Portland Helmich

Healing Into Wholeness

HEALING INTO WHOLENESS

Healing. I personally like the sound of the word, but what does it really mean? Many believe healing is synonymous with curing and it certainly can be, but it’s possible to be cured and not to have healed. Returning to wholeness is one definition of healing, and I like that one best. I interpret it as a return to our core essence, that pure part of us that, as children, believed in dreams and miracles, the part of us that somehow compromised or deflated or even gave up along the way as we took in less-than-healthy messages from our families, peers, schools, the media, communities, society at large.

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Healing in a Bowl

HEALING IN A BOWL

I’m not much of a shopper.  I bore quickly browsing through stores.  But there was a store I loved when I lived in New York City many years ago: Steuben.  Their impressive collection of crystal captivated me.  There was something magical about the delicate objects shining in that museum-like store, though I never imagined they could have healing properties – until many years later.

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Geographical Healing

GEOGRAPHICAL HEALING

I moved myself across the country a few years ago – left everything familiar to begin life anew.  After 18 years together, my ex-husband and I divorced.  It sounds so cliché, but we seemed to be growing in different directions.  Even though we were two peas in a pod for most of our relationship, we began to want different kinds of lives. Leaving the safety and comfort of our home together to begin life as a single person is the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced. 

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Healing Can be Sweet

HEALING CAN BE SWEET

A woman who was a guest on my television series, What’s the Alternative?, emailed me recently and invited me to a chocolate-tasting party.  “Who can resist that?” I thought.  The invitation explained that we wouldn’t be sampling any old chocolate -- we’d be delighting in a delicacy that conferred health benefits way beyond anything we might imagine.

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Healing Rhythms

HEALING RHYTHMS

I’ve worked in television for over 15 years now.  While it can be fun and creative, it can also be grueling, full of 60- and 70- and 80-hour weeks at the height of production.  And for someone like me who has a tendency to burn the candle at both ends, work can really do a number on me.

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Tuned Up and Calmed Down

TUNED UP AND CALMED DOWN

When it comes to natural ways to relieve stress and reduce anxiety, I’m always up for something new. While visiting Canyon Ranch (www.canyonranch.com) in Lenox, Massachusetts, I got the chance to try out a healing system that needle phobics can embrace.

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