Vol 2, No. 11


"Sunshine on my face
prepares me to
Face the night."

-- American Zen Saying
by Suzanne E. Harrill


This Month's Issue:

The Antidote to Holiday Hassles

By Suzanne E. Harrill

Living With Purpose: Finding Joy in a Suffering World

by  Melanie Votaw

Therapy With Infants and Children

by Dr. William Emerson

Nov. Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself

Questions & Answers

Enlighten Up

The Dao of Contentment

I am a Star
Self-Esteem Cards

40 Simple affirmations for children with star graphics on rainbow colored paper. On the back are comments for parents and teachers to talk about the concepts with their children individually or in a group. They are great for young readers to recognize simple words or to practice handwriting skills. Included in each package is a star eraser and a copy of the three self-esteem inventories, one for adults, one for adolescents, and one for children.

40 Cards + Star Eraser
ISBN 1-883648-08-4



Greetings from the Editor:

Thank you List

It is Thanksgiving time, but you don't have to live in the United States to focus on all the good in your life. Consider making a list of all the things you celebrate in your life.

Here are a few of mine:

  • I appreciate the close relationship I have with my husband and with each of my three daughters.

  • I love being a grandmother and spending time with the new souls in the family, Joshua and Samantha, is a joy.

  • I am grateful to be on the self-healing journey with my sister, whom I share with on a regular basis. I have to thank my cell phone for this.

  • I appreciate my close friends, the long-term ones, as well as the ones ready to enter my new life in Colorado. My dog, Dot is the best!

  • As I write this, so much gratitude is surfacing. I am grateful for this creativity.

  • And I must acknowledge the life lessons that bring continuous expansion of consciousness to me.

  • Finally, I am grateful for a life to explore my inner self, to heal and grow, and use my gifts to extend myself to help others.

What are some of the things about which you are thankful?

Fortunate blessings,

P.S.  A new page for me. I think you'll like it:  Empowering Messages



The Antidote to Holiday Hassles

by Suzanne E. Harrill    

Many of us easily get upset and disappointed during the holidays. As we approach the holiday season, our wishes, hopes, and dreams surface. Our hopes to experience joy, peace, love, and fulfillment get intensified. The images we see on T.V. or in magazines show happy people, experiencing only good things. This can cause us to have unrealistic expectations. Besides this, many of us live away from our roots, our family and close friends are not available and we feel detached and missing those warm feelings of connectedness...

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Special Offer

November Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself

By Suzanne E. Harrill

MONTHLY ON LINE AFFIRMATIONS.  Affirmations to support self-esteem and spiritual growth now available in monthly installments. This is an updated edition of the seed thoughts and affirmations in the book, Affirm Your Self Day by Day. Only available here on line.

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Suzanne Says

Questions & Answers

Question: What do you know about depression? Since my daughter's breakdown, we have been through the most horrific time! I hope the worst is over; but I'm not at all sure, as she spoke to me this morning about "ending it all." Can you imagine how afraid I am when she speaks of the possibility of suicide?...my sweet beloved daughter! I know I would be coming from a place of fear then, but I feel I couldn't handle it if she dies/died like that!! Have you had much experience with depression?

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Living With Purpose: Finding Joy in a Suffering World

by Melanie Votaw    

Recently I was reading about how people are suffering in the Congo; how girls struggle to be educated in China; how a huge number of people in the world live without safe sanitation, and on and on and on. It seems endless! There is war, hunger, corruption, greed, and incomprehensible pain on our planet. How can I allow myself to feel anything positive when so many people are suffering? But the right question to ask is, "how can I allow myself to NOT feel positive and joyful when so many people are suffering?!"

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Therapy With Infants and Children

Interviewed by Greg Bolton

Imagine doing regressive therapy with a baby. Then imagine your experience as a child, adolescent, and adult if you had had an opportunity to receive therapy as an infant. For the past 20 years, Dr. William Emerson has been doing primal therapy using regressive techniques with infants who exhibit behavioral, emotional, or physical symptoms of prenatal, perinatal, or post-birth trauma.

Many types of birth trauma occur in our culture. While it has not always been clear how these traumas affect infant behavior and health, we now have evidence that many disorders, including behavioral disorders (sleeping difficulties, eating problems, hyperactivity, moodiness, and irritability), emotional disorders (excessive crying, lethargy, withdrawal, anger, anxiety, and fear), and physical conditions arise from early life experiences. Dr. Emerson spoke recently with Greg Bolton, the INDEPTH Newsletter editor, about the work he does...

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Enlighten Up   --    Humor

  • Billing Service

  • Lost Bible

  • Late for Class

  • The Doctor and the Lawyer

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The Dao of Contentment

By Cindy Wigglesworth              

The "Dao" (or "Tao") of something is the natural way of it…its true nature. The Dao of life consists of ebbs and flows, like the yin and yang symbol. Within the dark is the seed of light. Within the light is the seed of dark. And in the ever-flowing beautiful relationship between opposites we find our reality. In this philosophy it is up to us to find the natural way of things. And once we find it we can live a life of contentment and, paradoxically, high effectiveness...

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