There 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
I know this post is off on a slightly different topic.. but actually, in a lot of ways– it isn’t.
We all know that all the old paradigms, patterns and ways of doing things is changing– very fast. this is also true for business. Often we see a greater integration of the words business, and spirituality– which appear to be such complete opposites. But they aren’t– and more and more the new business model is drawing on holistic and spiritual concepts.
They talk about the importance of connecting, creating relationships, building trust, and offering solid and genuine value. Sounds like really good all around advice. This isn’t just business advice.. it is also solid, sound practical “life advice.” Who wouldn’t want to live by these guidelines?
These concepts resonate deeply with me- as my work for many years, has been grounded in the very concept of “building relationship.” It is the core of my equestrian program, and is even the underlying core for the site name, “Being Herd.” because we ARE social animals- but we have LOST the importance and value of genuine connection from our authentic selves. How do we reconnect with these basic core concepts that we strive for? Continue reading
I just saw this interesting image and caption. It notes that real women lift other women up, instead of tearing them down. I couldn’t agree more! Especially in today’s catty cut-throat petty gossipy and bickering culture! What IF women were raised with a genetic or social mandate, to improve the lives of their peers and gender? I think the world would be a very different place…..
although I would extend this to ALL people. Guys are just as bad at ripping other people apart- they just approach it differently. listening to ellen page’s speech the other day- about how crappy we are to each other… and it’s true. And the worst part is, all too often, parents and educators are blind to something, because it is the same crap they lived through. but did it make ANY of them better people? Continue reading
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Autumn 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
I was just out grazing my goats- which I do on an almost daily basis. This gives them some free-range time. I notice during the summer, they are very inclined to hang out in an area, or tend toward the shady areas as soon as they have eaten enough to be moderately full. I say moderately, because anyone who owns goats will agree– completely full is a rarity for a goat:)
Anyway- it is getting cooler now…. and they tend to move around more. Goats, like deer have a rutting season. I only have 5 does ( girls) right now– so I don’t think the change can be attributed to the friskiness of social interaction and the boys “bad influence.”
What I have noticed the last few days, is that they keep ending up on the wrong-neighbors side of the fence. I have one neighbor who is completely open and inviting as to letting the goats graze on their field. The other neighbor, I term the black hole of hell and death… despises the goats and has been excessively ( and not grammatically correct) in threats and displeasure. So, what does this have to do with us, and how we make decisions…? Continue reading
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…
spiritual and spirituality, spiritual but not religious….
Buzz terms that are all over these days. But spirituality is one of those vague terms, like the term healing– which I will address in a later posting topic– a vague term, in that there doesn’t seem to be a real tangible definition… but many people use the term spiritual to define their outlook or approach to life.
I use it a lot myself. And I realised today, that I’ve acquired a “sense of the word,” without ever really codifying it for myself. I have done this a lot with Quechuan terms, such as ayni. Ayni is a term that I love, and use a lot. It is the cornerstone of the Andean and Peruvian cosmology. But it is a word for which there is no direct translation. The word spiritual is beginning to feel like this kind of foreign word, when I try to pin it down. Does that make sense? Just like Ayni… Continue reading