End-of-Life Care – Start the Conversation Today

The final chapter of our lives can be filled with difficult and emotional decisions. A rapid decline in health or an emergency can prompt family members and health care professionals to have to make critical end-of-life care choices. Our personal intentions can get lost during these often-hurried situations. According to a survey conducted by The Conversation Project, 90 percent of Americans believe talking about end-of-life care with loved ones is important, yet 27 percent of

Joy on the Journey: Is joy a choice?

Sometimes the smooth pavement beneath us turns to gravel and we find ourselves questioning the journey. At times it becomes a narrow path, not of our choosing, and we wonder how or why we have been asked to pick our way through the “handicaps” we have been dealt. We stumble over the jagged rocks of disappointment and hurt. During those times, can we really find joy; real joy? Joy when the walls around us are

Living Stress Free

Stress, you have it, I have it, we all have it and it doesn’t look the same for everyone. Stress can look like emotional distress that can be seen by others:  the agitation, anger, or tremors.  Or maybe your stress is more subtle, maybe you don’t even think of it as stress, such as you can no longer handle certain types of foods, whether it’s nightshades, gluten, corn, or wheat, those are all signs of

The Grieving Process

Everyone grieves differently. Grieving is a very personal and highly individual experience. How you grieve depends on many factors, including your personality and coping style, your life experience, your faith and the nature of the loss. The grieving process takes time.  Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried. There is no “normal” timetable for grieving.  Some people start to feel better in weeks or months while others it takes years.  Whatever your grief