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10 Ways To Make Healing Instantly More Playful And Uplifting

    I’m going to be spending some much needed time with my family and soaking in every single second for the next few weeks, as by the end of this summer I will officially be an empty nester (sob!!!) So I today I wanted to leave an uplifting holistic healing article filled with tons of resources for you to enjoy over the next few weeks until my weekly blog posts return. Here is my goal: I’d like to encourage you to see healing as fun. Yes… fun! After all, as you heal you should feel better and better and …

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Reflections On The Death Transition: What I’ve Seen, What I Feel

        As a physician, I’ve had quite a few experiences with patients who were dying, as well as patients who had near death experiences and told me about them. In medical school, I had an attending physician who had a heart transplant. He said as they removed his heart on the operating table, he went somewhere totally different than earth. After putting his new heart in, the surgeon shocked it to get it to start beating again. He says he felt that shock and felt himself feeling pulled back into his physical body and when he woke …

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Bullying Is No Joke, 3 Ways To Protect Your Kids

  Continuing in this Back-To-School month with a focus on the health of our children, let’s talk about something uncomfortable.     Let’s talk about something that we *need* to be talking about more. Let’s talk about something positive that we can do to protect the physical and mental well being of our children for the rest of their lives: end bullying. Published in JAMA Psychiatry in Feb, 2016, the largest study ever to look at childhood bullying documents something we already *know* — that victims of bullying in childhood have painful, lasting ramifications well into adulthood.   The Study: …

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4 Ways To Help A Friend In Crisis

I just said goodbye to my parents. They drove completely unexpectedly 9 hours straight down to my home to be with me in my time of need. They stayed a full week, took care of my children and I with love, humor, devotion and loyalty.   I love my parents so much. They are a shining example of what a strong, 45+ year marriage can be and a beacon of light in a very troubling time in my own life.     A strong long term marriage is something I’m so appreciative that my parents can model for my own …

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Thoughts On Health: My Aura, Your Aura, Our Aura… it’s a colorful world out there!!!!

I had the great fortune of having my aura photographed recently, and I loved the experience so much I wanted to share it with you here. If you live anywhere in the Charleston area, I’ve got the perfect activity for you to check out. A very dear friend of mine took me to see Chris Terzagian, of Beaming Love. Chris can photograph your aura and give you the run down on what the colors represent, the strength of your aura, and a printout of all the different components captured in your aura at that particular time.   It’s a really …

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Thoughts On Health… Tribute to a friend

Last weekend, someone I love very dearly passed away. The kind of someone who you know you had a soul contract with… someone who comes into your life and forever alters the path you walk. She was someone who I know I will have a lifetime with again one day… someone who came into my life at the exact perfect time and who opened my eyes to life in a way I had never been able to grasp before. Ever since she transitioned on, I can feel her. Closer than ever, I hold tightly to her presence in my life. …

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Spiritual Give-a-way… a dynamic pairing that will blow you away!

I love the Internet. It’s connected me with so many amazing souls who I never would have otherwise met… at least, I think. I wonder if Jorie and I would have crossed paths at some other point on our paths… I certainly hope so. Because she is an amazing person with so much love and joy to give and I’ve deeply enjoyed our on-line friendship. Jorie found my artwork on day a while back, and we have struck up an easy and inspiring friendship over art, children’s books (she’s got one in the works right now, and it’s amazing!) and …

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