by Mary Ellen Coulter MD, CCH
Anxiety, which seems to be increasingly prevalent, affects approximately 40 million Americans. Of these, 6 million have been diagnosed with panic disorder, anxiety that is more severe, frequent and difficult to control. The more common symptoms of palpitations, light-headedness or dizziness, nausea and a feeling of impending doom, are common and may not help with the selection of a specific homeopathic treatment...
Editor's Note: Mary Ellen presents the distinguishing features of 9 homeopathic remedies for acute episodes of anxiety or panic attacks. As always, if these symptoms recur and are hindering a person's wellbeing, he or she needs to consult a professional homeopath for constitutional treatment which can be highly effective.
by Bliss Cavanagh
1. What was the inspiration for Sensory Delight?
Drawn from my personal experience of living with Tourette syndrome, Sensory Delight marks the professional development from my Bachelor of Fine Art Honours work ‘Sensory Overload...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: I LOVE Bliss Cavanagh's story! As both an art therapist and an artist, I view her use of art and the creative process to deal with her Tourette syndrome, as a profound validation of the power of art to heal and enlighten. Her story is a perfect example of mythologist Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey - a descent to her deeper self, her return bearing gifts and knowledge of benefit to both herself and the wider community. Bliss's transformation via art is also a story of self-acceptance, of learning to use and work with her Tourrette's rather than continually trying to 'fix' herself of something that has emerged, via her art, as her greatest gift.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Emily Malone
Sprouting is the process of soaking grains and beans so that they germinate, bringing them to the beginning stages of becoming a plant – crazy, right? While I would love to offer you my own well-worded take on sprouting, I find that it is best to leave it to the professionals...
by Dawn Bodrogi
I’m going to confess something here that I have never heard a professional astrologer confess before. And I’m going to do it right at the top of our journey through this blog together. I have intermittent crises of faith...
Editor's Note: This is a professionally done video with great color and variation. The therapist's voice is clear and she has good hands for massage and always has contact with the client's body.
Massage & Bodywork
by Sandra Miniere, MEd
ATH Asst. Editor of Sacred Living
As you learn NOT to take anything personally, you will bring harmony into your relationships. For example, someone may say or do something that feels like an attack on your self-worth, wellbeing or your beliefs...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Effective communication is the key to healthy, happy relationships, both personally and professionally. A huge step in maintaining and improving relationships is to "not take anything personally." How the other person reacts to what you say or do is about them, not you. This article gives you three strategies to stay out of someone else's drama and remain a heart-centered observer. When you stay calm and open minded, you will be able to guide your interactions with others to positive outcomes most of the time.
Editor's Note from Melanie Webb: Check out Baby Liv! This little baby has something to teach us about the way the human body moves and progresses. Sometimes as a fitness professional I have to remember to take all of the great information in my head and simplify it. Thank you, Baby Liv for showing me how to do that!
Exercise & Fitness
by Susie Leonard Weller, MA
Whether you get along with partners, children, and colleagues may depend on how your brain—and theirs—process information. In Why Don't You Understand? Improve Family Communication with the 4 Thinking Styles, Susie Leonard Weller explains how our thinking styles affect all of our interactions. Understanding how our brains work can make us better lovers, spouses, parents, friends and professionals...
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