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A Sense of Well-Being

A Sense of Well-Being

“On a scale from 1 – 10, rate your general sense of well-being.” Dr. Bob Friedman, the chief medical officer for CTPCA – Central Texas Palliative Care Associates – looked at my brother-in-law expectantly. “Pretty good. I would say it’s an 8,” Stuart responded. He’d...
Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

Join us Thursday, October 29th from 700 pm – 8:30 pm for an evening of support and guidance as we approach the difficult holiday season. The program will take place on Zoom and includes short presentation and a panel discussion. We look forward to spending the...
Our Greatest Power

Our Greatest Power

This is our choice in every moment. Do we relate to our circumstances with bitterness or with openness? ~Pema Chodron~ If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without. ~Eckhart Tolle from The Power of...
Hearts and Ashes

Hearts and Ashes

It’s six o’clock on Monday morning Feb. 11th and I’m just shuffling off to the shower when I hear my phone receive a text message. It is from a teacher at my son’s former elementary school. Apparently, one of her fourth graders hadn’t come to school on Friday so she...

Quincy

Hospice Austin has lost a very good friend. Quincy, the beloved therapy dog who visited Hospice Austin’s Christopher House every Friday, passed away after an illness. A memorial service to celebrate his life and his service to our patients, family and staff, was...
Brave Kids, Brave Hearts

Brave Kids, Brave Hearts

I would love to tell you about how Camp Brave Heart has helped me. My dad passed away in a car accident that I was in when I was 6. I did no counseling, therapy, etc. until I was 11 and it started to show. I went to Camp Brave Heart honestly thinking...