Severe illness comes in many sizes and shapes and at different times in our lives.

Severe medical illness can leave us exhausted, vulnerable and scared. Acute or chronic illness can challenge our energy, strength and beliefs about fairness and compassion. Illness can lead to multiple losses, and alter our perception of personal identity, our relationship to our bodies, and our relationship with others.

Perseverance, courage, hope, acceptance and connection with others can help us deal with severe illness.

You don’t have to struggle alone.

There are ways to deal with illness and develop a quieter mind and an open heart. You are welcome to call me and talk. I think I can be of help to you.

We are all tiptoeing across one bridge or another. We may seem to be in danger, but if we hold our bodies simply and our minds lightly, we are safe.
— Anonymous, 14th century Japanese Poem