We All Need Kindness

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  We All Need Kindness I had the privilege last week to share with 15 Hospital Chaplains different ways to show others that we all need kindness –not only toward others, but also toward ourselves. Specifically, I shared ways they can teach themselves as well as their patients and their families how to be compassionate […]

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Do What You Can

  Do What You Can It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted because I’ve had a lot going on and I told myself, “Do What You Can.” You know what that’s like, right? You’ve got plans, and stuff to do, but then unexpected things happen and what you hoped for doesn’t occur.   […]

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God Will Give You What You Need!!!

  I want to encourage you that no matter what you are going through, God will give you what you need I was struck by this a few days ago after I was honored to speak to over 50 Therapist and counseling students at Western Seminary, Sacramento. My topic was “Self-Compassion in the Counseling Office” […]

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God Has Not Failed or Disappointed Me

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How to Walk Through Pain and Suffering in Our Lives Recently, I was honored to have my friend, Linda ask me to speak to her college class about the above topic.  As I was preparing, I was able to put into words why I believe that God has not failed or disappointed me…despite such difficult […]

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Secrets to Getting Through Tough Times: Take a Bigger View of What is Going On

Sometimes it’s so hard to see the big picture It is hard to see the bigger view. This happens not out of selfishness, but because we are struggling, confused, trying to figure out what is happening, and how to respond. This is normal. After a period of time (very different for each person and each […]

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Secrets to Getting Through Tough Times – Be Compassionate with Yourself

Life is full of difficulties and times of crisis When our world has been thrown upside down we need to take special care of ourselves as well as be an advocate for ourselves. Some of the difficult experiences of life can’t be changed, but how we treat ourselves and care for ourselves while we are […]

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Secrets to Getting Through Tough Times – Part 2: Understanding Grief

So what really is grief? Isn’t just lots of crying?   That is such a normal question to ask. Grief is the process of letting go of someone or something that was deeply important to you. Grief is very different for each person, and comes in waves of ever changing emotions. If you don’t know […]

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Secrets for Getting Through Tough Times – Part 1: Grieve Well

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  We All Need to Learn How to Grieve Well Last week in my post, What’s My Secret? I shared how important it is to gently allow yourself to accept reality, with the compassionate help of God, yourself and others. That’s not all that helps…we need to learn how to grieve well.  “But, what do […]

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What’s My Secret ???

I was having coffee with a friend of mine recently. As we sat down, she said, “What is your secret?” I was surprised and asked her, “Secret for what?” She said, “Your secret for getting through really difficult times…one after another”. My friend was referring to recently going through grueling treatment for breast cancer, followed […]

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When Life Changes – Part 3: Give Yourself a Chance to Adjust

It’s normal and healthy to need time to adjust when life changes. Change often involves grief, confusion, disorientation and lots of emotions. It is unreasonable to expect yourself or those around you who are also affected, to immediately adjust to these changes like it’s no big deal. It is a big deal! In June of […]

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