Interviewed by Susan Lutz, ATH Editor of Organic Living
Pregnancy can offer challenges on the organic path - from finding time and energy to shop and cook, to managing health and stress and of course, ultimately the birth. Lauren, author of Ginger is the New Pink: My journey towards healing with vegan whole foods, and editor at Crazysexylife.com returns to All Things Healing to share some of her experiences of keeping up with a healthy life for her and her baby on the way...
by David Pratt, LMT, BA
“...It is very important to understand there is no disease process which cannot be made more likely - or more serious ...
Author's Note: Most people seem to know that reducing stress results in feeling better. That's a bit of a "no-brainer," but did it ever occur to you that our reactions to stress can cause and perpetuate a whole slew of diseases and illnesses?
Massage & Bodywork
by Kevin Schoeninger
In this article, we'll explore a centuries-old practice that's recently been updated through extensive scientific research by The Institute of HeartMath®. This practice is "Inner Smiling." It is a powerful way to reduce stress, improve your health and immune response, stay calm in the midst of chaos, and connect with inner clarity and intuitive guidance...
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: The practice of inner smiling is an age old exercise that has been reintroduced and updated by the institute of Heart Math. The exercise helps to stimulate the relaxation response, which in turn reduces stress, lowers your blood pressure, reduces muscle tension, and assists in normalizing the bodies functions for better health overall.
by Amanda Gore
It was the last line that made me think. Our lives today are so busy, hectic, rushed and full of concerns that we forget to be with our families or friends when we are with them!...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: What does "being present" mean to you? At times, in your daily interactions, do you find your body in one place and your mind miles away? Realize that this disconnect keeps you from being present in the moment, which can lead to stressful relationships with yourself and others. Unresourcesful stress is an energy that negatively impacts your well-being.
Amanda Gore presents insights on how to be consciously present. Learning to live in the moment, as Amanda relates, benefits us in many ways.
by Rika Keck, ACN, Adv. MT, HLC
It is such a common buzzword for many health conditions but what does it really mean? After all, how can one live on this planet without stress?...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: The word stress makes me stressed out thinking about it. My shoulders get tense and immediately I am in my head thinking of everything that needs to get done and will I ever accomplish it all. Yikes, that is stressful. Rika Keck provides us with 5 simple solutions to help all of us bring down the tension, get out of our heads and reduce the internal and external stressors.
by Ellen Joseph
Expansive, peaceful views of nature, with calm waters and verdant trees and colorful flowers, are some of the most psychologically beneficial images for patients who are recovering from surgery, according to the findings of Roger S. Ulrich, PhD, Director of The Center for Health Design. Dr. Ulrich's research proved that such positive scenes of nature can substantially improve patient outcomes...
Editor's Note: Using evidence-based design, artist Ellen Joseph combines research and art to produce paintings and murals that reduce the negative emotional and physiological effects of stress.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Georgina Cannon
Imagine a stress-free wedding. It can actually happen. Brides and grooms are able to relieve wedding day stress through hypnotherapy. Your wedding day can be the day you've always dreamed of – without all the added worries...
by Dr. Paul Jarard
Kids live active, stressful lives. They attend school, do homework, participate in competitive sports, play video games, and meet their friends at the mall. In addition, they deal with divorce, new schools, tough neighborhoods, illnesses, bullying, and pressure to get excellent grades...
Editor's Note: Several studies show that children who practice yoga have less stress. This article describes one such students where students learn how to breath their way through difficult situations, how to refocus their thoughts and look at difficult situations differently, how to have better overall health from practicing asanas (poses) as well, and more. This looks like a vialbe alternative/addition to school curriculum. Namaste!
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