Author Archives: Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

Hospice Chaplain and Life Coach Associate Clinical Chaplaincy Certified Proficient Life Coach

You Don’t Remember

You don’t remember the Spanish flu of 1918 because you were not yet alive — Or the polio epidemic that struck every summer before 1955. You don’t recall the Bubonic Plague between 1347-1351 — it was NOT good. It wiped … Continue reading

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Life’s Fragility

Now is the best time ever to learn just to “be” The soul God created us for on this earthly key. To put on our masks and wash our hands . . . Not make any great big, adventurous plans. … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Workers on the COVID-19 Frontlines

  Dear God, Please bless and keep the doctors, the nurses, aides, and all on the front lines, Keep them healthy and ever-hopeful, finding strength throughout their days For they are our soldiers navigating this pandemic landmine. Please be their … Continue reading

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A Pandemic Prayer

Dear Creator of All Things, Please help humanity come together as one loving human race To fight this pandemic that is devastating the Earth’s state. Help us be kind to one another:¬†Considerate, full of love Help us never take one … Continue reading

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Universal Oneness

We are one, the human race Living, sharing this Earthly space. Our skin all colors Our religions a blend Faith, hope, and love most religions extend. Yet we can’t seem to live in peace And love and care for one … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Adventures

Arriving I see our elders, our wise Batting balloons with wet noodles — yup, exercise! In the next room I hear a Bingo game A winner rings out — and then a name. Out back volunteers help to plant seeds … Continue reading

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Fur Babies

I love my fur babies, oh, yes I do, Doesn’t matter the crazy things they put me through. They were created for one very hard job To be four-legged unconditional love-dogs. If that isn’t a heavy burden to bear I … Continue reading

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Preparing . . .

On the plane heading back Preparing to see how I will hack Seeing my dear father’s decline Surprised to arrive and actually find That he was better than I had envisioned Grateful and hopeful that he will keep livin’ Till … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as “Goodbye”

As I sit alongside my dying patient’s bed I may sing a quiet song to comfort him. I may offer presence in perfect silence, A prayer,¬† psalm or blessing that enables soul balance . . . Whatever I can offer … Continue reading

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Prayer for a New Year

May the light of the One That illumines all souls Illuminate our path throughout this new year. May that light enable us all to love and be loved And to grow that love Into the World the One knows We … Continue reading

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