Predictable v Spontaneous, Rikers Island Rehabilitation, Religious Hospitals, Time Boxing 1.6.20

  • Research shows stability decreases stimulation in prefrontal cortex whereas unfamiliar experiences challenged/increased brain function. Can emotionally painful events create patterns of growth? Do we allow our spiritual lives to stagnate?
  • Prisoners rehabilitating with a cuppa joe: learning coffee service/barista skills at Rikers Island prison. Restoring relationships and human dignity.
  • Research shows: most patients are unaware of a hospital’s religious affiliation. Catholic roots of thriving medical systems. Should Catholic medical institutions be forced to provide services that conflict with faith?
  • Have you ever considered scheduling spiritual activities to enrich your faith formation? If we’re not careful with our time, we end up wasting it.