by Susan de Wardt,
ATH Co-Editor of Writing and Poetry Therapy
Sherry Reiter began her career as a drama specialist for the New York City Department for Aging while pursuing her childhood dream to be an actress. When she started using creative writing exercises with her groups she watched as people’s eyes filled with tears and knew then there was something more happening than just recreation...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Registered poetry therapist Sherry Reiter shares insight into the how and why of poetry therapy and the development of professional standards in the field.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Anat Baniel
Whether you are a full-time mom, working mom, working professional, or college student, one of the biggest challenges to becoming fit is finding the time in your busy life. The good news is that this challenge may not be as difficult as you may think...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Born in Israel and now living in San Rafael, CA, Anat Baniel has established an international reputation in ‘neuromovement’: using the brain to overcome pain and limitation and increase fitness and vitality. She offers workshops in vitality, anti-aging and pain relief around the country.
Exercise & Fitness
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.
by Meenakshi Joshi, BAMS, PG PPHC, PGCPK
Many of you might know of my intention behind writing this note at a very short notice. I was just shocked to see that we are not aware of what to do in case of accidental needle prick from an HIV infected source.
I will try to give all details at my level best so that in future this type of situation could not arise...
Editor's Note: I would like to wish our all of our readers a very happy new year. Here I am posting very useful information about AIDS for health professionals as well as the general public. This is one of the least talked about subjects but a very, very important topic as many of our doctors don't clearly know what action to take.
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 Adri Kyser, E-RYT 500
Whether they are looking to loose weight or to release stress, yoga is becoming more and more popular across the globe. You see celebrities, professional sport athletes, even doctors endorsing the benefits this practice can bring to your life. No wonder why everyone is giving it a try...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: More and more people are turning into yoga these days. Here are 8 ways to help start and sustain a proper yoga practice. Sometimes, all you need is a little motivation.
by Dr. David Hanscom, MD
Guest Editor of Integrative Medicine
Families present some interesting challenges to people who are trying to change their lives for the better, who are working to become healthier and happier. This phenomenon has been noted by many professionals treating people with chronic diseases including addictions, eating disorders, mental illness and, yes, chronic pain...
by Dr. Tate Gentile, DC
You don’t have to be a health care professional, a doctor, a philosopher, or even a scientist to know that our body is an amazing organism. Just think….. one sperm, one ovum meet, dividing into 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 …… and over the course of the next 9 months the most amazing miracle known to man is growing, changing, adapting, specializing cells, and bringing LIFE to another human being...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: As Dr. Tate Gentile says in his article, we are all taught two main principles growing up: Don't do drugs and don't call people names. Unfortunately, the medical culture does not follow these rules. If these principles are important to you and your family, there are better options out there.
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