Beyond the Bonds of Time

By Bernice H. Hill The first week with Ed in the hospital didn’t seem so bad – a time of innocence. Images of the following weeks play across my mind: the drip of the chemo, the night nurse taking a temperature, the fish tank in the waiting room, doctors clustered and non-committal. By the third…

Wisdom And Oliver Sacks

By Randolph Fiery Neurologist Oliver Sacks’ book, HALLUCINATIONS, was published in 2012. I really enjoyed reading it and I decided to send him an e-mail about my experiences with my grandfather’s hallucinations. Several days later I received a letter from Dr. Sacks – hand written with a fountain pen. He told me that he was…

Healing and Wolves

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Stephen Levine On Dealing With Fear

By Celia Coates Humans are unique among animals because we can feel fear just by thinking about frightening possibilities. We live in a time filled with more than the usual personal, political, and global alarms and I found this statement by Stephen Levine helpful for dealing with today’s reality, “Clearly all fear has an element…

How Should We Face Cancer?

Josh Friedman, screenwriter and producer of TERMINATOR and soon, AVATAR 4, wrote recently in TIME that after John McCain’s brain cancer was made public, we “…watched a lot of well-meaning people tell a brave man to be brave.” * When Friedman was diagnosed with kidney cancer a few years ago brave is not how he…

Healing With John of God

Healing With John of God By Irwin Rosenberg Dear Brothers and Sisters, My name is Irwin Rosenberg and I’m a Doctor of Pharmacy (PD). People call me Irv or Doc. I’ve been a pharmacist for more than 60 years and a nutritional pharmacologist for the past 15 years. My daughter, Julie, is a board certified…

Where Does Research Begin?

By Celia Coates The headline for a small article in New Scientist caught my attention: “Fish recorded singing dawn chorus on reefs just like birds.” Robert McCauley and his colleagues from Curtin University in Perth, Australia had noticed a fish choir off the coast and then spent 18 months recording the sounds, “Most of this…

Three Healings and One Cello

By Celia Coates One definition of “to heal” is “to make whole.” The full account of the first healing – Shin-Ichiro Terayama’s recovery from advanced kidney cancer – is told in RADICAL REMISSION by Kelly A. Turner. Read Shin’s story in Chapter 2 and then go back to the first page – this really is…

All Our Selves

By Mary Rentschler The theme of the Bernried Constellations Intensive that I attended this Spring was “Heimat und Fremde” – “Homeland and the Stranger.” It led us to look at all our different selves and to ask, “Who is our inner foreigner? Who is our inner terrorist? Our inner child? Inner saint? Real self?” It…

Mind, Body, and Real Healthcare

By Anoop Kumar, MD. Anoop Kumar is an emergency physician who is in love with life, people, and healing. He has written a book called MICHELANGELO’S MEDICINE because he would like us all to be involved with what he saw in the famous statue of David in Florence. There was a sense of presence and…

How To Recover From Too Much Screen Time

By Celia Coates Let’s begin with a story from Fred Hageneder: “As a teenager, a stupid but provocative remark upset me so much that, thinking I could bear life no longer, I set off on my bicycle in search of solitude. I sat down among the scattered birch trees of the wetlands, overwhelmed by despondency….

How Can You Learn to Visualize?

By Celia Coates Humans have known how to visualize for thousands of years. It’s a natural and useful ability. Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux provide evidence of all three of the basic reasons to use our minds in this way: *  to evoke a desired outcome (a successful hunt) *  to find a way to…