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Of Rhythm and a Pattern (Volume 1)

By William Laferriere

Dedicated to David and all the wonderful folks at Harmony and Healing


In the existence of all

is found a rhythm and a pattern.

Thus we consciously find ourselves

deeply embedded within

a cosmic, rhythmic universe.

Everywhere we look

viable rhythms discern.

They’re found in all the patterns

moving through the associated

dimensions of time and space.

It is there as the seasons cycle,

in the migration of birds,

the oceans’ tides, and waves,

the rivers’ rolling to the sea,

the waxing and waning of the moon,

the fruiting, harvesting and dying of plants,

the birth, development, and death of all sentient beings.


Musical rhythm, in its myriad manifestations,

has served us well throughout time.

It is believed to have originated

during the middle Paleolithic Period,

dating back some 50,000 years.

It’s evidence depicted by the dancers

of ancient cave sketches

and unearthed primordial instruments.

This rhythm has long been recognized

as such a powerful tool,

known for uplifting one’s spirit,

for evoking a multitude

of emotional responses.

It may relax or stimulate.

Or lend itself to heal.


Today rhythm is credited with

improving medical outcomes and life quality,

in multitudinous ways.

Listening to music

can reduce the anxiety associated with

chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

it can quell nausea and limit

vomiting for those on the receiving end.


Overall, music therapy may decrease

pain recognition,

thereby reducing the amount

of required meds.

It can relieve depression,

and give one a sense of control.


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February 23 1:30 p.m. ET

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February 16, 10:00 a.m. ET

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Monday 19,  6:00 p.m. ET

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February 27,  11:30 a.m. ET

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Upcoming Events

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Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 

2

Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 

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The Book Club meets the first Sunday of every month at 11 am ET. You are welcome to join each month or pick and choose your month based on your availability and the book we are reading. 

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Through art, writing, and other creative modalities, we hold the power to manage our stress, make sense of our now, and relax into moments of stillness. 

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Free, monthly, online classes in restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer, and Zumba. 

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