Spirituality and Practice is offering an e-course that looks really good, "Practicing Spirituality during Illness," from March 24 - May 2, 2008. Subscribers to the course will receive an email on each of the 40 days of the course:
...each with a passage from the wisdom of writers who have contributed greatly to a spiritual understanding of illness, teachers such as Rachel Naomi Remen, Ram Dass, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Kat Duff, and Mary C. Earle. Each email will also suggest a simple way you can incorporate the lesson into your daily life.
Subscribers will also have access to a private Practice Circle, which is bound to be an important part of this experience. In this user-friendly online forum, you will be able to interact with people from all over the world, sharing your own healing stories, the lessons of your illnesses, and the blessings of caregiving. We'll also compare notes on what we've learned from the daily practices in the course, thus grounding the content in our own lives (and bodies). Sharing our experiences and listening to others talk about theirs is an important part of the healing journey.
Offered through Spirituality and Practice Resources for Spiritual Journeys. The course will be led by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat themselves. The cost is $19.95.
If I can get that voice recognition software running that I bought like six months ago, I might take this course. Although if it is geared mostly toward people with life-threatening illness, in my experience it doesn't translate the same to people with chronic illness who are stuck here to deal with it until... you know.
And on that note, high time for a little humor. This video is several minutes long; watch it when you have time for a good belly laugh. Oh c'mon, you know it's a fact that laugher is good medicine!
Mr. Bean Goes Swimming