"The psychohistorical legacy of ancient Mexico, to which the peoples of the Americans are the main heirs, could determine the fate of human life on the planet, for the better or worse. The 2012 end-time may be the point of no return for the Western way of excess and exploitation. It may also be the moment of opportunity for some people in the West to set a course correction for the entire planet."
~ John Lamb Lash in "The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies & Possibilities"
by Meagan Hughes, MT-BC
In the summer of 2012, I met Mireya Gonzalez, a Chilean music therapist visiting California to learn from other music therapists in medical settings. At the time, I was working at a children’s hospital in San Francisco and we compared notes on our programs...
Editor's Note from Mayu Kawata: What is music therapy like in Chile? Holland-based American music therapist Meagan Hughes meets a talented music therapist in Santiago who was able to make a huge impact for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that devastated central Chile a few years ago.
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Jeni James
2012 was FULL of change for me. I stepped away from a secure job in Corporate America to pursue my dreams of running my own company and doing the things I love every day. I moved to New York City, a place that I had only dreamed of living. But the reality looked much different with no job, no guarantee of success...
by Katharine Pike, HHC, AADP
What do we mean by diet roller coaster and how do we get off of it?
Have you ever forced your weight down, then have it creep back up, force your weight down again, then watch it creep back up?...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: It seems like every time you turn around there is a new diet. And your friend or family member is trying it out, thinking this just might be the diet to help them lose the unwanted weight. But if there was a way to get off of the roller coaster ride? What if there was a way to keep you nourished and balanced without deprivation? Katharine Pike is introducing us nourishment through our 5 senses.
Editor's Note: Some of our readers may have seen the British Paraorchestra featured in the closing ceremonies of the Paralympics 2012. I wanted to take this time to really spotlight an incredibly inspiring and creative group of young individuals. I believe creativity and motivation has officially been redefined!
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Sherri Carter, MS
There’s a lot of parenting advise when it comes to creating a nightly ritual of getting your children to bed, successfully. Baths, snacks, bedtime stories are usually part of those suggestions, and all good suggestions too. In our home, we’re not very strict on bedtime rituals, which in and of itself, is a ritual. Then, one day when I read something from the Dr. Wayne Dyer blog, a post from Sept 12, 2012, titled How Do You Sleep?...
Editor's Note: About a year ago, after reading a Dr. Wayne Dyer blog post, at bedtime, I started asking my then 4 yr old son what the favorite part of his day was. It’s been a beautiful, insightful addition to our bedtime routine.
Family & Parenting
by Norma-Jean Strickland,
ATH Asst. Editor of Therapeutic Storytelling
The you that you say you are is a story that no one but you could have written. Family, culture, conditions, time and space influence your story, but it is your story and it can never belong to anyone else. Your story is filled with triumphs, victories, wins and losses...
Editor's Note from Norma-Jean Strickland: The following was taken from the Daily Guides for the August 2012 issue of the Science of Mind Magazine, specifically the one for Monday, August 13, 2012, written by Bob Luckin. Permission to quote was obtained directly from the publisher.
by Dylan Charles, Editor of Waking Times
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Whether you agree with American foreign policy or not, it’s difficult to imagine disagreement over the fact that soldiers returning from war should be given the best possible care to recover from physical and psychological injuries incurred in military service...
Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Shamanism is a broad practice of accessing knowledge and healing from non-physical intelligent sources - spirits. There are many ways to connect with spirits, and some use psycho-active substances - plant spirit medicine - to make the connection. This article presents one of those ways. I do not have direct knowledge of Iboga, but I do know that the traumas suffered by soldiers in war time are treatable by many forms of shamanic healing - with and without the ingestion of plant spirit medicine.
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