Sometimes events touch your life in a way that you will always remember - where you were, when it happened and the people that were with you.
Kelly Hanson, MA, Bereavement Specialist
It is truly special to me how our life experiences shape us into the people we are meant to be. My journey to becoming a bereavement specialist at Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services is an example of this. Here is my story.
Agnesian HealthCare Bereavement Services just wrapped up its 18th Annual Kids Survival Kamp in mid-June. Through the generosity of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, we are able to offer Kids Kamp to grieving families completely free of charge.
The start of 2018 brings a new perspective on being grateful. Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, I’m going to work on being GRATEFUL for the people and things in my life that truly matter the most to me. I want to get back to the time when things were simple.
The other day, my four-year-old daughter and I were running errands in the car. There was nothing out of the ordinary about this day. My daughter was sitting in the back of the car, happily talking away to me, sharing anything and everything she could think of.
I love yoga. One of the concepts that my yoga teacher discusses is the idea of Chakras or energy centers. One of these is the Heart Chakra. I have been focusing on this Chakra lately.
Thinking about a subject for the November article, the clear topic that comes to mind is the many things that I am thankful for. On my list are the obvious things - my family, friends, faith, job, and the list could go on and on consuming this entire article if I let it.
Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year. Mother Nature begins to show all her magnificent colors. The days get shorter, the nights get cooler and the smell of fall is in the air. Mother Nature is inviting you to slow down and bask in all its glory.
Change. How can it be that one simple word can cause such fear and unease in people? Change is good, right? I mean, isn’t that what we are told?
I have found myself telling people many times in the last few months that it is OK to be selfish. It’s OK to conserve your energy and do only what is within your power to do during your time of grief.