by Bernd Wechner
Symbols are amazing things. They rule our lives. When we overestimate their power, we suffer, when we underestimate their power we suffer. Just what is a symbol and why are they so important us?
Symbols are all we have to communicate with one another, to share our ideas and feelings. Deeper still, they form a great part of how we talk to ourselves, that is, how we think, process and summarise our ideas and experiences.
Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: Ever since Bernd was a child, he has dreamed of wandering the world aimlessly in search of his fortunes. After studying and working for a while, with enough of the stable life behind him, he set out to do just that. He collected a respectable pile of experiences and information on the road before he migrated to a more steady home and family life. This is a reflective piece that he wrote about symbols.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Sherri Carter, Supervising Editor for ATH
There is power in one, there really is! There’s also power when individuals come together for a common goal. Here at ATH, we are a group of individuals who have come together to promote healing of mind, body, spirit and planet. YOU, the reader, are a very important part of this beautiful community. When we decided to move forward with building for our soon-to-be Online Learning Center, it only made sense to include YOU in the campaign...
by David Pratt, LMT, BA
Low back pain is a common problem that can be helped with a combination of self-care, soft tissue treatment like medical massage therapy and Breema bodywork...
Author's Note: The causes of low back pain are as numerous as there are backs! The good news is, a skilled massage therapist is often able to help relieve or even resolve the issue. Find out how emotions can even be the cause of that nagging discomfort.
Massage & Bodywork
Mari L. McCarthy is The Journaling Therapy Specialist, founder of Create Write Now, home of Journaling for the Self of It™. Mari offers counseling and encouragement to journal writers through her many online journaling resources, as well as private consultations. CreateWriteNow's Personal Journal Blog provides articles on how starting and sticking to a daily pen to page Journaling Practice can help you access your inner intelligence and transform your life. Mari offers lots of Journaling Free Stuff with free Journaling eBooks and free samples from her 15 eBooks, including Start Journaling and Change Your Life in 7 Days, and Who Are You? The 7 Day Journaling Challenge.
by David Pratt, LMT, BA
You know you need to get away.
Work, family, the hectic schedules and constant “to do” lists. You’re ready to trade it all for a temporary “do nothing” list ...
Author's Note: There are several key questions that will help you design the best getaway or retreat possible. This article helps guide you to the perfect experience for you, and reveals the transformative effect of adding massage therapy and yoga to your final decision.
Massage & Bodywork
by Dr. Judith Orloff
Transforming depression is sacred work. My blood runs cold when I hear of people entering conventional psychotherapy for this emotion without a peep of spirituality mentioned as part of healing. Why is this such a damaging form of neglect? You deserve to have an illuminated appreciation of depression to justly dignify it...
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: Depression - a state many people experience in our modern society. This articles gives you new perspectives - and reveals the importance of not going through it alone.
by Heather Manley, ND
Basically the classification depends on the chemical structure of the carbohydrate food and how quickly it is digested and absorbed in the body...
Editor's note from Rebecca Snowden: Dr. Manley is author of the award winning Human Body Detectives, her children’s educational series of story-telling books, eBooks, and iPhone/iPad apps. Here, she discusses the difference between carbohydrate types and how we can know which choices are going to be the more healthful ones.
by Rebecca McClary, MA, MT-BC
I recently traveled to Fiji and I have to say, I had some of my most memorable musical experiences of my life. My experiences ranged from being greeted with song by an entire village as our boat arrived to Beqa (pronounced Bang-ga) Island, sitting with the village musicians who were singing and playing their guitars and lali (log) drum during a traditional kava ceremony, to receiving a Fijian Bobo (pronounced Mbombo) massage and hearing the ladies in the shop periodically sing church hymns...
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
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