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172 health article submissions by the Mothering community.

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

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

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

The Art of Intuition

By Winter Robinson Issue 105 March-April 2001 My grandmother knew things beyond the familiar realm of the senses. When I was a child, I asked my mother, "But how does she know? How did she know what time we'd arrive today, when we didn't tell her we were coming?" "She just knows." Grandma lived on a cotton farm in the middle of Georgia , without a telephone. We lived in the mountains of North Carolina , a good ten hours away. Our visits always were random and spontaneous; she never had any advance warning that we were on the way. In an attempt to surprise his mother,... 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

Meditating With Silas

By Aaron Teasdale Web Exclusive After a half hour of mindful breathing my morning meditation session is interrupted by Silas, the indefatigably curious three-year-old ball of mischief. For several days now he has been sneaking upstairs into the meditation room and sabotaging my daily attempts at stillness. I've calmly explained to him that when Daddy is meditating, Daddy doesn't want to talk. A zafu sits on the floor next to mine and Silas knows he's welcome to meditate with me whenever he wants, but no talking. Twice, with my gentle coaching, he's sat on the cushion,... read more

plan to feel

How do you want to feel this week? Stop and think about it right now. Close your eyes and take a good in-breath/out-breath if it helps. {It will help.} What would feel really, really, good to feel? Connected. Free. Light. Creative. Influential. Powerful. Healed. Rich. Pretty. Strong. Leadership. Quality. Sweet. Sexy. Robust. Close to nature. Fresh. Excited. Vibrant. Quiet. Playful. Adored. Productive. Sensuous. Peace. Colour. Focused. Complete. Hone in on the three feelings you want to generate this week. Write those three... read more

are you positively addicted?

So here’s my new favourite concept: positive addiction. I just love the sound of it. It’s righteous and honest … a great combo. “I’m hooked, but it’s all good. No, really. I’m addicted, but it is positively healthy.” Like it. I was talking to a friend today (okay, it was my shrink,) about my almost, no my definitely insatiable need for the entrepreneurial rush. “It’s a total high for me.” I explained. “Going from zero to sixty. I mean, the very definition of velocity makes me horny {distance over time.} I love having an idea when I’m walking the dog late at... read more

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