Earthy, dynamic, funny, rich in the wisdom of connection, reflection, and rejuvination…This describes this morning’s plenary by Dr. Sherry Showalter. Her words and movements celebrated this work we do. She reminded us that that which is to provide light, must endure burning, and that we who strive to heal, must, each day, heal ourselves.

Her message invigorated us with renewed purpose, inspiring us to go forward with fresh eyes and weightless spirit, to bear witness and share strength, to open the door with an open heart and open mind, to achieve comfort, to offer hope, to create healing.

Wado Dr. Sherry “Charles” Showalter. Wado!

Karen Whitley Bell, RN, CHPN