Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Friday, August 30, 2013

THE INNER + OUTER WORLD : Sir Ken Robinson

---Let's Learn To Rehabilitate The INNER WORLD of Another...and MAKE HIM WELL!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


---If we see the term WELLNESS as synonymous with the Life-Force...we can use it to describe the healing the body naturally partakes in…on its’ journey to getting better. It is called many thIngs in many cultures (chi, prana, viriditas, the force, life-force, etc.,) but refers to the same ‘’THING.’’ We can call this force/dynamic - the WELLNESS.

---The healing of a wound or cut will happen if we let it. We, also, have broken limbs, allergic reactions, etc. All that the healer would do would be to remove whatever interferes with the healing (wellness) from taking place.

---The WELLNESS is allowed to do its’ thing…which is to increase the wellness of the organism. We allow the wellness to make us well. If one truly ‘’gets’’ this concept…then ONE really understands the whole of it. This may sound like wordplay, but, believe me…it is not. It is having a truly positive manner while accepting the INEVITABLE.

---Living on the hospice…the question of where WELLNESS stands on the life/death natural. It would be to die in peace…and not be tortured to the end. It is an accepting of life and death as part of what we do instead of setting up a resistance to it and constantly trying to ''thwart it'' to NOT allow it to happen. Many folks have much of there fear based on this…NOT realizing that this fear governs much of the choices that they make. Their quality of life would improve with an upgrade of attitude in this area. Be Well.

Monday, August 12, 2013



---If we have a canary in our charge to care for, we would be concerned with his food, water and condition of his cage. We would, basically, want the canary to be out of harm’s way - especially when the care of the canary is our responsibility.

---These are ALL very necessary things to be concerned about.

---If our concern was for the canary’s happiness…we would be sure that the bird had a chance to fly and sing. If the things of the first paragraph are not in place, then flying and singing are compromised.

---A well-rounded bird has everything in place…the basics and the things that make him happy. A well-rounded bird sings a happier tune than one who is NOT allowed to sing and fly.

---Where do we see our responsibility? An even worse scenario is a bird that doesn’t know he is able to fly and sing

Thursday, August 8, 2013



Another Good Example

---Today was a meeting of the Quality of Life-Performance Improvement Team (PIT). This is slated to improve the quality of life of the residency of which Frank and myself...belong. We have new leadership. I was VERY encouraged.

---Our blind, friend, Frank was in the spotlight, again. This time he had a book-on-tape (2 cassettes) and a borrowed cassette player. But he wasn’t shown what to do. He couldn’t make the whole thing work.

---A nurse that was present was going to help him, but she had to excuse herself for hospital business elsewhere. She has three blind relatives, so she seems to have, probably, been a good one to help.

RESIDENTOLOGY 101 is: To Enjoy Living - We Must Be Heard + Taken Seriously.

---The NEW group leader seemed to ‘’GET’’ the situation that I have been ''spouting'' which NOW seems for a very long time. I found this very encouraging. We, residents, in general...really don’t know how to hook into the system. Per usual, Frank got a lot of ‘’I don’t have time, now’’ from many of his helpers. We, residents, have a lot of unfulfilled preferences. The hospital is good on the medical side of things, but lacks equally on the relationship end.

---The nurse at the meeting would be a good example - as many - on the staff. They would help if they didn’t have something else that they are supposed to be doing. No one seems to have time. The irony of it all is that they don’t have time for Frank (resident), because they have to be elsewhere doing paperwork (or something of importance) to allegedly help somebody else...who is, also,  a resident. They become very inefficient in all this.

---If they started a new policy stating that each moment is a new moment and when in doubt the thing to do is to head to the nearest resident and get to know him or her (and maybe form some type of relationship.) I’m convinced that ALL folks would be much happier and benefit greatly. That includes both residents and staff. Take Care.

Monday, August 5, 2013





---We view Icebergs floating in the water, probably an ocean and very cold. The icebergs collect more ice and becomes more massive the colder the water. The opposite is true as the water becomes warmer. They become smaller.

---We see that each ''iceberg'' is different, having its own shape, size, height, depth, weight, etc. We see that each iceberg can really be distinguished from the other.

---We are like ''Icebergs.'' We have different characteristics. But, each ''iceberg'' is really only WATER. That is the Life Principle. It is the Love Principle,

---We are ALL made of the same stuff…just proportioned, differently. The LOVE ENERGY, the LIFE ENERGY is the water in the ''iceberg.'' This is the Chi, the prana, the ‘’’viriditas’’ that Hildegard of Bingen spoke about. It is The Prime Mover. The ‘’slow-medicine’’ that Dr. Victoria Sweet spoke of in her book ‘’God’s Hotel,’’ (about the old Laguna Honda Hospital where I lived.) The ‘’Life-Force,’’ viriditas or whatever we call it is the same in ALL of us. Some call it the God-Force.


In This Analogy - ''We Are The Icebergs, LIFE (Itself) Is The Water.''