The Gift of Healing
Every week, Express Yourself!â¢ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!Â® for Teens.
What is the meaning of care, and how do you heal both inside and out? Hosts Brigitte Zia and Zahra Hasanain read from Be the Star You Are!Â® for Teens the chapter, The Gift of Healing by prominent physical therapist, Arlyn Van Dyke about his childhood accident that lead to him becoming a healer. They then travel across the pond to the Emerald Isle with a fascinating interview with author of The Summer King, Orla Melling. Mellingâs books of young adult fantasy weave spiritual themes with high adventure in the tradition of her favourite author, C.S. Lewis. Her bestselling series The Chronicles of Faerie Â was listed among the American Library Associationâs Top Ten Fantasy Books for Youth and Top Ten Youth Books for the Environment. Art can be very calming and serene and in our last segment, Art Attack reporter, Brigitte shows us the power of healing art. Each and every one of us harbors a doctor within. Heal thyself!
Bio: O.R. Melling
OR Melling was born in Ireland and grew up in Canada with her seven sisters and two brothers. At eighteen she hitch-hiked to California, seeking adventure. A year later, she was off to Malaysia and Borneo on a youth exchange program. That set her motto for life “to travel hopefully” and she has ended up in other wonderful countries such as India and Outer Mongolia. During her years at university, Melling was a reservist with the Royal Canadian Navy, gaining the Queenâs Commission and the rank of Sub-lieutenant. She has a B.A. in Philosophy and Celtic Studies and an M.A. in Medieval Irish History. Mellingâs books of young adult fantasy weave spiritual themes with high adventure in the tradition of her favourite author, C.S. Lewis. Her bestselling series The Chronicles of Faerie Â was listed among the American Library Associationâs Top Ten Fantasy Books for Youth and Top Ten Youth Books for the Environment. Melling also writes screenplays and adult novels. Her books have been translated into many languages including German, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. Melling lives in a small town by the Irish Sea.
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