New Directions: Here’s to Your Health

Recently I had my own personal health scare.  As a Wellness Coach, it was quite challenging dealing with a diagnosis of a damaged heart when I had been doing all the “right things” according to traditional, complementary and energy medicine practices. As I settled into the situation, the…

This Issue: Health!

Sawasdee krab/ka! Hello! I went to Bangkok!!! I was in sensory overdrive with the beauty and splendor of the temples, food, markets, and the people.  I’ll share some of the wonder of my experience in Scanning Bangkok, but I am ashamed to describe what I felt about my…

I’m Still Standing

Thirteen years ago – I sat at my desk and had a stroke.  No – I’ve never had and I don’t have high blood pressure, wasn’t overweight at the time, and was in general good health. The weekend prior I had an amazing headache, my right arm and…

Mind + Body + Soul = Temple

My body is my temple. I cherish it. I feed it well…um not all the time but like 90% of the time.   I’m faithful to the gym five days a week and I’m not the girl that you see spending their time on treadmills. I’m the girl…

Food for Thought

It was Pitru Paksha or the fortnight when Hindus remember their Pitra or ancestors. In the lunar calendar the two weeks are sandwiched between the Ganesh festival and Navratri Goddess festival corresponding to the Krishna Paksh or waning fortnight of the Bhadrapada (September) moon. It is believed that…

Give Me Vitality

Health? Hah! Turn mine up. Give me vitality. Let me always remember, My wholeness is greater Than the sum of my parts. My wholeness is the Whole. Life lives in me. Life lives as me. Let me bloom, flourish, abound. Life-force abides and expresses Right where I am…

Reflections

The milk I poured into my cereal was laced with suicidal thoughts, It choked the goodness out of the fine slivers of almond that punctuated My honey toasted muesli. The steam from my honey sweetened rooibos whispered damp unworthiness that Seeped into my very core. I could not…

Words of Russell Clayton

EMOTIONAL HEALING Your body assists and amplifies your emotions through your memory by recreating your body’s exact chemical state and reactions to similar past events. This is because memory is is your body’s version of identity. Make yourself aware of your body’s effort to increase your chemical reaction…

Surviving in The Wake of Suicide

Forty-seven thousand (47,173) Americans committed suicide in 2017. Another 1.3 million Americans attempted suicide. Suicide and self-injury cost the United States $69 billion annually. Of the multiple reasons why people kill themselves, one little-discussed fact is sometimes the career you love ends up contributing to physical and emotional…

If We Knew Better, We Would Do Better

  “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” Paraphrased from Proverbs 13:24 The adage, If They Knew Better, They Would Do Better, has been a part my family lexicon for as long as I can remember. Recently ran across the “correct” version of the quote attributed to Maya Angelou…