Tag Archive for awareness and healing

Emotional Connection & Suicide Loss With Raphael Cushnir

In this 65 minute Healing Project Interview with author and renowned teacher, Raphael Cushnir, a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present moment awareness, we talk about the importance of feeling emotions, especially the difficult ones, in order to heal. There are few experiences that bring us in contact with a wider range of painful emotions than the…

Healing Habits: Restoring Authentic Self Expression

healing habit | Dianna Bonny Photography

If you have ever watched children at play, before the cookie-cutter world has tampered with their inherent wisdom by imprinting rules and proper behavior, it is obvious that they are emotive-expression machines. Expression — through love, play and creativity — comes naturally and flows through them like a vibrant river. Social structure builds dams in this flow by saying: That behavior is not…

Presence Is A Rare Commodity

presence quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

The other night, I spent an hour chatting on Facetime with my son who is at college in Santa Cruz. My other son and I were curled up in bed, laughing and talking in front of the computer, and it almost felt like we were all together in one room, which made me smile, and reminded me of days when they were younger, long before they encountered tragedy.Read more

3 Essential Tools for Healing: Writing, Meditation and Conversation

Bertrand Russell quote photo | Dianna Bonny

I was recently asked about the things that were most helpful to my healing process so far. I thought I would share my top three choices, in no particular order: Writing, meditation and actively learning to engage in honest, and often difficult, conversations. Breath Work and tapping would also be on the list. Writing has been essential to my entire…

Honoring and Dealing with Anger for Healing

truth | Dianna Bonny Photography

I was speaking with Terri over at Bone Sigh Arts last week. She and I couldn’t figure out how we found each other, but decided it must have been on Twitter. One of the wonderful benefits of the Internet is connecting with kindred spirits in this way. I really encourage you to explore her art because her creations are heartfelt,…

Thoughts on Google Alerts and Breaking the Cycle of Suffering

scapegoat quote | Dianna Bonny Photography

I discovered sometime ago that members of my husband’s family have a Google Alert on my name. I assume it is how they discovered and subsequently sabotaged the webinar I wrote about last week. I have to admit it is rather unsettling and eerie to think that they are watching my every Internet move. I use the Google Alert feature…

A Mindfulness Exercise to Stop Chasing Mental Butterflies

butterflies | Dianna Bonny Photography

“While stupid suffering is often born out of fear, wise suffering is typically stirred up by love. The dumb, unproductive stuff comes from allowing yourself to be controlled by your early conditioning and from doing things that are out of harmony with your essence. The smart, useful variety arises out of an intention to approach life as an interesting work…

Joy and the Art of Surrender…in Travel and Life

airports | Dianna Bonny Photography

I was on the road earlier this week, traveling to Colorado from California as the lucky recipient of a trip to meet an exquisite group of people who are in the business of doing their darndest to change the world, as well as to take part in a thought provoking leadership seminar. It was a magical few days, the kind…

Neuroplasticity: A Secret Super Power for Healing

Lisa Wimberger quote | Dianna Bonny Photography

I have a collection of indoor + outdoor plants that have traveled along with me from house to house during my last three moves. I am attached to them in an odd way that I haven’t yet been able to define. Perhaps because I had to let go of so much, I needed something to anchor me to a part…

Conversation: A Sacred Vessel of Healing Exploration

Lynne Twist quote | Dianna Bonny Photography

I continue to cross paths with people who have been touched by suicide and the common denominator in all these encounters seems to be the unfortunate feeling of isolation, because no one in the family talks about it. The event is relegated to the “unmentionable topics” closet that all families, and cultures, seem to have, and left to fester in…