Reflections

Take a Moment – Relax, Trust and Breathe

Take a Moment – Relax, Trust and Breathe

Today’s reflection is by Chaplain Craig. He shows us how aspects of snorkeling and surfing demonstrate that when we relax, trust and breathe we can focus on the beauty that surrounds us even in the midst of chaos. A patient’s husband told me this when I asked how he...

Take A Moment – Explore Ambiguity

Take A Moment – Explore Ambiguity

Chaplain Tim offers us a “third way” to explore and learn to accept the ambiguous aspects of life. There is one thing about ambiguity. Umm, NO. An ambiguous situation means there is MORE THAN ONE component. The factors differ and are not resolvable. Take the...

Fall 2020 Newsletter

The Fall 2020 Newsletter is here and full of ways we are bringing services and events to you virtually. When it comes to providing sensitive and compassionate support for grieving family members and friends surrounding the death of a loved one, we recognize the...

Take a Moment – Presence is Compassion

Take a Moment – Presence is Compassion

Today's reflection comes to us from Chaplain Esther,  who offers some refreshing thoughts drawn from a deep well of wisdom. Compassion describes the work we are called to at Chaplaincy Health Care. It's also what we extend to friends and family, as we try to support...

Take a Moment – Talk about the Tape

Take a Moment – Talk about the Tape

Today’s reflection comes from Chaplain Rainy who serves as chaplain with the Palliative Care team and the Kadlec team.  She re-frames a rather common frustration into a positive reminder. Tape.  Yellow tape (to separate).  Blue tape (for paint masking).  Red tape (a...

Take a Moment – The Peace of Wild Things

Take a Moment – The Peace of Wild Things

Today's reflection on how birds can provide needed solace, comes to us from Chaplain Esther  who is also a fan of poet Wendell Berry. In general, though especially in summer, we are encouraged to drink a lot of water, which is a type of refuge to the body. True...

Take a Moment – Balance

Take a Moment – Balance

In this week’s Take a Moment reflection, Chaplain Esther offers us solid grounding amidst the shifting sands of life with a prayer by Michael Leunig. It reminds us that during times of overwhelm, isolation and struggle, that we are not alone in how we are feeling. “We...

Take a Moment – Your Soul is Calling

Take a Moment – Your Soul is Calling

Today's reflection comes to us from the mind, heart and soul of Chaplain Teresa for which we are grateful. She shares this thought... If I could take a pill, with no side effects, to relieve me of every uncomfortable feeling, I probably would. Feeling...

Art is Healing

For hundreds, maybe even thousands, of years, artists have used their art to express human despair, find meaning in life and transcend their own emotional struggles. Even the most world-renowned artists have found relief from fears, anxiety, depression and found a new...

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Take a Moment – Relax, Trust and Breathe

Take a Moment – Relax, Trust and Breathe

Today’s reflection is by Chaplain Craig. He shows us how aspects of snorkeling and surfing demonstrate that when we relax, trust and breathe we can focus on the beauty that surrounds us even in the midst of chaos. A patient’s husband told me this when I asked how he...

Take A Moment – Explore Ambiguity

Take A Moment – Explore Ambiguity

Chaplain Tim offers us a “third way” to explore and learn to accept the ambiguous aspects of life. There is one thing about ambiguity. Umm, NO. An ambiguous situation means there is MORE THAN ONE component. The factors differ and are not resolvable. Take the...

Take a Moment – Presence is Compassion

Take a Moment – Presence is Compassion

Today's reflection comes to us from Chaplain Esther,  who offers some refreshing thoughts drawn from a deep well of wisdom. Compassion describes the work we are called to at Chaplaincy Health Care. It's also what we extend to friends and family, as we try to support...

Take a Moment – Talk about the Tape

Take a Moment – Talk about the Tape

Today’s reflection comes from Chaplain Rainy who serves as chaplain with the Palliative Care team and the Kadlec team.  She re-frames a rather common frustration into a positive reminder. Tape.  Yellow tape (to separate).  Blue tape (for paint masking).  Red tape (a...

Take a Moment – The Peace of Wild Things

Take a Moment – The Peace of Wild Things

Today's reflection on how birds can provide needed solace, comes to us from Chaplain Esther  who is also a fan of poet Wendell Berry. In general, though especially in summer, we are encouraged to drink a lot of water, which is a type of refuge to the body. True...