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Season 2: Episode 8: Lollipops and Laughter

unnamed.jpegIs it possible to laugh amidst the tragic reality? In Season 2: Episode 8: Lollipops and Laughter, Archer is beginning to stabilize and his humor shows through, prompting Louise to experience sweet and even funny moments in the bitter environment of the ICU.  It’s likely you’ve heard the cliche  “Laughter is the best medicine.” There is some truth to it and that is what they experienced with the medical team too after a surprise. Join Louise as she revisits the specific ways friends, like Mary Jo Determan, Mary Lou Healy, and Noreen Kane Gant, contributed to raise the healing vibration in Hospital Room 3117.

In this episode you will hear interview excerpts from:

Mary Jo Determan, mom of Mike Determan, Archer’s friend, and Louise’s friend by proximity to Mike.  Mary Jo is a commercial lender in Baltimore, Maryland, who was in regular contact with Louise during these three life and death days in the ICU. She and Louise reflect on these conversations.

Mary Lou Healy, teacher at Cathedral School in Baltimore, Maryland who taught Archer and friend of Louise, who sent a card with the Prayer for a Creative Miracle for Archer. She and Louise reflect on Mary Lou’s discovery of that prayer.

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 8: Lollipops and Laughter. August 19-21. Days 15-17. 

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: Lollipops and Laughter, where Louise takes a closer look at the healing power of focused attention.

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Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Music in this episode is: 

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Here is the prayer read in today’s podcast:

Prayer for a Creative Miracle

God of all creation, you who spoke a simple command and brought forth light from the darkness, we call upon you now to send forth your miracle-working power into every aspect of Archer’s being. In the same way that you spoke unto the dust of the ground when you created humankind in your own image, we ask you to send forth your healing power into Archer’s body. Send forth your word and command every cell, electrical and chemical impulse, tissue, joint, ligament, organ, gland, muscle, bone and every molecule in his body to come under complete and perfect health, strength, alignment, balance and harmony.

It is through you that Archer lives and moves and has being. With every breath he takes, he lives under your life-giving grace.  We ask you to touch Archer now with the same miracle-working power that you used when you fashioned him inside his mother’s womb. As surely as you have created him in your image and likeness, you can also recreate him now and restore his complete health.

Please fill Archer with your healing power. Cast out all that should not be inside of him. We ask you to mend all that is broken, root out every sickness and disease, open all blocked arteries and veins, restore his internal organs, rebuild his damaged tissues, remove all inflammation and cleanse him of all infections, viruses and destructive forms of bacteria.

Let the warmth of your healing love flood his entire being, so that his body will function the way it was created to be, whole and complete, renewed in your perfect health. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Substitute the name of your loved one who could benefit from this focused prayer for the human body. 

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Episode 14: Soothing Texts — What (Not) to Text

Episode 14 Soothing Texts -- What (Not) to Text

It’s not that we aren’t appreciative of the offer of help from others, but sometimes you just want to scream, “STOP ASKING ME QUESTIONS!” What about the innocent question, “Is there anything I can do to help?” and similar questions when we or our loved one is in an intensive care unit, or in the throws of early trauma. Caring people don’t realize the stress that chit-chat big everyday questions add. What is demanding and what is not? And Louise looks harder at the, “Oh, it’s a blessing” reply when a loved one who was suffering dies, no matter how old. Intended to be consoling, but is it? Many of these words fall under the heading, “What not to text.” Louise explores the kind of texts that are soothing to someone in trauma, and she begins an unfolding explanation of how we can understand trauma more fully. 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 14 Soothing Texts -- What (Not) to Text

August 7. DAY 3. 

In this episode, you will hear interview excerpts from

Dr. Kris Radcliff, a spinal surgeon with the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia and Archer’s neck surgeon at Atlanticare in 2015

and

Mary Lou Healy, a middle school math teacher at the Cathedral School in Baltimore in 2015 at the time of Archer’s accident, and now teaching at Calvert Hall High School.

 

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Episode 3: Tunnel Vision

Blink of an Eye Episode 3 Pray Hard

Tunnel Vision can happen when we are in trauma. As part of a survival instinct, our brain locks us into tunnel vision to stay focused on what is most essential at that moment. We have blinders on to all around us, including those who are trying to help. It's nothing personal, we are in love survival mode. But, even in Tunnel Vision, we can be aware enough to see the angels put in our path. In this episode of Blink of an Eye, Louise visits with several people who have first-hand experience with Tunnel Vision. She also talks about what if’s for hospitals.

 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 3 Tunnel Vision August 5. DAY 1. In this episode, you will hear interview excerpts from

Dewey Senft, Louise’s son who is 24 years old, and at the time of Archer’s accident was 19 in college. Dewey is now a fund accountant in Boston.

 Sue Wunder, a special ed teacher for 30 years in the Cape May County Special Services School District, New Jersey. Sue is also the mother of Robbie Wunder, a quadriplegic.

 Mary Lou Healy, a middle school math teacher at the Cathedral School and now Calvert Hall in Baltimore.

 Dr. Kris Radcliffe, a spinal surgeon with the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia and Archer’s neck surgeon at Atlanticare

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