Modalities

Shelter: Healing Self-Portraits of Victoria Lee Antoine-Fisher

Actually, I discovered her dramatic artwork at a First Friday art walk in Florence, AL.  When searching for someone to format my book and to do promotional artwork, I remembered Victoria Lee Antoine-Fisher.  Her artwork was compelling and her spirit was warm and strong.  She continues to impact…

New Directions: Emotional Shelter

I have been pondering the subject for this issue for some time – allowing it to rattle around in my psyche – hoping to have a germ of an idea. Having had little luck, as fortunately, my life experiences have never required emergency physical shelter, I was ready…

Thanks for Listening: Financial Shelter

Many of us go through life without ever thinking about the security of our finances. We tend to leave the thought of serious finances ” Blowing in the wind’! We sometimes see others who we think negatively have substantial financial wealth because they must have cheated their way…

Calls for Shelter

Here comes a killer shark, get out of the water! It’s going to rain today, bring your umbrella. I’ve lost my home, where can I stay? There’re too many people around me; I’m getting nervous. Oh my God, Godzilla is coming; run for your life! Whatever the case…

Cinderella, Ph.D.

Is it possible to affix the notion of culture onto the fictitious character, Cinderella? As we know, culture can be defined as a long-term behavior migrating from one generation to another. Culture serves as a powerful force to sustain values and beliefs, and community involvement. What happens when…

The “Culture” of Education that Every Child Needs

When it comes to who is responsible for the learning atmosphere provided to each and every child, the parents, parent, primary caregiver and village must step forward. Over the years many villages have dwindled to nothing and many parents don’t want others impacting their children in any way….

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…

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…

Holistic Medicine: Making the Connection

Forty + years ago, we were greeted with a medical philosophy that invited us to connect, rather than dissect our techniques for healing of mind, body, and spirit– holistic medicine. The Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) division of the National Institute of Health (NIH) defines the goal of holistic…

Health as a Word

Our minds utter around sixty-thousands of words per day. Each of these words has a meaning, and behind each grouping of words an intent is formulated. In effect, words are the beginning process of our creations. It’s serious stuff, and when we utter words, especially to others, we…