I was never a very good student in any of the schools I attended. I was kicked out of Katherine Brennan Elementary School – which currently ranks 534th out of 543 Connecticut elementary schools (because of kids like me?). But I wasn’t suspended for tromping Element No. 4 from the Periodic Table of Swearing in 20-foot high letters onto the pure white snow covering the hill behind the school...
Editor's Note: A reminder from Dr. Brady that we all have specific talents and gifts and we as parents (and educators), should honor that in our children by allowing them the freedom to explore their interests.
Editor's Note from Norma-Jean Strickland: This is a 10-minute video featuring Jackie Merrill, who presents stories to elementary-aged children in the oral tradition, who then goes on to speak of the importance of the role of elders in our society and keeping the art of storytelling alive. She is also Chairperson of the Board of an intergenerational organization called Storybinders, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling (not reading) stories to children in schools.
Metaphysical philosophers believed the seat of Psychic Vision was an area in the forehead. They called this the third eye. This forehead/third-eye region is in fact the Vision Psychic Reception Area. Many religions anoint or decorate that forehead area in baptismal or other blessing rituals. Many schools of meditation tell their students to focus their thoughts there and visualize an image or scene...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: Pete Sanders, Jr.'s article does a wonderful job at making intuition applicable and no-nonsense. He describes in biological terms how our physical vision has been fully developed through the years and our psychic vision hasn't. He describes that our psychic vision is only dormant and all we need to do is reawaken it. Mr. Sanders shares simple exercises that will help awaken your psychic vision to connect with your intuitive abilities "on command.
The discussion about the perils of ingesting essential oils dates back to the beginning of Modern Aromatherapy in the early 1970s. How do we know what is right for us? Before we can decide, we need to take a look at the various schools of thought in aromatherapy: the British, the French and the Californian/American...
Currently, we are seeing herbal medicine reaching out to many people in our society. There are increased numbers of herbal students, practitioners, and schools engaged in learning and promoting the use of herbal medicine. All this appears to reflect a booming state of herbal medicine, but if we really respect our tradition as a living organism it becomes evident that Currently, we are seeing herbal medicine reaching out to many people in our society. There are increased numbers of herbal students, practitioners, and schools engaged in learning and promoting the use of herbal medicine. All this appears to reflect a booming state of herbal medicine, but if we really respect our tradition as a living organism it becomes evident that the original vitality of the system is expiring. The deeper layers of its pulse are becoming weak...
Everyone is doing it – this thing called yoga. Doctors are prescribing it as a natural therapy to reduce stress; physical therapists are recommending it to help patients rehabilitate; personal trainers are suggesting it as a complementary activity to cardio and weight training and schools are offering it as an elective in physical education courses – learning to balance the mind, body and spirit.
Simply put, yoga means “union” – uniting breath and movement, uniting mind and body – being present in every moment – not thinking about the next.
Some herbalists hold the idea that there can be a “clinical herbalist” who is practicing herbology but doesn’t know or recognize plants and many times cannot make the simplest medicine. We have seen many sincere students of acupuncture or naturopathy come out of schools who are extremely stressed due to the academic and financial pressures. They were taught all the academically appropriate things but they were not shown what it is to be a True Human being nor were they given the initiatory steps to what a true healer is.
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Sir Ken Robinson states eloquently how our warped educational system is educating children out of their creative capacities. Through excellent intelligent examples he shares story after story of brilliant creativity and how powerful it is when it is allowed to be unleashed. We could have possibly lost a famous woman who produced some of the world's most successful musical theater productions in history if she would have been medicated like first suggested. We fully resonate with his case for creating an educational system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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