As the ground unfreezes and little buds of new life start
peeking out with the promise of spring, there is a natural feeling of new
freshness all around. In holistic
healing our bodies tend to operate best when our actions coincide with the
seasons we are experiencing in the external world. Spring is the perfect time to cleanse our
bodies so that we can experience the joy of being in tune with the new life
opportunities that the season has to offer.
I began doing internal cleanses when I was only 16 years old
and very much by trial and error.
WHAT IS LOVE? THE ANSWER MIGHT BE IN THE QUESTION OF WHAT IS SELF-LOVE?
What is love? Not
just a question for the 90’s techno song but a deeply profound question that
has been asked for centuries and will remain one of the most mysterious and
unique of human experiences on this earth plane. As a soul that seeks to understand the nature
of love in my life, my path has continually seemed to direct me back towards
self-love, as the foundation for comprehending all other forms of love.
As a gal from Wyoming and Norwegian by descent I’ve never
minded all the snow and ice in fact I find it comforting. In keeping in tune with the seasons I quite
appreciate the times where I can hide in my warm apartment and watch the Lord
of the Rings Trilogy back to back with my kitties. Winter is a time when everything in nature
hibernates and is a wonderful time for silence and reflection. That being said there are still those days
where my van won’t start because it was -20 during the night, I can’t find a
matching hat and scarf set to save my life and start feeling a little
We as the human race were given the gift of evolving on an incredibly abundant and generous overflowing planet of resources and potential. What have we done with it? Not only have we been destroying the very resources that would sustain us naturally but mankind has created a social system within the planet that is a lie. The grand lie is that we don't have enough of what we need, so in order to survive, that some people get to live well, comfortably, struggling, poor or not at all.
Ear Candling goes back to ancient Egypt and was not only used to clean the ear canal and sinus cavity out but was thought to open
the “Eye of Horus” which was actually a reference to the pineal gland or the
highest chakra (third eye). Medicinally
ear candling draws yeast and ear wax out of your sinus cavity and ear canal by
creating a vacuum with flame. Ear
candling is totally safe and can be beneficial to anyone but especially people that are prone to ear
and sinus infections. You never want to
do ear candling while you have an ear or sinus infection.
A neti pot is a
small clay pot (you can findplastic ones too which canbe better inbathrooms with hard tile floor or if you have children where it'seasier to break a clay one). A neti potlookslike a small tea kettle
with an extra-long spout on the end used to run saline water through your nasal
cavity. You can buy them at any health food storeor online. If you suffer from allergies or
sinus problems, your first line of defense is a neti pot. You can even use them if you just need to
clean out your sinuses after being on a dusty trail or cleaning a dirty room to
prevent infections and headaches from irritants.
I have struggled with a weak immune system since I was 19
years old. I am now 32 and my biggest
challenge every year for the last 5 or 6 years has been getting reoccurring
sinus infections no matter what season it is.
Because I have gotten these so frequently in my life, I am becoming more
and more resistant to the normal antibiotics that doctors prescribe to treat my
sinus infections. Besides the resistance
you build up to the effectiveness, being on antibiotics further knocks out your
immune system which can cause reoccurences immediately or open you up to other
The whole universe is made of energy. This is not some hippy
ideal but a universal, scientific and metaphysical law. The interesting fact is
that we usually only consider energy when we don't have it or when it is not
working the way we want it to. Our electricity in our house can go out in a
storm, we can get sick and loose our physical energy and then there is a less
obvious form of energy that lives within spaces that can also "go
bad". You may not notice this kind of energy directly but intuitively we
know when we are around a person or place that doesn't sit well with our
comfort level for whatever reason.
Food in modern
times has become more about comfort and indulgence than health. There is however the school of thought that
food can be used as medicine. The following is a short and quick list of 5 superfoods that are safe, easy to prepare, and can have amazing far
reaching health benefits!
Cacao Beans(beans chocolate is made from)
Cacao beans by themselves or in the form of chocolate that
has been cool
pressed rather than roasted (so it does not destroy the health properties from
heat) are among one of the highest antioxidant rich foods in the world.
Do you want an easy and cheap way to soothe back pain or any kind of joint/muscle pain in between massages?
Hydrotherapy has been used since ancient days because of its
accessibility, instinctive healing properties and soothing comfort.
Hydrotherapy can be described as the application of water in its three
forms either solid, liquid or vapor to internally or externally treat
disease or trauma in the body. We have all used it at one time or
another without knowing that it had a name, such as using ice on a
sprain or hot water bottles on aching muscles.