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Beyond words | Healing communication

Sometimes a word or two changes everything: “You’re pregnant.” “Not guilty.” “Benign.” “The worst is over.” Other times, no words at all are necessary. A look. A touch. Our bodies’ response to music. Suddenly we are in sync. We have no doubt. We know what to do. This issue of The MOON is about communication with the intent to heal. Our interview is with Judith Simon Prager, a therapist who has built a global […]

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Beyond words | Healing communication

The Intouchables is a 2011 French film that is one of my favorite movies of all time. It tells the true story of Philippe, a lonely, staid, quadriplegic millionaire who needs a new caregiver. He hires Driss, a boisterous young African immigrant, who applies for the job, not because he’s qualified, but because he must prove that he is seeking work to receive his unemployment check. During Driss’s one-month probationary […]

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Judith Simon Prager | What the dolphin said

Apollo speaks… Sharing is caring:

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Israela Margalit | The other side of the moon

I called the cultural ministry in Jerusalem and begged them to pay for my flight to Montreal. There was a piano competition over there. A springboard to stardom. “I promise to make you proud.” The money arrived just in time to beat the admission deadline. I was instructed to board a charter plane from Paris that was filled with young French contestants. They exercised on the plastic tray tables, their […]

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