Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Encouragement in Life Archives

Hearing and Listening

posted by mpratt

“He just didn’t listen to the doctor,” she said to the paramedic as he opened the ambulance door. “He went out there and shoveled that snow anyway.” “I heard the doctor,” he said, lifting his head from the stretcher. “But […]

Love Inside, Love Outside

posted by mpratt

Happy Valentine’s Day! Despite the challenges we face, and the pain we endure, this is an uplifting day…and one for reflecting on the active, reflective effect of love on our world. What do I mean by that? I think especially […]

The Heart to Go On

posted by mpratt

One of the things that helps me most to move forward is to look back, to see where I’ve been. Many times haven’t been easy, and many situations have not had clear answers or resolutions. But I “in the now” […]

Dress for success

posted by mpratt

When those skimpy hospital gowns make you shudder, and the only “social” appointments you have entail going to a doctor’s office or pharmacy, there’s nothing like a little “dress for success” action to help motivate you and inspire others! It […]

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Prayer for When You See the Storm Coming
Some storms hit us without warning, and they can be devastating, to be sure. But when we see the storms looming, coming at us, even before we feel their physical effects, we can sense

posted 7:01:21pm Jul. 08, 2014 | read full post »

To Be Encouraged, Encourage Someone Else
Time and again, I've seen the amazing transformation in someone who is deeply suffering (whether with pain, illness, or other pressures), when they receive a kind, uplifting, or unexpectedly positive remark from someone else. Part of this is, I think, because kindness is fundamentally, well, kind,

posted 6:46:21pm Jul. 06, 2014 | read full post »

Happy Independence Day!
Happy Independence Day - and Independence Day Weekend! I hope you enjoy your celebration, however you manage to commemorate the day. This year, I have been reflecting on the c

posted 12:41:37am Jul. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Chronic Illness: History Matters
During this week of celebrating our nation's independence, we hear a lot about the importance of history.  Learning about the past is one of my favorite things; from an early age, I have enjoyed reading historical topics, learning about people who lived years ago, and even visiting historic sites.

posted 12:28:41am Jul. 03, 2014 | read full post »

Chronic illness: Nurturing Creativity
Whether it's juggling the household budget so you can keep a roof over your head and maintain your medical needs, or it's learning to live differently from "before illness," and thrive, we who have chronic illness must often rely on our ability to be creative. To think "outside" the box. To adapt an

posted 12:09:06am Jul. 01, 2014 | read full post »


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