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Henri Nouwen


“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” – Henri Nouwen, Author of The Wounded Healer


Author: Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations.

3 thoughts on “Henri Nouwen

  1. Reblogged this on Pathfinder: MotherWifeStudentWorker and commented:

    A quote from the collection of Catholic quotes of prayers, saints, and writers.


  2. There are times shared silence has been the greatest encouragement to me–when my daughter lay helpless in the NICU as a newborn, the moment I shared with a friend that a son has a mood disorder, and the day my grandfather passed away.

    Henri Nouwen was right.


    • Tammy, Thank you for sharing your experience. Silence and time with a person sometimes does more than anything else. I think we often forget this and choose not to spend time with someone thinking we have nothing to offer. When in fact our mere presence can make a big difference. Thank you for coming by. Much appreciated. I need to come by and visit your blog sometime. 🙂