TAG: all things healing

Can Yoga for Kids Reduce Violence?

Kimaya Singh, Guest Waking Times With the recent spate of mass shootings, people have begun to ask what it will take to reduce violence, especially among kids or in places where they spend time. We know that violence does not just occur in random places sparked by uncertain things. It also takes place daily in

The Five Animals of Tai Chi, Hsing-I, and Bagua

Hal Mosher, Guest Waking Times Animals are an integral part of our lives as they serve as reminders of our deep connection to nature. The animal mind has not been tainted by societal conventions, and more importantly neither has its instincts. In martial arts practice, we try to cultivate the sense of ourselves we had

Why Coconut Oil Is Better Than the Other Vegetable Oils in Your Pantry

Elaine Rosales, Guest Waking Times Many people think that cooking oils like corn, soy, safflower, sunflower and canola are good for their health just because they’re made from vegetables or plants. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, these oils are probably the worst oils you can use for cooking. One reason

Pattern Interruptions

Wesley Anderson, Guest Waking Times The human brain learns habits, that is patterns of behavior, throughout a lifetime. A great many of those habits are useful and worthwhile. Who would want to have to re-think the matter of getting dressed in the morning each and every day? And then, there are those patterns of behavior

Acupuncture Used in Treating ADHD

Monica Robbins, Guest Waking Times The ability to focus and tune out distraction can be challenging for anyone. But for children and adults with ADHD, it is a daily, frustrating battle. Medication and behavioral therapy are traditional methods of treatment. Now, an alternative form of medicine with ancient roots is being used to ease the

What is Really in Your Pet’s Commercial Food

Jonathan Reynolds, Guest Waking Times If dogs and cats were capable of visiting the places where commercial pet food comes from, would they still want to eat it? It’s perhaps an interesting question, but realistically, most dogs and cats will never visit a factory farm over the course of their lives. They rely entirely on

Red Tea – The Best Antioxidant Drink

Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, Guest Waking Times Green tea has had a great deal of PR in the last few years and even regular black tea has some strong evidence for a positive effects on health. But Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) or Red tea has the best evidence of all–no caffeine, no calories, significant antioxidants, vitamin

The Current State of Medical Care – A Doctor’s Perspective

Dr. Shawn Tassone, Guest Writer Waking Times A recent study of over 1,000 family practitioners stated that close to 70% of primary care providers would be either retiring or leaving medical care within the next 5 years. While this is disturbing, what I found more disturbing is the responses to this story on Google. Most,

New Years Resolutions: Tuning Up Your Brain

Natasha Thomas, MT-BC, Guest Writer Waking Times It’s hard to believe another year is almost over, taking with it my holiday break. I woke up late this morning and spent the day baking, cleaning, and doing other laid-back, but necessary chores to keep myself from becoming too adjusted to all the free time off of

Cancer and Hypnosis

Steven Bloore, C. Ht., Guest Writer Waking Times Imagine yourself in a quiet, secure setting with someone you have learned to trust. You are focused on your breathing, allowing your body to experience a deep state of physical relaxation and comfort as you consciously follow the lead of your facilitator. Later, you may visit a serene

History of Hypnosis

Veda Kalidas, Guest Writer Waking Times The beginnings of formal medical research with hypnosis began with James Braid who is considered the Father of Modern Hypnotism. In 1842 Braid coined the term Hypnosis to describe his use of the mesmeric trance in treating psychological and physiological conditions. Braid believed that the hypnotic trance was induced

Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray

Kristen Wartman, Guest Writer Waking Times “All natural.” “Farm-fresh.” “Cage-free.” Thanks to phrases such as these, consumer confusion is common when it comes to understanding and buying food. The battle raging in California over the labeling of genetically modified foods illustrates just how much labels do indeed matter — to consumers as well as to corporations. The

Seven Ways to Release Anger Out of Your Body

Suzanne Hosang, Guest Writer Waking Times Anger is a feeling of powerlessness. However, within your anger is a tremendous sense of power, purpose, passion and meaning because when you feel angry, it’s because you wanted to do something and you were blocked from doing it. People usually think of emotions as good or bad and

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