Thursday, March 7, 2013


When I heard about Valerie Harper yesterday, I was immediately into my ‘facilitating the journey’ mode. I wanted to reach out to assist her in some way by sharing whatever was appropriate from my own challenging experiences. We were in theatre together years ago, and though our paths have taken us on different routes, I’ll always remember her as a delightful woman with an immensely caring heart. It was thrilling to watch her richly deserved successes throughout the years. 

Now she’s hosting critical disease, and I’m here to lend support to Ed Asner's statement that he's not convinced she's running out of time. In a NY Post article he said:
 “Valerie Harper is a century plan and I have come to know her much better in my latter years and have every confidence in the world that she will shock the hell out of us and survive to keep functioning as the great talent and human that she is,”
Harper promised she’d hang around as long as possible.
“Life,” she said, “is amazing. Live it to the fullest. Stay as long as you can.”

Life is amazing. It’s a sacred mystery and we never know what’s going to happen.  So for now, I’d like to encourage everyone to drop any negative thoughts  about Valerie’s diagnosis and see her well and happy and getting better & better everyday. Valerie’s spirit is enormous, and she has innate healing power within her. We all do. So while bowing to the marvels of modern medicine, let’s also put into the equation what Hippocrates said over two thousand years ago: “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”

Our heart-felt thoughts of radiant well being for Valerie are the best gifts we can offer her at this time.