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Jennifer Fernandez
Berkeley, CA
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I recently read an article about the difference between 'relinquishing' and 'surrender' and how they were not the same thing. For the life of me I can't tell you where I read that article or really what exactly it said, I just remember that the take away was that surrendering... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Hineni
I love the Greater Good website. It's chock full of articles, videos and podcasts on creating a meaningful life. I like to poke around read articles on love and forgivenss, happiness and compassion. It helps me not only to understand myself better, but also how to understand the dynamics of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Hineni
Your time is now. What do you change? Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Hineni
I read this article today and it got me thinking about what patients I meet with talk about at the end of their lives. True, they do talk much about family (regrets, relationships broken or mended, love and reconciliation, etc), but what I do that's different than what this chaplain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at Hineni
What is to give light must endure burning. - Viktor Frankl Tonight we turn the final page on 2011 and begin a new chapter. As I think about what I wish for in the new year, the first thing that comes to mind is 'challenge'. It seems like an odd... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2011 at Hineni
Interesting article about the rise of chaplain need in Interdesciplinary Medical Teams. Wall Street Journal Article Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Hineni
Right about now most bloggers write their Thanksgiving post. The ubiquitous list of things to be thankful for, things like work, family, love, etc. And while, yes, all those things are very much worth giving thanks for, could there be something even simpler? Recently I visited a patient with end... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Hineni
As promised here is a link to my interview. I had the pleasure of sitting with Ilana one evening and she asked me a lot of really interesting and thought provoking questions. Here's a snippet of what we talked about. I hope you enjoy it. Interview by Ilana DeBare Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Hineni
Yesterday 14 Jewish Chaplains were recognized for their service to the US military at Arlington National Cemetery. The 14 had died during their time in service. We often think about the soldiers who bravely go into battle on our behalf, but there are many others who go out to war... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Hineni
Now that I've had this blog for a bit, I figured it might be worthwhile to rethink it's layout and design. I wasn't sure at the beginning if I would be keeping it, so I picked a simple design to start with. Now that I know I'll be keeping Hineni... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at Hineni
Viktor Frankl is one of my most favorite historical figures. An Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, his book Man's Search for Meaning is one of the most insightful and profound works written in our time. If you've not read it, I encourage you to do so. You'll learn a lot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Hineni
I've been asked repeatedly to update my site. Oh how I wish I had some extra time to sit and write... CPE has been amazing. Completely exhausting and overwhelming, but exciting and wonderful all at the same time. This weekend I had to write a short paper on my theology... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Hineni
Jennifer Fernandez is now following Tammeus
Aug 27, 2011
Judaism has rituals for different life transitions: births, coming of age, marriage, but what about career transitions? I wondered about this when contemplating my transition from desk-worker to spiritual caregiver. How would this change me? How will it affect my relationships? How could I mark this change in time? I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Hineni
Jennifer Fernandez is now following Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man
Aug 17, 2011
Jennifer Fernandez is now following Bob Carlton
Aug 16, 2011
Jennifer Fernandez is now following Growth House, Inc.
Aug 16, 2011
Jennifer Fernandez is now following Growth House, Inc.
Aug 16, 2011
When I was starting this crazy adventure of wanting to work in "spiritual care", I found that searching for that term was confusing. Even now as I describe this journey, people ask me "What is chaplaincy?", "What is pastoral counseling?", "What is spiritual direction?" I thought I'd try to break... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Hineni
Jennifer Fernandez is now following Finding God On The Train - Notes On Enlightenment
Aug 11, 2011
Jennifer Fernandez is now following GretchenRubin
Aug 11, 2011
When I tell people what I'm up to, that I volunteer at hospice on the weekends and that I'm quiting my stable desk job to get into 'spiritual caregiving', generally they respond one of two ways: "Wow." (the kind of wow that really means 'I'm impressed!') or "Wow." (the kind... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Hineni
Jennifer Fernandez is now following The Typepad Team
May 20, 2011