Our modern lifestyle has promoted several chronic, degenerative diseases, including Type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism, both of which can lead to weight gain, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. Conventional healthcare practices involve medications that treat the symptoms of these conditions, rather than addressing their underlying causes.
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by Sandra Yeyati
Michelangelo, the sculptor of David, said, “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.”
Celebrating 15 years of caring for pets in an all-natural, green and holistic environment, Stay N Play Pet Ranch hosts its 15th Anniversary Celebration, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 16, at their ranch in Dripping Springs. Among the day’s activities are Ask the Vet and Ask the Trainer booths, microchipping, nature walks, doga with Darla (yoga with dogs), canine massage and free nail clipping services. Participating vendors include Planet Dog, PureVita NutriSource, Chicken Bark, Jupiter Pet Portraits and Dog School Austin. There will be door prizes and a food trailer with hot dogs, chili, chips and drinks. Proceeds will be donated to PAWS Shelter and Humane Society.
by Marianne Williamson
How would we live, were we not afraid of death? How would we live if we gave ourselves permission to give to life everything we’ve got? In The Longevity Factor, Lydia Brontë, Ph.D., observes that we’ve added 15 years to our lives… but in the middle, not at the end. No longer identifying ourselves as “over the hill” at whatever age, we are simply removing the hill. We are forging a different conversation and a new vision to take us beyond the limited thought forms that have defined the parameters of age for generations.
Perry A, founder of The Living Clay Co. and author of Living Clay: Nature’s Own Miracle Cure, will be a guest lecturer at the Beauty 360 Expo held at the Palmer Events Center, in Austin, from November 9 to 10. The expo benefits the Austin affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Kyle Johnson, president of Living Clay, will also participate in a panel discussion on natural/organic beauty, and the Living Clay staff will take part in the race. Their products will be on display during the expo and will be promotionally priced at all Whole Foods and Central Markets during the month of November.
Conscious leader, business advisor and event host Jeneth Blackert reveals the secrets to being wealthy and free during a live event, Crazy Rich and Free to Be, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 8 to 10, at the Omni Hotel Downtown, in Austin. Blackert will share the stage with six thought leaders that will share their techniques for changing the energetic limitations and emotional charges that hinder success.
Offering an opportunity to deepen knowledge of music, movement, the body and joy, Nia black belt teacher Julie Ann Wylie will host a seven-day white belt intensive course from November 9 to 15 at the Rhythm Studio, in Austin. This training presents a body-centered approach to integrative health and wellness.
Winter holidays kick off the season with a Day of Thanksgiving for good reason. In the midst of all the goingson and challenges, simply expressing gratitude for large and little blessings can work wonders in restoring a healthy balance. Gratitude never fails to enrich lives.
Our bodies are hardwired to handle stress, but over time, too much stress takes its toll. When we feel threatened, the sympathetic nervous system is activated, causing the heart rate to increase, pupils to dilate and blood to be directed towards the extremities. Digestion can temporarily shut down. Cortisol, sometimes called “the stress hormone,” is released, causing increases in both blood pressure and inflammation, while suppressing the immune system. If our bodies continue to experience high amounts of cortisol, symptoms can evolve into anxiety, depression, fatigue, digestive issues and tension headaches.
by Lisa Powell-Watts
In the past 10 to 15 years, several new modes of healing have come into being that are effective, thorough and very powerful. Part of this trend is consumer-driven. People are requesting that a mode of healing not only be effective, but also be long-lasting, address their spirituality and get to the core wound.
Chakra Healing is one such modality. Developed by Dr. Brenda Davies, British author, psychiatrist and spiritual healer, Chakra Healing has been found to be helpful in addressing emotional, mental, physical and spiritual issues.