Respite: Never Lost

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” - Helen Keller This quote was included in an obituary that crossed my desk at work. The person “lost” had been so loved that it was imperative to reiterate how their presence would never [...]

2019-03-21T19:46:52-04:00July 1st, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: How Big is Your Heart?

“A person’s world is only as big as their heart.” - Tanya A. Moore When confronted with confusing and conflicting occurrences, sometimes our reaction is to pull in or “hunker down,” cutting ourselves off from others, even friends and family. When we stop sharing our lives with others, we may be lessening our [...]

2019-03-21T19:47:04-04:00June 17th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Conquering the Self

“Self-conquest is the greatest of victories.” - Plato It has often been said that each of us is our own worst enemy. Especially during stressful times, this statement can become more true than in times of prosperity and ease. Stressful difficulties challenge us all. We wish they would go away because we do [...]

2019-03-21T19:47:17-04:00June 3rd, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Let it Remain Undone

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” - Lin Yutang Most of the time, not much of what we are engaged in seems as if it is non-essential. Most times, we do not [...]

2019-03-21T19:47:29-04:00May 20th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Where’s My Compass

“In wisdom gathered over time, I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” - Ansel Adams When one intentionally begins a hike, especially on a new trail, surprises inevitably occur – fallen rocks here, a washed out trail over there. And when the trail meanders through a densely wooded area, [...]

2019-03-21T19:48:37-04:00May 6th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Celebrating Our Gift

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” - Thomas J. Peters Unexpected circumstances happen to us all when results we expected to go one way actually go another. Disappointing results often cause shock, pain, anger and confusion. What are we to do now? How are we expected to proceed? We are to proceed [...]

2019-03-21T19:48:54-04:00April 22nd, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Developing a Good Heart

“The proper use of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.” - Dalai Lama In places where intelligence and knowledge are considered highly valuable assets – and hopefully this is in ALL places – it might be a good idea to reflect from time to [...]

2019-03-21T19:49:05-04:00April 8th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Healing Energy

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.” - H. G. Wells Each moment becomes “precious” when we confront the concept that time is not infinite. Indeed, there does come an end to the time we [...]

2019-03-21T19:49:20-04:00March 25th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Making It Through

“If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.” - Chinese Proverb Perhaps we have entered that critical time when reality seems to scream out that more time has passed by than we thought. Hopefully, we are happy knowing we’ve done our best with the time we [...]

2019-03-21T19:49:31-04:00March 11th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Golden Gift of Silence

“With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.” - Catherine de Hueck Doherty As much as we love to talk and share everything going on in our lives, it has been suggested that even more is to be gained by remaining silent and offering our silence to others as a gift. [...]

2019-03-21T19:49:45-04:00February 25th, 2017|All, Respite|