IQ: The Neurology of Intelligence, Learning, and Mental Decline

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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IQ learning and agingI was just reading an article, on the connection between our younger health, and the likelihood of developing dementia later  on.

The article noted that men who had lower IQ and cardi0vascular fitness were more likely to develop dementia by age 60.  First, it’s interesting that this is in regards to men, and not women.  Although women are already more prone to dementia/ alzheimers than men are.  I wonder if anyone has done studies to see if one of the connections is  related to the level of fitness and mental activity, rather than gender? Continue reading

Holistic Approaches to Mental Illness and Finding Empowerment

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Teri

Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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meditating childrenThere are so many contributing factors to how we feel, and how well we function, both emotionally and mentally– including the physical. Some of the top holistic practitioners are beginning to understand the intrinsic connection between the mind and the body– as being more than just a hokey crunchy metaphor. The vagus nerve making a link between the GUT and the brain/ mind. SO, if the GUT- where 80% of the immune system exists– is in distress, from poor diet, bad nutrition, chemicals, toxins and artificial garbage ( btw- artificial sweeteners are the biggest contributor to mental and emotional distress often literally ‘inducing’ mental dysfunction at neurological levels).. but.. by healing the body, physically.. often,we can remove a good portion of the mental and emotional burden.  Wouldn’t that be amazing, to realise you can feel better and be happy- JUST by changing what you put into your body as food?

Additionally- honouring where people are, at the emotional and mental journey, is crucial. modern culture does not honour sadness,grief, or any type of unhappiness. When something goes wrong, people say, take your mind off of it, it’s for the best, you’ll get over it etc.. all sorts of cliches and platitudes that do not allow a person permission to spend time in their “dark places”  HOW is this helping?  Continue reading

Today’s kids: anti-psychotics, medicating behaviour and social issues

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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I was just having this conversation online, and decided it was a good topic to address in an actual Post.  I was responding to a book, that looks at how our society and doctors and schools are using heavy drugs, like anti-psychotics on our CHILDREN!

This bothered me on SO MANY levels! Why is our system continually throwing quick BAD solutions at complex problems?

There are so many contributing factors to our kids behaviour!  It SUCKS that educators and doctors just want to drug them, and doctors are profiting from it as well! Continue reading

FREE Ebook Giveaway Contest: Holistic Support for Alzheimers

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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Understanding Creative Empowerment

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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snowflakeWhat is Creative empowerment, and how does it work?  I talk about the three ( 3.5 technically:) essential questions that will empower your life, anyone’s life- in any situation:

 

  • Is it authentic?
  • Is this from my highest self/ for my highest good ( similar but not the same- both should be addressed)
  • What do I want to DO with this  information? How do I use this information/insight to affect change in my life?

These are the tenets that I use re creative empowerment.

Is this authentic ( is it true?).. so your parent/friend/boss/partner   does says something.. whatever they contribute. It might annoy you, or outright piss you off..  Continue reading

Alzheimers/Dementia: The Benefits of Yoga and Exercise

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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alzheimer training cover art1Recently, as I have been offline, so to speak- developing my Alzheimer training course- I have been doing a lot of reading, talking and discussion about various strategies for proactive programs to work with Alzheimer and dementia patients– particularly as they are progressing into the moderate to severe stages of the conditions.

I have been reading and discovering through my own work, what an impact exposure and seemingly low-impact things.. can have in the support of brain… and more… what I refer to as ” being present.” Continue reading

Introducing Video Training Series: Holistic and Practical Support for Alzheimers and Caregivers

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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alzheimer training cover art1I know I have been “offline”  a good bit lately.  But, that is because I have been working on developing video training series  for Alzheimers:  Practical Tips and Tools for Caregivers, Family Members, and Practitioners

 

I have just completed and am about to launch:  Holistic and Practical Support for Alzheimers.  This series is designed to provide support for family members, caregivers and practitioners who work with alzheimers patients or clients- or live with a family member.  the series is broken down into nine sections -over 140 minutes of information on diet and nutrition, detoxing the body and the GUT, vitamins and minerals, herbs and supplements, exercise, behavioural support, cognitive support and caregiver support.

 

 

What you will learn in this series:

  • A medical and functional understanding of what takes place
  • How dietary changes can minimise the uncontrolled activity and emotional outburts/ frustrations
  • Vitamins and supplements that support cognitive function and minimise stress/anxiety/activity
  • The role and benefit of exercises and activities, and suggestions to implement them.

Stay tuned for information on signing up, and for our Early Bird Special!

What Question Best Assesses the Success of Your Life?

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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100_3747Autumn is one of those times of the year that seems to bring on deep reflection. Maybe it’s the leaf-musty slightly damp weather that holds something of both warmth and sadness. A wistfulness intrinsically woven through the mist that loops its magic fingers into the sleepy world.

 

 

I’m not sure why how this question came to me… I think it was a combination of a song lyric that I had just heard… something about being near the end… I think the lyric went; this is where we start again. But my wandering thoughts, following the random nature of the autumn mist- took their own turn. If this is the end… or near the end… was it worth it? That was a thought-stopping question, for me. I don’t know.  while Recovering from bubonic-flu plague, is probably not the best time to contemplate deep-meaning questions…. but there it was…. Continue reading

Relaxation and Grounding training series

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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Relaxation and Grounding: Part 1 of a Four Part  Creative Empowerment Training Series

  • Relaxation and Grounding
  • Creativity and Intuition
  • Creating Personal Ceremony
  • Affecting Change

 

Video-cast: Using Creativity and Intuition for healing, problem solving and resolution

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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the video is a little choppy.  and I am appreciating the benefit of good studio space and lighting.  but I am liking the camera practice and how much it is helping me to fine tune my message and information.  comments and thoughts welcome…