Come Back To Your Sense
The Four Agreements
The Four Agreements, a book written by Don Miguel Ruiz is based upon ancient Toltec wisdom from the native people of Southern Mexico. The Toltec were known as a people of knowledge. Within the tribe were many scientists and artists who created a society to explore and conserve the traditional spiritual knowledge and practices of their ancestors. The Toltec viewed science and spirit as part of the same entity, believing that all energy - material or ethereal - is derived from and governed by...
Accessibility is more than wheelchair ramps and modified bathroom stalls. The Disability Rights Movement that began in the early 1970s helped to secure equal opportunities and equal rights for people with disabilities. The outdated custodial care model which lacked personal autonomy was replaced with a person centered approach. The closing of institutions in favor of community living helped to foster a new openness for inclusion. Citizen advocacy groups to support people with disabilities...
“Zoning Out” An Innate Coping Strategy
Zoning out is a natural function of normal life that can provide an immediate way of managing when your mind or body is overwhelmed. The habit of zoning out begins in early childhood while children try to assimilate the countless new experiences they are constantly faced with. Dissociation is the clinical term used to describe this experience; it is a protective mechanism triggered by the nervous system when it reaches its maximum capacity to process internal and external stimulation....
How To Develop Your Intuitive Muscle
By definition, intuition is a sense or feeling that cannot readily be explained away by conscious logical or rational thought. It is based on instinctive knowledge that is always available. Everyone has intuition and the more you acknowledge it, the stronger and more accurate it will become. Your intuition is like an inner companion that can help you understand your inner being, find your life purpose, and give you practical solutions to everyday challenges. Learning to rely on your...
Ayurveda & Dosha Body Types For Beginners
Have you ever stopped to wonder why you seem to need less sleep than others, love hot spicy food, have a hard time being still, public speaking is your forte, you enjoy competition, or you have the patience of a saint? The answers to these and countless other questions can be found in the science of Ayurveda; a holistic approach to health that focuses on maintaining physical and emotional balance. Ayurveda is based on three dosha body types which are a combination of the energies of the...
The Grace Of Humility
In many religious and philosophical traditions humility is seen as a virtue, often associated with being modest and respectful. Research suggests that humility is connected to qualities such as self-awareness, openness, honesty and an ability to see the big picture. When one is humble they don’t need to win, to have the last word, or have recognition for their deeds. A person with spiritual humility is grateful for their abilities and focuses on developing and learning to be responsible for...
Listening To Your Body
Listening to your body and responding to the information that it is giving you is essential your health and wellbeing. A fast paced, high tech, wired lifestyle can create relentless stress on your nervous system; sometimes you just need to unplug. All too often the busyness and electronic noise of the world around you overshadows the most basic sensations that are going on within. Throughout the day your body communicates fundamental signals like hunger, thirst and the need for a bathroom...
It is natural to give of yourself to your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors and community. Yet in the name of responding to the needs of others, it is easy to lose sight of the time and care that you need to give yourself. Honoring yourself by setting healthy limits is a skill that you can learn and will help you to feel balanced, centered and grounded. The best case scenario is to find ways to honor yourself by adjusting to situations as they arise and still maintaining your connections...
Special Encore Presentation: The Dawning Of A New Age
There are positive uplifting energies available during this time of the dawning of a new world age and beyond. Yet, often we are so focused on what we are doing that we miss the energies from the unseen world that are here to guide us. More and more people are setting aside time daily to sit quietly in the stillness and commune with the energy of creation that we are collectively connect to. The Aquarian Age is ruled by awareness, information, and energy. People will feel more inspired to...
Balancing Your Relationship With Sugar
A well-balanced blood sugar level is crucial to your overall fitness and well-being. Your blood sugar level is the amount of glucose from what you eat that is circulating in your bloodstream and providing energy to your cells for immediate fuel; or being stored for future use. Blood sugar stability is essential for regulating your hormones, triggering your body to burn stored fat, and increasing your metabolism which helps to maintain a healthy weight. With the rampant rise in obesity...
The Healing Potential Of Sound & Music
Sound is vibrational in nature and is a powerful tool because we are vibrational beings. Sound can influence your mood; birds chirping, flowing water, or children laughing may be pleasing while a jack hammer, car alarm, or motor can get on your nerves. The emotional content and influence of sound can be amplified or enhanced by the spoken word or sung verse, and through the striking, strumming, plucking, or blowing of musical or sound healing instruments. In many cultures music has...
Increase Your Mental & Emotional Health
Annually one third of the population experiences something that challenges their mental and emotional health. Symptoms can range from very minor shorts bouts of anxiety or grief brought on by an increase in stress; to more painful and debilitating symptoms. Mental illness, like cancer can strike anyone at any time and has a variety of causes. Almost half the population has a family member or close friend that is living with some form of mental illness that affects their mood, energy,...
Water The Elixir Of Well Being
We all know that water is good for us yet, the reasons are not always clear. It may surprise you to know that a very high percentage of the human body is made up of water and every cell in your body needs water in order to function efficiently. Every time you take a drink of water, the liquid goes to work performing vital functions that keep your body's systems running smoothly. As an example the brain consists of 90% water, if you do not drink plenty of water your brain cannot function...
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