Top 5 Foods that Make Allergy Symptoms Worse

Part of natural allergy relief is avoiding things that exacerbate the problem.  This means more than just avoiding the actual allergens themselves.  We can limit exposure to things that add burden to the body’s detoxification process or that irritate the nervous and immune systems.  We can reduce a lot of suffering by limiting or avoiding […]

Shamanic Journeying

Shamanic Journey defined by Sandra Ingerman: Shamanic journeying is the inner art of traveling to the “invisible worlds” beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information for change in any area of our lives-from spirituality and health to work and relationships. Recently, my friend who practices Shamanic healing offered to journey for me.  She made the offer […]

3 Step Somatic Meditation Practice to Transform Anxiety

This practice can also be used to develop self- awareness and energetic perceptivity.  It uses the power that exists in the given moment to fuel the desired state of existence. If using it to address anxiety, consider a 21 day commitment to yourself. Before starting the chosen number of days, take a few moments to […]

Cold and Flu Season: What to Do When You Are Getting Sick

Rest is to let the body focus on overcoming the virus and to recover its energy from overwork or stress.  We usually get sick because we are run down, not because we were exposed to the virus. Getting sick forces us to interrupt our normal routine. Rather than be annoyed by this, take the opportunity […]

Fevers and Why We Need to Embrace Them

I had the privilege a couple of years ago to meet a really well-respected Anthroposophical doctor named Philip Incao. He’s written many articles over the years, but the one that caught my eye is entitled How to Treat Childhood Diseases. I found it most interesting that in Dr. Incao’s experience, suppressing fevers increases the tendency for […]

The Festival of Martinmas

On November 10, the Waldorf community will celebrate the festival of St. Martin (the date of his death was November 11, 397 AD.).  The festival of Martinmas dates back to the fourth century when Martin was a young soldier.  He journeyed to the city of Amiens in France. 

My Personal Journey of Meditation and 5 Things That Help Me Stick With It

Ever since I could remember, whenever I would sit down to meditate, I would last no more than 10 minutes.  Why just 10 minutes? Well, one of two things would happen…either my mind would over-function or it would under-function.  In the over-function mode, it would rattle off a to-do list that could fill an 8 […]

Allergies and The Elements: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can help

Sometimes a different way of thinking of things can broaden our understanding of the way things work.  In western medicine, we think of specific allergens that aggravate our allergies, such as pollens, grasses, cat dander.  In Chinese medicine, we look at the elements.  This can be more information for us to reduce our exposure to […]