A Resilience Toolkit

A Resilience Toolkit for Challenging Times For more than ten years, my Sunday Morning Cafe weekly blog has attempted to achieve a kind of alchemy that combines spiritual, psychological, and family systems elements with a generous portion of story-telling poured into the mix.  My hope…

Elsie’s Fight for Her Life.

The Story of Elsie and Virgilio In my last article, you were introduced to Virgilio, a community health nurse who left Manilla twenty years ago to complete a stint of service in rural Kentucky.  Several years after that, he married Elsie, also a nurse, and also from Manilla.  They have been together over fifteen years,…