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Not Feeling Good: A Matter of Digestion

Not Feeling Good: A Matter of Digestion
Stoke Your Digestive Fire So many times I hear someone saying "I eat well but I am still tired".  Did you ever wonder why it is such a common theme?  The truth be told it is not just a case of having willpower. Many times it is because the foods you eat either lack the necessary nutrients to supply each and every cell of your brain and body or that your body is not extracting the necessary nutrition from the foods that you eat.  Even taking the best vitamins and most nutritious foods....this is all beneficial, will result in fatigueRead more

Fixing the issue

Fixing the issue

On a recent retreat, one of the participants recently brought to my attention a very fundamental issue with regard to a habit that I personally had to address in my life.  The need to “fix” or “help” someone.  Fixing someone implies that something is wrong.  And helping someone implies that someone is not capable of doing it themselves. Both have their drawbacks because it may involve the workings of the ego.

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Your Brain on Meditation

Your Brain on Meditation
So how does meditation allow you to change the way that you feel?  These and many other questions come up during our healing power of meditation trainings and I thought to post to our blog. Overview of the Triune Brain So let's take a brief look at the layers of what is sometimes referred to as the triune brain.  The most evolved layer, the prefrontal cortex, gets activated when we self reflect on questions like,  "Who Am I?" and "How do I or can I make a difference of the world?" Its role involves self-reflection.  The cortex envelops the nextRead more
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