Chronic Illness/Overcoming Adversity

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It isn’t your fault you’re ill

Illness happens to everyone. Sure, it helps to lead a healthy life, but severe physical trials can strike anyone at any time. People ask me if they are to blame for their poor health. They wonder if they’d still be sick if they possessed a stronger faith or if they’d just learn a specific lesson. [...]

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3 steps to fully living: release, accept and receive

Everything that comes to us is on God’s schedule, not ours. And to get the most from every day, we can benefit greatly by regularly practicing three actions: releasing, accepting and receiving. #1 Release the past, limiting thoughts and the notion that you’re in control We can’t meaningfully enhance our life until we let [...]

Grieve even though you know your crossed over loved ones are well

In August, my dear friend, Jean Millay Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of the survival of consciousness beyond death, graduated from Earth School. She approached this transition from the physical to spirit realms with grace, joy and anticipation. Our friendship was filled with amazing conversations and I could never absorb all the wisdom [...]

No matter how bad you’re feeling, divine light is always present

Challenges are a part of our life and negativity is part of our society. But we can lift ourselves out of the abyss of despair and renew hope for our future. Depression enveloped me this year Depression threw me into a void—a chasm where I couldn’t access my heart—the place where my joy, spirituality and [...]

Facing your challenge releases its grip on you

When life crashes down upon us, it’s easy to obsess about the hurdles we face regarding the future of our finances, health or relationships. But focusing on the worst possible results only strengthens the hold these challenges have on us, making our problems seemingly insurmountable. Steps to acknowledge and release your limiting beliefs Accept that [...]

In God’s time, not ours

2015 and 2016 posed serious physical challenges to my well-being. I battled a chronic health issue that went undetected for seven months, causing headaches, severe weakness and cold-like symptoms. I was tested for cancer, immune system deficiencies and a variety of other ailments. All results were normal. So in March 2016 when my pulmonologist [...]

Surviving and thriving reveals true beauty

In the U.S., physical beauty generally is highly esteemed only if it fits the ideal set by Hollywood: a willowy size 0. While hiking a few years back in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, I realized the beauty I appreciate most in nature is in the hard-earned tenaciousness that allows an organism to thrive in [...]

Release the guilt, accept the love

One of the most detrimental emotions we can rigidly cling to after a loved one crosses over is guilt: over what we didn’t do, what we did do or what we thought during those last moments together. And, while this post focuses on the deep regret we feel after someone has passed away, any [...]

You are your body’s top expert; pay attention to it

Good health is a gift. Two of the most important aspects to maintaining wellness are knowing your body and paying attention to the signals it sends. While these may seem trivial, it can be tough to remember to do when facing challenges. After my miraculous healing in 2007, I resolved to respect my body and [...]