Carnival of Healing #181

Last year when I started participating in the carnival of healing, I was going through myriad of emotions and was very angry at the helplessness that I felt after my dad suddenly passed away.   He was in very good health except a headache that lasted for a week and wouldn’t go away.  He had walked a couple of miles the day he was taken to the ER.  In the hospital, everything happened so fast, the doctors could not keep pace with his deteriorating health from some infection he had caught in the hospital.  We were devastated.  I cannot believe it’s already been a year since then.  Throughout his stay in the hospital he stayed very optimistic, as he always was and rather gave us strength.

Without wings

I had seen people dying before but this was different.  This was very different as I loved (and still do) my dad more than anyone else in the world.  I felt closer to my dad than to my mother or siblings.  I felt he understood me and my feelings more than anyone else could.  So, this year has been the most difficult time in all of my life but I have to say that even so, as time passes, as most of you told me at the time, it has become easier as I try to understand life and death cycle and come to accept it.

Our mom, however week she is right now, is mentally and spiritually very strong.  She has seen us all break down at times and one day she told us that now we should be paying more attention to the ones that are living, than to the one that has moved on the next phase of his journey.  It sounded harsh at the time, but it makes a lot of sense.  Pay attention to your life and the lives of those you love.  And that is what the Carnival of Healing is all about too.  It has information on how to improve the quality of your life.

There are already a lot of great articles submitted to this carnival each week, but I also asked some of my friends who I thought could write on the subject or already do write on healing.  I met Sid Savara via Stumble Upon whose blog is not about ‘healing’ or ‘personal empowerment’ but he was kind enough to point me to one of his posts on inspirational quotes and the very first one is a gem.  I repeat that quote here:

“Life is but a brief moment. The years go by quickly and old age arrives suddenly before we have an inkling. People desire so many things and waste their days in vain. Some yearn for gold, others for power, yet others for glory and a higher station. But when death’s moment nears and they look back at their lives they’ve lived, they realize they’ve been happy only during those moments when they’ve loved.”
-Borje Vahamaki

  1. Samir doesn’t write on holistic healing either, but was kind enough to write about what Holistic Health actually means in A Better Definition Of Holistic Health on his blog
  2. Jenny’s blog is all about Healing Pain Naturally and this article on Healing – The Unlimited Possiblities, gives a good perspective.

There have been a lot of good articles that I tried to break down in different segments as healing entails all aspects of life: Physical, Emotional as well as Spiritual.  Take a look.

Emotional and Spiritual

  1. Akemi presents Spiritual Self Protection And Clearing posted at Yes to Me .
  2. Burak Bilgin presents Clear Your Mind posted at Distiller’s Corner .
  3. Michael Miles presents Let your subconscious do the work posted at Effortless Abundance .
  4. Daylle Deanna Schwartz presents Law of Attraction in Action: “I’m Fine!” posted at Lessons from a Recovering DoorMat .
  5. Ross “Tolemac” Cotton presents Law of Attraction Methods and Techniques: Part 1 posted at Tolemac’s Metaphysical Blog .
  6. ITAKEOFFTHEMASK presents Balancing the Root Chakra for Health and Stability posted at .
  7. Robin shared The Journey, With Brandon Bays posted at Let’s Live Forever! . .


Losing Weight and looking beautiful
  1. Tristan presents Weights advice from a Beast! posted at Body And Fitness Blog .
  2. Brad presents Calorie Restriction posted at Tri-Freedom .
  3. Martin Russell presents Phentermine For Weight Loss – My Story posted at Self Help Blog .
  4. Axel presents Jet-Like Motivation posted at axel g .
  5. Farid Mostamand presents Skin Beauty Blog posted at Anti-aging Skin care for body .
  6. Mike presents What Is Anti-Aging? posted at Daily Health Tips And Health Services .
  7. ananga presents Discover What Causes Fatigue and How You Can Stop It posted at Ananga’s Living by Design Blog .
  8. Health Tips 101 presents Summer Tea: Blackberry/ Raspberry Leaf Tea posted at Health  Health Tips 101

