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Thoughtful Style | Cheetah Print & The Martyrs of Memphis

Have you heard of sundowning? Sundowning is the phenomenon of the chronically ill – often those with Alzheimer’s or dementia – to become helpless, confused, or depressed near or after sundown. My grandmother had pain-induced sundowning from a UTI several years ago, and called me crying to tell me that she didn’t think she was …

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Creating Rhythms | Managing Social Distancing

Managing Social Distancing We’re on something like Week 6 of social distancing. I would not say that I have turned into a totally well-adjusted homebody, but I have managed to find a few things that lift my spirits and create a bit of routine. I have, for as long as I can remember, been a …

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When You’re a Helper Who Can’t Help

A Helper Who Can’t Help While I have not extensively studied the Enneagram, it’s safe to say that my personality is fairly equally balanced between a 1 and a 2. Twos, the Helpers, are identifiable by their willingness to lend a helping hand in almost any situation. They’re the ones on the frontlines, putting away …

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Dress-Up #2 | How’s It Going?

How’s it going? That seems to be the question these days. Every Wednesday evening, my first-year Episcopalian group from seminary “gets together” on Zoom to check in, share our highs and lows, and see each other’s faces. It’s an important discipline, to check in. And it’s getting harder for me – at least it was …

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