Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: A fun and easy educational video to use to demonstrate and teach your children about "tapping."
EFT ~ Emotional Freedom Technique is a spectacular way to share how to release unhealthy emotions, fears, stresses, illnesses and build your confidence. EFT takes positive affirmations to a whole other level. You are tapping into and stimulating your meridian systems. Come laugh along with Brad and his young assistant
Family & Parenting
by Eden Kozlowski,
ATH Co-Editor of Meditation
I am the mother of a child with special needs. My young teenage daughter was born with pachygyria, which basically means her brain decided to be structurally different from the norm. In the old days she probably would have been labeled "retarded" (what a word, huh?!) and in a sense, that is what her brain did – it didn't advance fully...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Do you have a special needs child? Or do you know anybody else who does? This article is chalked full of wisdom, sensitivity, information, empathy and the most amount of positively driven helpful tools that we've ever read on reducing stress for parents or caregivers or anyone involved on a daily basis who is taking care of special needs children.
Family & Parenting
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: Do you experience post traumatic stress? The reasons can be various and individual - a car accident, a natural disaster and violence - and its impact on your life tremendous. And now, what can you do? Guided imagery can help you as it helped me on my journey to heal post traumatic stress of sexual abuse and violence. One of the imagery I used was by Belleruth Naparstek. Listen to this interview and find out more about her work and how it may help you.
by Pat Heydlauff
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure,” said Peter Marshall, former pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, who also twice served as Chaplain of the United States Senate...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Pat Heydlauff explores the three most common stressors in today's society and encourages us to manage stress effectively. She shares four empowering strategies in her stress control plan. Bringing our beliefs and values into alignment with our decisions and actions plays an important role in reducing stress and improving the quality of our lives.
by Diana Fox
I spend a good deal less time than I would like reclining in comfort on my bed. But I still rack up at least 45 hours a week. These, to me, are critical, replenishing hours. I like them to be unadulterated by both stress and toxic chemicals...
Editor's Note from Margaret Marchuk: If you are trying to decide about the type of mattress you will buy or why choose an organic one, this article provides some insights. The author also addresses how to recycle your old mattress instead of sending it to the landfill.
Eco-Products & Services
by Rika Keck, ACN, Adv. MT, HLC
Having attended various 'Clinical Approaches to Cancer' symposiums, it is very clear that whole food nutrition, nutritional (non-synthetic!) and botanical supplementation support the individual - without adversely affecting treatment, or sometimes enhancing medical treatment if that is desired...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Cancer has been a hot topic on the news lately, with the recent decision of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and Pierce Brosnan's daughter's recent death of ovarian cancer. Just as important as the path you have chosen for treatment there are many other ways to support and heal the body during time of stress. Rika Keck, has written a personal letter from her heart on other modalities to support yourself or a loved one.
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: The Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago has implemented a Laughter Yoga program for the cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Laughter Yoga has proven to reduce the patients stress levels, raises their spirits, and helps them tolerate their therapy better. It has been such a successful program, that the hospital staff started their own monthly practice.
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: Are you feeling stressed? How much power does your mind have? How do your beliefs energetically impact your wellness? Health Psychologist Kelly McGonigal presents insights about how your beliefs about stress have a bigger impact on your health than the actual stress itself. Kelly relates that it’s not the stress that’s harmful to you. It's your beliefs about the stress that determines whether or not this energy is harmful to you. Watch the video and gain a healthier perspective about stress.
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