FERTILE GROUND: A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON HEALING

2019-05-01T11:22:52-04:00

Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash By Kellie Mox Most people didn’t know I was sick, even on my toughest days. My outsides revealed little of the war being waged on my insides. The list of test results that indicated multi-system dysfunction was long, yet I pushed through the daily work of mothering and adulting with determination and commitment. This was what I knew, what I’d always done, and it served me for a time. Until it didn’t. My story, I’ve come to learn, is not special. There are far too many of us over-working, multi-tasking, driving ourselves to be and do more, and [...]

FERTILE GROUND: A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON HEALING2019-05-01T11:22:52-04:00

LOVE YOUR BODY, ONE LETTER AT A TIME

2019-03-28T13:04:18-04:00

Photo by Alex Martinez on Unsplash By Joan Ridsdel Have you ever agonized over your size? Or told yourself you’ll buy new clothes when you’ve lost weight?  What about convincing yourself that you’ll get that beautiful scarf, pair of shoes, or gorgeous new coat when you feel good about yourself, when you feel worthy? Stories have the power to connect us with parts of ourselves that we may not necessarily want to acknowledge, revisit, or even share.   The story I’m about to share with you is mine — a vulnerable and defining moment that touched my heart and made me stronger. With the [...]

LOVE YOUR BODY, ONE LETTER AT A TIME2019-03-28T13:04:18-04:00

THE LURE OF “TELL ME MORE:” HOW GOSSIP AFFECTS US

2019-02-19T15:47:22-04:00

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash BY LISA PROFERA MD There’s something about a bit of juicy gossip that catches our attention. Why does it give us pleasure to talk about others? We, as humans, are social beings. We have been hard-wired for gossip since early evolution. Social interactions and group dynamics were key to the survival of early man tens of thousands of years ago. Primitive man formed social groups for hunting, foraging, and protection. Who is contributing to the group compared to who is not has been a key dynamic throughout history. Just watch a few episodes of the popular reality show, [...]

THE LURE OF “TELL ME MORE:” HOW GOSSIP AFFECTS US2019-02-19T15:47:22-04:00

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DIETING AND INTUITION COLLIDE

2019-08-09T11:31:25-04:00

Photo by Jennifer Burk on Unsplash By Joan Ridsdel "Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." — Louise Hay Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get fit in 2019? I must admit that it was tempting to go back to dieting after seeing a flurry of new weight-loss advertisements and programs on TV as soon as January 1st arrived. The promise of weight loss by simply following a “reimagined program” that helps us on our way, fits our lifestyle, and has everything we need to succeed [...]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DIETING AND INTUITION COLLIDE2019-08-09T11:31:25-04:00

EVER ASKED YOUR BODY TO TELL YOU MORE?

2019-08-09T10:43:27-04:00

Photo by Ana Tavares on Unsplash By Morella Devost, EdM, MA We have a communication problem when it comes to our health. It’s a communication problem that arises from our mechanistic view of the world and of the body. In a mechanistic view of health, the body is an apparatus much like a car or a clock. Health issues are seen as a broken part to be fixed; the body breaks down, just like an old car. The “cure” is to make the symptoms go away. But a symptom is not a problem. A symptom is a messenger. It brings clear communication that we [...]

EVER ASKED YOUR BODY TO TELL YOU MORE?2019-08-09T10:43:27-04:00

The “F -Word” That Is Key to Healing

2019-01-28T11:48:10-04:00

Photo by Andreas Selter on Unsplash By Morella Devost, EdM, MA For many years in my life, looking in the mirror was painful. I hated what I saw. There were many days I felt ashamed to leave my house looking the way I did. April, 2007 I used to have massive cystic acne. Last month in this column, I wrote about the healing of my acne and how I realized my physical health was intrinsically connected to the health of our planet. I talked about the 3-day juicing detox that opened my eyes, how I systematically “detoxified” my home after that, and [...]

The “F -Word” That Is Key to Healing2019-01-28T11:48:10-04:00
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