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Entries tagged with “Healing”

"Benedictus: The Story of Sister Anne"

SPONSORED CONTENTBenedictus: The Story of Sister Anne is a love story of both divine and human dimensions. The story of the nun is also the story of Joseph, her psychologist. It wa…

21 Days to Your Vision Quest

Get ready for the least-expensive, most-healing, most-enlightening 48 hours you may ever experience.

5 Ayurvedic Tips for Solving Digestion Problems

Ayurveda uses everything in nature as a medicine—and I don't just mean herbs and oils. This system of medicine treats the air, the sun, and  the water as medicine.It trea…

5 Questions for Mark Nepo

Diagnosed with cancer almost 30 years ago, author Mark Nepo shares his transformative healing experience in his new book Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholene…

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Silver

Did you know that silver, the very same stuff used to make jewelry, has numerous health benefits?

7 Ways to Inspire Healing and Hope After a Disaster

Bombings, earthquakes, mudslides, and murders: As tragic as these events are, they can also help us build our collective strength

7 Ways to Make Happiness Last

As a surgeon I have used the word “cancer” — the C-word — thousands of times in my life. I have spent my entire professional life researching it, trying to find ways to resect it, …

9 Card Decks for Healing, Divination, and Affirmation

There are days when you need inspiration, times when you are yearning for affirmation, and moments when what you seek is divination. The decks below offer all three. AFFIRMATI…

9 Stories for Healing the Body

Explore 9 creative and profound ways to heal the body.

A Challenge to Forgive

Are you hurt and suffering? As Desmond and Mpho Tutu write in their new book The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World, "Until we can forgive, we…

A Practice to Heal Prejudice

How loving-kindness meditation taps the roots of empathy

A Ritual to Honor Water

By Wendy Macdonald Water is life: elemental, essential, mysterious, sacred. One has only to experience a blooming desert, a sprouting seed, a clean body, or the sense of well-bein…

And He Never Looked Back

As a baby, Matthew fell headfirst from our second story, crashed his skull through his brain and suffered a devastating traumatic brain injury. And while he became a “miracle child…

Animal Farm as Written by Gandhi

Lisa is a big pig: More than 1,000 pounds, and when she goes into heat she can and will go through just about anyone or anything; so it is sadly not surprising that the farmer who …

ASK A PRACTITIONER: Spagyric Alchemist

What exactly is spagyrics?Renaissance-era physician Paracelsus made up the word spagyric—pronounced spa-jeer-rick—from two root words that literally mean separate and recombine. Ou…

Awakening to Walk & Talk Therapy

We cannot solve our problems wearing the same shoes we wore in creating them.

Barefoot Healing

The old people came literally to love the soil, and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. It was good for the skin to touch the ear…

Beating All Odds

How people with remarkable recoveries from incurable illness are the flagship for a new science of health

Becoming Trans-personal

Shifting away from an attachment to the material aspects of personhood can help transform suffering into healing.

Before You Feed Yourself, Nourish Yourself

An excerpt from The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion by Victoria Moran

Book Review: Inside the Miracle

Inside the MiracleEnduring Suffering, Approaching Wholenessby Mark NepoSounds TrueSpiritual guide Mark Nepo is a consummate storyteller, as evidenced in this collection of essays, …

Burzynski

Directed by Eric MerolaIn 1995 in the United States of America, a courageous man faced the possibility of being condemned to 290 years in federal prison and $18.5 million in fines.…

Changing Our Mental Filters

Excerpted from Tears to Triumph by Marianne Williamson

Channeling Depression Into a Powerful Tool for Creativity

I wouldn't exactly call depression a gift, but I’ve come to accept the restless emptiness and nagging sadness as signals from my soul instead of merely the symptoms of an illness t…

Conquering Autoimmune Disorders

Two alternative approaches offer hope to those suffering from chronic pain.

