As Louise and her friend Dede sat in the waiting room while Archer was in surgery, the two prayed the rosary. Looking into each other’s eyes, they focused and imagined Archer’s healing. All of these setbacks were just bumps along the way, Louise reminded herself. In this episode of Blink of an Eye, spend some time with Louise as she ponders with a young medical staff woman that in order to move forward, often we have to be pulled back. You’ll also hear about continued struggles with pain management and alternative medical approaches including a powerful interaction between Louise and her friend Jessica Dibb on medical meditation.
In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:
Jessica Dibb, Director of the Global Breathwork Alliance and Louise’s close friend, who offered Louise spiritual support and wisdom on internal healing. She and Louise speak about their correspondence on these days in the story and the trust that was built between them for Louise to push the boundaries on medical advocacy.
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:
Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles
Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada
Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod
Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles
Immersed by Kevin MacLeod
Background Sentimental Piano And Cello by MusicLFiles
Calm Contemplative Piano 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.
To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.