Healing Circles as a Place of Refuge

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At the bottom of every waterfall or cataract—regardless of how wide, how tall, how thunderous—is an eddy. This is a place of refuge where the current turns back on itself, the river flows upstream, and time itself seems to stop.

Depth without Digging

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After one circle struggled and ended, Commonweal Cancer Help Program alumni found a way to build a circle that lasts.

Everyday Prayers

Every day—every day—I wake up wanting it to be different than it is.

The Spirit in Everyday Life

Milagros have been used for centuries throughout Latin America and represent the universality of humans acknowledging the presence of spirit in everyday life.

Longing to Leave

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I long to leave. Easily, quickly, with little to no preparation. To go from pajamas into jeans and an old friendly sweatshirt, my feet slipped into clogs or flip-flops, a quick brush through my hair—or not—a smoosh of clear gloss on my lips.

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Anxiety over the uncertainty inherent in living with cancer can be crippling. Kelly Lindsay found a way to become a thriving Uncertainist.

Strategies for Pain Relief

Deepening our understanding of the Healing Circles Agreements is a lifelong study.

Healing Grief Circle

My experience of circle comes from our Healing Grief Circle and fuels the work of growing and spreading circles as much as possible. It was our first gathering, and attending were two bereaved mothers, both of whom had experienced the loss of…