Healing Space
One Day Retreat Healing

Write through healing. Feel how writing can change prospective and provide comfort.


June 27, 2017

At the ripe “young” age of 62, I took the plunge and changed jobs.  Before I left my employer of over 20 years for my amazing dream job, I grilled everyone interviewing me about the five-year plan. Because if I could just get three-five years out of this, I would be se...

June 21, 2017

Three lifetimes ago in New York City (around 1976), my best friend and roommate and I maintained ownership of a fabulous dress. Olive green with a cream-colored pattern (a loose but lovely paisley) made of tightly woven, heavy cotton (like upholstery fabric), a simple...

May 23, 2017

For Dan

His energy was fierce.

Shooting off sparks,

He was ready to set the world on fire.

Jabbing, feinting, shifting…

Challenging each opponent

With haymaker punches.

Until one fight, he stopped in mid-round,

Hit below the belt,

Dropping down for the count.

Back in his corner,...

May 15, 2017

My brother started studying Buddhism in college, and was struck by its approach to the idea of mortality. The thought that one could remove the fear of death by recognizing that consciousness doesn’t end at death really excited him. As in the Laws of Physics, in which...

May 10, 2017

“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.”

--Pema Chodron

The wise Buddhist teacher, Pema Chodron, explains that the “healing” that follows falling apart comes from giving yourself the space to experience things as they happen—space for sadne...

May 9, 2017

Writing often helps with healing. When you lose a relative, young or old, writing or journaling about the person can often bring some closure. My 90-year-old aunt recently passed away. This is how I remember her.

When my Aunt Shirley died at the age of 90, I sent a fade...

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