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Caring for a Soulmate

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Deborah Baker first learned about healing circles at Commonweal’s Cancer Help Program. She describes her caregiver journey and how healing circles could have helped. She is inspired to start a healing circle for caregivers in Hawaii.
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A Healing Circle for Supporters

As co-host of a new healing circle for caregivers at Callanish (in Vancouver, Canada), Susie lets the circle do the work. With minimal structure, the participants create their own healing and meet their own needs. 

Roots: Exploring the Art of Wellness

The mission of Roots is to help improve individual and community well-being by creating a supportive atmosphere in which people are encouraged to make positive life decisions, build community, and learn ways to improve health and wellness.

Crash Courses and Healing

Catherine (Kate) Dussault is a firm believer that, as we heal ourselves, we can “heal” the world. That’s what Healing Circles is about. Heal yourself through community and ultimately, the world shifts.

A Love Letter to Healing Circles Langley

The gift of a community like Healing Circles Langley is like what the Sufis call the "pearl without price." We heal in community. We discover ourselves in community. And above all else, we serve others in community.

A Day in the Life of Healing Circles Langley

When Diana checked in with a description of her day so far, she said: “It is what I always dreamed Healing Circles could and would be.”

Healing Circles and Existential Issues

Sometimes the topics brought up during our healing circles feel dizzying in their scope and make me wonder: Is there anything that is not fair game? Not really, because when we open the spaces for an exploration of the internal landscape, we…

The Birth of Healing Circles Langley

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Healing Circles Langley has grown from two monthly circles to hosting 60 circles or events per month. All of this has been accomplished without any paid staff. We raise our own money through the generosity of local Whidbey donors.

Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Suggestions and resources for developing a mindfulness meditation practice
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Why Newly-Established Healing Circles Sometimes Fail

Healing Circles Houston hasn’t always been successful in establishing and maintaining relationships with collaborating organizations. This post lists some of the mistakes they made and lessons they learned as they continue to grow.