Health and Healthcare

When you are hungry

November 13, 2017 Published by

I am writing from Spain, where I am visiting my son, son-in-law, sister, and my two stepdaughters. My husband, Tee, was not able to come with us. In Spain, breakfast is from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m., lunch is from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., and dinner is from 8:30…

Podcast: Emotional wealth

October 13, 2017 Published by

What I hear from educators more than anything else right now is the numbers of children who are coming to them with emotional issues. Anxiety. The number of parents who are out of control. Kindergartners who are actually in alternative centers for their behavior. So how do we begin to…

Many bridges to cross: Gone fishing

September 11, 2017 Published by

There are many causes of poverty, one of which is poor mental health. My dad, for example, earned Purple Hearts for injuries he sustained when he participated in the initial wave of the WWII D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach and subsequent battles, but his emotional wounds were more serious than…

You can’t start a fire without a spark

September 5, 2017 Published by

There is a real challenge to start a fire without a spark. You start cold, gather perfectly aged sticks and dried tinder, and furiously rub two sticks together, creating friction and hopefully catching a spark to light the flame. Each spark has the potential to start the fire, yet many…

Nuevo lanzamiento: ¿Qué partes de ti mismo realmente te pertenecen? Un proceso para construir tus recursos emocionales

June 21, 2017 Published by

El bienestar total comienza con la salud emocional. Conforme avanzamos en la vida, muchos de nosotros cedemos o perdemos partes vitales de nuestro ser. Utilizamos energía invaluable en personas y circunstancias que limitan nuestro crecimiento. El dolor relacionado con el pasado; los viejos patrones de pensamiento y de conducta; las…

Call for nominations: Honoring Bridges Community Award

June 8, 2017 Published by

The second annual Honoring Bridges Community Award committee is taking nominations! The selected site will be announced at the 2017 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The selected community will receive $1,000 in free products from aha! Process and will be featured on the aha! Process website and…

What’s your dream?

May 3, 2017 Published by

My first trip to Vermont was an invitation to speak at the Blueprint for Health conference. I was invited a day early to meet with other presenters and leaders in government and healthcare. I was taken with the natural beauty of Vermont, the warmth and hospitality of everyone we met,…