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December 2016

mindfulness

Every one is your teacher

Every one is your teacher, whether you know it or not. Yes, the crying baby is teaching something about you, perhaps how you react in times of stress or what it feels like to not be in control. So does your roommate, the cashier, or the homeless person near the freeway. Each person is a teacher to us and that makes each of us a student of one another. Each person invites us in to feel a certain way. Sometimes we repulse. Sometimes we don’t even realize what we’re feeling.  Life  ...

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Invisible String

This week I said good-byes to three of my little clients. They’ve graduated from occupational therapy. My co-worker shared a book with me that I absolutely love. It’s called The Invisible String by Patrice Karst. It’s about twin boys who got scared in bed during a storm. They went to their mom, where she comforted them and told them a story of the invisible string. Although we may not be able to see it, but we can certainly feel the invisible string of love tugging at our  ...

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The power of positive thinking

Today I was working with an elderly patient in the home. She said that she gets apprehensive around the use of walker. When I’m working on improving a patient’s physical health, I am also addressing her mental health as well. I told her to imagine all the things she could do if she can walk. She could admire the statues of the Virgin Mary or the picture of the Dalai Lama in her living room. She wouldn’t have to ask for anyone’s help. That piqued her interest and  ...

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