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Author Therese Tappouni

Therèse Tappouni is the author of six published books—four of which have received major awards—and creator of two meditation/visualization CDs. Her latest book is The Gifts of Grief: Finding Light in the Darkness of Loss. Therèse is the founder of the company Whole Heart, dedicated to helping people live a balanced, loving and creative life. She teaches workshops for women in mid-life, grief workshops, women’s history classes, resilience workshops and one-on-one coaching created from her certification as a HeartMath® Trainer. She has also trained in many other modalities, including Somatic Intuitive Training™ and Time Dimension Therapy™

Turning Over the Rocks

My grandfather had a saying that referred to the exposing of hidden things. He believed it was healthy to turn over the rocks and...

Pre-move Musing

It can make or break a relationship. You find out who steps up when it matters. You discover how much you have really...

The Road Taken

At the age of seventy-five I am, literally, moving. Breaking down my long life into boxes labeled “go”, “stay”, and “maybe” has been wrenching...

The Secret Shame of America

I like to see news from many different perspectives, trying to keep my opinions informed. I was saddened to my core by what I...

Is Civility in Danger of Extinction?

I can’t say I grew up in a time when civility reigned across the board. The Klan, segregation, organized labor against the companies, woman...

Seeking Solitude in Turbulence

In the cacophony of a world at war with itself, how does the sensitive soul find space for nurturing spirit? How does an artist,...

Daily Practice of This Technique Will Change Your Life

It’s time to step back from the world of politics and disaster and find True Center. The stress and grief engaging the world is...

Overwhelming Grief in a Violent World

Though I write often about Global Grief, it is becoming more and more evident that we are all suffering in our own way from...

The Blessings of Friendship – Dedicated to John O’Donohue

In these times, where people are pitted against one another—and divided—based on politics, religion, region and so many other things, what remains to hold...

“What Difference Do You Make?”

There is a flip side to this extremely important question, which was stated by Eleanor Roosevelt: “What you don’t do can be a destructive...

Are You Breathing Just a Little and Calling it a Life?

We’ve just returned from being evacuated from our home during Hurricane Irma, and our ice-maker is working! Be aware this is no small thing—it...

Harvey, Irma, Donald and the Heart of America

What a week. This morning Pinellas County put us under a mandatory evacuation. We are prepared, but the roads are parking lots and we...

Breathing Through Global Grief

I am sitting down awhile to get my bearings. So much to take in! So much fear, anger, and stress arising from the many...

Powerful Perception in Healing

Looking out my window or within through the window of my soul is like watching the changing seasons. Those not part of Florida don’t...
Demonstrate Your Courage! Speak Out!

Demonstrate Your Courage! Speak Out!

My recent columns, through “One Woman’s Window,” have been about energy and personal relationships as I see them. I have written books on the...
When Your Mind Is Screaming 'Are You Nuts', Listen to Your Heart 1

When Your Mind Is Screaming ‘Are You Nuts’, Listen to Your Heart

Nineteen years ago, Lance and I met for the first time. I was fifty-six, he was forty-nine. I was single for the first time...
The Twilight Years

The Twilight Years

Those of you who follow my column are aware that I have been distracted by death for a few weeks. Friends of many years,...
“There is only the Truth!”

“There is only the Truth!”

I wrote the following in my book “The Promise: Revealing the Purpose of Your Soul”: “Harriet helps when I lose my courage to speak. I...
The Electrical Shift In The Heart

The Electrical Shift In The Heart

There is nothing more important in these times then revisiting the art of communication. The energy of talk between individuals or in groups can...
The Energy and Majesty of Death’s Presence

The Energy and Majesty of Death’s Presence

I have a friend, the third in as many months, sliding towards death. I am attached to dark thoughts as I approach the age...
Transforming the Energy of Fear

Transforming the Energy of Fear

I start the day with this saying and repeat it whenever I feel myself sinking into dark energy. I recently wrote about the energies...
“How I Learned Compassion through the Energies of Grief” 1

“How I Learned Compassion through the Energies of Grief”

Today I am writing from a quiet space—a sacred space I choose every year on the anniversary of my son’s death. As Victor Frankl...
Where my vision of the universe came from...

Where my vision of the universe came from…

Everything about life is mysterious and miraculous, though it may often seem mundane in the moment. I am blessed to have a partner whose...
Sacred Energy 1

Sacred Energy

This is my dream—that all people open their eyes to the sacred energy in each other, and in the earth, in a way that...
Healing With Body Energy

Healing With Body Energy

At first, you might find it odd to talk directly to parts of yourself. I ask you to close your eyes and visualize the...
The Secret Energy of Quiet

The Secret Energy of Quiet

I hear people say “My nerves are shot” or “I can’t take it anymore.” What is “it?” The noise that threatens our health and...
The Energy Of Hope This Memorial Day

The Energy Of Hope This Memorial Day

Think Memorial Day, and most people think flags, parades, cook-outs, beach and an extended weekend. The underlying pain of war is papered over with...
Choosing The Future In The Moment

Choosing The Future In The Moment

There is so much power in that statement, and so much responsibility. At the basic level it says that every single moment I will...
One Woman’s Window

