Sunday, July 27, 2014
‘’When The State Comes Marchin’ In’’
(I had the opportunity to share much of this with Mivic H., today 7/30)
---The State Surveyors seem to be looking for situations and names (people they can sternly speak with) rather than spending time on concepts and generalities that one may find me focusing on.
---At the meeting…the statement was made - ‘’the staff becomes a whole lot nicer when the State is here. It is like day-and-night.’’ Well…that seems to be true.
---My wish isn’t much different than it is at other times. I wish that the powers that be would open-up a dialog of concerned patients and staffers and create a situation (for all intents and purposes) that resembles Laguna Honda when the State is here. That would seem a good place to start. What has happened and is still happening - the powers that be PROJECT what things must be like for the patient. They ASSUME that this point-of-view is the only and best pov that exists. If people were ALWAYS on-top-of-their-game…there would be NO PROBLEM. But...that is NOT always the case. (Everyone has the ability. This has been proven.) Be Well.
(I reserve the right to make necessary changes in the article)
Some are always on-top (of their game.) But, others only when the situation calls for it. It seems that if the auditors were always present it would be a different scenario.
My pov sees that there are some very sick folks at LHH...and NOT attended to correctly, can negatively impact the situation. Some workers would be happier doing something else.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
OLYMPIC ATHLETE IS
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Benefits of Positive Self-Expression
---Most resident’s at Laguna Honda have a frustration just from dealing with health issues. Unfortunately, we reinforce NOT expressing that frustration instead of teaching the resident how to deal with that frustration. He learns many things that DON’T express the frustration and, has to deal with things that create more frustration. Suddenly, he has more frustration than he started with.
---A side note to this: This was much the case when I originally wrote this piece. LHH is adopting new opportunities that are creative and have the potential of being very self-expressive for the resident/patient. I hope that this direction is explored more and continues. I am much, more personally encouraged. I hope that persistence in this area is embraced and it is seen how valuable this avenue is...even if met with trepidation (especially at first) by the residents themselves.
---We must learn that it’s okay to have the frustration and manage it, instead of NOT having it and running from it. Many, if not most of us, don’t feel what we’re feeling. We try to go someplace else, and distract ourselves from feeling bad. We would get through our frustrations and grow at a faster pace if we weren’t so hell-bent on avoiding certain feelings…especially the more painful ones. Let’s at least acknowledge how we feel. Talking it over, does just that. Feeling acceptable + accepting (by NOT resisting) what is obvious and inevitable in the dilemma, works wonders.
---They say, ‘’our toughness comes from our ability to face our embarrassments and pains.’’ And, ‘’the best way around something is to go through it.’’
---We are less defensive and don’t blame others as much when we face uncomfortable things. We accept our own responsibility in situations. Remember, it is more difficult thinking about facing something, than to actually face it. Facing how we feel about things is how we grow.
---We accept our own responsibility in situations. We find ourselves thinking for ourselves and are that much closer to finding and speaking with our own voice. We do everything with greater conviction. We have changed the negative of feeling badly into our new ‘’tougher’’ self by the process of self-expression. A ''REAL'' CONFIDENCE increase. Take Care.