Author: Maryclaire Torinus

What I Learned During A Dark Night Of The Soul

In a previous blog, I addressed my solitary ordeal in a wilderness: sliding into a severe clinical depression. I agree with author and activist, Parker Palmer that “embracing the mystery of one’s depression, illness, addiction, or trauma does not mean passivity or resignation. It means that we are to understand that we are descending toward […]

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How God Suffers With Us

Earlier in the summer, I promised readers a narrative on how God suffered with me during one of the toughest times of my life. After spending June and July travelling to see my kids, grandchildren, and working on my hospice manuscript, I am back to my blog. Here is an excerpt from a short story […]

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Stuck in a Wilderness: Home

I would’ve never thought that home could seem like a wilderness: A place of confinement . . . . a solitary ordeal . . . foreign and suffocating. My home was always an oasis: a place of refuge from the world and a sanctuary of refreshment and peace. It was light and airy and brimming […]

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A Sage is not Afraid to Ripen

My collaboration with the Griffon String Quartet in early January was delightful for all of us: the Seniors from Scandia Village, the staff from WriteOn Door County, and caretakers. I was in Fish Creek for an opportunity to write in solitude for seven days. A treat. It was my first Writing Residency. I loved being […]

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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY PRESENTS: Maryclaire Torinus and the Griffon String Quartet at Scandia Village

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm As part of the community outreach for Write On Door County programs, Write On partners with the Griffon String Quartet’s B Double Sharp program of Midsummer’s Music and writer-in-residence Maryclaire Torinus will present a program on music and memory at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, […]

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When the Body is Dying

When the Body Is Dying: Pain Meds, Fear, and Courage My guest author for this month is Barbara Karnes, RN.  Barbara is a hospice pioneer and an award-winning, end-of-life (EOL) Educator, Author, and Speaker. She has authored six booklets on the dying experience that many end-of-life care providers rely on. Barbara received a nursing degree […]

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