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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Illness offers a window on one's way of life

On her eponymous blog, Daphne Michaels includes a quote from Thomas Moore about his broken heart, and his reaction to the physician’s recommendation that he undergo angioplasty.

According to Michaels, Moore said, "One thing I plan to do is to take a trip to Ireland. Ireland really soothes me. My blood pressure goes down when I am there; it just drops right down. So I am trying to listen to illness as an opportunity to reflect not just on my body, but on my way of life."

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Enjoy the treat of a monastic, weekend retreat

Thomas Moore and his wife, Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, offer a weekend retreat at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, from March 26 to March 28, 2010: ”Jesus Spirituality and the Soul of the Gospels”.

The program description promises, "Through the monastic practices of meditation, chant, communal reflection, self-examination, spiritual reading, and silent walking meditation, you will open to the joy of human life and relationship."

Moore’s 2009 book, Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels, published by Hay House, is required reading for this retreat and participants are to bring copies of the book with them. Click the link for more information about this Kripalu program, including pricing and accommodation arrangements.

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Meet Moore at Riverrun Bookstore, October 21

Riverrun Bookstore hosts Thomas Moore on Wednesday 21 October, 2009 at 7 p.m. when he talks about his book, Writing in the Sand. This nonfiction work is Moore's interpretation of the Gospels’ meaning ― an approach not only for Christians, but for anyone seeking spiritual insight in the texts. This event is free and open to the public.

Riverrun Bookstore
20 Congress St.,
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603 431-2100

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

New book about medicine available April, 2010

Thomas Moore’s new book, Care of the Soul in Medicine: Healing Guidance for Patients and the People Who Care for Them is available in hardcover, 15 April 2010.

According to publisher, Hay House, "Care of the Soul In Medicine is Moore’s manifesto about the future of healthcare. In this new vision of care, Moore speaks to the importance of healing a person rather than simply treating a body. He gives advice to both healthcare providers and patients for maintaining dignity and humanity. He provides spiritual guidance for dealing with feelings of mortality and threat, encouraging patients to not only take an active part in healing but also to view illness as a positive passage to new awareness. While we don’t fully understand the extent to which healing depends on attitude; it has been shown that healing needs to focus on more than the body."

Care of the Soul in Medicine
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Hay House (15 April 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401925634
ISBN-13: 978-1401925635

Matt Laughlin interviews Moore in Unified Health: A Clinician’s Forum (Fall 2009, volume 5, issue 17) under the headline, "A conversation with Thomas Moore." Moore talks about Writing in the Sand and his new book, Care of the Soul in Medicine. This interview is available as a 6-page pdf download:

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