Green Living Helps Our Recovery – By Kathleen Russell

Mother Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd. Saving energy, using less and growing closer to “Green Living”, is a motivation for prevention of further destruction. We have our warnings and action is being taken by many of us to clean up the toxins and chemicals from our environments to protect our Earth. So what about our internal environments and the fundamentals needed to protect and restore our health? Does all this really enhance our recovery path? In recovery, we are the tree of life in Mind~Body~Spirit. Our personal roots are stronger when combined with preventing toxic use of products in our daily lives, and our recovery from soul sickness and continued active addictions. Holistic health and our own well-being is all-inclusive, removing people, places and things that are toxic to our health. Our clean living is a healing process and offers us a foothold into emotional freedom. Our strength… Continue reading

Spring Yoga Health and Healing – By Kyczy Hawk

This has been a tough winter. Fall was rough but winter took the cake. The weather in all realms of my being was turbulent and stormy. There were changes in my psyche, in my profession, within my family, in society and in the meteorological atmosphere. Rebalancing was a constant practice and I have really exercised both my “let it go” muscle as well as my “acceptance” brain. What guides me through? My recovery and my yoga practice. They both take time, they take effort and they take “refreshing”. To restart and re-establish my ardor for recovery I go to new meetings, I meet with new people and, if I am fortunate enough, work with a newcomer. To rekindle my love for yoga I do the same thing: take new classes, meet with other teachers, do more research and take on new students. This time of year, Spring, my physical yoga… Continue reading

A Thorough Look At Your Eating Plan – Kathleen Russell, CNC, HC

Being thorough with our nutrition intake has so many benefits for our wellbeing but it’s one of the hardest changes to make in our lives. We tend to make excuses as to why we can’t do it. Indeed it can be overwhelming to think about especially when our supermarkets are full of foods that tend not to be good for us. So were do we begin? Simple ways to be thorough First we must really become aware of the condition of our bodies. How are we functioning? What health difficulties do we deal with daily? How do I feel physically? Asking these questions can help us find the motivation to make changes. Once we decide to take some action in a direction of self-care we have a new connection with ourselves that is very real and very exciting. Like anything in our lives it is amazing how comforting it is… Continue reading

Nicola talks to Damien Wade about the Fundamentals of Wellness (Podcast)

Damien Wade is the owner of a holistic health, educational, performance & rehabilitation center, called Health 3.0 and setup in 2011. “My journey started when my mother was diagnosed with cancer back in 2006. I was brought on an educational roller coaster to find answers about the cause of her disease, a search which is still on-going 4 years after her passing and will continue for the rest of my life. She was one of my best teachers, and through her humble battle against this dis-ease, she taught me some valuable pearls of wisdom that I feel in my heart must be shared with the world to help people understand how we can become diseased on different levels. My passion for health has taken me all over the world helped me pursue an education that has given me the tools to help humanity understand and reverse dis-ease”. The mission of… Continue reading

How Would More Flexibility Change Your Life – By Tsgoyna Tanzman

If Wounded Peacock (a very impressive yoga move for those who aren’t familiar) is your jam, then hooray for you. But, I’m talking about flexible thinking. I once worked with a man who had a precise 4-step routine to leave his house. If anything interrupted his routine, like someone asking him a question, he would need to start from the beginning. He couldn’t sequence the actions in any different way. He wasn’t O.C.D, it was simply that he had a single strategy that offered no options for flexibility. In brain injury, we call that cognitive rigidity. But even without a brain injury we can have tendencies to become rigid and inflexible. Flexibility is a about resilience, spontaneity, readiness. An effortless transition to a new thought, the ability to see things from different perspectives. It is the single most important skill in negotiation. Flexibility isn’t just about reacting, it’s about anticipating and creating. Flexibility is a… Continue reading