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    Dr. Bernie Siegel broke new ground with his monumental book Love, Medicine and Miracles. Today Bernie continues to impart wisdom about the true nature of life and love in his entertaining and enlightening debut fiction novel Three Men, Six Lives. A grand adventure born of Bernie's experience of his current and past lives awaits you. Learn more     Available now in bookstores everywhere. Order your copy online today at:  Sacred Stories Publishing, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.
    Go on a journey of wonder and grace with NY Times bestselling author Bernie Siegel, MD and his grandson, Charlie Siegel. Open your heart as grandfather and grandson weave a conversation of love across the generations, sharing what it means to see beyond the challenges of life to the beauty in life’s lessons. Learn more     Available now in bookstores everywhere. Order your copy online today at:  Sacred Stories Publishing, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.
    Introducing Dr. Bernie Siegel's new book, No Endings, Only Beginnings. Bernie Siegel is the author of many books on the healing power of the body and the spirit, but this time he wants encourage readers not only to learn from his life and advice, but to create their own manuals for living as well. With the quotes that have filled the pages of his journals and the lessons he has gleaned from them over the years, this book serves as inspiration for readers to assemble their own book of collected wisdom--and their own understanding of the answers to life's big questions. Learn more     Available now in bookstores everywhere. Order your copy online today at:  Barnes & NobleAmazon or Hay House.
    Introducing Bernie Siegel's new audio download, Daily Meditations for Optimal Health. Selected for Dr. Bernie Siegel’s Prescriptions for Living best-selling series, these recordings are a combination of guided imagery, auto-hypnosis and meditations that relieve stress, open the heart, and deeply heal your mind, body and spirit. Learn more.     Available now. Order your copy online today at:  Hay House.
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    The group meets on the first Friday of every month from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time. You may access the teleconference by dialing into the conferencing service at: 1-857-232-0158. Then enter Conference code 379552 and you will be connected to the group.

    This free phone support group will bring people together who are experiencing health challenges and create a community devoted to emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. With the help of Dr. Bernie Siegel’s sage wisdom, patients can find hope and healing as they embark on their path forward. By participating in this group, you may learn to embrace each and every challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.

    HOST: Dr. Bernie Siegel is a writer and retired pediatric and general surgeon who writes and teaches about mind-body medicine and the relationship between the patient and the healing process. He is internationally known for his best-selling book, “Love, Medicine and Miracles”. In 1978 he founded Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patient’s drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP helped to facilitate personal lifestyle changes and personal empowerment of the individual’s life. He has been a global pioneer in improving and humanizing medical education and medical care.

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  • A Message From Bernie

    autumn when we stop being like every other green leaf and display our inner uniqueness in color and design

    we are all the same color inside but still unique in our own way on the outside

    just the opposite of a green leaf

    Peace, Bernie

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  • Q & A with Bernie – September 20, 2021

    Question for Bernie:

    Hi Bernie,

    Thank you so much for your wise advice. I have had so much trouble doing this exercise – loving my body in front of a mirror. I started just by looking at my body and then looked in the mirror.

    I don’t think I am physically attractive, so I thanked my body for what it does and blessed it as I went over the body parts. Bonus Dad, I was surprised by how much BETTER I felt after doing this exercise!!!!

    I’m going to push myself to do this a couple of times a day, kind of like eating my veggies. I realize it is good for me and will take some adjusting to.

    FYI – over the past 2 weeks I told my brother he cannot 1) yell at me anymore, and 2) I will not absorb any more emotional abuse. This is a big change, so I know I’m going to have to keep reinforcing this with him. There is love there, but I refuse to accept this inappropriate anger.

    GOOD NEWS – I saw my oncologist today and my tumor markers are down nearly another 10 points, to 99.9 – down from 109.2 – so about 9 points and a little more under the decimal point.

    I do have a question for you about 2 symptoms I am recently experiencing from my medications, which the oncologist has told me are side effects.

    1. I am tired. The oncologist has told me to push myself to do more. This is hard.

    2. My knees hurt a lot. Today I started saying “thank you” and “I love you” to my knees (wondering what you would have me say?). This is a side effect of her medication. She told me to take Tylenol and told me to push myself to exercise as much as I can.

    I’ve lost 19 pounds on a plant based diet. I am obese, so still a long way to go.

