Prayer Prescriptions


Celebrating Gentle Birthing- Podcast 151

I have been petitioned to be the blogger for birth care midwives dot com, currently on a sub domain. I will be starting a podcast on that site, as well, called: The Gentle Birthing Podcast. If you go to the above-mentioned Domain you will go to the old website. It is indeed a work in […]

True Forgiveness

Prayer For Forgiveness- Podcast 141

The Boston Marathon Bombing Happened 2 years ago. The same hold true today as it did then, after a contentious trial, finding the bomber guilty of the mass destruction and murder. Here is a prayer I wrote for that occasion:   1) May those of you closely involved feel the outpouring of prayer and love […]

Beautiful Early Spring

Throw Away Children-Podcast 139

   Sometimes you find a book that fits everything you’ve ever thought a book should be. No one told me about “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter,” by Kim Edwards.  I walked into Barnes and Noble, and strolled right to the book in question and bought it. The book immediately reveals the story line, most all of the characters, and […]

Empty Heart Of Paradox

Empty Heart Of Paradox- Podcast 137

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.  – Socrates  I heard a story this week of another person’s death. The circumstances of her death created drama for those who found her. She had died from an aortic aneurysm and was discovered in her home, after a search was conducted on her behalf […]

Duty To Delight

A Duty To Delight – Podcast 135

Tattoos On The Heart: The Power Of Boundless Compassion is a book I recommend to everybody in the world. Today I am reading about reconciliation as it relates to opposing, warring, gang member enemies. One of the results of Father Gregory Boyle’s Homeboy International is to rehabilitate violent gang members who may be enemies when […]

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Ulysses, Zen Master Part 2

This prayer was written one month before Ulysses passed from the physical dimension in 2011, December. Dear Goddess, Ulysses and I are hanging out in the barn again today. We have a beautiful view of the woods, of the pasture, and of the beautiful Conestoga River. Ulysses would rather stay in the barn than in […]

Ulysses Zen Master

Ulysses, Zen Master

As I prepare Prayer Prescriptions 14 Spiritual Remedies For Long Lasting Health for publication, I was inspired to dedicate the book to Ulysses The Dog: “To Ulysses, Zen Master, Dog of all Dogs, Noble, Heroic, Magnificent, And dog, once again, Ferocious and growling at every single dog On the street.” This prayer is part of […]

PROOF first in the Prayer Prescription Series

Outgrowing What Was Never Yours

When I first became a nurse in 1984, the world of medicine still had some humanity left within it. The book, Prayer Prescriptions For Nurse Healers, reflects the humanity that still existed at that time.   I would like to see hospitals and clinics get back to that model of emotional intelligence. The model that […]

Being With Dying

How Are We “Doing” with Death?

1) Fearing Death 2) Denying Death 3) Defying Death 4) Grieving Death 5) Accepting Death 6) Liberation In The Face Of Death These six ways of approaching death are in the Joan Halifax book called Being With Dying. I have learned so much from this book and use in my podcast from time to time. […]


Your Dream Life–Podcast 151

The last few days, I have been semi-off the grid. It is difficult to reconcile spiritual mystical experiences with the battleground of human conflicts, war and grievances. Yet we keep trying, don’t we? I remember reading about a man who went on a silent retreat for one year. When he came back and started listening […]