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.

You Are Never Alone

I posted this a year ago. I’m going to leave it pinned on January 1, 2022. Because, well … we’re still here in the middle of an ever-evolving pandemic. Again, feel free to download and share. Attached below is a … 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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Resources to deal with Stress over the Holidays

As a chaplain I am constantly looking for, creating, and editing resources for staff, and patients and their families. I created a Holiday Blues resource for the Christmas/New Year Holiday season, and then I adapted it to be a more … Continue reading

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Attitude is key

“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.”  Unknown  

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Anger and Humor – can God take it?

“In the musical The Book of Mormon there is a song that is both beautifully poetic and rhythmic. It just grabs you. It is sung by the inhabitants of a small Ugandan village who then translate the words and, well, suffice … Continue reading

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