Tag Archives: compassion

Perception and practice

Today I thought I would simply share as my post the article that I wrote for ehospice.com this week.  It tells a story that continues to resonate even after twelve years.  A story of presence, of kindness, of attending with … Continue reading

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Watershed year!

What a year it has been.  A year of much water flowing, cascading, sometimes even bucketing down.  Perhaps even a watershed year.  Many tears shed, much pain experienced.  Lots of laughter, joy, and love too.  Many bridges built and crossed, … Continue reading

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Shadows of kindness

Winter solstice Night of the long shadows Night marking winter beginnings Marking paradoxically, the return of the sun And in days to come A rebirth A new year New moments to recreate and re-envision this life Winter solstice Arriving on … Continue reading

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What are we doing?

Since my house burned down I now have a better view Of the rising moon Haiku by Basho It has been difficult to come to this writing these past months.  To write from the heart as I have committed to … Continue reading

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From me to you: Day9: Caregiving

Originally posted on justanotherspoonie:
As a parent with health conditions or parent to a child(ren) with health conditions, what do you hope you’re doing right? As I am neither a parent with health conditions, or one who has a child…

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Double, double toil and trouble

“Boil thou first in the charmed pot. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” (the witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth) Once again today my class met and found itself engaged with … Continue reading

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It’s never about some other time

The real gift and the crux of our difficulty is our constant and entirely natural experience of vulnerability.  Trying to live without feeling vulnerable means we do not understand the fierce nature of the reality we inhabit.  In closing off … Continue reading

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