The Last Day – By Peggy Determeyer, PhD

September 8th, 2016

When I started my journey as a hospital chaplain, we had a seminar with a palliative care physician, who manages the pain and symptoms of serious illnesses.  She started the day by handing out paper and drawing implements.  She asked us to consider our last day: being told that we had less than twenty-four hours to live, how did we want to spend that time? …

Lashing Out: A Symptom of Depression – By Madeline Stiers

June 15th, 2016

  Depression is a daily struggle that causes significant impairment in life, work, and relationships for those who experience it. It causes one to feel sad, empty, and hopeless for most of the day and decreases the joy and pleasure they once found in activities and hobbies. The feeling of worthlessness engulfs them and there is almost a complete loss of energy and ability to…

Want Your Life to Change? Measure and Build Your Inner Strength – By Amy Simpson

June 13th, 2016

Among the many quirky aphorisms attributed to the late Yogi Berra is this observation about baseball: “Ninety percent of this game is half mental.” This wacky piece of truth goes way beyond baseball–or sports for that matter. Most of our actions and achievements may be physically tangible, but they have their source in our hidden places–not only in our minds, but in our spiritual and…