Prepping for My Chaplain Residency

Here it is, Sunday, the day before I begin my year-long residency program at St Mary’s Medical Center in SF. Someone asked me last night if I was anxious or nervous. I told no but that I was excited to begin this new phase if my life, post graduate school.

I know I will get to explore new and hidden aspects of my own shame regarding who I am and what gifts I bring with me to this position. I also know I will be a witness to all kinds of shame expressed by patients, their loved ones and the hospital staff. It is my hope to be able to help others move through those feelings is ‘false’ shame.

With Goddess’ help, I hope I can.