Mari L. McCarthy is The Journaling Therapy Specialist, founder of Create Write Now, home of Journaling for the Self of It™. Mari offers counseling and encouragement to journal writers through her many online journaling resources, as well as private consultations. CreateWriteNow's Personal Journal Blog provides articles on how starting and sticking to a daily pen to page Journaling Practice can help you access your inner intelligence and transform your life. Mari offers lots of Journaling Free Stuff with free Journaling eBooks and free samples from her 15 eBooks, including Start Journaling and Change Your Life in 7 Days, and Who Are You? The 7 Day Journaling Challenge.
by Jill Hope
Confidence is such an essential quality in living a happy, successful life. Confident people are more likely to ask for what they want, and tend to do it in a way that gets a positive response...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Self-esteem is a very important part in raising a confident functioning child, teenager and adult. It's up to us as parents to instill this characteristic in our children. That's why we wanted to share this article with you. It has some very good tools and tips to put to use that we personally taught our children. Jill Hope provides parents with numerous resources through her writing and courses. If you are needing help she is an excellent resource.
Family & Parenting
by Kirsten Welles, LAc
The mind is one of our most powerful resources, and what we do with it makes a difference both for ourselves and for the world in which we live...
Editor’s Note: This article is a companion piece to Bruce Lipton’s video. Both describe how the power of our thoughts can shape our biology and change our susceptibility to disease.
by Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C
A cancer diagnosis brings overwhelming feelings, a multitude of appointments, a sense of managing a second job for which the pay is fatigue, possible hair loss and a tired debit card laden with co-pays. As an oncology social worker and journal group facilitator, my goal with survivors is often focused on finding an action plan grounded in self-care amidst this flurry of activity...
Editor´s Note from Susan de Wardt: Breast cancer does not discriminate by age. Journal Facilitator Jean Rowe, program director for Young Survivors Coalition in Atlanta Georgia, shares some important journaling tips and resources for cancer patients and survivors.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Linda Melos, ND
Silver amalgam dental fillings are actually only 35% silver. 50% or more of the amalgam is mercury – which is the 2nd most toxic metal on this planet, and the most toxic non-radioactive metal. The manifestations of chronic low-grade mercury poisoning tend to start 3 to 10 years after placing mercury in the mouth.
Editor's Note: This article explains some of the history of amalgam fillings, what they are made up of, and signs that they may need to be removed. Dr. Melos also offers some great resources on where we find more information about mercury exposure.
by Dr. Debbie Walhof
I would like to share some wonderful resources to help educate parents, teachers and the community on the topic of learning disabilities...
Alaffia was created to help West African communities become sustainable through the fair trade of indigenous resources. One key to sustainability is empowerment of individuals within the communities...
Editor's Note: The closer a product remains true to the land which gave forth it's fruit, the more it can offer us. Shea butter is one of the true treasures, known by those who grow it to heal, moisturize, and even rejuvenate...
by Joel Kreisberg, DC, CCH
Preventing illness and protecting our environment can and should be mutually inclusive. To that end, Ecologically Sustainable Medicine (ESM) offers a clear agenda by codifying the tools and resources that lead to economically sustainable healthcare and environmental healing...
Editor's Note: A fascinating and thought provoking read that highlights an often overlooked but profoundly important aspect of Homeopathy--its position as an eco-friendly and highly sustainable form of medicine. Joel explains how humankind and nature are inextricably connected through the homeopathic healing process.
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