by Ellie Peterson
How is it possible to write my own thoughts down on paper while being consciously unaware of what my hand is writing? This was my first journaling experience; it was poignant and powerful. While at a healing retreat, we were asked to go to a quiet place alone and write a letter forgiving someone who had hurt us.
Editor's Note from Barbara Lazarony: Take a page out of Ellie's journal, you can forgive yourself too!
Writing & Poetry Therapy
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: What characterizes vata, pitta and kapha body types? How can we use this to approach our diet? This short video highlights the elements, features and energetics of the three doshas and how unique Ayurveda is for specializing treatment. It speaks of Ayurveda's customization of therapy and the search for the root cause of disease. Listen to find out how Ayurvedic body types can help guide you in your healing journey. Namaste.
by Dave Lappin
The inspiration to write this article literally came to me in the middle of the night. While I usually prefer to sleep through the night, I had this inner calling that I couldn’t resist. Actually, what happened is, that I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. While I was up, though, I remembered a dream I just had...
Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: What insights are your dreams offering you? Dave shares one particular journey in his life, all inspired.
by Sylvia Poareo, MSW
Here is a story about how children (and we) can use water to intuitively heal or destress, that I wrote after watching one of my favorite muses….
Editor´s Note from Sylvia Poareo: We try so hard to help our children with everything we can, and yet, they have their own journey. There are always places where we (often necessarily) fall short. The good news is that they know how to heal and grow themselves. Here is a story about a time my daughter helped me to remember this!
Family & Parenting
by Elizabeth Reninger
Walking Meditation is a wonderful way of transforming something that we do every day into a deeply healing, deeply nourishing and enjoyable tool for our awakening. It is a practice found both in Taoist and Buddhist traditions. When we practice walking meditation, each step of our journey becomes the destination - becomes peace and joy...
by Coleen Ellis
As a grieving pet parent, the grief journey is one that requires work,… “he who mourns, mends.” This work needs to come in the form of doing active mourning...
Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: Like most people, I don't enjoy reliving pain. However, Coleen reminds us to experience the pain once so we can properly mourn the loss of our pets. See Part 1.
Animals & Pets
by Jonathan Horwitz
My first teacher of shamanism in the physical world taught me how to journey on the sound of the drum. My second shamanic teacher told me: "The first time I went to the World of the Spirits I was standing with three other people in a small circle. We were all rattling...
by Todd Rowe, MD, MD(H), CCH, DHt
I celebrate every day that I am a homeopath. It is a labor of love, filled with much joy. As a psychiatrist I enjoyed my work, but as a homeopath I have found my calling. My personal journey into homeopathy began in my last year of medical school. I was interested in learning more about alternative medicine and spent one month studying with a homeopathic physician in Chicago...
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