Monthly Archives: March 2017

“Am I good enough?” and other self judgments

I travel twice a week to a nursing home an hour away to visit and work with an incredible human being. Though she is confined to a bed, and her life is supported by a feeding tube and tracheotomy, she is bright and funny and thoughtful. It's a difficult assignment for me--I do not like…
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Me, Pandora and upping the attitude

People often give me theĀ  following compliment: "Elke, I trust you because you are real/authentic/always yourself." I love that, yet I have to admit that the "real" or "authentic" or "always myself" me also includes being cranky/scared/sad--in other words, not always positive. And so it is that in the few weeks since our challenge to…
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