Spiritual Healing & The Shaman’s Body

  The mind, the breath and uplifting emotional states such as acceptance and compassion are powerful tools of healing. We can engage the energy body through breath, meditations and personal body rituals that wake up our own shaman’s body.     Fall is the transition time when the body is more vulnerable and often stressed than any other season. Fall is a good time to do a light seasonal cleanse. This is a good time to prepare for the winter season. It is always a “good time of year” to spend some time outdoors in the natural light. Also: Stay warm, … Continue reading

Healing the Divide through Narrative Medicine

“There is perhaps apocryphal story that Dale Carnegie related about Abraham Lincoln. One of Lincoln’s advisors was recommending a man for inclusion in his cabinet, and Lincoln said no. “I don’t like his face.” Lincoln reportedly said. Horrified, his advisor said, “But he’s not responsible for his face!” Lincoln replied. “Every man over forty is responsible for his face!” Lincoln understood that over the course of our lives, we create and recreate ourselves in a way consistent with our stories about ourselves and the world around us.” ­– Thom Hartman, Taken from Lewis Mehl-Madrona’s foreword to Narrative Medicine: The Use … Continue reading