Create a Garden of the Senses

Sensory gardens look, smell, feel, taste, and sound beautiful. They are designed to be therapeutic for those with special needs.Yet the greatest healing of these magical places com…

Cultivate Balance: 4 Resources for Encouraging Self Care




If you’ve found your way to this blog, the chances are that you might consider yourself an activist. If that’s the case, chances also are that you or someone you love has had is…

Deep Listening

Dr. Neha Sangwan and writer and coach Jackee Holder say deep listening is the path to wellness

Divine Brine for the Dis-Ease of...

The Comparative MindComparing is great for prices at the grocery store, but when we start treating the unique and sacred story of our own life that way, we always invite suffering.…

Ease Suffering with Music

In the growing field of music thanatology, research finds that a patient’s final days can be made easier with music.When aggressive treatments and heroic measures fail, caregivers …

Eight Paths to the Goddess

On the spring equinox this year, with the full moon in Virgo, about a hundred people gathered excitedly together in Ashland, Oregon, to dance, to pray, and to perform ceremonies to…

Empathic to a Fault?

Therapists Seana McGee and Maurice Taylor explain the dark side of compassion.

Expressing Myself Through Nia

I practice the Nia Technique, a dynamic fusion of moves from dance, martial arts, and healing arts that integrates body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The workout leaves me drenched …

Fighting Cancer with Singing Bowls and Yogic Chants

The bowls bring me into my body and make me feel that I am part of this infinite universe.

Film Review: Aloft

AloftDirected by Claudia LlosaSONY PICTURE CLASSICSPeruvian director Claudia Llosa’s moody, ethereal drama is a curious, sad little tale. It follows two timelines: In one, a s…

Find the Good in Grief

I couldn’t imagine why I would want to dedicate two years of my life to studying with a man who could be confused with the grim reaper himself…

Flourish

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-BeingBy Martin E. P. SeligmanThese days, we are hungry for a new definition of the “good life.” Fractured relationship…

Getting Used to Stuff: A Conversation with Daniel Gottlieb

“Thank God for GPS,” sighs psychologist, family therapist, radio host, and author Daniel Gottlieb, rolling into the Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater, New Jersey. If it were p…

Hands-On Healing

Pat Fleury teaches doctors, shamans, and regular folks the art of energy healing

Hats, Shawls, and the Kindness of Strangers

This began with my search for a hat and ended at a place I never could have imagined

Heal Your Self

By Norm Hacker“If there already was a cure for cancer, if obesity rates weren’t rising, if the rates of disease were in decline, if our population was enjoying greater health and w…

Healing Walks for Hard Times

Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body & Get Your Life Backby Carolyn Scott KortgeSometimes we can be overwhelmed by what life brings us — a career setback, a frightening diagno…

Hope Will Find You

My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Livingby Naomi LevyNaomi Levy was in the first class of women admitted to study for the rabbinate at the Jewish Theological Semin…

How Chinese Medicine Cures Colds

As modern science continues to unravel the complexity of virus behavior on a cellular level in humans, cold sufferers should be reminded that the Chinese medical system has success…

How I Finally Awakened from My Past Lives

Sometimes an unnecessary burden can be very useful

How Living Authentically Heals Shame

Shame hides the best of our being and all we have to offer. Here’s a tested path for coming out.

How to Achieve Whole Body Happiness

One thing I have learned in my weekly men's group is how fragile we are. Lawyer, felon, editor-in-chief, our lives go up and down. We are healthy and not, wealthy and not. Yet we s…

How to Control Your Emotions

I’ve been told that I have a fairly broad and deep emotional range. That can be a good thing, because it means I feel things with sensitivity, complexity, and intensity. I notice n…

How to Find Your Own Personal Miracle Cure

Modern medicine is driven by huge, randomized double-blind trials that may not apply to your own particular genes or lifestyle. Here’s how to join the truly personal medical revolution.

