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Ethical Will Writing Workshop

This workshop was born from the need of my patients/clients/friends/family/colleagues who fear death, who resist talking about death and who suffer needlessly when end-of-life conversations were never had. 

I have designed this workshop to "practice" talking about "it" in a non-threatening way. 

My people have found immeasurable comfort, healing, peace, laughter , satisfaction and closure in this process.  

What does Ethical mean?

Ethical means doing the right thing. By definition ethical pertains to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong and conduct.

What is Ethics?

Ethics is based on well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness or specific virtues.

Ethics refers to the study and development of one’s ethical standards. Feelings, laws, and social norms can deviate from what is ethical. So, it is necessary to...

The Body Trauma of Grief

By Dr. Nancy Gahles,DC, CCH, OIM

Grief is a physiological reaction to an event or events that you think should not have happened. The happening is one of loss.  Loss is usually deemed as something that wasn’t timely. “It should not have happened, not at this time, too soon, too late”, are some of the laments one might hold inside. It is the bond, the affection attributed to the person, animal, possession or state of being that has been lost that triggers grief.

The mental state, the suffering or distress we experience as a reaction to loss is a felt state.  It is felt in the body/mind. It is felt as pain in the musculoskeletal system as contractions, spasms, arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The sensation expressed as a feeling that “I will never be the same again”, “ I am crippled”, “I am vulnerable”.

In reactions to sudden loss the visceral experience has been described as “a punch in the stomach”, as though “someone stabbed me in the back”, o...

The prestigious Charter for Compassion Organization, a harbinger for Peace, social justice and equality has accepted Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha as a partner.  We are honored to bring Rockaway into the fold of the Worldwide Interfaith Community. Spirit of Love is actively engaged in offering weekly Sangha, classes, events and educational outreach to the Rockaway peninsula. One peace initiative already underway is the installation of a permanent Labyrinth in Rockaway. The Labyrinth is a walking meditation path designed to foster compassion and culminate in acts of Loving Kindness that will elevate our community, offer peace and build resilience.  Please consider joining us. email me at:nancygahles@gmail.com

Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha

"The next Buddha may take the form of a community ~ Thich Nhat Hahn 

The radical notion of independence from organized religions is the foundational philosophy of Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha. 

Informed by my understanding that on...

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