Articles from: September 2014

FOOT RELIEF: Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedies for Foot Pain and Strain


by Kai-Chang Chan

Have you experienced extreme pain on the bottoms of your feet as you were about to take the first step in the morning? Did you feel that you could not comfortably walk, jog or climb stairs? These are symptoms of the condition called plantar fasciitis.

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A Holistic Approach to Fighting Fibromyalgia


by Dr. Linda T. Nelson

Conventional medical treatments for fibromyalgia symptoms generally include drug intervention and surgery. While both treatments temporarily relieve a symptom, neither addresses the source of the problem; they only mask it while the condition continues to get worse. Fortunately, there is another option.

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SHEDDING FEAR: Don’t Let Your Comfort Zone Become Confining

by Melinda Gates

As her caretaker, I did not expect that she would end up taking such profound care of me. But her gifts eclipsed even the absolute love I had for her. Her most elegant dying has become a blueprint for my living. At the end, this precious thread of spirit who had woven her way through my life shed her inhibitions and stepped out of her fears.

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Become a Certified Life or Executive Coach During Two-Day Program, Nov. 1, 2


Certified Coaches Federation Course Offered in Alamo City

Learn how to launch an exciting and rewarding new career as a life coach, or expand your existing coaching skills to grow your client base by becoming a certified life coach practitioner. Plan to attend the Certified Coaches Federation (CCF) two-day intensive certified life/executive coach course on Nov. 1, 2 at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk.

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Mindfulness for Little Ones: Teaching Kids to Be Calm and Focused


by Traci Childress

Mindfulness, simply defined, is being in the moment. Using simple tools can help us consciously notice our breath, bodies and sensations, as well as what is happening around us. As we practice noticing, we can more readily return to the moment and more immediately connect with ourselves and others. Integrating five mindfulness practices into our young children’s lives is easy and yields powerful dividends.

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by Deborah Charnes

As we all learned tragically last month, Robin Williams, the man who brought immense joy and laughter to the world, was plagued by depression. His unexpected death has put a spotlight on this mysterious affliction that affects so many across the globe. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 7 percent of American adults experience depression in any given year.

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Online Opportunity: Major University Offers Integrative Medicine Certificate


The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is inaugurating an online Integrative Medicine Program in partnership with the Metabolic Medical Institute and accepting applications toward graduate certification in integrative medicine. Integrative medicine focuses on the whole person, and the curriculum includes prevention, self-care, nutrition, exercise prescription, dietary supplements and wellness-based therapies.

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Himalayan Siddha Masters Make World Peace Campaign Stop in SA on Oct. 13, 14


It is rare in South Texas to have the opportunity to receive a special blessing from a Himalayan Siddha master, but that opportunity is coming Oct. 13, 14 as part of the Himalayan Siddha Masters World Peace Campaign.

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Yoga Myths Debunked


by Tracy Badders

The hardest part of doing yoga is walking into your first class. Before I started practicing yoga, what kept me from walking into my first class were a short list of preconceived notions that were actually myths. Yoga classes help you conquer fears and overcome your ego (generally, the things that keep you from taking a yoga class in the first place).

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SELF PRESENCE: Self Care, Self Love are Essential for Outward-Focused Giving


by Michelle Mullady

Learn to be present for yourself, entirely present in ways that are innovative and pleasurable. Be present for your thoughts and emotions. Be present for the peaceful way in which your heart and body lead you on. Learn to be fully present for each step of your growth, each step of your unique journey.

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