Author Archives: Mona

About Mona

I am a wife, mother, and author. I taught high school for 27 years and I was a hospital and hospice chaplain until my health required that I retire. I miss my hospital coworkers and cannot imagine how terrible this year and last year have been. I want to be there for them in at least this small way.

Post Traumatic Covid Syndrome

We are beginning to re-enter the world, but are we ready? It’s wonderful, right? We’re talking face to face, meeting up and eating out with friends and families once again. We are striking up conversations with total strangers. (I say … Continue reading

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So much murder, so much racism, it’s hard to find hope today

Sometimes white is beige And black is light brown Sometimes truth is on hold Sometimes adult is child And silence is louder Sometimes young is too old Sometimes stop is run And questions are curses Sometimes badges are gold Sometimes … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and Stress

A resource for stress management.

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You Are Never Alone

Attached below is a resource I have put together called You Are Never Alone. It is for anyone who is feeling challenged by the current Covid-19 situation and is experiencing feelings of isolation, loneliness, abandonment, anger, depression, loss of meaning … Continue reading

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Avoiding burnout

If you are caring for others, if you have recently lost someone … there is great wisdom in this quote.

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Blessing

Beannacht – A Poem by John O’Donohe Beannacht” is the Gaelic word for “blessing.” A “currach” is a large boat used on the west coast of Ireland.

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There is a balm …

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Life is Loss; Life is Gain

I wrote the following post in 2011 about the diagnosis of diabetes. But I feel it has a message for today, and not just because we are all struggling with maintaining healthy eating habits. The era of Covid-19 has brought … Continue reading

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Love in the time of Covid

Love is a mask.

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Covid-19, Stress, and PTSD

Who could have known that the last posting in January would be so relevant. I have attached below an updated version with some more current resources. I have taken a break from my work as a hospital Chaplain, with much … Continue reading

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