Showing posts from January, 2018

Political Opportunists

Two school shootings in Kentucky in two days. After the massacre in Las Vegas, Kentucky's Governor, Matt Bevin, posted on Twitter, labeling those concerned about strengthening and enforcing our gun laws as "political opportunists." Today, Gov. Bevin and the state of Kentucky are dealing with back to back school shootings that occurred Monday and Tuesday. One can only hope that Governor Bevin does some deep soul searching. It is unconscionable to me, that he can call those of us who are alarmed, disheartened, and heartbroken over school shootings as "political opportunists." Our stance on tightening the gun laws has nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with protecting our children. Our state and local governments need to understand this. After all, isn't that one of the functions of government, to protect our citizens? Image from Sonoma County, California, website. Governor Matt Bevin ‏ Verified account   @GovMattBevin Foll

Practice turning people into trees

Taking a lesson from nature as food for thought this Sunday. I love this lesson from Ram Dass... When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying “You’re too   this , or I’m too   this .” That   judging mind   comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.   Regarding judging others... and even ourselves (in my own words). I shall " practice turning people into trees." Meaning I will have appreciati

Medicare Caps on Therapy for 2018

There are new Medicare caps on therapy for 2018. Medicare 2018 Caps -   Outpatient therapy caps: For occupational therapy, the cap is $2,010. For physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined, it's also $2,010. Details: You can apply for extensions in some circumstances.