Jane W. Barton listens to, writes for, and speaks with patients, family members, pastoral caregivers, and healthcare providers who deal with the lived experience of serious illness, caregiving, aging, and end-of-life issues. To be fully human is to experience the deep meaning, profound growth, joy, pain, and suffering prompted by change, loss, and death. Yet, in order to avoid pain and suffering, we often become resistant to change, indignant toward loss, and fearful of death. Consequently, the invitation to understand the fullness of life, to grow beyond our imagined limitations, and to rejoice in the moment is missed.
Through compassionate listening, writing, and speaking, Jane encourages intentional engagement with all aspects of life. We are freed to explore life’s profound mysteries by learning how to name and face our resistance, anger, and fears related to illness, disability, and aging. The foundational belief reflected throughout Jane’s programs and writings is this – we cannot control everything that happens over the course of a lifetime, but we always have the freedom to choose an attitude in how we respond to life. Our choice determines the essence of our existence. Therefore, we must choose wisely. Our life depends on it!
Whether a patient, family member, caregiver, or healthcare provider, you will benefit from the innovative educational workshops and presentations offered locally (Denver), regionally (Colorado), and nationally. Please review the Cardinal Calendar for upcoming presentations in your community.
Cardinal, LLC provides the knowledge and insights to confront the daunting challenges posed by serious illness, disability, and aging. Programs include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Please contact Jane W. Barton to schedule a presentation for your agency, organization, faith community, conference, corporation, or educational institution.