Healing asks only that you be present and willing to engage

with an open mind and heart.

 

SoulShine

LIFE COACHING

Gentle, Caring Guidance and Support Through Difficult Times

Desiree D'Ambrosio Shafman

CPC   BFA   ELI-MP

Insights Revolving Around the Human Experience

March 9, 2019

I love books...everything about them. From the seductive use of colors on their covers to the images, and words used to call you to them much like a Siren. I reach up and take one off the shelf, run my hands over the binding, turn it over and over once more opening up...

"Without play, no creative work has yet come to birth."                        - Carl Jung

Play...a natural part of our being. One of our first childhood tools used to gain an understanding of ourselves and the...

As I headed out towards the receding tide, I carried my burden in four heads of sculpted clay. There was a cool, damp edge to the air. I could not quite get a reading on how I felt about what I had come here to do...excited, skeptical, hesitant, heart racing. My body s...

I grew up on Taylor Avenue in South Hackensack, NJ. The people in my neighborhood really got to know each other, to the point of bonding, becoming like family. The atmosphere was very grounding and remains to this day. There is an incredible sense of comfort in knowing...

In The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche wrote that when we are faced with difficult circumstances,

"Art approaches as a saving sorceress, expert at healing. She alone knows how to turn these nauseous thoughts about the horror or absurdity of existence into notions with whic...

September 26, 2016

The wanderings of thought drifted into my consciousness earlier than usual this morning. I was going back and forth between listening to the neighborhood rise to the day and thinking about how grief affects us physically.

Fatigue, insomnia, (rain tapping on the windows...

Ever since I can recall, I have had a strange relationship with water...any water. The ocean, a lake, river, rain, puddles...even a glass of water can affect me. I hold a great respect for the role she plays in our existence. Her beauty holds immense power and I have o...

September 14, 2016

“Nature will always deter attempts to enclose and restrict her primal movements”

                                                                                                                                                         - Shaun McNiff...

"You never know how much you really believe in anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong and sound so long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by...

April 23, 2014

From the infamous John Cleese...

 "Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating." 

Many of us live our life deeply in touch with our creativity as it seems to be a natural and intregal part of who we are. At another viewpoint are people who live in a world w...

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