Posts by Kristen Frick

Kristen is a health and wellness coach who helps people create more fulfilling, meaningful lives by facilitating self-discovery and intentional lifestyle design. Interested in coaching? Reach out at Kristen.l.frick@gmail.com and follow on Instagram @kristenlfrick.

6 Life Lessons from Working with Children Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses

“There is beauty to be found in the pain. Life is brutal, but it’s also beautiful. Life is Brutiful.” ~Glennon Doyle

For four years, I had the honor and privilege of working with children and families in a hospital setting, with most of my time spent in the hematology/oncology department.

My role as a certified child life specialist was to help prevent and alleviate the stress and trauma of the hospital experience utilizing developmentally appropriate preparation, education, and play. Or at least that’s the “elevator pitch” I would provide during small talk and to casual acquaintances at parties.

The truth …