Hi Friends,

I’ve been quiet for a few weeks, incubating in the healing process as I move through my journey with breast cancer. I’ve decided to take a break from active work with Soul Passages while I do this. I’ll keep sending newsletters and updates, but will be re-posting old videos instead of making new ones. Thanks for your patience and support throughout this process.

Thanks also, for all the kind support I’ve received since my diagnosis, it really means the world to me. It’s taken me ages to be able to find words for what’s happening, but here’s a video update for those of you who are following along.

I’ve given lots of thought to death and dying, but less to illness. This process is a big learning journey for me on every level. As I explain in the video, I’ve been doing lots of reading, and I’ve listed below three books that have all had a big impact on how I’m now thinking and feeling about cancer and healing. They’ve given me a lot of confidence and inspiration to move forward. I hope they’re useful for other folks, too.

I’m in a very solitary and internal place these days, not seeing clients, and not running programs or developing courses. I’m rarely on Facebook, and it takes me ages to return an email. I feel like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and that’s exactly where I need to be. Thanks so much for your patience and ongoing support!

Much love,

Book list:

The Healing Power of Illness: Understanding what your symptoms are telling you, by Thorwald Dethlefsen and Ruediger Dahlke MD

Narrative Medicine: The use of history and story in the healing process, by Lewis Mehl Madrona, MD, PhD

Paradox and Healing: Medicine, mythology, and transformation, by Dr. Michael Greenwood and Dr. Peter Nunn