I went to the heart/art conference yesterday and go again today. “Survive and Thrive” is its name. I made a decision in the morning to pay attention and get out of my own skin throughout the day. I made some amazing friendships; at least it felt like friendships. I may never see or communicate with these people again, but I made connections that…well, it is actually hard to write about them. I went to several workshops on writing. I heard many stories about recovery, especially those who are in recovery after cardiac arrest. As the day progressed the lines between our physical self, our emotional and spiritual self melted. I am still in process here. I took lots of notes and hope to share some of the ideas with you in future blogs. But right now, I need to get going. The conference begins at 8 today. They let us sleep in.