Pacific House at Night

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A poem by CCHP alumna Amber Kennedy


Since Lori's days as an overnight camper and counselor she's known the transformative power of immersion experiences, and CHP is most certainly that. Here is a small taste of the gifts that she found at Commonweal.

How do you hold a moon beam?

Why has it been so difficult and taken so long for me to write about the most meaningful and transformational experience of my life? Wording the question this way may make the answer obvious but I laugh at the first thing that pops into my mind. It’s the line from The Sound of Music song, “How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?”

Cancer Camp at Commonweal

By Christabel Cheung GangsterLog.Stardate.10.30.2012 – If you lose fat at fat camp, maybe you lose cancer at cancer camp? Ok, so I’m not really that naïve, but I arrived at the Commonweal Cancer Help Program last week after having been…

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb has figured out how to enliven the lost soul not just for her own healing but also for the healthcare professionals in her life.

The Healing Power of Love

A terminal diagnosis led to 10 lessons on love and the start of Healing Circles Langley.

Rough Initiations

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When the door closes to the group room for the first time on Tuesday morning in Kohler House, we enter as nine discreet individuals, often carrying uncertainty and anxiety into the room. Tentative movements are made, perhaps to test the ground…