by Karyn Siegel-Maier
For centuries, the fragrance of herbs has been captured in pillows and sweet bags to purify and scent the home. They were known by European mothers anxious to lure their offspring into tranquil sleep, by those seeking relief from headache or depression, and by the solitary who yearned to find true love. Fragrant herbs were sewn into pillows and placed at the head of the bed or between the linens. Often, their scent would be carried from open doorways and windows where they were carefully hung...
Editor's Note: In this article Karyn Siegel-Maier offers in-depth information about how to create herbal dream pillows that can help ensure that your dreams are peaceful and sweet!
by Oonagh Taeger
A lot of attention has been given to the psychosomatic link between emotions and illness. This is an intuitive connection for many people to make because when we feel bad emotionally we also feel bad in our bodies, and in many cases we notice clear physical symptoms from negative emotions. These may be tense muscles, headaches, stomach upsets – but truly, any symptom which your body has become practiced at producing you may notice becoming active when you are in the midst of strong negative emotion...
by Sarah Finlay and Lisa Modica
Do not dwell in the cave of a limited perceptive potential. The ability to see, hear and know is a thousand times more profound when carried out from the heart/mind connection rather than just the mind. For one reason or another, humanity’s heart energy has been diminished or closed down...
Editor’s Note from Peter Clark: This writing is channeled wisdom that came through Sarah from one of her compassionate Upper world spirit teachers. “Helen” is a spirit who is particularly connected to matters of the heart. She calls herself Pleiadian, meaning she is connected to the energies of those stars in some non-ordinary reality way.
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Dr. Patrick Gentempo explains how chiropractic care is not for just the treatment of low back and neck pain, rather it is a proactive approach to health and well being. The world is a stressful place, and this stress often keeps our body from expressing optimal health. The nervous system is what manages stress and Doctors of Chiropractic evaluate the nervous system and remove any interference within it. When the nervous system is functioning optimally the body can adapt to the stresses of life properly and health rather than disease will manifest.
by Jean Walker
No matter what our circumstances, all of us must come to terms with the fact that life wounds us, both psychologically and in other ways. This is the nature of being human. To live in this world is to know suffering. Ironically, that which wounds us can also make us stronger and more resilient. Just as our physical body is equipped with in-built healing mechanisms that adapt to stresses and strains and invading organisms, so the human psyche has inherent drives and capacities for healing and wholeness...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: A succinct, intelligent article which looks at the natural healing tendencies of the psyche and how art therapy taps into this natural resource.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP
How happy are you and why? This is a question I spend a fair amount of time thinking about, not only as it applies to my own levels of happiness, but also as it applies to my family, friends, and the people who I work with. Since graduating with my master's degree in positive psychology, I've worked with and observed thousands of people in a wide variety of settings, and happy people just flow with the groove of life in a unique way. Here is what they do differently...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: My favorite line in this article... happy people "embrace the suck." That's what meditation helps you do and, of course, why it is part of my arsenal of peace.
Editor´s Note from David Burrows: Therapist gives tips on relieving a headache with massage.
Massage & Bodywork
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: A documentary of the Cottage Studio in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where those with serious mental illnesses may pursue art. The artists had the opportunity to prepare for and hang a show of their work at an opening at a commercial gallery. The documentary deals with their preparation for the show, the show itself, and in-depth interviews with three of the artists. While the story is about the preparation for a serious gallery opening culminating in that opening, the interviews explore the very issue of schizophrenia, the lives of the people it affects and the role of artistic expression in their recovery.
Arts & Art Therapy
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