One Woman’s Window

Today I begin a weekly column based on a belief that every individual looks at the world through the perspective of their own window...
Hope in Hopeless Times

Hope in Hopeless Times

It is Easter week. Easter is the symbol of Hope. Today, in the midst of hell on Earth, literally, I found myself hopeless and...
Conscious Co-Creating

Conscious Co-Creating

You are energy. I am energy. Words are energy. Thoughts are energy. Everything on the planet is energy. Creating takes place with the use...
The “Shame on Us” Election 2

The “Shame on Us” Election

And so we have chosen. I have not written since the election. Darkness akin to global grief overcame me and those like me who...
A Dutiful American Citizen

A Dutiful American Citizen

Last night I was raised up by the dignity and grace of the president and Michelle Obama. No matter what spectrum of politics you...
Believe Me. I Am Not A Man Hater.

Believe Me. I Am Not A Man Hater.

The Donald has shown us the truth of his heart more times than I can count, and yet we refused to believe it. Even...
Choosing to Consciously Feed the Field 2

Choosing to Consciously Feed the Field

Physics has left no doubt that we are a world of connected energy where our minute-by-minute choices have consequences we never imagined. (I’ve written...
Screen Addiction An Epidemic

Screen Addiction An Epidemic

So here we go—another dire warning of the addictive qualities, and costs, of small screens on children and adults. But is this warning more...
The Core of Hillary Hating

The Core of Hillary Hating

In the shiny apple image of America, there is a rotten part that we try to ignore—a part of us that shames us when...
Where Do We Go When We Die?

Where Do We Go When We Die?

So it’s true. Physics is attempting to answer the question of “Who am I and what happens to Me after death?” And how has...
“A Revolution of the Heart”

“A Revolution of the Heart”

It’s the last night of the family reunion held every four years, and the tables are overflowing. Not only Italian food, but Mexican, Arabic,...
What’s Great About America

What’s Great About America

Grandma and mom were under a lot of pressure last night. The family table isn’t big enough anymore. Uncle Joe and the honorable Barack...
The Children of Uncle Bernie Sanders

The Children of Uncle Bernie Sanders

Tonight, Grandma is nervous about dinner. Mom’s half-sister, Hillary, is coming to town. She’s the quiet one, the one who grew up in the...
Dining With The Dems

Dining With The Dems

The Democrats eat in a big, messy kitchen. They are often ethnic and noisy and talk over one another, like three generations of Italians....
Turn Election Blues Into Election Energy

Turn Election Blues Into Election Energy

Turning the current atmosphere of gloom and doom into an energetic opportunity is not a popular notion. It seems an impossible thing. Yes, we...
10 Keys To Your Soul's Voice

10 Keys To Your Soul’s Voice

Music is energy, and our Souls make an individual music of their own. Have you heard the song your soul sings? I have shared...
Mothering {to cherish the personal and collective soul} 2

Mothering {to cherish the personal and collective soul}

The word mothering has different energetic feelings depending on our personal experience of the mother who raised us. But when we stretch out the...
“So What About Love?” 1

“So What About Love?”

The picture above represents how the energetic body—represented by the heart and the brain—interacts with another person. Imagine this in a crowd, and then...
Energy of Peace 2

Energy of Peace

My latest articles have been laments over the sadness, grief and hatred that permeate the world’s communication, interaction and politics. Over the Easter weekend,...
America’s Downward Journey

America’s Downward Journey

Those of you who know my work are familiar with my views on energy—physics demonstrates that we are beings of energy sending out connections...
Bless You, Donald

Bless You, Donald

There has never been a time in my memory where hope and fear lay so close together in the same bed. I am like...
Can We Heal The Divide?

Can We Heal The Divide?

The quote above is so at odds with the world we live in at the moment—the world of politics, war, personal anger, animosity and...
A SPIRITUAL RESOLUTION: Are You Feeding the Dark or the Light?

A SPIRITUAL RESOLUTION: Are You Feeding the Dark or the Light?

A SPIRITUAL RESOLUTION: Are You Feeding the Dark or the Light? - The Universe is in a battle between darkness and light, and most...
Discovering Donald Trump—The Gift of Extremism

Discovering Donald Trump—The Gift of Extremism

Discovering Donald Trump—The Gift of Extremism - The fear is palpable, the anger unimaginable. When Timothy McVeigh murdered nearly 170 people and wounded another...
We have to choose. Will it be the way of the dark or the light - the ego or the heart?

We have to choose. Will it be the way of the dark or the light – the ego or...

And what are we? According to physics, we are beings of energy. According to most religions, we are part of the whole that is...
The Energy of the Mysterious

The Energy of the Mysterious

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and...
Benghazi Hearings Take Incivility to New Heights

Benghazi Hearings Take Incivility to New Heights

The roots of my political education are three. Those of you who read my first article on “The Energy of Civility” know the first...
Our Global Fear Influenced By Earth's Magnetic Field?

Our Global Fear Influenced By Earth’s Magnetic Field?

Many years after the death of my son, I wrote a book titled “The Gifts of Grief: Finding Light in the Darkness of Loss.”...
The Energy of Civility

The Energy of Civility

We see brief glimpses of the Dalai Lama’s vision, as in the visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. The inter-faith service at ground...