Monthly Archives: December 2010

Irish Blessing

A friend of mine shared this Irish blessing by John Donahue with me. It’s so beautiful and resonated with me so deeply, I wanted to post it on my blog space. My heartfelt wish to all that you have a … Continue reading

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The Radiance

Lately, I’ve been watching the movie based on the beautiful book Eat, Pray, Love. What I love about that book/film is that it is such a heart-searching journey into human pain, healing, and redemption. We all suffer, fail, feel alone, … Continue reading

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Hold Your Hands Up High

Today was going to be one of the happiest days of my life. Almost one year ago, my speaking voice began to fade as the undiagnosed cancer in my lungs destroyed the nerve connection between my brain and my left … Continue reading

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When Worry Has Us in It’s Teeth…

I spend a lot of time worrying about things: finances, my health, my work, my family. Yet I know perfectly well that worrying is the most useless and unproductive activity in which we can engage. It’s a complete waste of … Continue reading

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Our Scars Are What Make Us Beautiful

In the tradition in which I was trained, one of the skills you have to learn in order to be an effective healer is the ability to “transfigure,” to go into a meditative state and see your body as it … Continue reading

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