It has been long journey back to the center:
Eleesabeth M. Hager (AKA Rev EM) came to be an Interfaith hospice chaplain because of the love and the difficult gifts she found at bedside when walking with her own mother on an eleven year decline into dementia. There, she fell in love with caregivers and in offering support on the difficult (and perhaps impossible) path of taking care of a loved one. Impossible...yet caregivers seem to do the impossible each day...because they must.
Her education as a practical business woman and a creative Landscape Architect taught her to design with living systems. Those understandings now frame her support at bedside about the nature of love and fear—as a dynamic process within the seasons of renewal.
From this practical and sustainable place, she offers the gifts and practice of resilience. Her support is for all caregivers–both the pros and the sons and daughters–who are improvising survival on the front lines of illness and love.
San Francisco Bay Area firstname.lastname@example.org