Why Sacred Lomi?


Bodywork is a “secret” tool of psycho-spiritual healing.  Oh, we talk plenty about massage—but usually in the context of how it’s going to fix an ache or pain right now, or about stress reduction/management or as a luxurious pampering amidst our demanding lives of doing.  All of these are wonderful uses of what massage therapy … Continue reading

Independence Day Update


Since the Course came through the Americans Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, I wondered if Jesus included a special lesson for us on Independence Day.  He did: I want the peace of God. To say these words is nothing. But to mean these words is everything. If you could but mean them for just an … Continue reading

Stuck in a H.O.A.R.D. with IAGO


The issue of “being stuck” in one’s healing is quite often on my mind.  Many people I come into contact with are stuck.  Currently, a former client who repeatedly violated my professional boundaries—the first client I have ever formally denied services—just can’t let go.  It’s been almost 5 months since I mailed the first certified … Continue reading

Why Me?


When events in our lives are painful, traumatic or clearly not what we would choose for ourselves consciously, we may naturally wonder, “why me?”  The ultimate answer to this question is easy, and there is no need to invest our time and energy into trying to uncover another person’s reasons for involvement. As the dynamic … Continue reading

Personal Manifesto – A Map for Our Own Resurrection


Thought creates. That’s why organizations and savvy businesses have mission statements.  That’s why shame researcher, author, speaker and professor Brené Brown developed a “Home Manifesto” for her family that includes the dictum of no name-calling, which includes never calling oneself names.  When someone surveyed her daughter’s project in progress and remarked that she was “messy,” … Continue reading

The Terrestrial Trinity of Proper Priorities


Prepare the Path for Miracles:  Practice Proper Priorities By now almost everyone with access to the media has heard of the need to take care of oneself to avoid burnout, resentment, ineffectiveness, illness and the tragedy of an unfulfilled life.  Many even understand that when we compulsively focus on the needs of others to the … Continue reading

Anger Management Soul-utions


There is one state of mind that allows anger to develop:  the belief that things should be different than they are. It can easily (and endlessly) be argued that cruelty, violence, unfairness and tragedy “should not” be.  But adopting the state of mind that releases us from the bondage of anger does not condone these … Continue reading

Under the Breath


My cat was still—too still.  I leaned down to take a closer look, to find his breath.  In those microseconds, even if he was still alive, I feared his death was imminent.  Although he still has a quality life, he’s an old, sick cat.  Old, sick cats die. He was breathing.  He didn’t die. Now … Continue reading

I Forgive Lance Armstrong


I feel sad to see a hero fall.  I feel pain and compassion rise above my first reaction of anger when I witness a public figure getting caught in their own deception, and the spectacle of semantic wriggling that usually follows.  What surfaces is a web of lies that must have been incredibly painful to … Continue reading

Eat to Live: 10 Practices to Allow Food to Serve You


What a concept—allowing food to serve us! Masses are losing peace over food. Some of us feel like slaves to our diet. Many of us feel frustrated by our seeming inability to control our food intake and manifest the body we desire. Some of us engage in an unconscious search for an “Eden” where we … Continue reading

Obsession – A Really, REALLY Insistent Call to Healing


God and man were one; but . . . through carnal thoughts and words and deeds, man tore himself away from God; debased himself. . . . the Holy Breath would make them one again, re­storing harmony and peace; . . . naught can make them one but love; . . . The only Savior … Continue reading

Anger – An Insistent Call to Healing


God and man were one; but . . . through carnal thoughts and words and deeds, man tore himself away from God; debased himself. . . . the Holy Breath would make them one again, re­storing harmony and peace; . . . naught can make them one but love; . . . The only Savior … Continue reading

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