Month: January 2013

Every child is an artist

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso What would it look like if we lived without inhibitions?  Here’s one glimpse: The other night my (Tom’s) family and I were at some friends’ house for dinner and our two oldest children Lillian, 5, and…
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I am Enough. We are Enough.

Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness.  It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, “No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.  It’s going to bed at night thinking, “Yes, I am imperfect and…
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We’re Not Worthy! We’re Not Worthy!

Grace defies reason and logic. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed, because I’ve done a lot of stupid stuff. Bono True story.  Last week near the end of a busy day, after a series busy, intense days and weeks, we received some…
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A Loving Mystery

The older I get the more I feel this is true, “There is a loving mystery at the heart of the universe, just yearning to be expressed”       Fred Rogers, in I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers Our friend, author and sportswriter Tim Madigan, is traveling to Hershey, PA, to share about…
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Life with Matthew-Medical Students Patient Documentary Film

Medical Students Patient Documentary Film “Life with Matthew”

In Times of (dis)Stress

In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.         Fred Rogers In our last post on Wednesday, we talked about moving beyond ourselves and our own…
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Helping Brings Healing

As we work to create life for others we naturally light our own way.      Mary Anne Radmacher   An NPR news story today that focused on how people cope with loss and grief caught our attention.  The central focus of the piece was that … research suggests one of the best ways to heal…
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Owning our Story, Embracing our Vulnerability

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.  Embracing our vulnerability is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable.  Only when we are brave enough to explore the…
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Our Untold Stories

 There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya Angelou We all know the incredibly heavy weight of bearing an untold secret.  There is nothing so heavy as having something significant to share, to get off our chest, and being unable to share it, often because we think that it will…
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The Privilege of Being Invited In

I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.        Brene’ Brown       What a privilege it is to be let in to someone else’s life, to be told…
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