Healing asks only that you be present and willing to engage

with an open mind and heart.




Gentle, Caring Guidance and Support Through Difficult Times

Desiree D'Ambrosio Shafman


Insights Revolving Around the Human Experience

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...

"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...

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