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By Rev. Kenneth W. Schmidt, MA, LPC, NCC On the path toward recovery, or before recovery efforts have even begun, many survivors experience some degree of difficulty engaging or maintaining relationships. Understanding the underlying dynamics in this struggle can help survivors and loved ones in relationships and also can...

The Serenity Prayer

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • May 8, 2020

God grant me the serenityto accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful worldas it is, not as...

Spirit Fire Broadcast

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • May 6, 2020

“Wounded & Healing” is a new weekly broadcast to which one and all are welcomed. Here, Teresa Pitt Green of Spirit Fire welcomes one or more guests each week to share their stories, experience, and reflections about abuse, recovery, and God’s role in healing. We cover practical tips and...

New Broadcasts

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • May 6, 2020

By Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder In advance of our Global Conference on Abuse and Faith, Spirit Fire has launched two broadcasts for our attendees. WOUNDED & HEALING (Wednesday Broadcasts) Wounded & Healing is now broadcasting on Wednesdays, at 12 noon Eastern time. This is a new time. Please take...

In her article Six Things Eating Disorders Treatment Often Gets Wrong, professor at Newhouse/Syracuse University Harriet Brown raises a mother’s voice to confront issues around healing the eating disorder of anorexia nervosa, which afflicted her daughter. Her article lays out the dire reality of the disease: “… one of...

Healing Waters

From The Tablet (a UK-based newspaper) we have a story of the father of modern holistic medicine: Fr. Sebastian Kneipp, who founded the Sebastianeum in Bad Wörishofen, near Munich, in the later 19th century. The Healing Voices featured the healing of hydrotherapy, which is one of the fundamental treatments...

Plant Memory

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • April 21, 2020

Plants learn defensive behaviors that are hard to undo, too. Plants have endured decades of a great deal of annoyance from scientists. The Atlas Obscura article by Sarah Laskow entitled A Quiet Revolution in Botany: Plants Form Memories is case in point. In addition to my new-found sympathy for...