Blog Topic: Health

Kindfulness

Mindfulness practice helps us become more aware of what we are experiencing, while we are experiencing it. So we can start to observe ourselves when we are feeling different emotions and reactions and learn how not to react in the moment.  It helps if we can do this...

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Mid Life Woman by David Whyte

Mid life woman you are not invisible to me. I seem to see beneath your face all the women you have ever been. Midlife woman I have grown with you secretly, in another parallel, breathing with you as you breathed, seeing with you as you see, lining my face with an...

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Eating and Breathing Tips for the Holiday Season

Everything in life has a rhythm. And the rhythm of the season is about moving towards each other in celebration, connection and in sharing food and gifts. If we are fortunate enough to have an abundance of food all around us, how do we take care to enjoy, but not...

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Eating low FODMAP

So many people are finding relief from digestive problems by eating LOW FODMAP, but it really is a different way of cooking and eating. It is a restrictive diet, but with a bit of planning, it can become routine.  Here is a good way to get started with basics. Many...

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Pain by David Whyte

PAIN is the doorway to the here and now. Physical or emotional pain is an ultimate form of ground, saying, to each of us, in effect, there is no other place than this place, no other body than this body, no other limb or joint or pang or sharpness or heartbreak but...

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When it comes to healing…

...let’s remember that when it comes to healing, our symptoms and negative behaviors don’t want to be fixed, they want to be heard. They want to have space. They want to be honored and explored in their complexity, and in their divinity. From this space of radical...

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Trauma and Digestion

Stress and trauma shut down the digestive system so we can deal with what we need to deal with to keep us safe in the moment.  This is a good thing. But ongoing stress and post traumatic stress causing ongoing inhibition of our digestive system causes gas, bloating,...

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The Slow Down Diet

We can eat the healthiest foods in the perfect amount, but if consumed in a state of anxious rushing, the physiological stress response will interfere with absorption of nutrients.   So we end up wasting the potential of the quality food and, the possibility of...

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