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Why Do We Feel Sick All the Time: Metaphysical 'Cures' For What Ails Us By Steven E. Hodes, M.D.
Sadness is a universal human emotion, a part of every day living. Although many of us view it as a dark cloud that should be avoided and denied, I believe sadness brings a gift of healing. Acknowledging our own sadness can be a crucial step in the healing process itself...   [Read on... ]

The Healing Power of Sadness By Steven E. Hodes, M.D.
Sadness is a universal human emotion, a part of every day living. Although many of us view it as a dark cloud that should be avoided and denied, I believe sadness brings a gift of healing. Acknowledging our own sadness can be a crucial step in the healing process itself...   [Read on... ]

Journaling: The Healing Power of Words By Ruth Folit
James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D. is a pioneer in the research of the power of words. The University of Texas psychology professor has studied the healing effects of journal writing and he has observed that those who write consistently about emotionally meaningful topics enjoy improved health. In one study, healthy people who wrote about personally meaningful topics went to the doctor less frequently than...   [Read on... ]

Helping Loved Ones in a Crisis...Without Sacrificing Yourself! By Steven E. Hodes, M.D.
When my elderly parents fell ill, I found myself in a very human predicament: I was thrust into the role of parent and advocate while simultaneously dealing with the almost paralyzing fear of their imminent deaths. Although I write and teach about metaphysics and healing on a...   [Read on... ]

The Courage to Heal By Steven E. Hodes, M.D.
Does the concept of courage and healing seem at all intriguing? It does to me. As a physician, a gastroenterologist with over 25-years clinical experience of caring for patients I have pondered the difference between how I was trained to practice my profession and my present understanding of healing. As a product of the traditional approach to medicine, I viewed the patient as a machine who was suffering from some undisclosed mechanical failure. Why else would they be sitting before me in my office? Certainly I was aware that anxiety or depression could exacerbate the symptoms of disease, but the extent to which the mind, body and spirit were united was unappreciated...   [Read on... ]

There is a Real Magic to Correct Eating: Troubling Maladies Can Be Healed With Food by Dr. David M. Vitko, author of Perfect Cholesterol in Just Three Weeks - Without Drugs
For many Americans, our health seems to be going haywire. Illness, depression, anxiety, muscle aches, pains and little ouches are wearing us down. Many of us simply do not feel well ... and we just do not have the energy to enjoy life fully. The most shocking thing about these ailments is: they are often caused by what we eat and the high cholesterol that ensues from unhealthy foods. The good news is we can...   [Read on... ]

How do you cope with the death of a pet? By Robin Downing, D.V.M. from Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
Some of the most poignant moments I spend as a veterinarian are those spent with my clients assisting the transition of my animal patients from this world to the next. When living becomes a burden, whether from pain or loss of normal functions, I can help a family by ensuring that their beloved pet has an easy passing. Making this final decision is painful, and I have often felt powerless to comfort the grieving owners.

That was before I met Shane...   [More... ]

Find Peace And Comfort In The Age Of Anxiety ~ People on the Go Find Meditation is Key to Staying Centered By Barbara Biziou, creator of Momentary Meditations
How can we find positive, sustainable comfort in this age of anxiety? A comfort that connects us to ourselves, and the Divine, regardless of our religion or spiritual tradition? In my life, meditation is a key that turns the lock and opens the mind and heart, as it shifts us from unconsciousness back into...  [More... ]

Amazing Artemisias By Susun S. Weed
Artemis - Goddess of the herbalist - gives her name to a genus of marvelously aromatic, safely psychedelic, highly medicinal, dazzlingly decorative, and more-or-less edible plants in the Asteraceae family. I love Artemis, and I love her plants.  [More... ]

Three Traditions Of Healing By Susun Weed
There is more than choice between modern Western medicine and alternatives. There are three traditions of healing. The Wise Woman tradition, focusing on integration and nourishment, and insisting on attention to uniqueness and holographic interconnectedness, is another choice: a new way that is also the most ancient healing way known.  [More... ]

