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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 – 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...

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...

Take a Moment – Permission to Feel

Take a Moment – Permission to Feel

This reflection today comes to us from Chaplain Teresa, who explores a common feeling and offers … well, read on to find out! A friend of mine called me the other day sobbing.  In fact, sobbing so hard it took a few minutes for her to speak.  When she was finally able...

Take a Moment – Breathe

Take a Moment – Breathe

This reflection is from, ACPE* Certified Educator Willacin Precious Gholston, who serves at Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas.  She wrote the following poem, “in honor of George Floyd and others like him.” BREATHE Breathe, my Son, Breathe. Feel the loving...

Take a Moment – Staying Well

Take a Moment – Staying Well

Today we offer a poem by philosopher, poet and spiritual advisor, Mark Nepo.   You may be familiar with some of his published work, especially “The Book of Awakening,” but he has lots of terrific stuff.  You might want to read this piece several times. Notice if it...

Take a Moment – Going the Distance

Take a Moment – Going the Distance

This reflection is from Chaplain Tim, concerning the endurance necessary to SAVE our community as we struggle to contain the pandemic. As a former distance runner ‘waaaay back in high school (just after they made dirt), I remember all too painfully the challenges of...

Newsletters

Chaplaincy Health Care’s Winter Newsletter

Our winter newsletter lands in mailboxes this week (12/5). In this issue you'll read about how Chaplaincy Grief Care and Hospice Care supported Michelle Wilson and her family after the tragic death of her brother and during her father-in-law's end of life journey. Her...