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Dying to Live

Dying to Live

I felt my spirit rise (to the challenge) when I heard of yet another suicide this week.  Beautiful, sensitive people are getting lost in this crazy world, not knowing how to re-orientate themselves to true north, the direction of their innate wisdom and truth.  One day the government will help everyone access holistic medicines and modalities, as the public medical system is neither equipped nor designed to heal a person’s spirit.  Until that day comes though we must be willing to take it on ourselves, the challenge of surviving and even thriving in these unstable times, despite the messages around...

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Medical Astrology

Medical Astrology

“The child that is born on the sabbath day Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay. Monday’s child is fair of face Tuesday’s child is full of grace Wednesday’s child is full of woe Thursday’s child has far to go Friday’s child is loving and giving and Saturday’s child works hard for its living”    Unknown author.  Published in St Nicholas’s Magazine, 1873. Do you get the impression that the author of this poem was born on a Sunday, and his arch rival on a Wednesday!  While this is a narrow minded and religious biased interpretation of the days...

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'Picky Eating'

'Picky Eating'

Over the years I have worked with a number of children and teenagers with a strong aversion to many common foods. Medical science has recently created the name ARFID – Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder – to extreme cases of such an eating pattern.  TV1 in New Zealand recently aired a feature on Sunday that followed several teenagers with the ARFID challenge. As time literally turns and we find ourselves well into the complexities of the 21st century we are seeing increasing numbers of complex health and wellbeing disorders.  By their very nature they are requiring us to explore the...

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Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

As we go on a healing walkabout to lose weight, overcome a health condition, or to find a new level of peace, universal laws are set in motion to assist us.  We draw to us obvious and enjoyable assistance such as aligning with the right people and information to achieve our goal, but we also subconsciously draw to our attention the bumps or missing rungs on our ladder that if left unattended, will thwart us.  It could be an attitude that we have not been aware of, a random disrespect for money that shows itself, or a new physical ailment....

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Soothe My Throat!

Soothe My Throat!

Sore throats are a common complaint that can make life miserable and with winter approaching it is great to know we have some natural solutions at hand.  Sore throats are typically the result of infection or inflammation and there are some herbs commonly found in our garden or pantry that can minimize if not fully resolve it.   Ideally act at the onset of the soreness to nip things in the bud.  Herbal extracts and/or homeobotanicals are usually required for more advanced cases.  Sage Salvia officinalis, thyme Thymus vulgaris and plantain Plantago lanceolata/major are all useful for throat inflammation and...

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