Season Survival

What and who is most important to you during this holiday season? Plan accordingly even if it means saying No to some things. What are you feeling? Don’t smother it. Talk or journal instead. Don’t try to eat or drink your feelings away because you feel you need to be “up” all the time. ScheduleContinue reading “Season Survival”

Holiday Grief

Anybody who has experienced loss, especially family loss, may find their loss triggered over the holidays, by good memories and not so good, and experience sadness, regret, and even depression. Anybody working with the dying carries a certain amount of grief because of the work you do. So holidays can be a double emotional whammy.Continue reading “Holiday Grief”

Covid Care Burnout?

Barbara Karnes writes booklets for Healthcare Workers, Hospices, and Deathcare workers. I have used many of her resources on death and dying as a chaplain. If the following quote resonates with you, then check out the full article on healthcare worker burnout and maybe look into her booklets as well. Dear Barbara, I work asContinue reading “Covid Care Burnout?”

Music as Spirituality

Music has always been a major spiritual resource for me. I learned piano, I taught myself guitar, I sang with my sister at family gatherings, and once with my aunt in a pub in Ireland, and I have always been in a choir, that is until covid. I loved all the different kinds of music,Continue reading “Music as Spirituality”

Letting Go and Moving On

September is over. There have been a bunch of challenges. How can we help ourselves move on? Take a piece of paper. What were two particular moments of struggle or stress this month? Name them. Write them down. Acknowledge your feelings. Write those feelings down. “When … I felt …” Be honest. How can youContinue reading “Letting Go and Moving On”

How to Reduce Anxiety Quickly

A quick set of tools from Psych Central, an independent mental health information and news website. Psych Central is overseen by mental health professionals who create and oversee all the content published on the site. The site was created in 1995. Wikipedia https://psychcentral.com/anxiety/how-to-reduce-anxiety-quickly “Psych Central.com is the leading mental health and psychology network today, reachingContinue reading “How to Reduce Anxiety Quickly”