Holding Space for Challenges Within Circles

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The very nature of healing circles invites what is unhealed to present itself in hopes of healing. People can arrive raw without being quite sure themselves what their emotions are, how to hold themselves together, or how to let themselves fall…

Asking Open and Honest Questions

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Learning to respond to others with honest, open questions instead of counsel, corrections, and advice can be a life-altering practice.

The Circle is Big Enough

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A circle is big enough for all of us. For all parts of us. And for all stages of our life journeys.

Listening Within

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The quality of listening to others relates directly to the quality of listening within. But it’s not easy.

Healing Circles: A Poem

Healing Circles Langley host Judith Adams remembers how she survived her husband’s death by banding with others.

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.