Editor's Note: This is an engaging TED talk about ways to improve having a full life that combines meaning and engagement in life. While these are not new concepts they are now being supported by research in the field of Positive Psychology... ~Debbie
Steffany Barton, RN, is a premier psychic medium, spiritual teacher and author who is highly sought after for her angel readings. Part of Steffany's mission is to demystify the spiritual and psychic arts. Through public demonstrations of her work as a medium, along with her classes and workshops, she works to provide individuals with spiritual experiences based in scientific fact. Steffany holds a degree as a Registered Nurse and is also certified in past life regression and hypnotherapy and is a Karuna Reiki Master. She is the author of two books: Wonder Wings and Angels Insight. For more information please visit her website www.angelsinsight.com.
An interesting difference between Western doctors and shamanic practitioners is that the shaman is a medium for guides and spirits beyond the physical plane. Doctors are primarily focused on the physical aspects of the healing process. A shaman operates a bit differently. They are inspired, even led, by their helpers. Imagine that each type of medicine a Shaman engages has a life and personality all its own. Now imagine that each form of medicine that is most likely to be effective, seeks out the shaman...
Editor's Note: Dr. Stuart Brown is a a pioneer in research on play, and asserts that humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are not only fun but essential for our development. In this TED talk listen to his description of how by observing animal play in the wild...
"...We modern people have become tragically disembodied, alienated from the most basic level of our own experience as human beings.... Most of us have lost the felt sense of what it is to be embodied, to experience the world in and through the medium of this material and energetic body into which we have been born..."
Editor's Note: As Dennis points out in this great column, it's very easy to live our lives "above the neck." The body, however, always lives in the present.
Anyone who lives in a medium to large size city knows how stressful driving can sometimes be. With our busy-paced life, there are many times when we find ourselves running late for some appointment. As we're driving along, we find ourselves watching the clock move too quickly toward the time we're supposed to be somewhere. We might be thinking that if all the traffic lights will just cooperate, we'll make it. Then all of the sudden we have someone pull quickly out in front of us from a driveway or a side street.
Editor's Note: When I need a quick lift in mood for the day, I can always find words of wisdom on Linda's Blog. She is a psychotherapist who brings compassion, loving kindness, and mindfulness into the simplest things in life.
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