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The Secret to Happiness

I remember visiting a 98-year-old woman who, in spite of the fact that she was bed bound and only had the use of her left arm, always seemed happy and content. When I asked her what the secret to her happiness was, she said, “You have to make room in your heart for...

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A Love Worth Celebrating

This week heralds our culture’s celebration of romantic love. Little Cupids are hanging from store windows, heart balloons are bobbing in the air, and people are planning romantic dinners, buying flowers and chocolates, and writing sweet messages in Valentine’s Day...

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Caring for Her Son: Grateful for Our Support

Giving her only son Michael the love and specialized care he needs always comes first for single mom Monique Whitaker. Michael recently turned 10 and lives with a very rare genetic disorder called Hunter syndrome along with other medical conditions. “Hunter syndrome...

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Finding Your Focal Point

Have you ever wondered how ballerinas and figure skaters can spin around like they do and not get so dizzy that they fall down in a heap? If you watch their heads, you will see that they keep their eyes fixed on a single focal point. By staying focused on that one...

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A Look at Glaucoma: Q&A with Suncoast PACE Physician

It’s so important to take care of your eyes with regular check-ups to maintain healthy vision. Glaucoma is an incurable, irreversible eye condition that affects many people. If it advances and is left untreated, it can lead to blindness. There are several types of...

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5 Questions for Self-Discovery

Spirituality and Health magazine asked the following five questions to Sharon Salzberg, a meditation teacher. When I read them, I was intrigued by the depth of reflection and the potential for insight that they held. When you take a break today, or perhaps when you...

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The Healing Power of Silence

We put so much faith in words when it comes to communicating. And in those difficult moments with friends and family, our words tumble out filling the space between us. But Rachel Naomi Remen, physician and professor of integrative medicine, suggests that there is...

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Empath Health Upcoming Events

Feb
20
Mon
2:30 pm Adult Loss of a Parent Group Gri... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Gathering Place
Adult Loss of a Parent Group Gri... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Gathering Place
Feb 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 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 a … Continue reading
Feb
21
Tue
9:00 am Grief #101: Steps to Healing @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, Garden Room
Grief #101: Steps to Healing @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, Garden Room
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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. We … Continue reading
10:00 am General Bereavement Group Grief ... @ Suncoast Hospice Community Service Center, Bldg 602
General Bereavement Group Grief ... @ Suncoast Hospice Community Service Center, Bldg 602
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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 keep … Continue reading
2:00 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
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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 group … Continue reading
5:30 pm Parents With Loss of Adult Child... @ Westminster Suncoast Quak Building
Parents With Loss of Adult Child... @ Westminster Suncoast Quak Building
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Parents who have experienced the loss of an adult child are encouraged to attend this group grief counseling session. While grief is a highly-individualized experience, participation in a support group often helps the healing begin. We try to keep these … Continue reading

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