by Katy Lowe, MH
Happily the summer in WNY has been beautiful! This means numerous activities have been happening outdoors. Yay! Now of course this will mean we may have a few issues we don't deal with during the cooler months, IE bug bites, sunburn, heat rash, and good old poison ivy or poison oak...
Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: If we reflect upon our grandparents and how they endured illnesses it always brings me back to natural, safe home remedies. There is so much in our home that can be used as a life saver in a pinch. Without hesitation we should look to theses simple solutions in our home unless it is a lifesaving issue. Everything has it place!
by Mari L. McCarthy
Are you travelling this summer? Whether it’s a weekend getaway to the mountains or a month by the shore or a dream excursion in the South Seas, journaling your adventure is a sure way to make its pleasures last...
Editor's Note from Blaze, aka Barbara Lazarony: Oh the places you may go this summer! Mari McCarthy shows you how to make your vacation last throughout the year by recording key moments in your journal.
by Miranda Castro FSHom, RSHom (NA), CCH
I was asked recently whether there were any circumstances where homeopathy might be contra-indicated for pregnant women. The question centered on a woman in her first trimester (3 months pregnant) who had been involved in a car accident and was in a state of partial shock...
Editor´s Note: Here's a great testament to the homeopathic remedy Arnica (and its close counterpart Bellis). As well as discussing when both remedies are indicated in pregnancy, Miranda demonstrates its amazing usefulness in her own experience of injury. As always, the choice of remedy is based on the individual symptoms, the hallmark of Homeopathy.
by Nadya Andreeva
For the past 7 days I was on an ayurvedic cleanse in preparation for my panchakarma treatment with Dr Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in ABQ, NM. It is the beginning of my month-long detox journey that will come to an end on May 6th...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Spring is detox season! If you are thinking of purging the body from sweet, salty, crunchy and junk food cravings, the this is the article to read. Nadya Andreeva shares her top 10 secrets for a healthy Ayurvedic detox. These 10 tips will help you prepare your home, work and social environments to maximize the cleanse and ways to stave off cravings. Whether cleansing on your own or under the care of an Ayurvedic Practitioner, remember to start small with cleansing, so your body, senses, mind and spirit can all adjust. Namaste.
by Susan Hemmingway
The worst year of Norma Pitzer-Kelly's life arrived in 2010. That winter, her parents died within months of each other. She lost her job as an insurance adjuster in early spring...
Editor's Note from Sue Meyn: Isn't this an inspiring article about the value of expressive writing? Hope it inspires you to keep up your writing habit----or to start one!
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten
ATH Asst. Editors of Family & Parenting
Are the kids bored? They don't have to be. Look around your kitchen, gather up the supplies you need and make some homemade playdough. Store it in an airtight container for months of fun. Pull out your rolling pin, cookies cutters and let the creativity begin.
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: This is tried and true playdough recipe dating back from our knowledge at least eighty years, possibly longer. Both of our families with our children have used this recipe, playing and making it together. We wish to pass it on to your children and wish you many happy memories.
Family & Parenting
by James R. Doty, MD
One day several months ago, I was leaving a lawyer’s office where I was engaged in a matter where a donation I have made to a non-profit was misappropriated for activities unrelated to my intent. I was quite chagrined and frankly disappointed. I had trusted the individuals who had solicited the donation and it had obviously been misplaced...
Editor's Note from Diane Renz: Our greatest suffering is our disconnection from our inherent goodness and from each other. This is no longer some marginalized spiritual belief, but measurable within our brains and biology. That is the power of science today, to bridge ancient wisdom to our modern daily lives. These lives moving faster and the speed spinning us into levels of stress that keep us in fear states of protection, continuing the sense of separation from our true evolutionary wiring for survival which is based in our original default of compassion, care, kindness, and collaboration...
by David Lauterstein, BA (Music Composition), LMT, MTI, Cert. ZB, TLC School Co-Director
Over the last few years, some practitioners of so-called medical massage have implied it represents the highest level of our profession. First problem, in the U.S. most state laws say massage is NOT the practice of medicine. Many therapists have gone on blithely ignoring that...
Editor´s Note: David Lauterstein is the creme of the crop. He's among the most intelligent writers and practitioners of massage around. Stay tuned as I begin to post is well-written articles on a regular basis in the coming months.
Massage & Bodywork
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