Breathe. See. Nourish. Energize

A Pathway to Healing

Frances Murchison

Apr/2009, 160 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781596270923



Drawing on scripture as well as holistic health practices, this practical guide blends the growing interest in spirituality and health with the examples set by Jesus, who encouraged his followers to embrace a life marked by physical healing, emotional wholeness, and spiritual abundance—moving people from physical pain to enlightenment and spiritual revelation.

The book offers the four key principles—breathe, see, nourish and energize—as a daily living practice for readers to begin nurturing themselves both from the outside in, and the inside out. The book also offers techniques to help readers apply these principles in their dayto-day lives.

A chapter is devoted to each of the four disciplines within the title. Each chapter describes the practice, placing it firmly and logically within the context of scripture. Throughout the discourse, the author shares stories of how people have encountered, struggled, and succeeded with the different elements of each practice. She also demonstrates how this overall process can lead to physical, mental, and spiritual transformation.

Spiritual exercises, along with scripture passages, provide handy encouragement for readers to begin readily incorporating these disciplines into their lives.



Frances Murchison, HHC, AADP, founder of Mindfullyfed, is a board-certified holistic health counselor who coaches individuals and groups to make gradual grace-filled changes toward healthful eating, loving relationships, passionate work, and joy-filled spiritual lives. She lives with her husband, author Jay Sidebotham, in Lake Forest, Illinois.

“This is an excellent example of the holism that we now know is the nature of holiness. Frances Murchison is practical, inspiring, informed, and still so personal and easy to read.”
—Friar Richard Rohr, O.F.M., author of Everything Belongs and Radical Grace

“In this most excellent book, Murchison guides us softly and effectively into a quieter union of all our parts. It is a gift in every way to those seeking a Godly balance in and for our post-modern lives.”
—Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence

“I yearn to choose the focus of breathing, seeing, nourishing, and energizing so that I may be my own best friend and use time more wisely—I pray for the wisdom to live this book.”
—Phoebe Griswold, cofounder of the International Anglican Women's Network and former delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

“This gentle, vulnerable and non-judgmental approach to the art of breathing, eating, and the need for community are refreshing and leave one with a deeper understanding of St. Ireneus’s teaching that ‘the glory of God is the human person fully alive.’” —Brother Timothy Jolley, O.H.C., prior, Marlya uMama weThemba Monastery, Grahamstown, South Africa

“A lively, practical guide to wholeness of body, spirit, and mind, not only for beginners but also for those who have been on a spiritual path for many years. Highly recommended!”
—Rev. Nancy Roth, author, The Breath of God, Invitation to Christian Yoga and Grounded in Love.

“Wise advice for those of us living life in a pressure cooker . . . . Using powerful real examples, she follows the typically overlooked connection between our faith and our physical and mental well-being.”
—Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent, PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

“Weaving together her own experience and her professional skill, the author invites us into an intimate conversation about healing.”
—Margaret Guenther, author of Just Passing Through

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