Body, Mind, and Qi (Chi): How They Influence Each Other

Body, Mind, and Qi: How They Influence Each Other

According to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, anger damages the liver, too much joy and laughter damage the heart, too much thinking and reflection affect the spleen and stomach, too much sadness and weeping affect the lungs, and anxiety damages the kidneys. This theory corresponds to a psychosomatic explanation of the change in organs, and the origin of disease.

Pilates Exercise On The Ball Heals Body and Soul

Pilates Exercise On The Ball Heals Body and Soul

When I first laid on a Pilates mat after twenty years of not dancing or doing any sort of physical activity with the exception of walking, surprising and volatile emotions surged up. The first emotion was denial -- I don't need this, I have managed for years without structured exercise. Then there was a deep releasing of regret and grief

Four Video Games To Boost Your Mood

Four Video Games To Boost Your Mood

In her book How Games Move Us (2016), computer games researcher Katherine Isbister writes that her friends and colleagues believe that gaming might numb people’s emotions. 

There Is A Brighter Way: Freeing The Creativity Within

There Is A Brighter Way: Freeing The Creativity Within

Knowing what I know now fires me up with enthusiasm to share this truth: there is a brighter way. What you seek, you will find. I want to impart this to all who approach me about their creative issues and anxieties: there are answers to your suffering and your longing.

Now Is A Great Time To Try Pickling

Now Is A Great Time To Try Pickling

Pickling foods in vinegar or fermenting them in brine is one of the oldest food preservation methods. The earliest archeological evidence comes from Ancient Mesopotania and the Tigris River Valley more than 4,000 years ago.

How To Attain Radiant Health, Longevity, and Your Full Potential

Attaining Radiant Health (also known as Health Beyond Danger)

One of the great secrets of a long, satisfying, and happy life, according to Eastern wisdom, is to focus on health instead of disease. This is the psychological basis of the art of radiant health. Develop the attitude of radiant health, and radiant health can be attained surprisingly easily.

The Healing Power of Ginger: Freedom from Broken Health Systems

The Healing Power of Ginger: Freedom from Broken Health Systems

There is probably only one consensus regarding modern health care: The system is in crisis. The crisis lies not in the need for more or cheaper doctors and drugs, but in the flawed precepts of modern medicine. It is this deep conceptual fault that is challenging both our financial and physical well-being.

How to Use Essential Oils for Healing

How to Use Essential Oils as a Healing Modality

Knowledge has been handed down through the ages regarding the contributions that essential oils can make in our lives. Some of the stories originated in our grandmothers' tales, some were told by wise sages, while others were revealed by those deeply in touch with the plants. Essential oils are established and revered as a reliable and resourceful healing modality.

What We Know About COVID-19's Infectivity And Viral Load

What We Know About COVID-19's Infectivity And Viral Load

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, it has become clear that people need to understand basic facts about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to make informed health care and public policy decisions.

Inside The Beatles' Messy Breakup, 50 Years Ago

Inside The Beatles' Messy Breakup, 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted well into the new decade.

What Do We Know About COVID-19 And Pets?

What Do We Know About COVID-19 And Pets?

Because COVID-19 is a new virus, it’s critical for humans to take extra precautions around animals and pets, says veterinarian Annette O’Connor.

Balancing and Healing Yourself: Getting Started with Jin Shin Jyutsu

Balancing and Healing Yourself: Getting Started with Jin Shin Jyutsu

Though the Art of Jin Shin bears some similarities to acupuncture, the practice achieves its transformative results without needles, using only a gentle touch—a methodology that translates very nicely to self-care. All you need in order to get started are your fingers and hands, and a little bit of time and patience.

Essential Oils as Aromatics, in Healing, and for Pleasure

Essential Oils as Aromatics, in Healing, and for Pleasure

Our ancestors were extremely awe-inspiring in the ways they incorporated essential oils into not just healing and saving lives, but in every aspect of their daily routines and healing methods. Herbs, plants, and the oils derived from them, were the main components of healing in every culture on earth for hundreds of thousands of years.

A Seven Step Strategy to Attaining Your Goals

A Seven Step Strategy to Acquiring Your Goals

Unlike dreams, which tend to gloss over important details, or omit them altogether, goals leave no room for confusion about that which is desired. Express your goal in terms of specific events or behaviors.

3 Posture Correction Methods For Too Much Screen Time

In the 21st century, we all spend a ot of time in front of a screen... whether at home, at work, or even at play. What this often does is cause a distortion of our posture that then leads to problems in our body leading to discomfort and pain.

Get Back In The Garden With These Ideas

Get Back In The Garden With These Ideas

Right now, the best thing we can do to help stop the alarming spread of coronavirus is to stay home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find pleasure in nature or help the environment.

Once You Have Coronavirus Antibodies, Are You Safe?

Once You Have Coronavirus Antibodies, Are You Safe?

Patrick Vallance, chief scientific adviser to the UK government, recently said that many groups are working on blood tests for COVID-19, adding: “That would tell us who has had it and now has antibodies, therefore won’t catch it again.”

Will Home Cooking Make A Comeback?

Will Home Cooking Make A comeback?

These are unprecedented times. As we deal with the current coronavirus pandemic, we find our regular routines and habits altered and disrupted.

Professional Adventurers' Top 3 Tips For Surviving A Crisis

03 27 professional adventurers top 3 tips for surviving a crisis
An adventure can be something you actively prepare for and intentionally seek out, but it can also be an experience that hits you broadside with no prior warning and leaves you scrambling for what to do next. The current COVID-19 crisis falls squarely into the latter category and navigating through it is an adventure in every sense of the word.

