3 Ways Meditation helps Chronic Pain
“You are so godly,” remarked my son many years ago when he was around six or seven years old. I was taken by surprise because it came out of nowhere, unrelated to anything we were talking about. My guess was that the meditation practice that I had been doing was starting to pay off. However, until Ian made that remark I would not have known anything about me had changed. Through the years, as I’ve continued the practice, the more common remark is how calm I am, or that I brin
Pathways of Chronic Pain
“Why am I doing this again?” I ask Justin at this our fourth and final session. He’s the fitness director at my gym and as part of my joining I received four sessions with a personal trainer. A mix up at my first session and Justin became my personal trainer. The Universe conspires though because he suffers with chronic pain from a car accident two years ago – but that’s another story. He reminds me, again, “Your core muscles are weak and they help to stabilize you as you mov
A Teacher for You?
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” ~ Joseph Campbell Have you ever heard of a fire & brimstone sermon? Maybe you’ve seen one? My experience with it is in a Christian setting where the preacher, in a loud voice with bible waving in the air, describes the eternal damnation that you will suffer if you don’t repent your sins. It can be scary stuff! When I received an email with a link to an interview of an “Angelic Reiki Practitioner & Teacher” I was interested.
Freedom despite Chronic Pain
Happy Fourth of July to my American Friends – the day the Declaration of Independence was signed and what became known as the day United States broke free of British rule. Not only is gaining independence a rite of passage for many countries, it is also true for groups of people within a country, and for individuals as they go through different stages of life. You may think of the women’s rights movement in the United States or of children gaining their independence in the te