Tag: Self-care

Maintaining Self-Care While on Vacation

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch.   Ah, vacation. Time to put aside our tasks, rest, relax, sight-see and love life. Like searching for that light shining in the darkness while I navigate the ocean, giving us direction, I was ready. And I was no fool, I went in

Shopping for Your Literary Medicine Cabinet

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch.   What do you read when you need to cope? Or do you? Haley Stewart, author and host of the Fountains of Carrots podcast, published an ebook called “The Literary Medicine Cabinet: A Guide to Self-Care through Good Books.” The books in the

Memoir Excerpt, a piece of our story: The Flight to Egypt

In honor of Peter’s record-breaking time out of the hospital, 5 1/2 months and counting, I’d like to share the following, an excerpt from my memoir, What God Had Emptied. I am in the process of submitting to publishers now. This excerpt won Best of Show for Literary Arts at the

Stories of Hope: A Conversation with the Rykert Trio

  I think back often to this interview, so even though it first came out in May, I’d like to share it with you now. All around us, there are individuals transcending their suffering to build up their community.   Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch It had not

Stories of Hope: A Conversation with Holly Anna Calligraphy

  How one woman uses her way of caring for her soul to speak life to others Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   “How can I speak life to the people that follow me?” Holly Stavness, owner of Holly Anna Calligraphy reflected in her Facebook feed. I no

Fours Ways to Wonder and Awe

I went to the Coast. I came back to the kitchen.   We are surrounded with vestiges (fingerprints) of God that point us to Him. They connect us to something higher, something bigger than ourselves, something that tells us the world makes sense and despite the chaos, tragedy and crime,

What Self-Care is and What it isn’t

First thoughts on It’s Okay to Start with You written by Julia Hogan, published by Our Sunday Visitor Previously published at the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   There were actions that sustained me in the hard times. Eat fewer chicken strips, order the apple and peanut butter on the hospital tray.

Weekend Links 9.29.17

Intriguing explorations by extrapolating headlines. Health and Well-being Having a million dollar baby myself, I think a single-payer system is worth discussing. Love this song list. We all could use a Momento Mori from time to time. I include this in well-being because we can better live our lives when we cherish

Surviving your child’s hospital admission

Part 1 If your Emergency Department visit concludes with admission to the hospital, there are ways to make the best of it. The first eleven days we spent in the hospital felt longer than all the months after. The age and severity of your child’s needs influence how much you

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