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What To Pray For In Dark Times

Stories of the violent attacks that happened in Paris and elsewhere around the world last Friday night, fell heavy on our hearts. It is my hope, that amidst our shock and grief —regardless of faith— we pull together. 

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Showing Up

I was reminded this past week when Paul and I were invited to the bedside of a longtime friend, Joel Elkes M.D., in his final days, of how important it is to me to be able to show up at … Continue reading

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The Next Revolution in Health Care?

            I had the honor of speaking yesterday at a Summit at The Cleveland Clinic dedicated to “Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation.” The 2,200 people attending were comprised of executives and administrators, doctors, nurses and … Continue reading

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Hold The Anchovies!

                                                                                                      Illustration by Jessie Holladay Humor can save you from drowning. I found the following story in a journal entry shortly after Paul and I had dinner with friends to celebrate his birthday.

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Returning

They say if you don’t learn the lesson, it keeps returning until you do. Returns are a mixed blessing. I am having one of them as I write from the Cleveland Clinic.

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Lucky

Thank you dear readers, for encouraging me to write the story of my horse, Lucky. I know there are others of you out there who probably can’t understand what all the interest is about, but this story is not only … Continue reading

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Horsing Around With Gratitude

I’m unabashedly in love with my three Morgan horses. I raised two of them from birth. After they were born I sat in the stall with their mother and rubbed them over every inch of their body except where they … Continue reading

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Finding Compassion

  How many times have you watched people on a city street or observed someone in a doctor’s office, and wondered what their thoughts were?

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Have a Heart?

In the weeks since my Mother’s Day blog post about The Talking Heart, I’ve received many inquiries from readers asking where they could acquire a heart of their own. 

I was glad to see this kind of enthusiasm.

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A Full Belly of Giving

My first experience of philanthropy was at North Country School in 7th grade. The co-founders, Walter and Leo Clark, taught us to care for our environment by turning out lights when we left our rooms, turning off water while brushing … Continue reading

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