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Written to educate, inform and inspire those seeking more holistic and eco-friendly ways of staying healthy, wealthy and wise!

Stress and the Mind-Body Connection

Are negative thoughts weighing you down?

Specialists like Charles Lightwalker know that, at the office, stress can decrease productivity because worry wastes time better spent taking care of the task at hand.

Stress is also one of the key factors in many chronic conditions, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Some heart attacks have such a strong Mind-Body connection that there is a term for it: Broken Heart Syndrome.

Are you making yourself sick with thoughts that stress you out?  Do you worry too much?  Do you waste time ruminating about things that could go wrong? 

More importantly, do you want to change your negativity into a more neutral or positive focus that is better for your health and productivity?

As is the case with many, we are too close to ourselves and our thinking. It is a “can’t see the forest for the trees” effect. The thought seems like the truth, even when it is just one viewpoint. Someone else may see the same set of circumstances (and potential solutions) very differently.

When a thought comes to mind, can you step away internally and observe the thought? 

Worriers tend to get drawn into an ever-descending dialogue of dread, doubt, and fear. By recognizing the difference between “thinker” mode and becoming an “observer,” you can change the dialogue going on in your mind.  When you’re in “observer” mode, you can stand by in neutral way and are less likely to get dragged down by unnecessary stress.

Talk about “Easier said than done!”

How do you better understand your negative thought patterns and change them before they drag you down, reducing your ability to fight off illness? 

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I Hate Needles

It’s odd that I’m so in love with acupuncture as a healing and wellness technique… After all, I hate needles.

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As a child, I had allergies and asthma and shots were part of my regular routine. Ugh!

Now, acupuncture is one of my favorite techniques for relieving stress, reducing pain and maintaining overall health.

The “needles” are more like fine filaments and a skilled acupuncturist can prepare you for your session with a minimum of discomfort.

Among the oldest healing practices in the world, acupuncture is one of several traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques. Other specialties, such as herbs, qi gong and tai chi, are included under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

 

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My Love Affair with... Dairy

I survived January! Did you?

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Like many, I had new year’s goals (yes, resolutions) that kick in on 1/1 of any year. It’s a social ritual all around the world.

This year, my list includes health-related goals: get fit, starting with weight loss. Then, maintain.

What about you? What are your goals and resolutions for 2018? Are you on your way or stuck from the get-go?

It’s easy, we tell ourselves. If so-and-so can do it, I can, too.

 

 

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Holistic Health Care IS Tax-Deductible

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Holistic Health Care IS Tax-Deductible

Did you know that certain holistic health expenses can be deducted
from your taxes? IRS Publication 502 lists these allowable expenses*. They include:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Body Scans
  • Chiropractors
  • Christian Science Practitioners
  • Osteopaths
  • Psychologists
  • Stop Smoking Programs
  • Weight Loss Programs

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Got Pain? Want Opioids?

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Got Pain? Want Opioids?

When you see articles about opioids in Inc. Magazine and on the front page of the L.A. Times, you know it’s an epidemic that is impacting lives and businesses all over. According to the November 2017 deaths quadrupled from 2011-2015. The November 8, 2017 L.A. Times article quantifies this to an average of 91 deaths per day. Almost 2 million Americans are addicted to opiates and narcotic painkillers, both illegal and prescription.

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Health Freedom

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Health Freedom

 

Most people would agree that there are 3 key elements of health freedom

While it would be easy to debate which of these keys is the most important, it is also easy to see that access is the most critical. If you are looking for breast thermographer, especially for the first time, but the closest one you can find is in another state, it will cost more to get there and take more time. How do you find one that is close to where you live or work?

Google and other search engines make it easier to find most things. Still, search engine optimization (SEO) means that your local health care providers may not come up in a search, even if they are near to you and offer what you want.

Today’s society seems to be on a go-go-go schedule. It’s easy for people to choose the fast and easy option by stopping at the local drugstore. How do you find holistic and natural products, services and solutions?

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Wellness in the Workplace

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Wellness in the Workplace

 

In this modern era, staying healthy is key to success. When we get sick, it impacts our ability to work with others and our energy for working at today's fast pace.

Smart companies are engaging in wellness conversations to support their employees and organizations like LinktoEXPERT (LtE) and the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) are collaborating to support their efforts.

LtE and the HCC connect executives and entrepreneurs who want to make the world a better place to live, work and play. These collaborations create powerful ripple effects in communities throughout North America.

To amplify their connections, the HCC has partnered with LtE. “For our Members that want be to known as ‘The Expert’, we are glad to offer an interactive publicity platform used by executives and conference planners to hire experts in minutes”, states HCC Founder Camille Leon. “Decisions can be made quickly because you can watch, listen and read Experts’ credentials all in one place and choose the best candidate for your project."

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