Learning To Truly See Others

As I stood at my kitchen sink, I saw my neighbor slowly open the back door of his house. His ever-loyal furry companion walked slowly in step with him to the edge of his deck. I watched as he leaned forward, resting his elbows on the wooden deck railing. He just stood there for a... Continue Reading →

Learning To Practice Mindfulness In The Wait

Lexico.com, a new collaboration between Dictionary.com and Oxford University Press, defines mindfulness as, “a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” I know I might have lost some of you after reading this definition. Some... Continue Reading →

Getting Help In the Waiting Room

“I’m afraid to die, I don’t want to hurt myself, but I don’t want to live - I don’t know how to live like this.” My doctor sat across from me and listened intently as I described how I had been feeling over the last several weeks. There was no judgement, just understanding. “How often... Continue Reading →

Finding Redemption In The Wait

As I stood in the doorway and surveyed the room that once represented promise and life, tears flooded my eyes at the thought of how barren it now feels. I generally tend to steer clear of the child’s bedroom in our house. Just walking into that room causes memories to bombard my mind - some... Continue Reading →

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