Ease Those Bug Bites with Easy Herbs by Susun S. Weed
Summertime means insect bites and stings. Ouch! Take a leaf from Susun S. Weed's storehouse of natural remedies: Soothe, heal, and prevent bites with safe herbal remedies that grow right where you live: north or south, east or west, city or country. The best natural remedies for insect bites are right underfoot.  [More... ]

The Meatrix By the Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE) and Free Range Graphics
Whether you do or don't eat meat -- or are in the process of transitioning to a plant based diet, we think you will find this nifty short Flash presentation of interest. Learn the impact of current farming practices on our health, animals, the environment - our waterways! And actions we can take to shift the scales towards healthier farming practices and food supplies. here.

Protect Yourself from Energy Vampires By Judith Orloff, MD
The quality of our relationships affects our health. Our relationships are governed by a give and take of energy. Some coworkers and colleagues make us more electric or at ease. Yet others suck the life right out of us. As a physician and energy specialist, I want to verify that energy vampires roam the world sapping our exuberance. With patients and in my workshops I've seen their fang marks and the carnage they've strewn. But most of us don't know how to identify and cope with vampires, so we mope around as unwitting casualties, enduring a preventable fatigue.  [More... ]

Be In Your Body By Judith Orloff, MD
You can't heal your body unless you're in it. Sounds reasonable, right? Then how come the instant most of us get sick we check out, the sooner the better? We feel pain or discomfort, we get scared, we withdraw. We're out of our bodies so fast, the last thing on our minds is to rally every iota of awareness and energy to the part of us that most needs attention. You might ask, How would this help? Let me explain...  [More... ]

It's important, I find, to recall and reuse old tools that have proven helpful in difficult situations in the past. Sometimes we think we've moved so far forward that a "Been there, done that!" attitude clouds our memory and limits our options. Fear is an ongoing challenge in this world so we need all the assistance we can muster.  [More... ]

The Doctor Within: Tapping into Health by Constance S. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
In this day and age of limited health care and insurance, wouldn't it be great if we could simply consult our own inner physician? Actually, we can learn to do this. The way to do this is through what is being called energy medicine or vibrational medicine.  [More... ]

Genetically Engineered Food - Not on my Plate! By Renu Namjoshi
I am a mother of two children, and like all parents I am very concerned about what my children eat. Did you know that in the United States we, as parents and consumers, are rapidly losing our power to choose what we put on our dinner tables? For the past five years we have been unwitting subjects in a vast experiment.  [More... ]

The Power of Nonviolence by Marianne Williamson
According to Gandhi, a nation has a soul just as an individual has one, and living for others is the key to the deliverance of both. An early holistic thinker, Gandhi claimed that if a nation's soul is healthy, its politics will be healthy.  [More... ]

Understanding Healing Crises: Sometimes Feeling Worse Means You're Getting Better by Deborah E. Bier
Ben thinks that what he had this morning was a hangover: nausea, vomiting, headache, and a feeling of disorientation which all passes by dinnertime. He felt fine yesterday, both before and after his acupuncture treatment. "How could I have had a hangover? I only had one beer last night."  [More... ]

Thoreau: Mining Philosophical Gold that Lies Within America By Marianne Parady
During a recent television interview, Salmon Rushti, the noted author, declared his concern for our nation. According to Rushti, anti-Americanism constitutes our greatest threat because it fuels the mechanism behind those terrorist acts we all fear. On another such occasion, Oprah, together with CNN, traveled around the world to discover the roots of this hatred.  [More... ]

Thoreau and Nature:  Guide Us Towards Healing by Marianne Parady
While sitting on my porch the other day, I became increasingly awestruck by the beauty and magnificence of nature. The masses of flowers in my window boxes and garden seemed almost unreal in their loveliness and perfection.  [More... ]

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