September is National Yoga Month. I live the wonder of yoga both personally and professionally each day. While September usually represents the beginning of a new school year, yoga offers students a new curriculum for life. Its intimate learning process involves unwinding tension in the body. Each pose becomes a private lesson in living and … [Read more...] about BEGIN YOGA: CULTIVATE END OF LIFE PEACE
Sadly, Joan Rivers became another missing person on life support during the past several days. Lost to eternity on August 28th from a cardiac arrest during a routine endoscopy, her brain death was initially reported as a “medically induced coma.” She remained on life support for an entire week before being allowed to pass. Respectfully, the family … [Read more...] about JAHL ALERT: JOAN RIVERS BECOMES ANOTHER MISSING PERSON
We live in a free society, right? No . . . wait, not if you are considering dying. People are only free to die once they have a terminal illness or six months to live. Desperate times call for desperate acts and deliberate understanding. Robin Williams had the rare, artful ability to weave and communicate messages on the silver screen, in person … [Read more...] about DID ROBIN WILLIAMS HAVE A CHOICE?
Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach. Those who truly teach do so through their actions. Last week I presented my vision for Universal Healthcare Directives at the Gateway Alliance End of Life Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri. I was prepared to teach the audience how to apply the golden rule of loving one another as ourselves, in … [Read more...] about HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
What the heart desires amounts to wishes. What manifests from the heart are gifts. Beyond simply a book, WISHES TO DIE FOR reminds readers that life is a gift that becomes most meaningful when wishes come true. While caring for a woman with metastatic bone cancer, the rug was literally pulled out from under her final days when she fell, breaking … [Read more...] about MAKE A WISH – LIKE A WISH
We may never be certain about what the universe has in store for us until we begin listening to the world around us. The blog site, Growing Coaches, states that active listening is one of the greatest skills for a coach to practice. I never think of coaches needing to practice. Their expertise seems to arise from knowing more than doing. As my … [Read more...] about HELP ME COACH YOU
And tongues as of fire appeared to them, distributed among them, and rested. ACTS 2:3 Fr. Pius Sammut’s account in The Meaning of Pentecost traces this event’s origin to the concept of Salvation. As in the first chapters of Genesis, God presents a wonderful plan for personal fulfillment that culminates in people defiling his plan. People built … [Read more...] about Pentecost: Spirited Event or Universal Understanding?
Richard Martinez, the father of a slain UCSB student last week, has vowed to start a write-in campaign to address “Enough is enough” in regard to gun deaths in the U.S. While at my nephew’s graduation this past weekend my sister-in-law stated, “If her daughter’s school declared a valedictorian, there would be a bloodbath for the top spot.” Perhaps … [Read more...] about “Enough is Enough”