Diane coloring hair at home

Whatever your current situation is, heroically working on the front lines in healthcare or essential services, working from home, or furloughed, for the first time in our lives, we literally have no place to go. There is no FOMO, (fear of missing out) because with all the closures and cancellations, there isn’t anything to miss.…

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Jack Kornfield, my favorite Buddhist monk psychologist says, loving and letting go can be the same thing because both allow us to touch each changing moment and be there fully for whatever arises next. These words resonate with me as I experience moments of hope and peace, followed by waves of overwhelm and sadness in…

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care with heart

I meet weekly with my dear friend and colleague for over two decades, Kay (now by Zoom) for a deep connection of spirituality and support. We provide great mirrors for each other and this week she helped me remember what I already knew about the heart. Bombarded with the latest statistics, stories, and best ways…

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Compassion Woman with her hands over her heart

Compassion, the practice of kindness, is contagious and has many immediate benefits including reducing your own suffering by improving your outlook and perspective and increasing your feeling of connection.  The specific value for healthcare organizations are well documented in Compassionomics by Dr. Stephen Trzeciak and Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli. Here are 5 ways you can take…

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Golden Retriever

In these times of overwhelm and uncertainty, it may seem counter-intuitive to feel grateful for anything. But the truth is, no matter what happens with this pandemic, there is still more right than wrong with the world. Gratitude helps us keep a perspective to make space for hope, calm, and peace, which I know I…

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