New Healing – Old Healing

Healing eventA big part of my journey these days is discovering different methods of healing the body, mind and spirit.

Taking a pill for it is a relatively new method of fixing our ills and has quickly become the only answer we even consider when trying to find ways to heal but it is far from the only option.

Tomorrow I am taking part in, and attending a meeting of healers of the other kinds.  It is near Brantford at the Mystical Haven.

My part in this event is as a coach.  I am also seeking potential clients to support my learning this coming year as a Spiritual Director.   I look forward to exploring the role of coaching and spiritual direction in this venue.

As part of my own healing journey today I explored a new technique called ART or Active Release Technique.  All this pain I have been experiencing the past few days actually made sense to Dr. Caroline Gross, in Simcoe.  Caroline is a Chiropractor but specializes in ART which is her chosen method for beginning the healing process on injuries like the one I have acquired from driving a bus with no support in the seat.

Today Dr. Gross poked and pushed on some spots which were much more tender than I had thought they were in her effort to release some scar tissue which is doing damage in my body.  She gave me some exercises to do which are a bit confusing but I’ll find out about them again when I return on Tuesday.

As for the pain it is not gone and I’m still using the cane but I’m not crying from the agony of it tonight so I would say things are improving already.

This has definitely not been a great week for blogging for me.  Pain, new schedules, and  essays to finish left me reeling a bit and not concentrating on this.

Better things next week.  Have a wonderful weekend.


About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (, I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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