Why Detoxify?

We live in a polluted world. Our environment, air supply, water and foods are full of herbicides, pesticides, chemicals of all kinds, and normal every day allergens like dust and mold. Our organs and our bodies get worn down by all the extra work they do attempting to filter out all of the pollutants and allergens. The world has seen an increase in cancer, lowered male sperm count, heart disease, birth defects – including developmental disabilities and many other illnesses and disorders since the early 1900’s. Here are some statistics: Over the last 50 years 70,000 chemicals have been introduced…

Stress Reduction

Mindful Living Reduces Stress and increases the Relaxation Response so we can live in a state of inner peace. If we undergo a particularly stressful time, we know how to manage the stiff current. Sometimes we don’t recognize stress as stress and call it other things.  How many times have we had that WOW response when we realize that we are all keyed up about something? Here is a terrific definition of stress taken from The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook 4th edition Davis, Eshelman and McKay:New Harbinger Publications Stress Responses – Emotional, Cognitive, Physiological Stress responses can be simple…

Books That Have Inspired Me

I love books and I often go on a reading binge that lasts for weeks at a time. Since Pathways to Wholeness is about mindful  meditation, personal growth, spiritual development and personal healing, I’ll mention some of the books that touched my heart and inspired my personal journey. Wayne Dyer: Your Sacred Self – Wayne Dyer’s work opens up our perceptions to what can be. This book introduced me to the idea of being a witness to our own lives…standing back and taking a clear look rather than getting all wound up in the emotions we experience. The idea of…

REB Nurturing Wellness Through Radical Self-Care

Living a Balanced, Happy Life People always ask me if I use the same strategies that I teach.  The answer is yes, yes, yes.  I use them, feel better because of them, and teach them efficiently because they are a natural part of my daily life. You may know that I have a free REB Nurturing Wellness Teleclass scheduled to begin on February 15, 2011 at 4 pm EST.  You might not know what your getting into if you register for the class.  The REB Nurturing Wellness Guidebook is brand new and hot off the press.  In fact, it hasn’t…

Words that Inspire During Times of Stress

Just like most of humanity, my response varies on different days depending on what I am experiencing, where I am and what I am doing.  My goal is to stay centered and balanced, but sometimes I choose to employ my self-care skills to help me through a rough patch of emotion. Once I realize my emotions are not going away easily, I take action.  The first thing I usually do is quiet my mind using breathing.  I love the 10 breath qi gong (page 42 Pathways to Wholeness) …taking ten breaths and then repeating until my body responds with comforting…