Category Archives: Chronic Conditions and Repeating Patterns

Postings about chronic conditions such as pain, smoking, addictions, obsessive behavior

Caught in the Web of My Own Making – Subtle Self-Sabotage

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Nancy Smeltzer, MFA Did you ever play the game of Cat’s Cradle? It usually is played by two people with a string tied making a circle. The string circle goes around the outstretched fingers of the two players. With a … Continue reading

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Self-Sabotage – Fighting With Myself

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Nancy Smeltzer, MFA I know you’ve heard many times the phrase, “I’m my own worst enemy”. I had to laugh when I came across this picture where the man is wrestling with himself.  I had a similar experience my freshman year … Continue reading

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Healing my own Chaos Funnel

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Nancy Smeltzer, MFA In the last posting, I discussed a chaos funnel. They are metaphysical structures, that we usually set up prenatally, and they can keep us constantly spinning in circles. If  I’m working with someone whose life seems to … Continue reading

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Why Would You Ever Want to Hang on to a Chaos Funnel?

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Nancy Smeltzer, MFA As crazy as it may sound, in the hundreds of clients that I have helped, there are many who are quite resistant to letting go of their chaos funnels. In my last posting, I wrote about what … Continue reading

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Holistic Healing – There’s a Flip Side to Everything

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Nancy Smeltzer, MFA “There’s always a bright side to everything.” “Every dark cloud has a silver lining.” The English language is full of perky little phrases designed to roll you out of the doldrums when Life throws its slings.  For … Continue reading

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How Stuck Energy can Impact Your Life – Fulltime Pain

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Nancy Smeltzer, MFA Chronic pain has been a large part of my life until recently. I have suffered from various physical pains, and have had multiple surgeries, only to have the pain return in the exact same place. It’s gotten … Continue reading

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