July 10, 2020

“To make mistakes is human. To suffer from regret is a choice.”~ Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos What is one of the most painful conditions with which we can live? Is it suffering from arthritis that aches our joints or migraine headaches that dull our thoughts? I believe the answer is the heart and soul pain of regret. During COVID-19 and sheltering in place, many of our memories plague us with echoes of regret. They reverberate down the halls of our minds and… Read more

June 27, 2020

by Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos   Many of us may have exciting stories to tell about how we first learned of God. We feel worthy. But, Dr. Anne Worth’s story is about how she ran from a fire-breathing, vindictive God for years. She did not feel worthy, and it would be years, forty in all, before she did feel worthy of God’s love. However, in the end, His Love won and she embraced Him and has never looked back at her difficult… Read more

June 21, 2020

So many of us are still in the grip of COVID-19. Although life as we know it may have changed, God and his love for us has not. Although challenged, we are also strengthened by our faith and belief. No matter how difficult life may get, we will not be alone. In our darkest hour, God will be our light. It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you my Above and Beyond the 5 Senses, guest blogger, Dr…. Read more

June 17, 2020

By Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Through prayer, we speak to God. Through dreams, God speaks back to us.~ Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Suicide has surpassed car accidents as the number one cause of injury-related death in the United States, especially for cancer patients and teens. (1)(2) What if we could make a change and impact lives? On May 9th  alternative medicine expert Dr. Deepak Chopra launched “Never Alone” and the film “The Offering” to address suicide. (3) Deepak Chopra partnered with entrepreneur Poonacha Machaiah,… Read more

May 28, 2020

During a time of health or emotional crisis, having positive people to lean on can be life-saving. The COVID-19 Pandemic has made us focus more on the people with whom we surround ourselves. Positive people are essential, especially when we are in close proximity to them for extended periods. The first step may be to ask yourself, “Is my tribe of family and friends positive?” And why is that important? If the answer to your question is, “No!” read on… Read more

March 28, 2020

Laughter takes away the power of whatever holds us prisoner. ~Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Laughter has always been a form of medicine that is now backed by research. You may have heard the saying, “Laugh ‘till it Heals.” Laughter is an innate God-given gift that is also a weapon. A good laugh may take the power away to whatever is holding us prisoner. During these stressful times of facing a Buggy-man named COVID-19, it may be time to laugh in the face… Read more

March 22, 2020

Selfcaregiving- To smile your way through cloudy days is much the wisest thing to do. For if you make the best of things they cannot get the best of you.~ Leslie Relle   During these troubled times of coronavirus, while waiting for test results as we self-quarantine, or endure self-induced shut-ins, many of us may become the family caregiver. Perhaps elderly parents live with us, or our children are now home 24/7 for goodness only knows how long because schools… Read more

March 8, 2020

We talk too much about finding our purpose as if it is outside of us and separate from us.  As if it is something we lost and must recover rather than discover within ourselves.  True purpose—the call for a higher understanding of life’s meaning— is about our collective potential and it requires action and participation. It is my distinct pleasure to share a guest writer with you on Above and Beyond the 5 Senses on Patheos.  Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes and… Read more

February 24, 2020

It is not length of life, but depth of life.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Is dreaming part of your Life Purpose? Why are you here? Can dreaming help us focus on our waking world? And is there Life-After-Life, or is this all there is? The answers may be the shared experiences of others through Universal Oneness. Coronavirus has brought some of these questions to the forefront of our consciousness as voiced by guest Altair Shyam who lives in Japan. He shares… Read more

January 17, 2020

Never marry the one you can live with, marry the one you cannot live without.~unknown Dr. Joan Chadbourne’s story proves that we are never too old to fall in love. Cupid shot her and her future husband Chad through the heart in a coffee shop. Joan was 72, and Chad was 69 years young. Love is not only blind; it cannot count. However, age cannot save us from ourselves. Sometimes the most significant deterrent we must face is one that is impossible to avoid-ourselves…. Read more

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