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Tammy’s amazing tenacity in the face of huge setbacks was inspired by a deep abiding spiritual faith. At the age of 14, she nearly died when her appendix burst, and she developed tetanus. She spent six months in the hospital with daily wound cauterization, bent double, and was told she would never walk upright again. There she pushed through excruciating pain to retrain her muscles, to stretch the tendons, and to heal eventually. Within a year she was back dancing, winning gold medals for her technique, character and expression, and for mime. Within two years she was a prima ballerina and had a school of her own, keeping two pianists busy with accompanying the lessons.

This became a pattern for her whole life: attempting the impossible, despite the negativity and lack of encouragement from “experts”. When one door closed, she found new doors.

Many people in the modern world label themselves as “spiritual but not religious”. For children and youth growing up in this paradigm, there may be a sense of not belonging, which puts them more at risk for anti-social behavior and crime. The Empatharian Movement for Peace can be useful here.and belonging, but may not necessarily inspire spirituality. For those growing up within a religious community, spiritual conversations with outsiders can only be an opportunity to deepen and test their faith. The Empatharian Movement for Peace can be useful there.

Many people in the modern world label themselves as “spiritual but not religious”. For children and youth growing up in this paradigm, there may be a sense of not belonging, which puts them more at risk for anti-social behavior and crime. The Empatharian Movement for Peace can be useful here.

Because of the nature of Empatharian work, spirituality can be and is, non-religious, but also within a group format. Empatharian groups foster communication and conversation about meaningful spiritual things. People of all ages can feel a sense of belonging and a shared higher purpose, connected to the mission of ongoing peace-making, locally and internationally. This has the possibility of growing resiliency in youth and adults, helping the achievement of full potential.

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