How to Rid Yourself of Negative Energy

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How to Soak in Divine Brine

Why? Because we’re always pickling in something…

Hypnosis House Call

Hypnosis House Call: A Complete Course in Mind-Body Healingby Steven GurgevichScience is revealing the astounding powers of the human brain to reorganize itself according to the st…

If You’ve Lost Your Sight, Try Surfing and Martial Arts

This remarkable program offers health and hope for the blind.

Land of the Remembered: Rituals from the Heart

Creating grief rituals is as individual as the one who mourns and can help us continue to feel connected.

Lend a Hand: How Helping Others Makes You Healthier

Study after study confirms that altruism not only makes us happier but actually improves our health. Yet we see a stranger’s struggle and still pass by.

Liquid Bells

Singing BowlsDamien RoseThe sound of Tibetan singing bowls might be described as complex purity. Within the sound that is heard when the bowl is struck, there exists the “anahat na…

Loss and a Snowflake: A Ritual for Healing

by Amanda German In December 2002 I became pregnant with our first child. A few months later, the world around me seemed to blur. Cramping, bleeding, and the words from the ER doc…

Mandala Art: Drawing Your Way to Wholeness

“The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the Self.” —Carl G. Jung, Memories, Dreams and ReflectionsHave y…

Natural Antibiotics That Fight Infection

Sometimes antibiotics are a necessity. However, most prescribed chemical antibiotics can be very detrimental to the body – especially to gut health – which in turn can make our bod…

Our Tibetan Crystal Bowl Adventure

A woman embraces her mother’s desire to 'see more, hear more, feel more'

Play That Lightens the Load of Children in Hospitals

To spice up Sunday School, teachers at Christ Episcopal Church of Pontevedra Beach, Florida, began using a Christian storytelling program called Godly Play (godlyplay.com). The Mon…

Recovering from Trauma? Listen to What Your Body's Trying to Tell You

The massage therapist slid her hand under my sacrum, and waited. I wasn’t sure what this was supposed to feel like and apparently nothing was happening.“What do you feel?” she…

Reiki Sleep

Reiki Music for Blissful SleepBy LlewellynDesigned for Reiki practitioners or anyone who is using Reiki for oneself or others, this subtle, relaxing music begins with a brief intro…

Saved by the Dark

My miracle cure was found in a moment of Grace more than 20 years ago. It involves no ingested substances or any special equipment, just a bit of time every evening.When I was an e…

Shake Your Bones to Ground Your Body

An excerpt from Ann Marie Chiasson's book Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self-Care

Shaking Medicine

In November of 1881, a Squaxin Indian logger from Puget Sound named John Slocum became sick and soon was pronounced dead. As he lay covered with sheets, friends proceeded to conduc…

Tending to the Pain of Loss Through Collage

Create a grief collage to help you move forward.

The Comfort of My Prayer Time

I think we are all called to prayer, to talk to our God about what is happening in our lives. When we are worried about life-changing health issues, who better to talk with? If a m…

The Grace of the Green Leaf

Body Chants & GroovesLis AddisonIf this album by singer, composer, and dancer Lis Addison doesn’t get you moving and having fun doing it, then you’d better check your pulse! Wh…

The Healing Power of Chant

Kirtan practitioner Snatam Kaur finds the vibrations that move us, body and soul.

The Healing Spirits of Brazil

Spiritualist healer John of God calls thousands to the Omega Institute each year. How did an illiterate farmer with no medical training become such a beacon?In the spring of 2001, …

The Heart's Original Position

Eight years ago, Smithsonian magazine sent me to Wyoming to write about a Northern Arapaho man named Stanford Addison, who had a growing reputation as a horse trainer. He was noted…

The Medicine of Poetry

“I never could connect with poetry,” Jan said. “I’m a math teacher!” She was sitting on my living room couch surrounded by piles of poetry books. On the coffee table was a stack of…

The New American Heart Association Cookbook

8th Editionby The American Heart AssociationKnown fondly as “Big Red,” the American Heart Association’s cookbook has proved for more than 35 years that you don’t have to sacrifice …

