Being With Being

Searching For Meaning After Cancer Diagnosis

In April of 2016, at the age of 54, I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer which had been discovered following a hysterectomy. Friends felt sorry that this had occurred on the back of my 30-year marriage ending in 2014, however, I can say in all honesty that both the separation and the cancer have been blessings on so many levels. Without a doubt, over the course of my marriage, I had become voiceless and powerless, and was not living my souls purpose. As such, the universe, in its own unique way, found a way to get me moving!  The Cancer?  Well, I have every faith that they have something special in mind for me regarding that as well. In searching for greater meaning after a cancer diagnosis, it’s natural to begin questioning everything about your life, and what lays beyond. What was the purpose of my life? Where Read More

Hidden Anger

Exposing Hidden Anger and Giving it a Voice

In this important blog, we’re exposing hidden anger and giving it a voice.  People will tell you that anger, bitterness, hurt –  all unpleasant emotions – fade over time.  They don’t.  Especially if they are deeply rooted in pain and fear.  My apologies if that sounds harsh, but if you’re going to heal,  you have to get real.   Right from early childhood, we develop an ability to suppress negative emotions and create ‘coping mechanisms’ to deal with situations that seem beyond our control.   Over time, as we grow older, those coping mechanisms no longer work, so new ways to deal with unpleasant feelings and emotions are found.  Often this is how addictions begin.    Children who grew up in a violent environment, or one in which a parent was always raging and threatening,  will find it most difficult to express anger.  In fact, as adults they see any form of anger as a negative, and fear Read More