Healing Arts Report

Practices for an Evolving Life

They Don't Tell You How

“You need to love yourself more.” “You shouldn’t feel that way.” “Always put other people first. Don’t be selfish.” The one thing that is missing from all this good advice is telling you HOW to do it. We introduce you to practical tools using your own character traits to support you in creating practical answers to those questions. Read more here.

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Books

Two memoirs tell about times of extreme personal growth in the author’s life. Sunny Side Up is a window into the early 70s when certain young adults were searching for a way to head off society’s path bent on materialism. The Transparent Feather tells of a dying author passing the torch of writing to her new friend cum student.

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Mission

You can love yourself and other people as well. At Healing Arts Report we explore fulfilling personal development that at the same time serves to create the shift to a peaceful new world paradigm.

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ―C.G. Jung

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What is Education? Part II

What is Education? Part II (continued from Part I) Bennett’s course was designed to educate the students with skills that would make them able to make uncompromising observations and then significantly strengthen themselves to work for the common good, not only for personal gain. He did this through an emphasis on several techniques: Self-Observation, Practical ...read more

What is Education? Part I

In 1972-73, I attended a ten-month residential course designed by the English philosopher/physicist, J.G. Bennett. His school allowed about one hundred students, including me, to experience his educational philosophy and learn first-hand by living it how it differed from the education most of us had growing up. According to Bennett, there are two ineffective prevailing ...read more

Freedom To Make Choices

As often happens in counseling, I recently had three clients whose most demanding issue was similar despite their outer circumstances being quite different. What they shared was a relationship to a controlling organization that forced each of them to behave in ways that weren’t consistent with their own values and ideals. They worried about what ...read more

Ten More Possibilities

Soul colleague, Beth Raps, of Raising Clarity, asked me to write a blog post for her site. I include her comments because they provide history and enthusiasm.

BJ Appelgren (also known as Barbara June) offered help in an online forum that was so HELPFUL I asked her permission to offer it on my website: ...read more

What Happened With Self Diagnosis

I’ve often had people tell me a diagnosis they have given themselves, without confirmation from a psychiatrist or psychologist. What I find useful is whether accurate or not, the characteristics of the diagnosis resonate with the client, and the person can describe events or attitudes that are relevant in great detail. Energetically, through our attention ...read more

Being A Detective

As a child I thought being a detective would be the most satisfying life, which, strangely enough, did not include the idea of solving horrendous crimes. In my mind, it was the idea of figuring out why people behaved the way they did. And the image I had wasn’t of Sherlock Holmes examining clues with ...read more

Who Do You Go To For Help?

Recently an acquaintance wanted to know who I would recommend if they were seeking help. After I named a couple of our peers the person asked her real question, “Who do you go to?”  My choices are so personal I can’t imagine that anyone I know would find my favorite advisors useful for them. Nor ...read more

Word Play

lonely/engaged, inert/unfolding, rigid/adaptable, limiting/expansive, exclusive/inclusive, one answer/many paths, opposing/striving together ...read more

Art Of The Story–Part II, Forgiving The Unforgivable

I ignored my childhood hunger for stories for years. So it’s taken me by surprise that late in life I’ve become an enthusiastic listener to them on the radio. It turns out that there are numerous non-fiction story-centered shows on our public radio station. Each organization that sponsors them has a different focus. However,  the ...read more

Have You Heard Of An Ethical Will? Part I

I was fascinated by the idea of leaving behind an ethical will, sometimes defined as a description of a person’s hopes and dreams and thoughts about contributing to the world. In contrast to the material possessions bestowed in a conventional will, the ethical will challenges us to articulate the values that have meant most to ...read more