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Ethics, Trauma and Social Justice in Healing Work

Ethics, Trauma and Social Justice in Healing Work

I was invited to do a Masterclass on Ethics for a private group of people who are training to become coaches in the healing industry. The beautiful woman leading the class had made my book, Ethics in Energy Medicine, part of their curriculum, and I was there for a...

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The Happiness Pill

The Happiness Pill

I saw a friend for the first time today in many months. We had a socially distant visit on the stairs in her back yard. I was crying when I told her how much had been happening inside of me, how many things I was uncovering about my life and my world, how many truths...

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Using Critical Thinking to Work Ethically

Using Critical Thinking to Work Ethically

Working ethically means reflecting upon the biases, prejudices, myths and misconceptions that we have unconsciously, or consciously, subscribed to. We need to engage critical thinking to ferret out any beliefs or constructs that can do harm. There are many, even ones...

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Privilege and Power

Privilege and Power

An invitation into some important self-reflection this Sunday 🙏💙Privilege is an interesting thing. When we have it, we generally don't realize we have it. That unconsciousness makes it super easy to lay judgment on other people for their perceived "poor" choices....

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Behaviour is Communication

Behaviour is Communication

If we can't express something verbally, we will express it through action. Poor or negative behaviours speak the loudest, don't they? But how many times do we stop to listen to the message?We punish, criticize, blame and avoid those behaviours without ever trying to...

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Embracing Shades of Grey

Embracing Shades of Grey

We can’t solve complex problems using black & white thinking. Human beings are not black & white. We’re complex. The systems we’ve designed are even more complex. We don’t feel comfortable with the unknown variables in the sea of grey that is the reality of...

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Reflecting On Our Biases

Reflecting On Our Biases

Prejudice surfaces in all kinds of ways. It's not uni-directional.  You can be old and ageist. You can be black and racist. You can be disabled and ableist. It’s in all of us. I think of all the people who self-hate. I think of all the people who have been oppressed...

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Unconditional Love Is Not This

Unconditional Love Is Not This

"Conditions" are a natural part of our human experience. We all have them. When used in healthy ways, we call them boundaries - they're soft limits that define our existence and allow us a certain level of comfort.  Some of us have too many boundaries, or unhealthy...

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It Takes Energy To Move Energy

It Takes Energy To Move Energy

I always wondered - and agonized - over why I couldn’t seem to accomplish as much as the people around me. They seemed to be able to do their everyday life activities with a measure of ease that I’ve never had: cleaning, buying groceries, doing errands, fixing the...

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