Getting rid of addictions and disease

It never fades out completely....
  1. Kalidasa presents Neck Pain: C5 The Most Common Cause And What You Can Do About It
    posted at Natural Healing And Back Pain Relief .
  2. Peter Crump presents Can You Get Cancer From Drinking Chlorinated Water? posted at Which Is THE Best Drinking Water Filter? .
  3. Gina Loree Marks presents Liver Has Sprung posted at Blog/Home .
  4. Alvin Hopkinson presents Signs of Diabetes – The 8 Signs to Watch Out For posted at How to Control Diabetes .
  5. Dean Moyer presents Back Pain and Massage Therapy posted at The Back Pain Blog .
  6. 00FF00 presents Hibiscus as a treatment for cystitis and high blood pressure – ooffoo – free to reuse, swap, sell, give away, recycle and more posted at A member of the ooffoo community .
  7. Alvaro Fernandez presents New Study Supports Neurofeedback Treatment for ADHD posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution .
  8. Brain Blogger presents Lithium as a Neuroprotectant? posted at Brain Blogger .
  9. ishanbansal presents How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs posted at Save Few Bucks .
  10. Roy Schwartz presents 10 (Proven!) Reasons to Quit Smoking and How You Can Start posted at A Disease A Day .
  11. Patricia Turner presents Top 50 Cancer Survival Inspiration Blogs posted at Radiology Technician Schools .
  12. NAOMI STEVENS presents PRINCE CHARLES LAUNCHES DUCHY HERBALS posted at Diary From England .

And here are some more interesting reads that indirectly impact the whole holistic concept and mindset.

  1. Chris Edgar presents Is There Such A Thing As “Boring” Work? posted at Purpose Power Coaching .
  2. Travis presents Crossing Cultural Boundaries | posted at Dating In Islam.
  3. Yael Ernst presents Complementary & Alternative Marketing- a Review posted at Chinese Medicine Notes .
  4. Online Wellness Association presents PRACTITIONERS: WHY HAVE A WEBSITE? posted at Online Wellness: A Safe Haven .

Check out previous week’s carnival @ Create a Thriving Business

And if you are interested in participating, here is the upcoming schedule for the next few weeks:

You can also familiarize yourself by reading more about Holistic Healing here

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32 Responses to “ Carnival of Healing #181 ”

  1. Thanks Pearl, for doing this! I know it must be a lot of work.

    I lost my father a couple of years ago, at age 87, and it certainly was no fun.

    I just wanted to mention that my post ‘The Journey, with Brandon Bays’ is certainly not a weight-loss and looking beautiful post! Brandon healed herself of a huge abdominal tumour, and has developed techniques for people to heal themselves of emotional pain and physical illness, using things like forgiveness and having a direct experience of Source.

    Cheers – Robin

  2. Hi Robin

    thanks for stopping by and pointing out – I’ll fix it soon… I knew something was going to be amiss with this post as my laptop froze a few times during editing and the formatting of the post was not working for some reason! I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to post it today! I remember reading your post and even went to Brandon’s site from there.. was very impressed too! Gosh, I really apologize!

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  3. Hi Pearl,
    It’s been a while since we last conversed over the email. I agree with your mom — life is beautiful and to be celebrated, especially that we know we may not be around forever.
    Hope you are feeling better.
    And thank you for including my article in your carnival.

    Akemi – Akashic Record readers last blog post..Developing Lightbodies In Light Ascension

  4. Thanks Pearl ;=)

    Robins last blog post..Happy Birthday, Let’s Live Forever!

  5. @Akemi: It sure has been long, would love to catch up with all my friends soon.. and thank YOU for submitting your article..

    @Robin: welcome :) you can see all formatting is messed up in this post although within the editor everything looks just perfect..

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  6. Reading your post today was very helpful. I lost my one and only brother and my only sibling in December. It’s his birthday today and I miss him terribly. I live over 2 hours away from my family, so, at times like these, I feel very alone. I have my husband and son, but, still not quite the same. My brother was only 48 and taken away suddenly by a heart attach. I never got the chance to say “GoodBye”. I know it’s probably better to go quick then to linger, but, I still have this feeling that I wished I could of said “Goodbye”. I do like what your mother said about focus on the living. I know that’s what needs to be done, but, there are just times it’s too hard. I loved my brother very much and HOPE he knew that.

    Great Post…..Thank You.

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  7. Hi Shawnna: Sorry to hear about your brother. It’s too soon for you to forget him and start focusing on anyone else but trust me it does get easier to deal with as time passes. My emotions are still very raw too and I miss my father very much but like Akemi said above, ALL of us will be gone one day, so whatever time we’ve got with each other, we’ve got to celebrate it and let go of the ones who have moved on. I am sure your brother knew he was loved very much, it’s YOU who has to believe that. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.


  8. Hi Pearl. Wow, that was hard to read about your dad – I’m really sorry to hear that. Sounds like he was a good man. My grandfather passed away just before Christmas and it was hard on all of us. Our family is real close.

    This is a great resource you have put together here. I can only imagine the time it must have took. Thanks for the list. I’ll be off to check some of them out, some, I already know ;).

    I hope you and your family are doing well and pulling through ok.

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  9. So, Are you loving your new iMac???

