Finding the Life Within Dying

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Sitting up in his bed, Bill gave me a faint smile as I entered. He had lost the ability to talk due to ALS. He communicated to people by looking into a computer screen that then spoke his words. As I came up to the side of his bed and offered greetings, he said via […]

How I Learned Mindfulness

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Sitting on the couch, petting my cat Chaz, I felt the sun streaming in through the window. I felt Chaz’s silky fur run through my hands and the warmth of the sunlight shining on my face. In that moment, I was okay. My mind wandered back to the last week and how sick I had […]

Trust: Letting Go of Control

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Jack was my first boss in the corporate advertising world, and back in the early nineties he was a master salesman, gifted manager, and wonderful sales trainer. I attribute my successful sales and marketing career to him. Just as my life has gone in a much different direction since Jack and I worked together, so […]

Trust Your Internal Guidance: Inner Sights

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Not long after leaving my corporate job and joining my husband’s start-up internet company, I was sitting in a conference room, and next thing I knew, I was watching many sets of animal eyes floating around the room. I was not alarmed. I was curious. I thought, “Wow, what the heck is this?” Afterward, I […]

Trust Your Internal Guidance – Part One: The Body

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Growing up, I was often told that I was “too sensitive.” I could walk into a room and feel all the emotions of everyone there. I remember that when my dad would come home from work, sit down, and have a martini, I felt stressed, anxious and uneasy, and I would wonder why. When my […]

Trust: Lessons from Those at the End of Life

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As a hospice chaplain, I’ve had the privilege of companioning hundreds of patients at the end of their lives. Each patient was a teacher and offered me unique lessons. But one lesson that I continually learned from these patients witnessed was that of trust—trust in the great unknown and trust in the process of letting […]

How a Near-Death Experience Put Me on the Right Path

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Whitewater rafting in level III rapids in Costa Rica, I was thrown overboard. Despite my life vest, I was pulled deep underwater, and complete darkness surrounded me. “This is it,” I thought. “I am finally going to die.” This fear of death was familiar to me from facing cancer during my childhood. And here it […]

What is EFT Tapping and How Does it Work?

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When we’re not feeling our best, we do just about anything we can to help our bodies recover. Perhaps you load extra leafy greens into a smoothie, spend more time resting, or maybe you add extra immune boosting supplements. The truth is, we all have physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; we’re mind-body-spirit and the three […]

How A Childhood Cancer Diagnosis Taught Me to Trust the Unseen

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I don’t remember the exact moment that I turned to God and prayer, but I do remember what my first prayer was: “Please let me live to be twenty.” I said it when I was eleven years old and going into the hospital for weekly chemotherapy treatments. I knew that I was living between life […]

How Breathwork Helped Me Through Suffering

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My cell phone rang during dinner with friends. Scott, my husband, had collapsed and was being taken to the hospital. Panic rose in my chest as I made my way to the ER. The doctors struggled to make sense of his symptoms. Was he suffering a heart attack? An aortic dissection? A strange cardiac rhythm? […]