Archive | Mental and Emotional Health

How Forest Bathing Can Improve Your Health Story

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2017/09/18/how-forest-bathing-can-improve-your-health-story   As Dr. Carl Greer says: “Walk through a wooded area and your body and mind will soon reflect that you are free of electronics, artificial light, mechanical noises, and constant distractions that invisibly raise your stress levels and cause you to jump from thought to thought. Forest bathing, or Shinrin-yoku as it’s called […]

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Changing Our Stories!

  This is so important!   From WhiteBison.org Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 18 “I walk in and out of many worlds.” — Joy Harjo, CREEK/CHEROKEE   In my mind are many dwellings. Each of the dwellings we create ourselves – the house of anger, the house of despair, the house of self […]

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The World We’re Dreaming into Being

What we see and experience is the world we’re dreaming into being ─ if we don’t like it, we can open our eyes, be conscious, and create something different. ─Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. 

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How to Treat Back Pain – Look to the Brain – Not the Spine

Looking to one of my favorite topics – Pphysical manifestations of emotional turmoil…psychoneuroimmunology and all the other fascinating mind/body connections: This incredible book, Crooked, explores the topic in a personal narrative, and a very readable format. Here’s an excerpt!   https://aeon.co/essays/to-treat-back-pain-look-to-the-brain-not-the-spine?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ebbf96b3e4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-ebbf96b3e4-69120157

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The Sorrow and Shame of the Accidental Killer – New Yorker – Link

This is a phenomenal journalistic piece which explores the particular PTSD experienced by people who accidentally take another’s life. Highly recommended reading, sharing, pondering, bringing compassion… https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/18/the-sorrow-and-the-shame-of-the-accidental-killer?mbid=nl_170911_Daily_Monday&CNDID=26249229&spMailingID=11897312&spUserID=MTg2NDc2MDI4MzAwS0&spJobID=1240943615&spReportId=MTI0MDk0MzYxNQS2

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The one who wishes to be a true medicine person must be a person of faith

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – June 22 “The one who wishes to be a true medicine person must be a person of faith, and they can only work successfully with those who also have faith.” — Fools Crow, LAKOTA Medicine People are spiritual beings who have made a decision to seek the Red Road. […]

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The Two Wolves

The Two Wolves   One evening an Elder told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.”   “One is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”   “The other […]

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Choose to change the way to perceive a problem

“The Laika don’t live by rules or ideas. If they want to change their world they don’t pass new laws, they choose to change the way they perceive a problem.” ─Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

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To become a butterfly, you must be willing to give up being a caterpillar.