Classroom of Life: From Confusion to the Stillpoint Schoolhouse

Classroom of Life: From Confusion to the Stillpoint Schoolhouse
My name is Dillon and this is a story of how I woke from the dream of the world -- a trance which controlled my thinking, my behavior, my relationships, and my future -- a trance which affected every aspect of my life, and a trance of which I was completely unaware...

How COVID-19 Tests Work and What's In Development

How COVID-19 Tests Work And What's In Development

One of the key factors in tackling the spread of COVID-19 across the globe is testing. In South Korea, for example, mass testing has been used to try and quickly identify and isolate those with the disease. 

Attitude versus Activity: The Importance of Relaxation and Downtime

Attitude versus Activity: The Importance of Relaxation and Downtime
In your hectic life, you might feel as if you're always rushing -- from a client meeting to a seminar, then to an aerobics class, then to drinks with friends. Even though you might enjoy, and perhaps even thrive on, this busy timetable, it's still crucial that you schedule blocks of 'Me Time'.

A Warm Fuzzy Tale: Once Upon a Time...

A Warm Fuzzy Tale: Once Upon a Time...
 Various versions of the following story were circulated through the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s and 70s: Once upon a time, a long time ago, there lived two very happy people called Tim and Maggie with two children called John and Lucy. To understand how happy they were...

Which Vaccinations Should You Get As An Adult

Which Vaccinations Should You Get As An Adult

Before vaccines were developed, infectious diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and meningitis were the leading cause of death and illness in the world.

Exploring Natural Ways of Healing: Traditional Healing for a New Age

Exploring Natural Ways of Healing: Traditional Healing for a New Age
Americans love to learn all they can about their health problems, incessantly reading about each and every disease on the internet, looking for anything that can alleviate their symptoms. The problem is that people are searching for advice in a country with no genuine tradition of holistic healing.

How To Spot Coronavirus Fake News

How To Spot Coronavirus Fake News

The proliferation of fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been labelled a dangerous “infodemic”.

How To Keep Your Gut Microbiome Healthy To Fight COVID-19

How To Keep Your Gut Microbiome Healthy To Fight COVID-19

As well as protecting yourself from the virus on the outside, you can also build up your defences from the inside by strengthening your immune system. Many people, especially the young, develop only very mild disease.

Healing Allowed: Choosing To Heal and Be Healed...

Healing Allowed: Choosing To Heal and Be Healed...
As we finished lunch at a spiritual retreat center, one of the participants stood behind me and massaged my neck and shoulders. Suddenly I was jarred by a deep voice booming, No healing allowed here! To my surprise, the retreat center security guard was standing behind us...

Karmic Animal Connection: From Attachment to Detachment

Karmic Animal Connection: From Attachment to Detachment
Throughout my life, nature, along with many animals, has played a wonderful and intense part of my evolution. All this has taught me so much about them and about myself, including the marvelous connection that we have to each other's evolution, which in turn, involves the group soul of the species.

Are You Your Personality? Did It Come From Your Parents?

Are You Your Personality? Did It Come From Your Parents?
Consider for a moment the possibility of your personality acting as your mask, as the protection you don for the world. Like performers, each of us presents ourselves as having certain personal characteristics. We may be aggressive or meek, loud or soft-spoken, dominating, loving, inquisitive, or good-natured...

How To Clean Your House To Kill Coronavirus

How To Clean Your House To Kill Coronavirus

Consider these expert tips for cleaning your home to kill the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (and the pathogens behind other deadly diseases).

How Quickly Can People Recover From COVID-19?

How Quickly Can People Recover From COVID-19?

Researchers have mapped immune responses from one of Australia’s first COVID-19 patients, showing the body’s ability to fight the virus and the timing of recovery from the infection.

The Healing Power of Sacred Space, Natural or Manmade

The Healing Power of Sacred Space, Natural or Manmade
Sacred space is a place where we honor the divine in its material form. The dimensions of a sacred space vary. It can occupy anything from the corner of a room to an altar, a Gothic cathedral, a mountain, the ocean, the planets, the solar system, the universe, or beyond.

4 Things To Know About Hand Sanitizer

4 Things To Know About Hand Sanitizer

As concern about coronavirus grows, hand sanitizer is in high demand. Biologist Jeffrey Gardner explains why alcohol is a key ingredient in hand sanitizer, and why he doesn’t recommend making your own supply at home.

How to Live with More Than One Dog

How to Live with More Than One Dog

Living with more than one dog can be a rewarding experience. Dogs love the company of other dogs. Knowing how to prevent problems and teaching dogs how to share resources so they do not bully each other, or pester you, is pivotal to having a harmonious...

How Does The Coronavirus Test Work?

  How Does The Coronavirus Test Work?

The U.S. government is fighting to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Testing is central to these efforts.

Sunlight As Medicine

Sunlight As Medicine

Throughout history sunlight has been used to prevent and cure a wide range of diseases, and a few doctors still use its therapeutic properties to good effect.

Building a New Foundation: Eating Healthfully and Simply

Building a New Foundation: Eating Healthfully and Simply
Each day that you choose to eat healthfully and simply— selecting whole, unprocessed foods from the earth and bal­ancing your foods—know that you are building a new foun­dation for yourself. At first, this foundation may feel wobbly, as it is new to you, but every time you make the choice to follow through...

Answers About Healthy Foods, Fats, Fiber, and a Vegetarian Diet

Answers About Healthy Foods, Fats, Fiber, and a Vegetarian Diet
More and more health professionals are encouraging consumers to cut back on fat, and vegetarian meals are finding a welcome place in the lives of more Americans. This does not mean that all Americans are becoming vegetarians, but many are now eating meatless meals at least several times a week.

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