Category Archives: Initiation

My Story – How I Beat Cancer

In this blog and the ones following it, I would like to share my story—what I’ve learned about how to beat cancer—most important, how to make cancer your ally rather than your enemy. Ten plus years ago I was diagnosed … Continue reading

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Soaring through Life on the Wings of the Eagle

I am astonished that it has been over six months since I wrote my last blog. I imagine people finding my blog on WordPress, reading about my battle to overcome cancer, and saying, “What happened to her? Is she still … Continue reading

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When The Eyes of the Soul Are Open

Last week I had to undergo the ordeal of having yet another follow-up bone scan and chest/pelvic CT scan. I have been cancer free and healthy since April 20th, 2010, but since my oncologist took me off all the drugs—the … Continue reading

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No One Can Take Your Power, You Can Only Give It Away

Journeying with a Stranger in a Strange Land In 1997 I was travelling through Mexico City and Guatemala for two weeks with a healer and her apprentices on a research-gathering trip for a book I was helping to write, Woman … 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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