"Perfect Spirit"

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”
—Eckhart Tolle 

This is an excerpt from an interview for the book Healing Happens: Stories of Healing Against All Odds. 


Sam Shelley’s story is of a man plagued by multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, and suicidal tendencies for most of his adult life before he underwent a transformation that made him symptom free in eighteen months. And not only did he heal his body but he discovered how to live joyfully. Author of I Don’t Dwell: How I Used Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga to Reverse My Incurable Diseases, he now is a mindset mentor and abundant life strategy consultant.

Avital:               Would you share your story, your experiences before and after your healing?           


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It's Not About the Pain

This is an excerpt from an interview for the book Healing Happens: Stories of Healing Against All Odds. 

Nicole DeAvilla is a trail blazer educating and coaching a new generation of parents, change makers and yoga professionals. As a best-selling author, speaker and coach with over 35 years of experience, she is your go-to person for you, your family or your group. Her latest book is called The Two Minute Yoga Solution: Fast and Easy Stress and Back Pain Relief. I brought her into the Healing Happens book because she is so well respected as a successful yoga therapist at The Expanding Light Retreat Center which was founded by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of the yoga guru Paramhansa Yogananda.


Avital:  I’ve heard that one time when Swami Kriyananda was sick and could barely breathe somebody came to visit him. The people who were watching over Swami asserted, “No, you can’t come in. He’s sick.” But the person...

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Healing Happens: From the Supermarket! - Part 3

This is an excerpt from an interview for the upcoming book Healing Happens: Stories of Healing Against All Odds. 

First, please read Part 1 and Part 2.

Brooke: I was just finishing up my last rotation in medical school when I met weight-loss expert and master trainer Thomas Tadlock, the most incredible human I’d ever encountered—gorgeous and also funny, caring, and brilliant. I didn’t believe in soulmates until I met him.

We fell in love fast, and within a month he was talking marriage, which was awesome, but then I had to bring up my illness. I had to tell him I wasn’t going to live to a very old age, I could never have children, and he was going to end up taking care of me before I die, as I would become handicapped from joint problems and other disabilities. He paused for a moment then said, “I’d rather have a short life with you than a lifetime with anybody else.” I replied, “Okay, let’s get married!” I...

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Healing Happens: When You Live - Part 2

This is an excerpt from an interview for the book Healing Happens: Stories of Healing Against All Odds. 

Click here to read Part 1 of this blog post.


Bernie:        Eight years later my wife had an abnormal mammogram and had cancer. I just
thought, “Okay. We’ll take it one day at a time. I’m not going to worry what’s going to happen next year, five years from now.”

And even some of the treatment she was put on, I stopped it because with her MS and fatigue was making her even more tired and feeling worse. Again, see, I wasn’t worried about—“Well is it more likely a cancer will come back then?”

“What are you doing? How can you…,” some of her doctors would say to me. “Hey, don’t you know what you’re giving her is no good? She’s on hormones and other things to keep her as young and healthy as possible.”

“Yeah, but I’m -- like...

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