Turning Point came into my life ...
through my father who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Dad and my mother enrolled in Turning Point's meditation group. Every week they would excitedly tell me what they had learned and encouraged me to join them in the class, which I did. That course was life-changing for all of us. I saw my father become more open, calm and non-judgmental. It profoundly changed his relationship with his illness, his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Dad also became more empowered in dealing with his illness. His prostate cancer went into remission but, in 2010, he passed away after a brief battle with gallbladder cancer. But what a courageous and graceful passing it was. He had developed the skills to focus on the things he could change and he gave his family a model of a beautiful parting, retaining his wit and sense of humor until his death. Turning Point set my dad on this path of an informed, engaged and empowered passing.
My career has been in social work, dance and yoga. About a year ago I returned to Turning Point as a group facilitator. Turning Point’s philosophy and services affect people profoundly at a critical time and I feel so fortunate to be a part of this organization.
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