Tag Archives: Paul

Shhhhh! Argue At A Whisper!

        My husband and I usually work through a disagreement before going to sleep, but after a stressful day of travel recently, we were too tired, and the excitement of having a family weekend at Lake Tahoe … 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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Joy

We need it. We want it. But can we allow it? Admittedly, it’s not been an easy year. In January, my husband almost died during heart surgery – twice. In February our 17-year old cat died three weeks after we … Continue reading

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The Rewards of Labor in Beauty

Have you ever been so moved by beauty that you cried? That’s what happened to me on Labor Day, (a day celebrated in the U.S.) when Paul and I took a bike ride around Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park. … Continue reading

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Dreaming the Whole

Dreams are fun to play with. They often provide me with valuable insights. I use a technique adopted from Carl Jung and Fritz Perls for understanding them, where I play with various parts of the dream in first person. In … Continue reading

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Looking For Roots

Paul and I have spent the past two weeks in Germany on a roots trip. Happily, our eldest son, Adam, came for part of the time too. Our first stop was Baden-Baden, a beautiful town in the south, known for … Continue reading

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Crossing the Road

Life in a hospital stops time.  Being with my beloved Paul over the week since his surgery has reminded me of sweet times spent with my sons when they were babies. I feel still inside. One moment I rub his … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer & Meditation

It was 5:30 a.m. on the morning of Paul’s surgery when our two sons knocked on the door to come say morning prayers with him. The dark of night still lingered as they lit the room with their voices.

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