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Sylvia Faddis: A Tragic Hero

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Have you ever met a person who completely inspired you? Someone who was so full of wisdom and passion you couldn’t help but be entranced by their every word? I was overcome with those feelings when I met the renowned homeopath, author, and philanthropist, Sylvia Faddis.
I started working for Sylvia when I was 21 years old, I didn’t really know all that much about homeopathy or her charity, the Kailash Foundation. I just knew I would be helping her with her monthly blog and helping promote her iBook “Tea and Travels: Life Filled to the Brim.” Upon a quick internet search I saw a number of people refer to her as the “tea whisperer.” I was immediately intrigued. When I first met with Sylvia at her cozy NYC apartment I was immediately welcomed with warm cups of green tea and immense positive energy. Her apartment was intricately decorated with beautiful tapestries, photographs, and statues from her travels abroad, mostly Tibet and India. Before we started working I asked her to tell me a little about herself and that’s when I realized Sylvia has lived a thousand lives in one lifetime.
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After the divorce from her first husband Sylvia took refuge in Tibet where she underwent an enlightening death experience which led her to the teachings of H.H. the Dalai Lama and her spiritual teacher H.H Mindrolling. Falling in love with Tibet and its people Sylvia founded the Kailash Foundation, a charity which helps the people of Tibet and the promotion of homeopathy. The profits of her iBook benefit the charity. The Kailash Foundation has accomplished so many achievements since its founding in 1993, so remarkable in fact she has met and received praise for her generosity by H.H. the Dalai Lama himself (tell me that’s not the coolest thing you have ever
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