The Power of Prana

The Power of Prana: Breathe Your Way to Health and VitalityBy Master Stephen Co and Eric B. Robins with John MerrymanSounds TrueEveryone, from parents with small children and …

The Power of the Pause

When a bull stops and finds querencia -- his place of safety -- he becomes truly dangerous. Yet in the arena of human relationships, this place of safety is where healing begins.A …

The Process of a Miracle Cure

Until my cancer diagnosis, I’d never been ill. I was terrified and nothing was helping me conquer the fear. Initially, I felt a traumatic paralysis, the fast-breathing, huddled fea…

The Return of Age-Old Remedies

Whether we wish to treat wrinkles or serious ailments, the future of medicine may well be heavily influenced by ancient folk remedies. Scientists from London’s Kingston University,…

The Science Behind Healing with Sound

There's growing interest in using sound frequency to boost human health. And research backs it up.

The Science of Yoga

I went to take a friend of mine’s class a while ago, on a full moon. She talked about how humans are made mostly of water, and the moon pulls the tides, so therefore it must have a…

The Secret of Healing Touch

The case of Mr. Danska would be just a one-night stand, but it would get me thinking about how medicine has something unexplainable about it, which is its heart.

The Soundtrack of Healing

Outside the main entrance to the 80-acre campus of Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colorado, the air is filled with the sweet serenade of chirping bobwhites and…

Thwack!

The Surprise that Heals Trauma It started as an upset whisper that turned into a rant that’s become a roar during the last decade or so. You can hear it in professional circle…

Toolbox: Balancing Act

Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom informs our picks for finding inner equilibrium.

Toolbox: Home Grown

Unleash your inner homesteader with these DIY projects for a healthy kitchen.

Top 10 Most Nutrient-Dense Foods

Here we count down the top 10 powerhouse foods based on nutrient density. A list of all the powerhouse foods can be found in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

Top Five Foods to Feed Your Brain

Tips on fueling your mind from Dr. Drew Ramsey MD, superfood guru and author of 50 Shades of Kale

Unwind: Yoga to Undo a Day of Sitting

Bring these postures into your daily practice to open tightness and introduce motion into your lower back and pelvic floor. Inversions and hip openers are thought to act as resets …

Use Rituals to Ease the Anguish of Loss

Experts and survivors agree—use rituals to ease the anguish of loss. Then practice acts of love to move forward toward a sense of peace.Near midnight on Good Friday, 1990, just hou…

Video: A Holistic Cinco de Mayo

On this episode of Conscious Living, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo the healthy way by heading South of the Border to one of  Mexico's top holistic healing destinations, Rancho La…

Video: Healing Waters

"For millennia, spiritual seekers have ventured to healing springs to restore optimal health and rejuvenate their souls. On this episode, we booked a reflective weekend at the Two …

VIDEO: The Healing Lavender Fields of Maui

On this episode, we traveled high into the sunny hills of Maui's Upcountry region to visit Ali'i Kula Lavender, an organic farm home to 45 different varieties of lavender. In the A…

What's It Really Like to Be ... an Animal Psychic?

Six questions for professional animal communicator Maia Kincaid.

Why Suicide

Questions & Answers about Suicide, Suicide Prevention and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Knowby Eric MarcusWhen Eric Marcus was just 12 years old, his father committed …

Write These 3 Letters to Heal Your Heart

Often considered a forgotten art, the act of letter writing can be transformative and healing—even without sending it.

You Can't Afford to Get Sick

You Can't Afford to Get Sick: Your Guide to Optimum Health and Health Careby Andrew WeilDr. Andrew Weil, one of the world’s foremost authorities on health, wellness, and integrativ…

Your Assignment: Share Your Miracle Cure

You have a PhD in your own body and have found something new that really works for you—maybe for others too!Miracle cures are complicated. The ancient Greeks, Armenians, and others…

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