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A Cultural Journey - Eden Alternative®

By Rev. Tim Reichard, director of pastoral care, Masonic Village at Sewickley

The director team at the Masonic Village at Sewickley started the Eden Alternative® journey in 2008, when we met to prepare for the cultural changes to come, and were certified as an Eden facility in 2010. 423 more words

From Growing To Golden

Powerlessness is Not Weakness

Until we accept that we are powerless, we do not stand a chance. When I first heard this said in the rooms, I honestly thought this meant I was weak and incapable. 193 more words


Cynicism in Prayer: Does talking to a sovereign God even matter?

I’ve never been particularly good with prayer.

When I was 12 years old, my father was diagnosed with aggressive skin cancer.

My family and I began praying desperately for healing. 502 more words


his voice.

his breathing heard over the phone

that deep contempt for self i heard

such strong emotions ruled my soul

a conversation that dragged its feet into the deep night… 95 more words


perhaps it's time to switch

yesterday at work, i received a call from my rheumy. she had seen my email. i excused myself to speak to her as there wasn’t any patients, so i walked out of my clinic, and hid in a corner while i talked with her. 1,013 more words


A Classless Generation

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re living in a new era now. We’re seeing and experiencing things that we never could’ve imagined just 20 years ago. A sense of helplessness and despair is in the air. 471 more words

Solace in Pain – Three Phases To Comfortable Numbness

Prose has never been my strongest suits, yet the urge to explain the  fascinating transformation  i underwent  in the previous few days yielded its way across to a non rhyming form of expression. 596 more words