4 Tips for Choosing Peace in Chaotic Times

At 6 a.m. on Friday, July 8, I reached to turn on my cell phone only to have it ringing already. It was my daughter. “Mom, I’m okay,” she said. I had no idea why she was saying this. I then learned at a very personal level about the chaos that enfolded after a gunman…read more.

The Season of Gratitude: Expanding Spiritual Awareness

I am grateful for the beautiful colors of the leaves on the trees this year, as we experience autumn changing into winter. Offering gratitude for these changes assists me in feeling better about the approaching weather changes. Besides winter coming, we are now approaching the season of gratitude. This is the time of year that…read more.

Spirituality vs. Religion

There is a growing paralysis of individuals who are searching for meaning in their lives. Many are not able to find a path for this journey. I am offering clarification in this search by describing the difference between spirituality and religion. In healthcare, they are not synonymous…

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States that occurs on the final Monday of each May. It was originally known as Decoration Day, and it served to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the early 20th century, Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Today, Memorial Day is an occasion to remember all of our deceased loved ones and the spaces they fill in our lives and hearts…

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Spring: Everything New!

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March is the calendar month for the arrival of spring. March 20th, 12:14 am CDT, is the Vernal Equinox. The Equinox is early this year, mainly because it is leap year. Speaking of early, as I write this in early March, I feel summer has arrived…

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Spread Your Wings

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Make this the year of you! This year, 2012, is the year of expansion and change. We can all feel it in the air. Have you noticed? Many of the old ways of our lifestyles are not working as well as they once did. Spread your wings by doing something new to adapt to the changes in your life!…

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Give Way, The Road Sign in England

england yield sign
As many of you know, I just returned from a spiritual pilgrimage to Glastonbury England. The experience was transforming for me. The pilgrimage was a week of walking the land of sacred places that were created in a time when the land and seasons were honored in daily life…

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Heal Your Entire Self

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Depression is a common complaint among many of my patients. Depression has many forms and many symptoms, and it is often difficult to recognize in oneself…

We Are All ONE

skyline and tree
While I am writing this blog edition, the world has just experienced one of the most devastating, unimaginable tragedies in its history: the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. The circumstances continue to unfold, and we are left with many uncertainties right now…