How to Clear Your Energy Blocks: A Down to Earth Approach

Have you ever heard talk about how to clear your energy blocks and wondered what it meant? What’s an energy block anyway? Well, you might have one knotted up between your shoulder blades right now, from hunching over a desk. Or if you’ve ever crossed your legs too long and had your foot go to […]

How to Deal With Stress Without Eating

No matter how delicious Mom’s homemade cookies were, when we’re trying to learn how to deal with stress without eating, we may need to face that food does not equal love. That can be a difficult lesson to learn. After all, the people who cared for us probably cooked their way through every celebration or […]

How to Clear Your Mind

A Walk in Nature For the mind that won’t stop endlessly chattering, there is no better action to take than to get out in nature.  Richard Louv is a journalist and author of several books on the connection between nature, community and family.  He coined the term “nature deficit disorder”, and in his widely acclaimed […]

What Are the Different Methods of Meditation?

Just what is meditation? What are the goals? What are the different methods of meditation?  Meditation has so many permutations worldwide; it is difficult to precisely define just what meditation is.  Although meditation has been widely researched by science in the past decades, the mechanism by which it works is still unknown. One of the […]

How to Beat Winter Blues With Exercise

Whenever it snows my skier friends get all excited. But some people, like me, just get the winter weather blues. We all know exercise helps beat depression, but having to dig your car out in a blizzard is sure a handy excuse to ignore the gym, and curl up on the couch instead. Sometimes winter […]

How to Attract Money Into Your Life

Business classes and self-help books both offer steps for how to attract money into your life. The first teach revenue goals and action plans. The second may add positive vibrations, affirmations and visualization boards. But both share some essential truths. If you want to attract money, you have to know what you want, intend to […]

How to Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Although the terms “stress” and “anxiety” tend to be interchangeable in common usage, medically they are different.  Stress is a normal reaction to a specific threat or situation and as such, it is not a disorder.  Typically, once the cause is removed, the levels of stress hormones return to normal. However anxiety is a bona-fide […]

How to Clear Your Money Blocks

In the search for a holistic lifestyle, sooner or later one faces the challenge of “right living”, where work and wealth are in harmony with our physical, mental and spiritual aspirations. Wealth is so often seen as simply possessing money, perhaps splendid amounts of money.  Yet across the spectrum of spiritual teachings, mentors and inspirational […]

How to Treat Anxiety

One of my favorite programs on PBS is Daniel G. Amen, M.D. He often addresses how to treat anxiety and depression, and his clinics use a more natural approach to treating depression and anxiety whenever possible, what he calls “the sane way to beat anxiety and depression”.  Two values underlie this approach; “First do no […]

Understanding Emotional Eating and How to Stop it

Most people have eaten for emotional reasons at one time or another. It can be the go-to thought when there is stress. I remember many occasions at work when one person would say to colleagues, “I am stressed – who wants to get something with me (meaning something sweet)?” We were all stressed and didn’t […]