A Shared Vision for a Positive End of Life Experience

 Blog published by NFDA.org Written by Marggie Hatala, RN, CEOLD 1/15/2021 I opened my emails as I began my day. I noticed an unfamiliar email address, and quickly scanned it to find a community member reaching out, looking for guidance about how to navigate the difficult waters of her mother’s terminal disease. Not asking for…

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Midday with Marggie and Dave: A Free Monthly Webinar

  https://www.eventbrite.com/D/online/midday-with-marggie-and-dave Join our monthly, online webinar and enjoy timely information with action points to help us move towards health and wellness. Each webinar is free, and offered online at 11AM CST. January 19th  Exercise as Medicine February 16th Introduction to Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction March 16th Taking a Deeper Dive into Stress Management April 20th…

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Life Doula Support Reduces Intensity and Anxiety for Families The following content appeared in the Press Times’ Wise Living column on Friday, October 30. The Press Times is a Green Bay area publication that runs weekly. Visit their website at https://gopresstimes.com/contact-us/ Dear Wise Living, My mother has been chronically ill with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) for…

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The Voice Within Us

The Voice Within Us

Hearing the words Inner Life evokes our own personal image of what that means. For each of us this image is unique and a composite of our upbringing, life experiences, culture, even our own personality. Our Inner Life is our spirit…our uniqueness….our connection to more than our body and outer life. Our Inner life is…

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What in the world is grace?

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Merely speaking the word grace, I find myself breathing more deeply. I feel my focus settling inward rather than on the many concerns of my life. With these, peace bubbles up from somewhere beyond my conscious mind. Did I invite grace just by speaking its name? Or did I embrace what was already given but…

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Grieving from Loss to Transformation

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Grief….I bet the first thing you think of is the death of someone close to you. Images of painful sorrow, struggling to adapt your life without this person, tears and difficulty moving on could flood your mind. While this is very often true, grief also wears many other faces and responses in our world. We…

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When is Reflective Writing a Healing Tool?

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Keeping a journal has long been a coveted personal practice, those that have adopted this feel as though it is their special me time each day. There are many types of journals and suggested topics that create their own practices, such as a daily Joy Journal or a Gratitude Journal used to count the many…

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