We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

Kenji Miyazawac

By Amy Offenberg on March 6, 2015 in Insight from Amy Everybody feels pain sometimes. It never feels good. It always hurts and we want it to go away. We find ways to cope. Some ways are healthy. Others are not so healthy, but we just want to feel better. And who doesn’t want to feel better?

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu

By Amy Offenberg on March 6, 2015 in Insight from Amy A single step? Sure, that sounds easy, but I have a million things to do and a single step will get me nowhere. I have to get prepared to work with my new students, the phone and internet service at my house has been out for four days and I am endlessly fighting with Comcast. I have patients to see while I still fight a cold, my dry-cleaning has been ready for a week and the loads of laundry pile up. A dear friend is on the phone about her sick mom, another wants to separate from her husband and I support another loved one recovering from a cancer surgery. I am totally overwhelmed.

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

Randy Pausch

By Amy Offenberg on March 6, 2015 in Insight from Amy Families. We love them. We can't stand them. We are born into them and we create them. Families can be defined in many ways. We always wish that our families were perfect. What I have realized, is that there is no perfect family. There is no normal family. All families are imperfect to some degree. Sometimes our families actually cause us stress and anxiety.

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.

Jewish Proverb

By Amy Offenberg on November 6, 2014 in Insight from Amy How many times did I hear this during my childhood? And how many times during that childhood did I think it was the stupidest thing I ever heard? Many years have passed, and I realize just how true a sentiment this is. I also wish that the people who said this to me over and over again could just look at me and say, “I told you so..”
Page 1 of 1
  • 1