Overeating can seem to be an inevitable problem to many with winter holidays on the horizon, Thanksgiving being one of the biggest culprits among them. Carolyn Denton joins us to talk about happy, healthy eating habits with her expertise as a nutritionist.
"I think that we're living in times that are fraught with stress. I think most people experience daily stress and the notion that you can utilize Reiki on a daily basis on yourself for 15 minutes 30 minutes and that you can restore some of your energy and that you can experience reduce stress I think is a preventative measure."
"[...] If we look at schools, everyone's making sure everybody has a desk, a textbook, pencils, right? Equity, however, is giving people what they need to reach the same outcome as everyone else, and that's different than equality"
People commonly think that "aromatherapy" refers to anything that smells good, like scented candles, potpourri, and perfumes. We use the term "aromatherapy" to refer to the therapeutic application of plant essential oils (usually diluted in some type of solution) by qualified aromatherapists or other individuals.
"Surgery removes the bullet out of the limb, which is an obstruction to cure, but nature heals the wound. So it is with medicine; the function of an organ becomes obstructed; medicine so far as we know, assists nature to remove the obstruction, but does nothing more. And what nursing has to do in either case, is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him."
- Florence Nightingale, Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not
There are so many integrative healing practices that exist in the world, and while we will explore them individually more in-depth in later episodes, I wanted to first speak with Dr. Teri Verner about the field as a whole.
Alex Haley is the Mindfulness Lead here at the Center, and in this episode he explores the topic of mindfulness to answer questions like what it is, how it works, and gives tips on how to be more mindful everyday.
Many of us have a goal to "eat better," but understanding food - and its impact on your wellbeing - can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. This episode's guest, Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, director of the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, discusses topics like people's perceptions on food, the state of food literacy in Minnesota, and how to start eating more mindfully.
Have you ever been awed by the beauty of a mountain or ocean? Have you ever been excited to see a wild animal in its natural habitat? Have you ever stopped to admire a lovely flower or tree? If so, you will understand how nature can impact our wellbeing.