Six Months Already?

NOTE: This article was originally posted to my previous blog, “The Healing Project,” in August 2010. It’s hard to believe, but it has been 6 months since I started “The Healing Project.” My first post was made on February 3, 2010, and outlined my quest to heal my health and my life over the course of one year.  My healing project utilizes the principles of Louise Hay and other teachers and also involves treating myself with more kindness and compassion. Insights and Wins Last week, upon the … [Read more...]

Releasing Health Issues

This post is based upon the first two exercises in Chapter 3 (pg. 45-49) of “You Can Heal Your Life Companion Book” by Louise Hay.   I will share some of my responses to the questions, as well as some of the insights I gained from completing the exercises. Over the course of my “healing project,” I plan to complete all of the exercises in this book and the original “You Can Heal Your Life” book, but I won’t necessarily do them in order (being the rebel that I am…). The chapter begins with an … [Read more...]

Illness as Avoidance

Sometimes a headache isn’t just a headache… This is something I’ve pondered in recent months as I’ve considered how often I suffer from migraines.  Could it be possible that my headaches serve another purpose beyond causing me extreme pain and discomfort?  My thoughts and realizations on this subject will be the focus of today’s post. Inconvenient Migraines & Other Such Ailments Last summer and fall, I attended classes three nights per week.  Every two or three weeks, we would have a project … [Read more...]

Hope, Inspiration, and “The Biggest Loser”

NOTE: This article was originally posted to my previous blog, “The Healing Project,” in May 2010. I am a long-time fan of the reality show, “The Biggest Loser.”  I’ve watched all but one of its nine seasons and I frequently find myself in tears as I watch this truly inspiring show.  Last night, as I watched the penultimate episode of the ninth season, I was moved to write about my appreciation for this show I’ve come to love. The four remaining contestants all went home for a month, … [Read more...]

Body Love, Self-Love

NOTE: This article was originally posted to my previous blog, “The Healing Project,” in May 2010. If someone were to ask you if you love yourself, how many of you would reply with an enthusiastic “Yes”?  How about if you were asked if you love your body?  I know that for most of my life, I would have found both questions absurd.  I definitely and unequivocally did not love myself or my body. For years, I was my own worst critic.  I would unleash a torrent of criticism upon myself on a … [Read more...]

It’s Always Something!

NOTE: This article was originally posted to my previous blog, “The Healing Project,” in May 2010. I just got back from a doctor’s visit concerning my most recent health challenge.  I have a sore and scratchy throat and a cough, and I’m having ever increasing difficulty in swallowing.  I feel as if I have a lump in my throat and have had a few experiences of almost choking in recent days.  Needless to say, this is both troubling and scary.  Unfortunately, my general practitioner could not … [Read more...]

Handling Discouragement

NOTE: This article was originally posted to my previous blog, “The Healing Project,” in April 2010. While I would love for all of my blog posts to highlight my tremendous progress and exciting wins, life doesn’t work like that.  Invariably, we all experience ups and downs, and progress occurs more like “two steps forward, one step back” than in an upward slope.  Although I posted two weeks ago about the wins I’ve experienced since starting this blog, this past week has been more of a period … [Read more...]