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The Miracle Right Where We Are

One spiritual teacher once said, “The next message you need is always right where you are.” The opportunities that we seek and the lessons we must learn in order to become a stronger, kinder, more patient and loving person are embedded in the fabric of our own lives....

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Friendship In Times Like These

Henri Nouwen once said, “The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not healing, not curing . . .  that is a friend who cares.” There are so many...

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The Passing Phenomena of Feelings

One of our fundamental misperceptions is that we are our feelings. You can hear it in our language when we say, “I am happy”, or “I am sad.” We think that these feelings define us and dictate to us who we are and how we act. Pema Chodron makes an important...

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Meet Rudy: A Supersized Pet, Volunteer and Joy

Kathleen “Kathy” Starke-Nalbach has a big heart for rescuing animals. She found a great match with her burly boy Rudy, a 132-pound mastiff. Rudy is her third rescue. A female mastiff and a black lab complete the family. At just two years old, Rudy has developed a...

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Honoring and Recording Stories of Wartime Service

Suncoast Hospice and the Veterans Art Center of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg recently partnered again for their 2nd Veterans History Project Community Story Day hosted at the center. Nine local wartime veterans, spanning many branches and generations, were interviewed...

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Note To Self-Transformation

Our technological advances have been increasing exponentially and have resulted in some pretty amazing applications from the Internet to travel through space to eradicating diseases which once plagued our lives. But what truly amazes me is our capacity to transform...

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Empath Health Upcoming Events

Sep
24
Mon
5:30 pm Expert Planning Panel Discussion @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health - Garden House
Expert Planning Panel Discussion @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health - Garden House
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Expert Planning Panel Discussion @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health - Garden House | Clearwater | Florida | United States
We are pleased to host Suncoast Hospice Foundation’s next planning panel discussion on Monday, September 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. These seminars take you through the next phases of life, helping you to understand, plan and be prepared. … Continue reading
Sep
25
Tue
10:00 am Spouse Loss: Retirement Years Gr... @ Suncoast Hospice Community Service Center, Community Room 1
Spouse Loss: Retirement Years Gr... @ Suncoast Hospice Community Service Center, Community Room 1
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The loss of a spouse can be one of the greatest losses an individual can grieve. This group grief session focuses on individuals who are grieving the loss of their spouse. Anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one is … Continue reading
5:30 pm Adult Loss of a Parent Group Gri... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Training Room
Adult Loss of a Parent Group Gri... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Training Room
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the loss of someone important to you. Grieving is a uniquely personal experience and many people find comfort, hope and strength by coming together with others to remember loved ones. While … Continue reading
Sep
26
Wed
6:00 pm Adult Loss of a Parent Group Gri... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, The Sanctuary
Adult Loss of a Parent Group Gri... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, The Sanctuary
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the loss of someone important to you. Grieving is a uniquely personal experience and many people find comfort, hope and strength by coming together with others to remember loved ones. While … Continue reading

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