Hope Cross Dezember is an artist, wife, and devoted caregiver to her husband, Steve, while he lives with ALS. In this conversation we get into:

  • How nothing can ever prepare you for some situations in life
  • How you always have a choice, either to feel sorry for yourself or move on
  • Why you need to hear you are strong and you’re going to be okay
  • What it means to be a multidimensional being
  • How caregiving for someone teaches you undeniable love
  • How disease has the ability to show you what’s important and what’s not
  • How ALS teaches appreciation of so many things
  • How caregiving has a humbling way of showing you the truths of your inner world
  • Why learning to take a pause can bring some much-needed space for a moment you feel triggered
  • Why it’s so important to bring self-awareness to your shadow
  • Why having open communication in the face of morality is so healing
  • How facing death makes you come to know God on your own terms
  • How you can uncover the gifts of a diagnosis
  • Why death and decay is part of life
  • Why you are strong enough to face your shadow and are deserving of the clarity it brings