by Ginger Kauffman
When you see Carolyn Sibert you can’t help but notice her beautiful smile that engages her entire face. Whether she’s hiking, hitching a ride on her husband George’s Harley, or hanging out with any or all of her eleven grandchildren, Carolyn gives herself to what is before her. She loves life, with all its joys and challenges.
And Carolyn has had more challenges than most folks.
The youngest of nine children, Carolyn was a strong-minded girl — she calls herself strong-willed — and lived in her own world. Sometimes she disobeyed. It wasn’t until she was five years old that her parents discovered the reason: She was profoundly deaf. So was her brother, who was eleven years her senior.
via Three Minutes to Nine: Yes You Can — Serve Out of Your Own Weakness.
by Heidi Hiatt
Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, was born February 12th, 1809. He died April 15th, 1865.
He was last seen on September 26th, 1901 before being lowered into his grave.
No, this isn’t a fictionalized account like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (which I thoroughly enjoyed). Lincoln’s coffin was buried, opened, buried, opened, buried, opened. buried/moved/buried, almost stolen, moved/buried… you get the picture. He was not permanently buried until the 20th century, more than 36 years after his death. Even then, his tomb would be remodeled over 30 years after that, with President Hoover presiding over the associated ceremony.
via Lincoln’s Long Journey | Truth, Justice, and All-American Allergen-Free Apple Pie.
by Norman W Wilson, PhD
Today we are seeing an upsurge in ancient healing modalities. We have Reiki, Seiki Jutsu, Shamanism, and ARCH, an ancient Hawaiian energy healing technique. Recently, I experienced a healing session with Glenda Miles, a certified ARCH Kahuna Practitioner. Afterwards, I had a dozen or so questions to ask Glenda. Here are her answers:
NWW: When did you first become interested in alternative healing systems?
Glenda: In 2004
NWW: What is it that attracts you to the healing profession?
Glenda: I was attracted to the healing profession because of the amazing results that people are able to get from different alternative healing.
NWW: What is your educational background and your training in alternative medicine?
Glenda: After graduating from high school, I attended several trade schools. Most recently I attended the Blue Mountain Feng Shui Institute and ARCH Healing.
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by Joan Husby
Why You Should Tell Your Story
I just spent a couple of days with my younger sister, who lives some distance away. It was special to be reminded of happy times when we and our children were young. Later, life brought heartbreak and difficult days to both of us but now, we can laugh again. We’ve lived some stories that deserve to be told.
My sister raised her family before going back to college and becoming a businesswoman. She lost two of her three adult children. Byron died in his early twenties in a plane crash, along with four other pilots on their way to fight wildfires in California. Cancer took Tami’s life. She left behind a husband and pre-teen daughter. Then my sister’s marriage imploded.
via Sun Breaks: Blog Series, Part One–Tell Your Story, because Your Life Matters.