1 in 3 Americans aren’t getting adequate sleep at night. According to The National Sleep Foundation, adults 26-64 should plan to get a solid 7-9 hours each night and anyone above the age of 65 should get at least 7-8 hours.
Getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done, but it can be dangerous for your health and wellness if you don’t make it a priority. Sleep can improve your personal and professional life, your creativity, your decision making, your personal relationships, and so much more – it can even help you live longer.Continue reading
Holiday shopping is easy with these inspirational books and CDs by Molly Larkin and Bear Heart. Thousands of buyers can’t be wrong! Happy Holidays!Continue reading
In the words of Charles Dickens, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Those words apply just as well today. How can we keep sane?
I have found meditation to be an excellent resource.
Learn how a family of swans trying to rescue a baby chick inspired my online meditation course!Continue reading
I am pleased to enjoy excellent health at the age of 73 and I owe it to four things:
1. A 30-year yoga practice
2. 40 years of a daily morning stretching routine
3. A vegan diet
4. Daily meditation and breath work
I am delighted to present this guest post by ______________ on Restorative Yoga, along with a link to an amazing infographic. Give it a try and I do believe you will enhance your health!Continue reading
The June 2019 issue of England’s Spiritus Magazine published an article I wrote about the need for patience in healing. And in a previous podcast, I conducted an interview with Spiritual Healing practitioner David Karg which explains more on what Spiritual Healing, also known as energy healing, is. I hope you enjoy this cast history of remarkable results.Continue reading
Last week I was a guest on the Intrinsic Motivation podcast to discuss my books, particularly breath work and The Fountain of Youth Is Just A Breath Away; Breathing Exercises for Relaxation, Health and Vitality as a way to reduce stress and improve health.
The interviewer, Hamza, did a great job and you can listen to it here:Continue reading
Do you live in linear time, or natural time? Do you know the difference? Which is better for your physical and spiritual health? Today’s blog/podcast tells us the answer.
Traditional indigenous people the world over speak the language of spirit – what I mean by that is they knew how to have a two-way communication with the natural world around them, because they live in natural time.Continue reading
If you’re looking for methods of improving your health, your self-care and helping others, today’s episode on spiritual healing is for you.
My guest is spiritual healing practitioner and instructor David Karg. David and I are both USA trainers for England’s The Healing Trust, the largest energy healing organization in Europe.Continue reading
The amazing gift of breathing is the very thing that keeps us alive and enhances our health, yet we pay very little attention to it! This is an article that appeared in England’s Spiritus Magazine about my book, The Fountain of Youth Is Just a Breath Away.Continue reading
Kahunas, the shamanic practitioners of Hawaii, use the Piko Piko Breath to both relax and energize the body. It can work for anyone, and can give a real sense of the expansiveness of the universe.
The word “Piko” means center, or naval.
Before Kahunas meditate or pray they use this breath to build up their Mana (Power) to get focused and in the right frame of mind for whatever they are about to undertake, particularly healing.Continue reading
I’m really excited to tell you that my new meditation course, Meditations on the Natural World, is now available.
Meditation can help anyone struggling with:
Stress and anxiety
And much more
Having taught meditation for years, I’ve learned that most people who have struggled with meditation just need to:Continue reading
LightHearts UK is offering a free online course that is a wonderful resource for relaxation of body, mind and spirit. If you want to reduce stress, I highly recommend it.
Week 6 features breathing as a relaxation technique and talks about Bear Heart, which is why I’m sharing it with you. Bear Heart was a big believer in the benefits of daily breathing exercises for stress reduction.
You can check out their FREE course here: https://www.lighthearts-uk.com/mental-wellbeing-course/
This is a guest post by Niketha Thomas on vegan bone broth
There are many diets out there that are tailored to multiple ways of eating: low carb, low fat, high fat, high protein, no protein, high carb…the list goes on and on. However, articles are just now starting to come out of the woodwork and inform people on the advantages of a no-animal cruelty whatsoever diet called a vegan diet. And a vegan bone broth diet has many, many positive impacts on the body.
Read on for the health benefits and a recipeContinue reading
Many people have heard of “smudging,” and may even practice it, but there’s great value in knowing its history, and understanding the true sacredness of it.
There are three primary herbs used in the Native American tradition for smudging: sage, cedar and sweetgrass.
Sage is used to dispel negative energy.
Cedar is used for an overall blessing or to cleanse where there has been illness.
Sweetgrass draws in positive energy.
I have been taught the importance of burning only one herb at a time for smudging, otherwise you are giving mixed messages.
Sage is the most commonly used for cleansing the energy field of a person, place or thing, so I will focus on it for this post.Continue reading
It is the first thing we use every morning, and the last thing we use every night.
It allows us to thrive, and plants, trees and our food to grow. It is essential to all life.
And yet we poison it at every turn:
It’s reported that at the Rio Olympics, swimmers need to ingest only three teaspoons of water to contract a virus. Rio de Janeiro waterways are contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria.
14 billion pounds of garbage, mostly plastic, is dumped into the ocean each year, killing sea life. In January, 2016, thirteen sperm whales washed up dead in Germany, their stomachs full of plastic and auto parts.Continue reading
Quite a few years ago, during a routine medical exam, my doctor found some abnormal cells – pre-cancerous, or what today would be called Stage Zero cancer.
She recommended laser surgery to remove them. Even back then, I was very holistic and didn’t want surgery of any kind, even laser surgery, so I considered my alternatives.
As part of my Native American studies, I had heard of prayer fetishes: objects that are created, personalized, and prayed over, to bring about a particular outcome. Taking a leap of faith, I decided I would make a health fetish as my path to curing my condition.Continue reading
There’s a lot of talk about sleep in the news lately:
• why we need it,
• how to get it,
• how much do we need?
• to nap or not to nap?
The advice even fills books, but there’s one important point I think has been overlooked:
We should be approaching sleep with the same respect and solemnity as we do ceremony!Continue reading