In the aftermath of the 1 October shooting in Las Vegas, I was called to serve as a spiritual practitioner in a local hospital and came to truly understand that my whole life had brought me to this time and this place. I have a set of life experiences that give me a depth of intimate knowledge about how stress and trauma move through bodies, minds and spirits....
I also have tools that I learned over the dinner table and throughout my life, about what it takes for the entir
Here I sit, the first week of June, 2018 a Golden Knights fan. Never before in my life have I actually cared what was happening with sports. When I played Trivial Pursuit, back in the day, I could be held up from winning for hours by asking me sports questions....baseball question? The answer is Babe Ruth. Ping Pong? China.... football, soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, etc? Deer in the headlights look.
I have waited on Chris and Tim from the Golden State Warriors, the O
As I said previously, being a Knight’s fan is shocking and entertaining to everyone I know. First of all, I became a fan because the team is about joy, gratitude, education, honor, integrity and community- on and off the ice.
After the game or two that I watched they showed me there was substance to this team. I discovered the first season game, honoring the 58 departed and the first responders...and heard Engelland talking about his two kids being born and raised here ove
Scott, Paul and I attended a conference put on by Nevada Public Health Foundation called “The Heart of Trauma”. It was mostly attended by social workers and some nurses. It was pretty fabulous in that the main speaker, Paul Rada, RN, CNE, talked about things like the different levels of stress-positive, tolerable and chronic, and how connecting practices are so vital, both to people moving into more graceful ways of healing stress/trauma and the people who are assisting the
I know I asked what a Nurse Practitioner was when Paul first moved into the office I was renting from an acupuncturist. He told me he could do anything my family practice doctor could do, except write a prescription for a handicapped placard. I still didn’t get what he did...my family doctor was a chiropractor, unless it was broken or bleeding profusely...and I didn’t see an adjusting table in his office.
What I have learned since then is that a Nurse Practitioner was, at t