Author Archives: HelenHThomas

About HelenHThomas

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am honored to work at Cook Children's Medical Center as a Clinical Therapist providing supportive counseling for the parents of our tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I feel infinitely thankful to share my life with my best friend and life partner, Dr. Charles R. Thomas (Chuck). Spending time with my wildly fantastic adult children, their spouses and our exceptionally wonderful friends makes my life complete. Life is good!

Jumping a Little Deeper into Yoga: YogaMOOC

      The benefit of regular yoga practice has slowly been developing within my personal and professional world. Good living involves evolution . . . I CHANGE.        The digitalization of our planet is forcing us all to become … Continue reading

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Life is a Series of Beginnings and Endings

So breathe it in and breathe it out And listen to your heartbeat There’s a wonder in the here and now And I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment Steven Curtis Chapman      In a … Continue reading

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The Cowtown Marathon: I Choose Joy!

The 38th Cowtown Marathon 2016 On February 28th, 8,344 individuals participated in the 38th half, full , or ultra marathon in my newest home town . . . Fort Worth (aka Cowtown). Although I have participated in this race before … Continue reading

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Until We Meet Again

Farewell to Switzerland for Now A fabulous expat ride in Switzerland is coming to an end for me and my family. Like many expats know, moving to a foreign country is loaded with waves of opposing emotions. However, after assessing … Continue reading

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Trippy Barcelona

     Placa George Orwell in Barcelona was once known as Placa Trippy due to the high rate of drug use in this area of Barcelona. When Barcelona hosted the Olympics of 1992, the city underwent a major ‘clean up’ … Continue reading

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Two Sides of One Coin

Duplicitous Expatriate Living Take a coin out of your pocket or your purse. It can be a US quarter, a 2 Euro piece or a 5 Swiss Franc piece.  I currently live in Switzerland where change matters just a little … Continue reading

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Help . . . . My Teenager Has Been Abducted!

By Aliens The abduction of your teenager might happen all at once in a sudden swoop (like your arm getting chopped off) or it may happen in a more slow and painful fashion (like your eye lashes being plugged out … Continue reading

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When Weirdness becomes Welcomed

Sport Bras “Why isn’t there a jock strap for women?”  Victoria Woodrow When you relocate to a new country, you begin to notice different customs, behaviors and norms of the area. Although blending in and respecting cultural differences in your new … Continue reading

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There is no Ice in My Drink

Quest for Ice Leads to Change It is truly the small things that bring us the most joy. For me, I just really love loads of ice in most of my drinks. Living away from your country of origin will … Continue reading

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Home on a Mat

“There is only one happiness in this world, to love and be loved.”  George Sand      Life is a series of beginnings and endings hopefully including many opportunities to love well and be loved indeed. Our desire to feel … Continue reading

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