Providing care for a family member is an act of love and dedication. When you enter the journey of caregiving (be it voluntarily or by default, suddenly or gradually), your life will change. There are so many things to learn and practice, but among the essentials would be how you as a caregiver can—and…Read More
Just after dawn on December 11, 2007, my mother went to God. There was a beautiful peacefulness that fell over that bright, winter morning that seemed perfect. Mom had battled several chronic, debilitating diseases that slowly robbed her of her energy and physical function. Her mind was always clear and her determination to live to…Read More
Commencement Remarks to the Touro College School of Health Science 2016 Graduates offered by Phyllis on September 13, 2016.
Dean Primavera, distinguished faculty, honored guests, proud parents and family and my newly graduated colleagues… I want to begin my guidance to you this afternoon by reminding all of you of just how unique and wonderful you all are. You see many people care capable to feel empathy for someone given the right circumstances.…Read More
Dearest Caregiver Acknowledge and Respect Your Compassion Nature Most people have the capacity to feel empathy for another person when there is a tragedy such as a plane crash or mass shooting. Some people have the capacity to rise to the occasion and offer a helping hand to someone in need. However, very few people…Read More
When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: People with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly-held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success. Decades of research…Read More
Hundreds of primary school children in Berkshire have had meditation classes introduced into their timetables. As Nikki Mitchell reports, the ‘mindfulness’ teaching aims to help them manage their own behavior and anxieties, and improve their concentrationRead More