• 00:09

    Coy F Cross II - Author - The Dhance

    in Lifestyle

    Author Coy F. Cross II, in his book The Dhance, searches for meaning within his precious wife’s bout with ovarian cancer. Instead of collapsing into despair and questioning “Why,” Coy discovered tools to help him be with Carol in a manner that helped her.
    Coy details how by being consciously present, “I learned there were times to fight for Carol and times I needed to pass through the "Dark Night" of Carol's cancer into a place of surrender where I become the "vehicle" of her care. When she said, ‘I don't know how you can do this.’ My response was, and it was a response from my core, ‘I have come to see it as a privilege.’ And that honest truth can only come from being, at that moment, a ‘vehicle’.”

    Coy explains that he didn’t stay in the "vehicle" place all the time.. “Maybe saints do,” Coy says, “but I didn’t.. But after experiencing the place beyond good-and-bad, I found I could carry that sense with me even if I fell back into ‘victimhood’. I could use that experience to help lift both Carol and me up. With this tool and others, I hope to help people prepare for the worst times in their lives.”
    Coy and Carol found hidden gifts in their challenges, ones they never could have expected to find by eliminating the labels of “good and bad” and focusing on being present for each other,” says Scott Burr, Publisher.
    “I want to share what I have learned,” Coy states “hopefully, before someone is neck-deep in life’s hardest experiences or when they are trying to make sense of it after it is over.”
    Coy’s story is the basis of his book, The Dhance: A Caregiver’s Search for Meaning. Coy also presents speeches and workshops on the topic and is available to sign books and answer questions at various venues.

  • 01:35

    Dr Coy F Cross II - The Dhance

    in Spirituality

    Dr. Coy F. Cross II is a retired historian but his greatest contribution may be as a caregiver to his wife Carol as she struggled with ovarian cancer. Coy wrote a book – not in typical historian manner as a detached observer, but from the “trenches of the disease” as he struggled to put his spiritual practices to use in his life. Now he speaks to other people about his journey of discovery, how he uses ‘practical spirituality’ to deepen his relationship with the Divine, and how to transform difficult challenges such as grief into incredible gifts that may not be found anywhere else. Coy often says, “You may not like what is happening in your life, but accepting it is the first step towards tapping into your divine source where your best solutions reside.”

    http://thedhance.com

  • 00:29

    Practical Spirituality to Overcome Caregiving Challenges

    in Health

    eCareDiary will interview Dr. Coy F. Cross II, retired historian and author of "The Dhance" based on his experience with his wife's journey with cancer and his search for meaning in the caregiving process. 

  • 00:59

    Dr. Coy F. Cross; PhD, Historian, Author

    in Spirituality

    Dr. Cross is a retired historian but his greatest contribution may be as a caregiver to his wife Carol as she struggled with ovarian cancer. Coy wrote a book titled; The Dhance, written not in typical historian manner as a detached observer, but from the trenches of the disease, as he struggled to put his spiritual practices to use in his life. Now he speaks to other people about his journey of discovery, how he uses practical spirituality to deepen his relationship with the Divine, and how to transform difficult challenges such as grief into incredible gifts that may not be found anywhere else. Coy often says, you may not like what is happening in your life, but accepting it is the first step towards tapping into your divine source where you’re best solutions reside. Feel free to contact Dr. Croos HERE

  • 00:31

    Guest: Dr. Coy Cross II

    in Culture

    Jim and Jennifer welcome Dr. Coy Cross II to the show today.
     
    Coy is a retired historian but his greatest contribution may be as a caregiver to his wife Carol as she struggled with ovarian cancer. Coy wrote a book, The Dhance: A Caregivers Search for Meaning, not in typical historian manner as a detached observer, but from the “trenches of the disease” as he struggled to put his spiritual practices to use in his life. Now he speaks to other people about his journey of discovery, how he uses ‘practical spirituality’ to deepen his relationship with the Divine, and how to transform difficult challenges such as grief into incredible gifts that may not be found anywhere else. Coy often says, “You may not like what is happening in your life, but accepting it is the first step towards tapping into your divine source where your best solutions reside.”
     
    Website:  http://thedhance.com/
     

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