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[3 Mar 2015]
Prayer for Renovations

by Angier Brock I have just survived the renovation of an upstairs bathroom. You who have gone through that sort of thing will understand why I use the word “survive.” Any renovation is disruptive, but one involving a bathroom can be particularly awkward. Among other inconveniences was the fact that I had to vacate my bedroom for eight weeks, taking with me to the guest room everything I might need during that time so that my regular room could be sealed off against the bathroom project dust. Before I go further, I should say that I am grateful for any bathroom at all, and I feel enormous gratitude for the resources that made this renovation possible—including a wonderful contractor with a cadre of skilled carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and tile men. I am also grateful for having a spare room into which I could move. And now that the project is finished, I ...

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[24 Feb 2015]
Beyond the Water Cooler

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson Rachel Remen was a therapist for two surgeons who were respected faculty at a nearby medical school. Each one came to her independently, reporting loneliness, depression and burnout. Neither knew the other was also seeing Dr. Remen. Of this situation, Remen writes: These two men had been professional partners for more than twenty years. They shared a receptionist, a staff of nurses, an office, but they didn’t know each other. They shared a therapist, too but I was ethically bound not to tell either about the other’s visits or even that they were both my patients. I would encourage each of them to talk to his partner about these things, but I’d get the same response every time: “Him? Heaven’s he would just laugh.” (Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that heal, Published by Riverside Books) In the meantime, Gallup research shows that 50% of employees with a good friend ...

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