Save Save Kindnesses. Don't get me wrong: I pray every day. But I do kindnesses, too. Being kind. Such a simple thing, really. I think some of us underestimate how powerful one simple act of kindness can be. Spend time with someone who can't get out any more. What's an hour out of our day . . .
So I'm missing her. I'm not going to say I took her for granted, because I never did. I'm not going to say that I didn't think there'd be a void when she left us, because I knew there would be. I'll just say that I didn't think it would be so big. So huge. And that I'd miss her in all those . . .
Loss and grief are part of the human condition. So is the need to heal. That's what a customer said as she ordered the sets above from my website, A Healing Spirit, saying that the products make thoughtful and lovely gifts for those in need. The Releasing Grief Affirmation cards and the Guided . . .
We don't like pain. Whether it's physical or psychological, it's unwelcome. Our loved ones die and we wonder how we can carry on without them. We hurt. We get sick and wonder if our time on earth is over. It scares us. This is just what happens--shit happens. It's the human condition. Since it . . .
You would have PLENTY to say. And expressing those emotions can help you heal. We can make that process easy with journals that guide you to write, draw or paste images to express your feelings about your disease. See our guided journals here at A Healing Spirit. . . .
Now that the barn has burned down I can see the moon. ~Persian proverb We're supposed to find the blessings in the things that happen to us--even the hardest, most awful things. The most painful. The most traumatic. And that can be hard. It's also true that the people who emerge stronger for . . .
I'm on my way back from France today.... "Why are you doing this, again?" asked a friend, when we were discussing all the work that had gone into A Healing Spirit. It's a valid question. I am, after all, 65 years old. I was retired, mostly. I don't have to work. So why would I invest substantial . . .
My friend, Valerie, knows a little something about aching backs and so do I. Can't tell you the number of young trainers I've tried to talk into catering to Boomers, who seem to have rampant back issues. But in their youth and innocence, they don't see it. Boomers have the aches and pains and the . . .
I love that clown, don't you? When I think of my friend, Elaine, I think about her smile. Well, really, her grin. She's a humor writer and looks at everything through that lens. Like a clown. Only better. And so when I look at her, I note her cute grin and how upbeat she is. And also how she always . . .
My own first experience with hypnosis was when I was in my early 20s and fearless. Oh, I was as much a control freak then as I am now, maybe worse, even. But still, I allowed myself to go under as treatment for anxiety. It worked. Back then, I had no idea I'd become a trained hypnotherapist. But . . .
Public restrooms. I have a thing about them. They continue to be one of my biggest categories of pet peeves and nothing has changed in the six years since I wrote my restroom rant. I'm really dying to hear your thoughts. So read on and, I hope, react in the Comments. Because inquiring minds want to . . .
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My heart for healing has come to life in the form of a business, A Healing Spirit. I was thrilled to be on a wonderful women's radio show on BlogTalk Radio a few weeks ago to talk about my work and how it came to be. You can hear the interview HERE. And you can see all my products and services . . .
At a memorial service the other day for a man-boy who left us too young, the pastor encouraged mourners to express their grief. "It may sound counter-intuitive," he said, "but expressing grief is a important part of healing." I know, I know, we're afraid that if we let that pain out it . . .
So are you and your husband swinging from the bedroom chandelier after you file for Social Security? Back a few years ago I saw so much writing about how seniors are having the best sex of our lives that I felt compelled to write this. Because in that regard, I really do believe the emperor had no . . .
If I sat down and made a list of the frustrations I've had with consultants I've worked with since I left the corporate world, I'd burn out that pencil. See those teeth marks toward the tip? There'd be a whole lot more of them. Seems to me that the concept of serving the customer is absolutely . . .
Don't let anyone kid you. Estrangement is loss. The person may not be dead, but they might as well be, because they are not present in your life. And just like with death, we grieve the loss. I know a lot about this because I'm estranged from my siblings. It wasn't my choice. And it's . . .
I had no idea what a Komodo dragon was until I read a story way back in 2001 about the then-husband of actress Sharon Stone getting attacked by one. Who knew? A 10 foot one. It severely damaged his foot, too. Apparently those critters are aggressive. That one was at the L.A. Zoo. Of course, one must . . .
Yes, that's it, exactly. Ram Dass should know--he had quite a bad stroke in 1997 and has lived quite fully since, even with some major physical limitations. But no spiritual ones, obviously. At A Healing Spirit, we're all about healing of all kinds. Come see what we offer HERE. . . .
Doctors know a lot. I get it, since my father was one. A good one, too. But doctors are now beginning to realize that science may not tell us everything about health and healing. Because some healings are just not explainable by science. Although the mind-body connection is slowly but surely being . . .