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Backpack Homeopathy: Allison's Journey to India

By Bonnie Price Lofton Issue 120, Sep/Oct 2003 When you send children to college, you can be sure you'll hear from them on at least two occasions: when they're broke, and when they're really sick. I could handle these crises by telephone when my 19-year-old daughter, Allison, was only halfway across the US , but this summer she's heading halfway around the world-to India , on a study-abroad program. Suddenly we're talking about clean drinking water, money belts, and what medicines to take. Allison has been treated with homeopathy since she was eight. But knowing I was... read more

magnetic attraction analysis 101

One of the most powerful questions you can ask yourself is: What am I drawn to? Plenty of people are inspirationally challenged – not sure of what lights their fire. Others are so selective about what floats their boat that not much new can get past their preferences. Whether you’re confused or highly particular, curiosity is a form of power. Use it. What are you attracted to? Make a list. Here’s mine. I’m attracted to, intrigued by, enamored with… 1. Pure rose oil, that’s so pure it’s peppery. 2. Kids. 3. People who are... read more

what it means to forgive

“…holding no prisoner to guilt, we become free.” - The Course In Miracles Someone asked me this week, “Have you forgiven so and so for such and such?” And I did the puppy head tilt, “Huh?” This question throws me for a loop. “Well…I don’t really feel like it’s my place to forgive them,” I replied. It’s not that I condone bad behavior, it’s not that my heart doesn’t get pinched, and it’s not that I forget – ’cause I’m not the forgettin’ type, that’s for sure. But there’s something about “forgiveness” that seems, okay, forgive me,... read more

How to Dose With Homeopathic Remedies? Dry vs. Liquid Doses

By Amy L. Lansky, PhD (For more information about homeopathy, visit www.impossiblecure.com) Without a doubt, finding the correct remedy is the most important part of the homeopathic treatment process. However, the correct dosing method is also important, and can sometimes make the difference between success and failure in treatment. Unfortunately, however, when it comes to dosing, no two homeopaths think alike. Every homeopathic teacher I have studied with and every homeopathic practitioner I have been treated by has had different ideas about... read more

Earth Mama’s Herbal First Aid Kit

Thank you to Melinda Olson from Earth Mama Angel Baby for writing this guest post.  Ever wonder what was in our foremother’s first aid kit? We imagine her with a full array of roots and berries, herbs and oils tucked into her trusty animal-skin pouch. What did she keep around for cave boo-boos: the odd singe from the cooking fire, skinned knees from outrunning woolly beasts, or a massive splinter while on the family’s daily 12 mile walk? Herbs have been used for thousands of years as plant medicine, and the traditional knowledge has been passed down from generation to... read more

giving compliments, world peace, and the warm fuzzies

I want to start a Compliment Revolution. There are a few revolutions I’d like to ignite, actually, but this one is super easy. If you’re with me {go ahead, shout it now, “I’m with you!”,} I think we could change the world this very week. So I’m declaring this the week of Global of Compliments. Someone call Hallmark and the Nobel Peace Prize committee. HOW TO GIVE A COMPLIMENT 1. Sincerity is paramount. Fake compliments are very bad juju. The good news is that you shouldn’t have to look too hard to find reasons to compliment the people around you. 2. Compliments on how... read more

U.S. Pediatricians Endorse Continued Injection of Mercury into Children in Developing Countries

SafeMinds deplores AAP support of the unlimited use of thimerosal in vaccines. WASHINGTON, DC – In a stunning statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has supported the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation that thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, be retained for use in the global vaccine supply.  Rather than supporting a ban or phase out, the AAP and WHO are arguing for unrestricted use of mercury in vaccines.  SafeMinds believes that children in developing countries deserve the same access to mercury-free vaccines that... read more

The Case for Vaccination

Ultimately, the case for vaccination is that it saves lives. It has changed the face of medicine over the last few decades in this country.  There are risks to vaccines, as there are risks to all medical treatments and, for that matter, everything in life, but the risks of the vaccine are very very small and are less than the risk of the vaccine preventable disease.   Are Vaccines are effective?   Yes!   Death from chicken pox dractically reduced since vaccine has gained widespread use "During the 12 years of the mostly 1-dose US varicella vaccination... read more

who's in your support group?

I felt it shelter to speak to you. - Emily Dickinson We gather in a group to be witnessed, to be supported, and to be both equalized and elevated in our struggles, gifts and ambitions. Common ground is very fertile ground … it is, what Emerson calls, “…the common heart of which all sincere conversation is worship.” Where two or more are joined with the same intention, grace intensifies and solutions multiply. Belongingness heals and nourishes with its affirmative recognition that we are not alone. Simultaneously, we are able to experience our unity... read more

Yoga for Healthy Children

The Cat, the Cow, and the Camel: Yoga for Healthy, Happy Children By Shakta Kaur Khalsa Issue 99, March/April 2000 At a recent Parent's Night, a smiling woman came up to me with her hand outstretched. "I'm Debbie Colbert, Hailey's mom. And I just have to tell you something," she said with a hearty handshake. "A couple of days ago I was cooking dinner. I was moving too quickly, trying to get it all on the table in time. The bowl of salad slipped from my hands. The next thing I know, I'm berating myself for dropping our dinner all over the floor. Hailey had just... read more

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