Man’s best friend opens a path to solutions for Vets with PTSD

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This article by my colleague, Tim Mitchinson explains another wonderful way our canine companions help us. Their unconditional love and loyalty is healing. As we observe Veteran’s Day this week, and honor all those brave men and women who have served this country so selflessly, I ask the question: What do you get when you put loving dogs, selfless trainers and veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder together? In many cases, a stepping stone to recovery. Post Traumatic Stress Continue Reading

My Healing Journey out of Migraines

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Here is another wonderful article by my colleague, Ingrid Peschke. It was recently published on Rewireme.com. Feeling like a slave to any chronic condition can be challenged and she tells here how she found her freedom... Anyone who has suffered from chronic migraines knows the feeling of not being able to think, just wanting to sleep and turn off the pain. For me, the headaches started in high school and continued into my early married years. They were sporadic but intense. I couldn’t Continue Reading

“Harry Potter Girl” Inspires Vision For Equality And World Peace

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Healing the global family describes this latest article published in the Huff Post Impact section by my colleague, Ingrid Peschke and gives some insight into how we can help with world peace. Just like Emma Watson, the newest UN Goodwill Women Ambassador and "Harry Potter Girl" stated in her recent speech, "If not me, who? If not now, when?" I was ready to do just about anything to avoid a confrontation. In fact, the very thought of meeting with this particular individual had made me feel Continue Reading

A Prisoner to Allergies No More

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My colleague, Debra Chew, wrote this article about how she found her freedom from allergic reactions through her spiritual practice. The article appeared in the September 14th edition of The Chattanoogan.com. I absolutely could not believe it! Here we were, new to Tennessee and invited to our first social event. The house was beautiful, full of our newly made friends – and here I was sneezing uncontrollably…eyes watering…and breathing troubled. We quickly finished the meal, made our apologies Continue Reading

Why Should I Be The One To Forgive?

Forgiving someone, especially when the thing done was unthinkable, is not an easy thing to do. The pain, anger, sadness and possible helplessness one feels as the result of domestic abuse or random acts of violence are tough things to bear. But, research shows that ultimately, forgiveness is the healthiest thing you can do. Still, how can one do that? In my experience the path to forgiveness wasn’t about excusing harmful behavior but was more about learning to let go. My first husband Continue Reading

A Healthy Life Includes A Home

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As I was about to go into my favorite coffee shop one brisk and cold morning, I noticed her. She was sitting outside looking sad and alone. Something about her touched my heart, her coat and clothes were old and worn and her hair was stringy. It was obvious to me that she was a bit down on her luck, so I smiled at her and all that could be mustered back at me was a blank expression. I continued on my way and went inside. As I stood in line, I couldn’t stop thinking about her. I had come Continue Reading

Women and Balancing the “Change of Life”

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Approaching the "change of life" from a spiritual perspective isn't mainstream but research has shown that it has genuine merit. This article was recently published in The Chattanoogan.com by my colleague, Debra Chew. Enjoy!    My favorite act at the circus is the balancing act. You know, the guy walking the tightrope, balancing each step he takes so that he doesn’t lose his equilibrium and come crashing down. Sometimes life can make women feel like they are walking a tightrope and Continue Reading

Dropping “Fat Talk” improves health

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My colleague, Valerie Minard, touches on something very useful in this article to help reframe how we think about ourselves. This was published in the health and spirituality section of myCentralJersey.com on July 7, 2014.  Love yourself and who you are. You are incredible!  “Fat talk” we’ve all done it. Either the silent conversation we have when we look in the mirror critiquing our own physique. Or, the “helpful advice” we have received or might have given someone else about the few extra Continue Reading

Slow Down – It’s Good For Your Health

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One of the things I noticed when I moved to Savannah, Georgia from Upstate New York a few years ago was that things moved a bit more leisurely down here. It was a nice change, but it did take some getting used to. Moving at a more peaceful pace can be better for our health as the following article points out so eloquently. It was written by my colleague, Kate Johnson, from Maryland, and was recently posted in the Annapolis Patch. “Slow Down! Going faster is tempting disaster,” according to Continue Reading

Owning our Health: Finding freedom through gardening

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Lush flower gardens and live oak trees here in Savannah, Georgia give it its charm and are one of the many draws to this beautiful city. The following article depicts the healthful benefits of gardening and how it changed one woman's life. It was written by my colleague, Anna Bowness-Park and was recently published in the Vancouver Sun. Click the link below to read the full article. Gardens can teach us many lessons about ourselves, but there is a visionary quality to being a gardener that Continue Reading