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Every Day Is A Second Chance

  Every day is a second chance. A new opportunity opening to us like a blossom. The chance to be patient in the face of frustration. To be kind to someone having a bad day. To bring our very best effort to the work that is before us.   We don’t have to be...

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The Practice of Keeping an ‘Open Mind’

One of our core values at Empath Health is having “Open Minds.” But what does that look like in everyday practice? My father used to have a cute old saying, “Everyone is a little strange except for me and you. And sometimes I wonder about you.”  If we aren’t careful,...

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Simple Little Phrases Of Truth And Wisdom

Sometimes people say these simple phrases which are packed with so much truth and wisdom. Little “zingers” which are easy to remember and help us reorient our perspective. Here is one from David Steindl-Rast: Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness...

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EPIC Counselor Talks HIV Testing, Education and Support

Have you thought about getting tested for HIV? Did you know you can get tested for free? Today’s National HIV Testing Day and we join in encouraging individuals to get tested for HIV and other STDs (sexually-transmitted diseases). “More than 1.1 million people in the...

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What We Are Made Of

Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us of the stuff of which we are made and the inner wealth of resources we can draw upon. He writes, “Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.” May we face this day with the assurance that...

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Empath Health Upcoming Events

Jul
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10:00 am Grief #101: Steps to Healing @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, CR#1
Grief #101: Steps to Healing @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, CR#1
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one is welcome to join the Grief #101 Steps to Healing group grief counseling. While grief is a highly individualized experience, participation in a support group often helps the healing begin. … Continue reading
Jul
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5:30 pm General Bereavement Group Grief ... @ Menorah Manor
General Bereavement Group Grief ... @ Menorah Manor
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one is welcome to join this general bereavement group grief counseling. While grief is a highly individualized experience, participation in a support group often helps the healing begin. We try to … Continue reading
5:30 pm Spouse Loss: Any Age Group Grief... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, Dining Room
Spouse Loss: Any Age Group Grief... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, Dining Room
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The loss of a spouse can be one of the greatest losses an individual can grieve.These group grief sessions are focused on anyone grieving the loss of their spouse. While grief is a highly individualized experience, participation in a support … Continue reading
6:00 pm Adult Loss of a Parent Group Gri... @ Community Service Center, Volunteer Room
Adult Loss of a Parent Group Gri... @ Community Service Center, Volunteer Room
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
While grief is a highly individualized experience, participation in a support group often helps the healing begin. We try to keep these groups small, 15 people, so that everyone can fully participate and benefit from the sessions. Adult Loss of … Continue reading

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