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A Global Biographical Change (in which we are all shifting at the same time)

Where does change come from? Change is constant, with different people continuously making important life shifts all around us. The timing for them is usually independent and varied, so that there are always losses, moves, divorces, and births, but unless we are immediately connected to them we may not think much about them. Right now, […]

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A Fourfold Approach to Healing

There are a lot of different terms for describing therapeutic approaches that think differently from a conventional, Western-medicine approach. For a long time, they were considered to be “alternative” therapies—meaning something completely different and separate from usual medical practice. Then the term “complementary” therapies became popular—suggesting something still different from usual practice, but which could […]

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Building Strength for the Future, how we can learn from present adversity

“What is to give light must endure burning.” –Viktor Frankl Health and illness follows certain foundational laws of cause and effect.  Falling from some height (like a tree) risks breaking a bone; smoking increases rates of cancer.  Those are fairly straight forward links that are easy to understand. We could say, the horse is clearly […]

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Sensing Like the Heart

Feel your heart. Stop, pause for a moment and see if you can sense the rhythmic beating of your heart. It is an amazing organ because it is in constant movement, so flexible and mobile that the moment you say “there, now it is contracting” it has actually already started expanding, and by the time […]

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