    I hope you know how grateful I am to you. I look forward to attending your groups. I’m sorry I missed one recently. Thank you for helping me and for helping so many people.

    I love you Bonus Dad.

    Bernie’s Answer:

    Spend time loving your body and not fearing it and its problems. Sit naked before a mirror and love yourself and your body.

    Your fear is having a reverse effect on your body and immune function. Laugh for no reason every four hours every day, and have faith—use God as a helper, too.

    Stop being afraid and blocking your ability to heal; believe in yourself.

    - Bernie

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    Be a Coach

    Great opportunities to help someone seldom come, but small ones surround us daily.
    –Sally Koch

    We all need coaches, someone to point out our errors in technique, improve our skills, and not take credit when we do something well. A good coach brings out the talent in others and doesn’t take all the glory for what the team does.

    Think of yourself as coach, and help your friends, family and all God’s creatures to bring out their latent talents and develop their skills. People just need the right nourishment to grow; the potential is already within them. You can help it to grow. Support others when they need it and watch what you produce: a winner!

    Notice who could use a coach today, then step up to the plate.

    - Bernie

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    Face Value

    One of our sons was upset when he built a house and didn’t make a profit selling it. I was proud of what he had done.I told him he had created something that would give me and others pleasure every time we drove past it. The pleasure I derived was from what he created and the quality of his work. It was not related to how much money he made or lost. I honor his work because of what he put into it and not the sale price.

    Do you build and work only to make money, or do you also value creating something? Everything has its its result, and the  long-term results are ultimately not in the dollar sign but in the life sign.

    To see your true worth, see the value in what you do or create beyond its material compensation.

    - Bernie

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    Words Have Energetic Power – Choose Yours Wisely!

    This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.

    I am going to admit something to you right now: I am human. And sometimes I do very human things. This morning I found myself saying some not-so-nice things about my neighbors who are… how shall I say… often hard to recognize as children of God. They are often… not so pleasant to live next door to. They are loud and disrespectful to their neighbors and don’t seem to really care that they cause many of us grief.

    But as soon as the not-so-nice words slipped out, I regretted it. I regretted it for different reasons:

    • I don’t like to be emotionally out of control
    • I don’t like to judge
    • I know that words have power

    And that’s what I want to talk to you about today: the power of words and why it is so very, very important that you choose yours wisely.

    Words Have Energetic Significance

    Each word we utter or write has a vibratory signature that goes out into the universe to help create the reality we experience. This is not woo-woo stuff, this is physics. The words we use have meaning and emotion attached to them, which is incredibly powerful in shaping reality. Words have energetic power – choose yours wisely.

    If you’ve never seen the work of Japanese scientists Dr. Emoto on the effects of words on water, I urge you to watch this short 5-minute video to understand that our words LITERALLY shape reality:

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    How are You?

    It’s a question most of us get on a daily basis from friends, family and complete strangers. When you are asked this question, how do you typically respond? If you’re like most people, you answer with an “I’m okay,” or “I’m fine.”

    What would happen to your life if you answered differently? What if you said, “I’m really good!” or “I feel great today, what about you?” What if you said these words over and over? What if you started using more positively charged words instead of negative ones? Could just being more selective about the words you use actually change the course of your life?


    Now, the words we use become habitual, so being more selective will be a process you must commit to. Kind of like eating right and exercising more. Change is never easy, but change usually can lead us to happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

    Here are some things you can do to help you be more selective with the words you use and energetically send out into the ether:

    Think Before You Speak or Write

    I don’t know if mothers are still telling their kids this, sometimes it doesn’t seem like it, but when I was growing up, my mother and my friends’ mothers would always tell us, “Think before you speak!” Wise WORDS.

    It’s always a good idea to take a little time to gather your thoughts before you speak. If negative words are getting ready to rush from your mouth, take a breath, smile, and find some positive words instead. What words make you feel good? Even if the honest answer isn’t a positive one, change the narrative in your head and find the positive to say.

    For instance, this morning, a friend of mine asked with a knowing eye roll how my neighbors were. She knows darn well these neighbors have caused me and others much grief over the years. I didn’t follow my own advice. Instead of taking a breath and finding something positive, I unloaded a barrage of negativity.

