Lori Mangano, formerly Lori Nathan, has a diverse background including years of experience in oncology, hospice and bereavement. She founded the Children and Family art and bereavement program in Edison NJ, and is certified in the Prepare for Surgery program. Previously she conducted the Art and Writing groups in Exeter Hospital Oncology, and the Therapeutic Learning Classroom in Exeter's Main Street School. Lori founded Sacred Oak Healing Services to offer tools to assist those on the journey of healing and transformation.
Oak has been significant for all cultures and throughout time. For generations, people seeking new understanding and vision have sat beneath the oak tree to gain strength and renewal of spirit. Because it can often be struck by lightening and survive, it is associated with inspiration, illumination, and transformation. It is said that sitting with an oak will soothe the nervous system and help you walk through your doors of transformation with courage, grace, and resilience.
Our ordinary mind always
tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns...faith gives us knowledge of something better: that
we can become oak trees.
- E.F. Schumacher
Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems. An acorn is just a tree's way back into the ground. For another try. Another trip through. One life for another.
- Shirley Ann Grau
The bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you refuse to take the turn. - Unknown
Healing happens naturally and when it doesn't it usually means there is a block somewhere. Although our inner wisdom knows what we need, our fear of making changes or feelings of low self-worth can often keep us teetering in the doorway. Through the tools and skills learned at Sacred Oak Healing Services, you will gain the clarity to hear that inner voice and find the courage to take action needed to follow your own true path.
Mighty oaks from
little acorns grow.
- 14th century proverb
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