New Year Every morning after I get out of bed and feed the cats who are clamoring for breakfast, I step outside. Whatever the conditions—cold, warm, dark, sunny, cloudy, rainy, clear—a few moments out in the new morning wakes my mind and centers my spirit. The Sun is still burning, the Earth is still turning, [...]
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This time of year, I always feel conflicted. The holidays and old year are over, the New Year has begun. There seems to be pressure to commit to some resolutions (strongly dislike that word) that you may or may not keep. Just as there is a New Year beginning, I am acutely aware that it [...]
What good have I done today? I have a practice, one that I think is very effective in keeping me organized and on task. It may be annoying to my family, but for me it is a must have. It is the alarm setting on my phone. As many of you do, I set my [...]
“Faith Based Approaches to Cultivate Healthier Communities”, HMA’s 30th anniversary conference and celebration, is a happy memory. What an uplifting gathering of learning from each other and from guest speakers, of good food and fellowship, of singing and dancing (yes, there was a conga line jiving during the gala evening!), of prayer and meditation, of [...]
2019 National HMA Conference Faith Based Approaches to Cultivate Healthier Communities October 11-14, 2019, Erlanger, KY Nursing Continuing Education Update St. Elizabeth Medical Center d.b.a. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Provider Number P0171. Speakers and planners for [...]
Not so long ago I was writing a special letter to and on behalf of Health Ministries Association, expressing sorrow and encouragement after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. I’m compelled today to write another such letter, moved by grief, pain, and yes, anger. We have witnessed, or experienced, [...]
The work we do in our health ministries, wherever we offer them, is rooted in relationships. We connect with people whom we serve and help them connect their faith and their health. As we share information to help people make healthy choices, as we refer people to resources that can support their health, as we [...]
LIFE - AFFIRMING CONVERSATIONS Life is an astounding gift! Have you marveled at a sunset lately? Or been amazed that the sun still burns, giving us light and heat and energy? Or been wrapped in the arms of a loved one? Or felt your spirit soar with magnificent music? Or given thanks for/to all who make [...]
The Board of Directors of Health Ministries Association (HMA) is pleased to announce our first-ever Executive Director, Ms. Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN. This new Executive Director position is an exciting step forward in the growth of HMA, and we are confident in the experience and passion Julie brings to the role. Ms. Ruchniewicz has been [...]
Now Available! New Podcast Series for Faith Community Nurses: The Heart and Soul of Caring As announced recently, Catholic Health Initiatives (now part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems) has created a new series of podcasts developed by and for faith community nurses. I know many nurses are not paid for [...]