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Abuse Leaves Scars. Get Help to Heal

Many times the pain we have suffered in our life is so great that it’s hard to let go of. We become identified with our pain. It’s who we are. When we can’t let go of our pain we become … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Listen to King Sweeney

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. I wonder how many of … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Listening: The Healing of King Sweeney (part 4)

Cursed to live as a bird and blown about Ireland, Sweeney comes to rest in a thorn-infested hawthorn bush. Nearby was the hut of the hermit Mullin. He was a gentle man, and even the foxes came to him for … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Listening: The Healing of King Sweeney (part 3)

Cursed by the prophet Ronan to live like a bird, King Sweeney embarks on a restless and painful journey to find healing. Sweeney found a tall mountain ash that grew high into the sky. He greedily plucked its red fruit. … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Listening: The Healing of King Sweeney (part 2)

Cursed by the prophet Ronan, King Sweeney has become a bird and takes to the air. Sweeney, in the shape of an ugly gray and spotted bird, was blown by the winds from one corner of Ireland to the next. … Continue reading

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