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Healing Words for the Body, Mind, and Spirit: 101 Words to Inspire and Affirm Paperback – September 10, 2009
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An inspired idea whose time has come. A great way to overcome the hopelessness and helplessness of the many mind-boggling illnesses that plague out society today. Caren offers us a positive transformative experience that can lead to a whole new definition of healing. Every writer, every reader, every speaker knows that words hold power--it's time for all of us to allow their power to heal us, not just instruct or entertain. It is a much-needed book. ----Jane Voorhees, recipient of the Charles Haslom Award for Excellence in Bookselling, Publishers Weekly Bookseller of the Year
Words create images, which can generate healing effects throughout the body. These effects are too powerful to be left to chance. Caren Goldman gives us a tool we can purposefully use for the healing of body, mind, and spirit. She is an eloquent, compassionate, and skilled guide who has been there. ----Larry Dossey, M.D., best-selling author of Reinventing Medicine and Prayer Is Good Medicine
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Supplementing the words is a list of suggestions for using the book: journaling, meditation, prayer, as inspiration for art and music, etc. My favorite of Caren's suggestions is considering "Why did this word choose me?" as a counterpoint to "Why did I choose this word?"
This small, beautiful book is a treasure, sure to be useful for individuals looking to heal themselves as well as healers looking to help their clients.
Michael P. Marcotte, M.D. Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical College of Ohio
I have given four copies of this book to friends who have either been diagnosed with chronic illnesses (cancer, diabetes) or who have undergone wrenching life changes. All have called or written with stories of how this book has helped them have a new perspective, and to see hope.
The essays are also short enough that someone who has very little energy can read the book. Although some of the book is faith-based, it is not faith-specific. It was written after the author and her family underwent a dreadful series of diseases and disasters, and calls on their experiences and faith for some of the illustrations.
Affirmation books are generally wishy-washy. I find "new age" stuff to be full of pabulum. This book pulls no punches, and the writing carries an honesty and vigor that is refreshing. This is an excellent book, in every meaning of the phrase.
Buy it, for there shall surely come a time that you will either need it immediately, or will need to give it with little warning.
Just this morning I finished reading your book Healing Words for the Body, Mind and Spirit. I found your words timely and essential reading in my own life because I’ve recently had a direct confrontation with my own mortality. After 18 months of intense work to create the foundation for the Charter for Compassion International, I made a whirlwind trip to Karachi, Pakistan and London, UK for meetings and speaking engagements. Along the way I struggled with an intense attack of gout on my left foot, and then what appeared to be a very dangerous deep-tissue staph infection along with much pain and swelling. Just one week ago today I was admitted to the hospital to spend a few days on an IV antibiotic drip. Now I am at home, recovering very nicely and reflecting on the healing that I need to allow my body and my spirit to relax into. Your book has been instrumental in helping me embrace the poetry of my life, and to begin to show myself some of the compassion I want so much to bring to life in the world at large through the Charter for Compassion. Thank you so much for writing it.
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A friend gave me this book when I lost the love of my life. Even though we both knew he was dying, the emptiness and desolation were enormous when the end came. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Nancy Shaver
Loved the book, quotes and affirmations...very comforting and inspiring. It was recommended by a friend and I am glad! One to pick up at anytime and will read it over and over.Published on May 27, 2013 by Gayle Jones
I have used this as an inspiration for my balancedwomensblog.com and now have Tuesday's Healing Word category which includes information on the selected word along with... Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Velda Wilson
I received Caren's "Healing Words" while I was In the hospital. It was a great comfort then and many times since then. Read morePublished on November 10, 2012 by Carole Forte
Having recently read and enjoyed Caren Goldman's latest book, "Restoring Life's Missing Pieces," I pulled out and reread my copy of "Healing Words. Read morePublished on March 27, 2012 by Bobbi
Purchased for a friend with breast cancer - she greatly appreciated it - good transactionPublished on May 26, 2009 by Joann G. King
I was able to use this book with my student's to assist them in their own understanding of death, forgiveness, grief, as well as trust, joy, and courage. Read morePublished on October 29, 2001
Life seems to be one continuous gift, even in times of great darkness. I am at such a critical place in my own life now, grateful that darkness holds the promise of great discovery... Read morePublished on September 2, 2001
While living in Scotland, far away from my support sytem of family and friends, and struggling with a myriad of physical, emotional and spiritual difficulties, I received this book... Read morePublished on August 23, 2001 by Caron Alexander