A little reminder to hold as intention as I enter the week:

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
― L. P. Jacks


Taking My Own Advice

quote1I attended a conference session, “Responding to Fear: Using Narrative Techniques to Empower Patients and Families”, and it was a great reminder of the therapeutic power of storytelling.  As part of the session, the presenters asked us to remember what it felt like to start out as a new child life specialist and write down a tip or bit of advice to share.  This really got me thinking about what helped me on the hard days and what I needed to be present in my work.  What began as thoughts for my younger self resulted in words I want to take to heart now. What advice would you share with your newbie self? What do you want to remember today?


Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.Fred Rogers