Category Archives: Healing

Whitman Was Right

“There is something in personal love, caresses, and the magnetic flood of sympathy and friendship, that does, in its way, more good than all the medicine in the world.” Walt Whitman on his experience in the wards of wounded civil … Continue reading

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Healing as Pilgrimage

I want to share with you something that came into my email yesterday. I often take classes online from Abbey of the Arts; the online Abess there is Christine Valters Paintner. She writes beautifully about many things, but most especially … Continue reading

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Do We Cause Our Own Illnesses?

Sometimes we may. Plainly we overeat or smoke or lead a stressful life. But I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about the belief that our bodies speak to us symbolically through illness. The thought is, if we can intrepret what … Continue reading

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Illness as Teacher and Healer. Meet Kat Duff

There is always a teaching to be found in illness. It doesn’t mean that teaching is the purpose of illness – who knows what the purpose of illness is – or that sick people are more in need of that … Continue reading

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Pain and Suffering

Pain, suffering – they shape us. I think about twits portrayed in the movies, those clueless rich kids pampered beyond logic and reason, unable even to understand problems, much less solve them. Dan Ackroyd in Trading Places is my image … Continue reading

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Desperate Measures

There is a saying, an old saying, which I have heard medical people use: desperate times call for desperate measures. I take this to mean that when the situation is critical and there aren’t any good treatments available, it’s time … Continue reading

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Energy Healing 101

This is written by the energy healer that I have seen once a week since the beginning. I’m convinced that the energy work I have had has been a major component of my healing, certainly on an energy level. I … Continue reading

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Healing vs. Curing

I spent years learning different systems of healing. I used to be a massage therapist and every year during CEU time (the requirement to continue to be educated in your field), I’d pull out the different courses available to see … Continue reading

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Personal Reflections on Medicine/My Rant

Updated 3/2015 Since I wrote this in 2012, I have been blessed with the most wonderful assortment of doctors. I’m feeling bad now about my rant, but I’m not going to take it down because it was certainly true to my … Continue reading

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A Framework for Healing – One

I call this entry and the entry that follows a framework because I see in my mind’s eye a series of steps leading to a beach; each of these images contains the idea that we take a step at a time, … Continue reading

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