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How long will this last?

By Daleyoung | April 30, 2020

“ Staying at home isn’t so bad. We quickly adapt to a new “at home” routine. With home-cooked meals, we are probably eating healthier. We are spending more time with family. That can be both positive and negative, depending on the family dynamics. We finally get to those projects that we’ve put off for months…

Meaningful Suffering

By Daleyoung | April 11, 2020

A personal friend lamented this week over her sister’s death in a nursing home. She was not able to visit and felt deeply saddened that her sister died alone, and now the sister suffers from grief and guilt for not having been there. In this new normal of the Coronavirus, I believe we will hear…

Meaningful Suffering

By Daleyoung | April 10, 2020

A personal friend lamented this week over her sister’s death in a nursing home. She was not able to visit and felt deeply saddened that her sister died alone, and now the sister suffers from grief and guilt for not having been there. In this new normal of the Coronavirus, I believe we will hear…

Meaningful Suffering

By Daleyoung | April 10, 2020

A personal friend lamented this week over her sister’s death in a nursing home. She was not able to visit and felt deeply saddened that her sister died alone, and now the sister suffers from grief and guilt for not having been there. In this new normal of the Coronavirus, I believe we will hear…

Spiritual angst in a time of a global pandemic

By Daleyoung | March 26, 2020

Two thousand years of Religious doctrine that judges and condemns people to hell may have people away from religion. A consequence is that they also turn away from spirituality, perhaps thinking it’s the same thing. Many people say, “I’m spiritual, but not religious.”  Many others simply ignore everything related to spiritual or religious conversations. In…

Love in a time of Coronavirus anxiety

By Daleyoung | March 15, 2020

This morning I went to the grocery store and couldn’t find an available cart; all the carts were in use by shoppers desperate to buy food and supplies before they ran out—a sure sign of coronavirus-anxiety. I overheard one shopper ask an employee, “When do you expect to get in more eggs?” Besides toilet paper,…

Human Connection vs. Social Media

By Daleyoung | February 27, 2020

At a book club meeting this week, we discussed the crisis of fake human connection. We are more connected than ever through our cell phones and computers, but people feel a deep absence of authentic human connection. We talked about when meaningful human connections happen. Our group facilitator mentioned riding his motorcycle from Miami to…

Feeling rejected?

By Daleyoung | January 30, 2020

“ Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me. I think I’ll eat some worms.” One of my best friends in High School would frequently say, “Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me. I think I’ll eat some worms.” He would say it like he was joking, and we would laugh, but looking back and reflecting on his…

Upgrade your crystal ball. It’s a New Year; Be who you are to become.

By Daleyoung | January 4, 2020

At a job interview, the human resources recruiter asked the applicant, “What is your life story?” No one had ever asked her that question and in a spontaneous moment, she decided to be completely transparent. “I broke free from a bad relationship,” she said. “My husband was abusive, and I lost my self-confidence and my…

“How many days after a person dies, does the soul hang around?”

By Daleyoung | November 29, 2019

“How many days after a person dies, does the soul hang around?” That was one of many questions asked by the 40+ participants in the grief support workshop this past weekend near Guatemala City. I went to Guatemala, thinking that we would be discussing questions about grief related to the hundreds that died from the…