When April showers make children cower

Spring in the Midwest is synonymous with unpredictable weather, particularly popup storms. While a downpour can be a delight to thirsty yards and...
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The many gifts of forgiveness

Enjoy this monthly mindfulness post from Dave Johnson, PhD, RN, LMFT, employee assistance specialist. In the spring of 2004, my youngest son, Paul,...
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Three people who saved my life. The believer

Enjoy this monthly blog post from Patrick Riecke, director, Chaplaincy and Volunteer Services. Some of you remember the blizzard of 1978. It still...
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Tapping into our core needs for happiness

In preparation for his upcoming lecture, “6 Human Needs: How to Live a Happy Life,” being held at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living – Warsaw on...
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Three people who saved my life. The mirror

Enjoy this monthly blog post from Patrick Riecke, director, Chaplaincy and Volunteer Services. I was like most young religious leaders. You know, when...
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Guardian angels and the seasons of life

On December 17, my mother, Marianne, died after a beautiful, long life filled with love, blessings, and many challenges. As family and friends, we...
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Hygge: How to say it, how to have more of it

The social sphere is all abuzz with talk of hygge. The Danish term, (pronounced “hoo-ga”) means different things to different people, but it’s about...
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The importance of self-care for cancer caregivers

When a loved one is battling cancer, oftentimes their caregiver experiences some unexpected effects as well. Exhaustion, commonly linked to stress,...
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How to make mealtime an exercise in mindfulness

For a good deal of Americans, the thought of a traditional sit down meal has morphed into little more than a fleeting notion. “The truth is, we’re...
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Three people who saved my life. The stranger

Enjoy this monthly blog post from Patrick Riecke, director, Chaplaincy and Volunteer Services.  In my last blog series, I shared a bit about the five...
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