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Take Charge. Day 18 – Zie

Take Charge. Day 18 – Ziesl’s Story: It Was Up to Me
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner. —Les Brown     Sometimes dietary changes can bring miraculous healing. And sometimes you need to take charge and tell your doctor to find the horror-movie monster that is strangling your intestines.   Ziesl had had stomach pain…

Handling Hopelessness: Ta...

Handling Hopelessness: Take Two
This past Sunday morning I walked to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  The stunning 80-minute roundtrip to the Wall from our home is one of the many benefits of living here this year. I got in some quality meditation and prayer time and was headed home, feeling grounded and hopeful, when an adorable little dog…

Handling Hopelessness

Handling Hopelessness
Lately, in conversations with friends and clients and in my own ongoing emotional and physical healing, I’ve been noticing the destructive force of hopelessness.  We’ve experienced, seen or heard about so many bad health outcomes that it can be very difficult to muster total confidence in our ability to heal.  Without that confidence, it can…

How to Have Confidence Wh...

How to Have Confidence When Bad Things Happen
Having confidence that you can get healthy is key to moving your healing forward. It enables you to do the hard work necessary and supports your body’s own healing efforts in ways we are just beginning to understand.  I know that, for me, believing in my ability to heal was the foundation for taking charge…

Your Inner Quarterback

Your Inner Quarterback
Certitude isn’t a word you hear often or throw around in casual conversation.  However, it propels healing forward like nothing else.  I chose this word to be clear that I am not talking about hope.  In our healing efforts, ideally, the attitude we are going for is not, “I am hopeful that I will be…