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  10. @John yeah, he was the best man I’d ever met in my entire life, very decent, knowledgeable and still very modest. Im sorry for your loss too John.. you know time never stops and those sad moments pass too but it’s been very very hard on our family, specially on our mom who never relied on any of us before..

    thank you so much for stopping by and reading. I didn’t think you were still reading my blog :)

    @Phylameana heyy, so glad to see a comment from you Phyl.. thank you! Yes, I’m getting the hang of the iMac, it’s beautiful.. way more beautiful than my old broken heartache pc lol .. am not used to safari that much yet so installed firefox with all the jazzy add-ons :)

  11. Definitely still in my reader. I am one of those guilty ones who read a lot but don’t always comment ;)

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  12. Good post and very helpful….I believe in god and I do understand if we love a person and who is no longer with us then we cant stop working & crying all the time thats not an solution rather then we should focus on better living. And try to help and support our family members during tough times.

  13. Life is really short but we should accept that everyone will come to a time that we will lost someone that we really care and leave someone that we really love. The pain is always there but that’s what makes us strong to face next challenges of life. Healing will take time but I believe Pearl that your a strong person and you can do it.

  14. I always get worried when I hear about aging parents. I live 10000Kms from my parents..time to get home again…

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  15. Thanks! for sharing such a useful information. I must appreciate you. Parents are very important and only those who live far from them knows their importance.

  16. I love this post. Great list!
    Keep up the good work, Pearl.
    Love & peace.

    Jacks last blog post..Eating Pattern For Gout Patient

  17. I think this is a great post! Reading this today was very helpful as we all lose loved ones in our lives. It is hard when it happens so fast and I am sorry this is the way it happened.

  18. sorry to hear about your dad, be strong – we are with you.

    blessed be.

  19. Hi Pearl – thanks for hosting, and thanks for featuring the article on Hibiscus. The post by ananga on fatigue was particularly useful.

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  20. We lost our father 13 years ago but we still remember the great loss because he was just 63. We regret that he did not see the fruits from all his labor. He would have been happy now if he could see his dream house was built by his children…

  21. Thanks for this great resource. I can see you made a huge effort here and it’s appreciated.

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  22. @John: Thanks for staying with me, I’ve been slacking off a lot lately and not participating but I’ll do better..

    @car charity: good thoughts but sometimes it’s easier said than done but I agree with you, we’ve got to move on

    @jute rugs: thank you so much, I’m definitely getting better..

    @GregR: It sure is tough living away from them.. we were at least glad we were all close to him and our mom at this time.. so go see them, my bests

    @background check: that’s so true, we don’t really appreciate each other when we are all together.. absence of loved ones sure make us realize each other’s importance sometimes..

    @jack, @Computer Guy, @dead sea mud: thank you so much for your support

    @ooffoo: you are welcome and thank you for participating

    @Roselyn: That’s exactly when we miss him because life continues and even though it’s just been a year since he passed, there have been good occasions but all happy times are also tainted with a deep hurt that’s difficult to overcome and we miss him more..

    thank you guys for coming by and for your kind words! will be visiting your blogs/sites soon… :)

  23. Sorry to hear about your Dad. I lost my Mom about a year and a half ago. It was very sudden and the whole family was in shock, but my little sister was hit very hard, as the 2 were quite close, even best freinds. She is still pretty shaken but doing better. It seems to be tougher for guys to lose their Dads and women to lose their Moms, but neither is easy. It is hard to let go.

    All the best.

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  24. This post is full of love. I just enjoy and thank you for that. Of course, that we should use every moment in our life to a love because the life is very short and we never know when is the end of life.

  25. I love your introduction, that in itself is very inspiring. I gotta say I love the carnival and have seen a lot of great articles and blogs here. Thanks!

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  26. This post is very inspiring and thoughtful. It can be very hard to see ones you love die suddenly (or even not so suddenly) and pick yourself up and move on. Thanks for this idea-keep it going!

  27. It’s hard to have a loved one pass on, especially from sickness. Today, our rates of food related illnesses have skyrocketed. Diabetes Care is beginning to show that the overly processed foods we eat are one of the causes of many maladies.

  28. I have been struggling to get ideas for my blog.After reading your blog,now i know what i have to do.

  29. actually on the subject of contagious… check out this video also – interesting stuff!

  30. If only we could free ourselves of desire and wants and enjoy the fruits of ourlives now, rather than thinking i’ll be happy when – im trying to live more for the day and when I manage it i def feel much happier

  31. Hi Pearl,

    Thank you so much for sharing. My mum was diagnosed with diabetes last year and it is scary, she is doing fine but I always worry of course. Your article is great and I especially love the inspirational quote, it is so true. I am passionate about natural healing techniques and remedies to allow us to live better lives. I would love to share these with you at

    Have a great day.

  32. very sad to hear the story. I can understand how in critical position you participate in carnival. your mom’s advice was excellent. Nice article.