    Now you might say, “But Prue, what if there IS nothing positive to say?” That’s BS. There is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS something positive to find in life. I could have mentioned that my neighbors always feed the birds, which is a nice thing to do, or that they have nice hydrangeas on the side of their house. But I slipped up and sent out a bunch of negative words and energy, which will only support the negative situation, not make it better.

    Cut Out Gossip

    Gossip is entirely destructive. It demeans the humanity of all parties involved. Follow the golden rule: if you don’t have anything nice to say…

    Appreciate Instead of Complaining

    It’s easy to find stuff to complain about. Heck, it’s even fun to do. Misery likes company, and when we get together with others and those others are bitching and moaning about any and everything, it’s kind of fun to join right in.

    But when you remember that words carry emotion, and emotions carry energy that literally shapes your reality, you realize that complaining is going to attract more into your life to complain about.

    Say Thank You More

    There is always something or someone to be thankful for. Say thank you as many times as you can each day. Thank God for your life. Thank your loved ones for their support. Thank yourself for trying your best each day. Thank your pets for loving you unconditionally. Thank your hot water heater for giving you a hot shower. Just. Be. Thankful.

    I promise you, you will be amazed at the small changes and big ones that happen in your life when you begin to harness the power of words.

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    Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”

    Anthropologist Ashley Montagu said it well:  “The meaning of a word is the action it produces.”  The meaning of your life is related to what you do and what you say.  If what you say does not lead to an action that is consistent with what you do, then your life’s message is not honest.  When you speak what you do not believe, you are being dishonest to yourself and others.

    We are predominately known by what we do.  However, our words can be just as powerful because of the effect they have on others and what they may lead them to do.

    What we say is not incidental.  It can hold great meaning, particularly if we are in a position of power or influence.  Knowing this, we must use our position to guide others through our actions and the actions our words produce.

    Make your life consistent in action and word.

    - Bernie

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    Changing Your Energy Level with Acupuncture

    This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.

    Good morning, lovely YOU!

    I’m starting to sense the approach of autumn. Are you? Leaves are already starting to turn in my neck of the woods and the light is changing. While I’m always a little sad to see summer go, I have always enjoyed the cooler temps and crispness of the fall season.

    Change in life is inevitable, and often it is very good for us. But sometimes we are so stuck and mired down in our old thoughts and behavioral patterns that change can seem impossible. That’s why we need to focus on changing on an energetic level first.

    When we improve the flow of our body’s energy, we allow our hearts, minds and bodies to come back into balance. This is why I have always been a huge fan of acupuncture, because it can bring about dramatic changes in a person’s physical, mental and emotional health.

    What is Acupuncture Exactly?

    Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice that has been around for thousands of years. The entire premise of this ancient practice is that a block in the flow of someone’s life energy or “qi” as it’s called, can cause all kinds of health and emotional issues.

    TCM says that the human body has an invisible energy grid with over 1,000 acupuncture points called the meridian. Each of these 1,000+ meridian points are connected to a different organ system. When an acupuncturist inserts a hair-thin needle into a specific acupuncture point, the energy flow is restored, promoting relaxation and stimulating healing.

    6 Amazing Benefits of Acupuncture

    You probably have heard how acupuncture can help people manage chronic pain but may be surprised at some of the other benefits acupuncture offers:

    1. Improved Mood

    We are living through very interesting and chaotic times and many of us are feeling worn out and stressed to the max! Being in this state of mind makes it very hard to bring about positive changes in our own lives.

    Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins and other chemicals that improve your mood naturally. Through regular treatments, you can begin to think more clearly and positively to make the choices and changes that improve the overall quality of your life and relationships.

    2. A Better Night’s Sleep

    Acupuncture is superb at helping your body produce and release the chemicals and hormones your body needs to be in balance. Many of us don’t get a good night’s sleep because our bodies are not making enough melatonin, the hormone that is responsible for regulating our sleep-wake cycle, among other important functions. And when we don’t get enough quality sleep, our health can begin to deteriorate and we don’t have the energy or clarity of thought to change the things in our lives that need changing! Acupuncture restores normal production of melatonin so we can get the restorative rest we need.

    3. Immune System Support

    I spoke last week about the importance of finding natural ways to support our God-given immune system against Covid. A healthy immune system is going to protect you from developing other disease, including cancer!

    Acupuncture is a powerful way to support your immune system. Acupuncture has been shown to not only boost your immune system but also increase healing time as well.

