Season 3: Episode 7: Patience, Jedi Master
Another series of medical twists and turns sends Archer into surgery. This time, due to a serious sinus infection. As Louise prays the rosary, she contemplates miracles, the potential for transformational healing and the spiritual holy water from Lourdes, France. In this episode of Blink of an Eye, join Louise in exploring the paradoxes of crisis, the brain’s reactions to trauma and numbness, Louise’s thoughts on love and neuroplasticity, and with her youngest sister, Lillian, in sharing memories of the creation of a healing sanctuary in a hospital room and why it matters for medical staff. Louise also shares some unexpected encounters that may have you considering your various friendships as well.
In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:
Lillian Phipps Johnston, Louise’s younger sister from Chicago. Lillian had a large part in creating another healing sanctuary, this time in Atlanta, complete with posters, his art and other contributions from loved ones.
Kathy Armstrong, a Financial Advisor with Heritage Financial and dear friend. She returned to Louise for Archer’s healing what Louise had given to her years ago for her own, the holy healing water from Lourdes.
Deidre Provosty Jasmin, Louise’s close college friend and one of the Atlanta Angels, who came to visit Louise as Archer was undergoing another complicated surgery. She and Louise speak about the story behind the rosary Dede pulled out of her purse, and the powerful moment of prayer in the hospital waiting room.
Our theme music is by Victoria Vox.
Music in this episode is:
Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada
Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada
Falling Stars - Nature Sounds by Agnese Valmaggia
Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles
Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S. I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing October 5, 2022. To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.
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To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.