I am honored to be the first person to present on Ayahuasca-assisted grief therapy at the Association for weren't able to be there with me, you can view the presentation here: Planting Seeds Ayahuasca as a Potential Intervention for prolonged Grief Disorder.
“Healing is both a journey and a process. And healing involves a willingness to offer ourselves care and kindness along the way.”
Me: Mr. Trebek, I will take “thanatology” for $500 please.
“The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain.”
I am a fan of don Miguel Ruiz's simple yet profound masterpiece "The Four Agreements." It serves as a basic guide for any and all interactions with others. I couldn't imagine making it any easier than to take four statements and apply them to how I am in relationship to others and my endeavors in this world. I highly recommend any of Mr. Ruiz's works, which can be found here on his website. His Four Agreements are based on ancient Toltec wisdom. Just like the ancient science of yoga, they have stood the test of time. So, I began to think of how these four statements might be applied to one's yoga practice.
As a child, the man in the photo posted here was my hero. Jimmy Carter with his graceful and humble response to his cancer diagnosis have once again truly inspired me as a healer helping others to live mindfully and die consciously.
Spring is here and change is the only constant in our lives. Connecting to nature is by far one of the most healing things we can do for ourselves and I hope that you take time to do so during this magical time of the year. And, in tuning into nature and our inner wisdom, we also face the impermanence that riddles our lives.
Grief is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something, who has passed away, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, and philosophical dimensions. Source: Wikipedia - See more at: http://ilovenamaste.com/uncategorized/note-yoga-grief#sthash.gEJdonD6.dpuf
As I sit here writing to you, I am resting my healing foot on a hot water bottle and I am sipping on my Chinese herbs that are helping my bones and ligaments heal. I feel blessed to have a healthy body and a loving community that has allowed me to take it easy over the past couple weeks.
Dear Fellow Yogis and Yoginis! The first of the month is also known as April Fool's Day, one of those "holidays" that has not been very commercialized, unless you consider the increased sales of whoopee cushions! No matter how you feel about it, it surely is a special day for pranksters of all ages who have the ability to turn our frowns upside down. I wanted to play a practical joke of some kind for this month's newsletter. I considered making a big announcement about quitting yoga and going to work for a tobacco company, or post a new study that found yoga to be harmful to our health! And then, I paused.
Bank of America has taught me so much about my yoga practice. Here are the ten practical and spiritual lessonsI have learned.
Lessons Learned from my unlikely teacher, Bank of America....
A Matter of Life and Death....