This Pandemic Is Personal: Why I'm Using My Confinement to Reach out to People I Care About, Focus on Gratitude and Be in the Present

By Guest Blogger  •  March 31, 2020

Reprinted with permission from Ira Byock, MD, chief medical officer of the Institute for Human Caring of Providence health system. His books include Dying Well, The Four Things That Matter Most and The Best Care Possible. This article was originally printed on March 19, 2020, on thriveglobal.com.

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This Pandemic Is Personal: Why I'm Using My Confinement to Reach out to People I Care About, Focus on Gratitude and Be in the Present

By Guest Blogger  •  March 31, 2020

Reprinted with permission from Ira Byock, MD, chief medical officer of the Institute for Human Caring of Providence health system. His books include Dying Well, The Four..

Lenten Series: Sticks and Stones

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  March 27, 2020

Many of us may remember the adage from our childhood, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” What we may have learned along the way is..

Support for Individuals Residing in Senior Living Communities

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  March 24, 2020

During the past two weeks, those of us who provide services for older adults who live in or need the supports and services of senior living communities, have seen more..

Pastoral Pandemic Care with Independent Older Adults

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  March 22, 2020

During this pandemic, United Church Homes and the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging would like to support you in providing care to older members in your..

Pandemic Disruptions

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  March 20, 2020

Concerts have been cancelled. Sporting events both amateur and professional will not take place for the foreseeable future. Great cultural gathering places, museums and..

Lenten Series, Week Three: Friendship

By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  March 12, 2020

“Make new friends, but keep the old…” I can hear my Brownie troop’s voices singing the old song. I loved Brownies and Girl Scouting, and singing was just one part of its..

Lenten Series, Week Two: At the Table

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  March 05, 2020

During these 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday, we are using “Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith” by Henri Nouwen as inspiration for this blog. This..

Lenten Series, Week One: Ambiguity

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  February 26, 2020

Living Faithfully in an Ambiguous World During these 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday, our writers have decided to use the writing of Henri Nouwen as the source of..

Never Too Old

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  February 13, 2020

Our local newspaper recently ran an article about the secrets of navigating the job market after age 60. Any of us who have done this knows the anxiety that surrounds..