category Archives: Mariner Articles

The Cardinal- Part 1-1/2 in a Series


Post Image Several weeks ago I began writing a series of columns related to end of life planning, hospice care, and choices. Daunting, but in my opinion, essential topics to ponder. I hope you will hang in here with me, read this series, and take it as vital Food For Thought.… Read More Continue reading...

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...

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 New Year; A New Beginning


Post Image In my practice as a healing facilitator, clients always ask how they can implement the healing insights they receive in our work together. For many of us the tendency is to either become overwhelmed quickly lose awareness of the insights received and do little or nothing, or to want to implement all the insights received immediately.… Read More Continue reading...

Blessed Christmas


Post Image Merry Christmas! I hope you’ve had good experience practicing Random Acts of Kindness so far this Advent season. And, I hope you’ve found the practice to be uplifting to you, as well as to those you gifted with your kind acts.… Read More Continue reading...

Random Acts of Kindness


Post Image Instead of enjoying a traditional advent calendar this month where you uncover small goodies or trinkets, why not start a tradition of a Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar? Every day you uncover a kindness “task” you do. (ok, I know we’re a into the month already, so double up a couple of days!) You can be really creative and actually make a calendar with daily random acts to perform, or just make it a point to practice at least one each day.… Read More Continue reading...

Being Thankful


Post Image Recent research studies have shown that being thankful boosts our immune system and increases blood flow to the heart. So even though we may overeat, or sit around watching football games on Thanksgiving, we can actually boost both physical and emotional health by holding the energy of gratitude.… Read More Continue reading...
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