Along Came a Spider and Sat Down Beside Her. Well, Actually...
Needlepointing vs. Health Insurance
Actually, I sat down next to the spider.
Once a week, I drive to the grand windmills of Cape Ann and arrive at a place called Crooked Cove. In this cove there is a cottage that's the the home of the Gloucester Writers' Center. I drive 60 miles through rush-hour traffic for a two hour meeting to be where I belong. Belonging matters.
Stubborn Courage: How My Grandmother Became a Doctor in 1925
I always wondered how my grandmother found the time to needlepoint with her busy medical practice. During my childhood overnight visits, I gradually noticed that her home was filled with needlepoint.
How to Stop a Reoccurring Nightmare?...Let it Happen in Real Life.
The reply from the medical school never arrived. Edith's application was not acknowledged. As September approached, Edith resigned to the results that she would not be accepted into medical school.
"They didn't reject you either, " her mother reminded.
For reasons that I can only recognize as stubborn courage, my great grandmother Carrie and her daughter Edith boarded the train from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania with bags packed for the school year.
Symbols REALLY matter, even ask Asclepius
There was something familiar about this strange waiting period. "This is my nightmare!" I pointed towards the speaker, "Nobody picks up when I call 911! It's happening!"
Evolution of an Energy Healer
From your rear view mirror you see flashing lights from a vehicle with a symbol depicting the shape of a snake twisting up a staff. Yup. A snake on a staff. It's an image often seen on an ambulance. That symbol is called the Rod of Asclepius, a Greek mythological God considered the hero of health and healing.
Playing the Ocean
Life is not linear and rigid but more of a collection of experiences that bring us closer to knowing the consciousness of our soul – closer to waking up. “When you age, you don’t just get older. You are every age you’ve ever been,” my yoga teacher recently said in class.
Tough Dream, Big Lessons
"I am the ocean."
"What?" I was sure I heard him wrong.
"I'm the ocean!" he exclaimed.
"You mean, your character is...the...ocean?"
Shaman and Owl
I dreamed I had cancer. No one in the dream told me I had cancer but I read it in my medical file. There was a note that said "discharge patient when test results show CF." Somehow I knew CF meant Cancer-Free.
"Where are you?" Marc wakes me up.
My eyes jump open "I was flying with an owl."
"Yes, I know - you are with owl now. See the world through the owl's eyes."
"How?" I closed my eyes again.