    4. Digestive Support

    Numerous studies are now pointing to acupuncture’s ability to eliminate all sorts of digestive trouble from GERD to Crohn’s Disease to IBS and more.

    5. Headache Relief

    Do you suffer from daily tension headaches? Do you often get debilitating migraines? Acupuncture can treat specific nerves that will completely eliminate pain, even severe pain. And the best part is, acupuncture is 100% safe and effective with no nasty side effects that typically come with common over the counter or prescription pain medications.

    6. Energy Boost

    Something I hear often from readers and clients I’ve personally worked with is that they know they need to make changes in their life, they WANT to make changes in their life, but they just don’t have the energy to do it. There are many different ways to get more energy into your life, and I encourage you to change your diet, drink plenty of filtered water and take more exercise.

    In addition to better eating and exercise, I highly recommend acupuncture. This practice stimulates the right neural pathways, which ultimately leads to increased physical stamina and the elimination of brain fog.

    This is not an exhaustive list of benefits acupuncture offers, but it gives you an idea how this ancient practice can help you on your quest to make powerful and lasting positive changes in your life.

    One final word, if you are someone that doesn’t like needles, these needles really are hair-fine and you don’t feel any pain like you do with a shot you get from your doctor. So please don’t let a fear of needles stop you as these needles are different!

    If you’ve had acupuncture in the past and have gotten positive results, please share with us in the comments.

    Prue http://www.prudencesinclair.com

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    Which Way

    “Life is like that.  If you can’t reach your destination by one road, try another.”
    ~ Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973)

    How do we know which road to take?  Taking the easy path is not always the appropriate choice.  The key is to have an open mind and not judge the path you end up on as right or wrong, but to wait to see where it takes you.  Also, never admit defeat but look at other ways of getting to the point you hope to reach.  When you keep your mind open, things can happen that were not planned but that end up being to your benefit.  You may find that what you thought was the wrong place introduces you to things and people that make it the right place.

    Do not fear deviating from the normal way and being open to unusual paths.  If you go a certain way because of what others recommend, you may find yourself on the wrong path.  Do not let others tell you where to go and how to get there.  Follow your own path.

    No matter which way you chose to go, ultimately it will always be the right way.

    - Bernie

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    Sand Dollars

    It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing
    because you can
    only do little—do what you can.
    ~ Sydney Smith

    Perhaps you have heard the story about the boy on the beach throwing washed-up sand dollars back into the water.

    A man walks by and asks, “Why are you doing that?  There are thousands of them washed up.  You can’t make a difference.”

    The boy picks one up and throws it back into the ocean, “I did for that one.”

    Remember, by changing one life you change the world.  Every action has its effects.  So make a difference and help someone get back into the ocean of life.  You need not risk your life carrying them through the surf, but find out what they need to get back into the swim.  Then help them do it.

    Make a difference; throw one sand dollar back, and you will be doing your part.

    - Bernie

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    Tears of Joy

    The most wasted of all days
    is that on which one has not laughed.

    ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

    What is the point of laughing?  Laughter changes our body chemistry, makes us feel young again, and transforms relationships.  It is very hard to be in conflict with someone who makes you laugh.  They go from being your enemy to being a friend, even if you still question their sanity and behavior.

    Why do tears become a part of laughter when the laughter is really uncontrolled?  I think whether we laugh or cry, tears are a healing release and wash away our troubles.  The more we store within us, and the less we react, the more harm  we do to our bodies.  Tears of any kind cleanse the soul.

    Cry your tears of joy and sorrow and help your body to heal by eliminating the poisons that reside within.

    - Bernie

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    Being Right

    “Indeed, this need of individuals to be right is so great that they are willing to sacrifice themselves, their relationships, and even love for it.”
    ~ Reuel Howe, author of The Miracle of Dialogue

    Many people choose to be right rather than happy. They will argue to the bitter end about the “rightness” of their thoughts and actions.  They do not care about what they are doing to the people they are arguing with.

    Why do they behave this way?  Are they perfect?  No, few of us could claim to be that.  They are simply unwilling to view their fallibility and confess to the weaknesses that come along with being human.

    When you are willing to give up being right, you will find peace and happiness.  It is when you are ready to learn that you will be right.

    If you wish to be happy and free, give up having to be right all the time.

    - Bernie

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