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Emotional Healing

A Mind-Body Look at Shoulder and Neck Pain - Rosario's Story

A Mind-Body Look at Shoulder and Neck Pain - Rosario's Story

“What does it mean when you have pain just like she described but on the other side of the body?” 

The question comes from a beautiful, silver-haired Latino woman who I will call Rosario. As she finishes asking the question she swallows hard, as if it took a great deal of effort to allow herself to ask it. Find out my answer, and how it was one of the most literal I've ever dealt with. 

What Nelson Mandela Reminded Me About the Power of Forgiveness (And Why You Need to Forgive, Too)

What Nelson Mandela Reminded Me About the Power of Forgiveness (And Why You Need to Forgive, Too)

On being freed from prison in 1990, Mandela had this to say: ”As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” 

If there was ever a wake-up call, that was it. I realized that by holding on to the anger towards those that had hurt me in the past, I was willingly a prisoner of their dungeons, and I really didn’t want to keep giving them that much power. 

3 Ways My Gramma VA Influenced My Life, and Lessons that Might Help You, Too.

3 Ways My Gramma VA Influenced My Life, and Lessons that Might Help You, Too.

My grandmother - or "Gramma VA" as my sister and I called her - was truly one of my best friends and biggest supporters. Last week was her birthday, and as I might have done when she was alive, I picked up the phone to call her and wish her a happy day. Realizing that I couldn’t, I sat down and pondered the profound influence this feisty little Irish woman had on my life. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that while I miss her dearly, the effect she’s had on me means that she lives on in my every moment. I’d like to share a little of her wisdom with you, in the hopes that maybe it hits home for you, too - and a little more of her will be shared with the world.