Wellness Category

My life partner is fond of saying, “Expectations are the key to Satan’s room of disappointment and resentment.” By their very nature, expectations infer prospects, outlooks, potential opportunities, hopes and probabilities. None of these words are based on what is happening now. They are future outcome and desire orientations. Expectations lead to disappointment and resentment because you are not being met by yourself or by others. You are not living with what is happening. Rather, you are living with what you would like to be happening. In my work asRead More
In the October 2011 issue, I wrote an article about the healing modality called Craniosacral Therapy, and explained a bit about the inner physician, the inner wisdom we all possess. In addition to knowing how to heal our organs, cuts and bruises, it knows our inherent desire to grow and evolve and the perfect way to do this. It is connected with the cosmic intelligence of the universe. Our inner wisdom has a voice and wants to communicate with us. Over the past two years, I have had to learnRead More
As holistic health and yoga moved into the Western mainstream, Yoga Therapy became a valuable healing modality. Yoga Therapy can help patients tune in to discover what their body is communicating, so they may uncover that which is held over from the past, or aid in clarifying current life situations. Michael Lee, an Australian, created Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in 1985 after years of looking at humanistic psychology, focusing on how people change and transform. He continued his exploration by moving to the United States and became faculty at theRead More
It is a fairly new practice for me to feel gratitude not just daily, but on a moment-to-moment basis. Six years ago I didn’t really see how one could be grateful for all aspects of life. I waited for the “good” stuff to feel grateful for: a child’s accomplishment, losing ten pounds, a work bonus, a beautiful new plant for the garden… you know what I mean. When I went to school in 2004 to pursue training in Art Therapy, I began to realize that I had been missing theRead More
Most of us would agree that when we are not feeling ill or don’t have pain, we think we are healthy. We don’t even think about it much and take it completely for granted that we wake up in the morning, are able to get out of bed and that everything works and functions as it is supposed to. Until it doesn’t. When something fails in the body, we go to a doctor and trust that he or she will tell us what is wrong with us and has theRead More