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What are your beaver dams?

What are your beaver dams? I realize, as the months go by, that there are a lot of questions about the bio-energetic assessments I provide in my office. So here is how it works: Do you ever bring your car in to the dealership? Maybe it is for a scheduled tune-up or maybe it is because something is making a weird noise, or just not working well. Almost all cars these days get hooked up to a computer scanning their system and giving the mechanic information about the state of the engine and the general functioning of the car. It is an assessment tool he uses to determine the best course of action. The mechanic, in agreement with his client, will then decide what to do: change the oil, fix...

From caterpillar to butterfly…

Meeting with a few of my coaching colleagues this morning, we started talking about change and transformation. It seems that everywhere we look these days, we are offered transformation on a platter. It is the buzz word in the marketing industry and everyone hitches their bandwagon onto this newly used concept. "Transform your life" they shout from their marketing soapboxes, but do we? What is change, and what is transformation? First of all, we cannot have transformation without change, but we can have change without transformation. Change is an event, transformation is a process. Yes, I know...

Fall: time to get back into a routine.

I hope that your summer was rich in adventures, experiences and fun, rest, healthy foods and great friends and family to share it all with. Summer is such a wonderful time to relax and enjoy family life in a different way: no holidays to fret over, just sun, backyard barbecues, pick-up games of flag football or competing for the silliest pool jump! Bishop Desmond Tutu said it best about families: " You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." As much as we love the relaxed summer mode, our body and mind crave routine and fall is synonymous with back to school, early morning wake-up times and getting back into a rhythm. We function best according to the rhythms...

Spring is like a box of crayons…

Spring always reminds me of a brand new box of colored pencils: vibrant yellow daffodils, soft pink petals and blue primrose. But most amazing are all the shades of green that come up in the spring. I don't know about you, but my lawn has turned greener by the day this past week...

Is the Hippocratic Oath Hypocritical?

We love to feature guests blogs at Satya Wellness. The following is contributed by my friend and colleague Dr Patti Bartsch, PhD of Naturally Unbridled. Is the Hippocratic Oath Hypocritical? First, do no harm? What would Hippocrates Say? All medical doctors take the Hippocratic Oath which includes the phrase “First, do no harm.”  If doctors are so concerned with what Hippocrates believed, why aren’t they honoring his motto of “Let thy food be thy medicine”? Something like 6% of medical schools offer a nutrition class and in most of those it is an elective.  We know that “we are what we eat” and yet people continue to eat things that do not occur in nature and therefore have no nutritional purpose in the body; in fact they can be highly...

New Year…… New YOU!

Happy 2012! The start of a new year is always filled with great promise; it is the time we chose to start fresh, to wipe the slate clean and start a whole new drawing! Like the Etch-A-Sketch of our childhood, we have a clean canvas.We make promises to ourselves: "This year, I will keep my resolutions. I will ...

Farm tales… or tails…

Picture by Paul Cary Goldberg, Green Meadows Website Everyone has an extra special place in their life, somewhere they are likely to be found when nowhere in sight in their house. For some it may be their garage, where they can tinker in peace on an old car or it may be the local coffee shop, where they can read without being disturbed. For me, when not at the beach with my dog, I might just be at the farm. I guess you can take a girl out of the farm, but you can never take the farm out of the girl! I own a share at a local organic farm, also called a CSA, community supported agriculture. What it means is simply that I support local farming by...

Would you like a side of sodium benzoate with that?

Sodium benzoate is one of these food additives that have been deemed safe by the FDA and other regulatory agencies, but a little chemistry 101 clearly demonstrates that is it not the case. According to Dr Piper, PhD, sodium benzoate increases free radical production in the body and damages DNA's mitochondria. What does that mean? The mitochondria uses oxygen to give us energy. When that process is jeopardized, the cells start to malfunction.  Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease have been tied to that type of DNA damage. It also leads to accelerated aging, liver damage, hives and asthma, and allergic reactions in both kids and adults. It is used as a food additive to eliminate the risks of fungus or bacteria in the food supply. Sodium...