When I was growing up, I was a dancer. Not a tutu adorned young dancer wearing my long hair up and in a bun. I wore tights and leotard, and my flowing long hair was an extension and expression of my spirit. Spirit which came alive when I was dancing and went dormant when back home. I owe so much to my dance teacher. She provided me with a safe space where I could experience freedom and joy. No one … [Read more...] about A Free Spirit
Since I have been sending newsletters more often, I have received many phone calls. It is always valuable to hear from you and share our journeys. Some of you have realized that you never stood up to whoever created havoc in your emotional life, and therefore never got your power back thus permitting the anger to smolder for years. For others, illness has taken over their lives because … [Read more...] about A Mirror
Most of us are busy remembering the past, reliving it or rearranging it to our liking. Sometimes, we daydream the future or simply plan it. We have been taught to write down goals, to use planners and check our statistics to take an accurate reading of our lives. We fill our calendars with soccer practices, recitals, family functions and graduations. Time is the great ruler in western … [Read more...] about What are we looking at?
When we grow up in a dysfunctional family, like most of us did, we may feel grief, anger, frustration, sadness and more. I sure did. Did you? Or may be you were among the gifted ones who were raised in a supportive, loving and nurturing environment. Since I had plenty to deal with, I healed a bit at the time and in due course became a spiritual counselor. I understood what my clients were telling … [Read more...] about How Did I Come About to Offer My Services?
Last weekend, my son and his family celebrated Mother's Day in France. It triggered a memory of his coming into the world. Here is a recount of the hours before my son was born at home. It was a planned home-birth. What will women do? They will do whatever is needed! (Unedited excerpt of my memoir.) Sylvaine Francine © 2019 Time passes, the contractions come on more frequently. I begin to … [Read more...] about A Ride In The Night
I recently listened to a conversation on "You Can Heal Your Life Summit", organized by Hay House Publishing. Robert Holden from England and Rabbi Steve Leder from Los Angeles were discussing the gems found in More Beautiful Than Before—How suffering transforms us. Rabbi Steve Leder wrote this book with gratitude in mind. A serious accident left him in pain and incapacitated him for months. … [Read more...] about More Beautiful Than Before