Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

  • Minimalism (Spring Cleaning!)
    Laera Morrow
    Minimalism (Spring Cleaning!)It’s finally Spring! . . . which means that, here in Portland, there are now smatterings of rain-free (sunny, even) hours here and there to enjoy ( . . . yay.) Even with lingering clouds in the Pacific Northwest, and the typical neighbor’s response to that occasional precious sunny day falling along the lines of, “Yeah, ... Read more
  • Surviving PTSD
    Hillory Hanson
    Surviving PTSDWhen I was leaving the hospital after a: few near death experiences, coma, and major surgery, the ICU nurse told me “don’t worry about dusting your house – dust is for leaving love messages for your family in” and “you will experience ptsd”. She also said “apparently you were meant to do something amazing with ... Read more
  • Nutrition Affects Mood
    Laera Morrow
    Nutrition Affects MoodAs I begin a new diet this month, I feel inspired to discuss food. And its effects on mood. And with that, in light of the ways that our own biological systems operate, take a look at the paradigms of holism and dualism. Recent neurobiological evidence shows that the neurotransmitters and neuropeptides that steer our ... Read more
  • Effects of Abdominal Health on the Nervous System
    Laera Morrow
    Effects of Abdominal Health on the Nervous SystemWatch “Effects of Abdominal Health on the Nervous System” on YouTube Isabel Spradlin of Spradlin Bodyworks hosts an interview with Laera Morrow, owner of Laera’s Lair of Natural Healing, on the topic of abdominal health and its effects on the nervous system. Read more
  • Welcome to Laera’s Lair of Natural Healing!
    Laera Morrow
    Welcome to Laera's Lair of Natural Healing!Watch “Welcome to Laera’s Lair of Natural Healing” on YouTube The mission of Laera’s Lair is to guide people to heal dis-ease without using pharmaceuticals — both through spreading awareness and through working with clients. I specialize in working with clients living with brain and nerve dis-ease. My own success in naturally controlling my epileptic seizures ... Read more
  • 10 Ways To Love Yourself
    Nancy Stevens
    10 Ways To Love YourselfReal Ways To Cultivate Self-Love   Love is the “capstone”  sustaining and holding life itself together. We are the very real fabric of love! Loving yourself lays the framework for how we love others and in turn how we let them love us. Quite simply if you struggle to love and accept you as you are right ... Read more
  • Meet the Life Gardener
    Paula D'Amico
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXOtne7lZto&t=26s Read more
  • If you trust yourself the Universe will trust you!
    Anne Marie Foley
    If you trust yourself the Universe will trust you!The Universe is truly amazing and the power of connection and energy continues to blow my mind! Once again this is another perfect example of the Universe working its Power and Magic and collectively gathering women who have the intention and purpose of living in truth and teaching others how to do the same by sharing ... Read more
  • Mindfulness Monday Quick Hit #14 ~ Stop Your Busy: And Become Present Just Like That
    Tiffany Guske
    Mindfulness Monday Quick Hit #14 ~ Stop Your Busy: And Become Present Just Like ThatAre you one of those people who has “to get to just one more thing” – constantly? How about needing to be on-the-go all the time out of habit? Well imagine what it would be like if you could just STOP. Stop the busyness and bring in the ahhhhhhh… Most of us spend our time running around doing, ... Read more
  • Mindfulness Monday Quick Hit #1 ~ So Simple
    Tiffany Guske
    Mindfulness Monday Quick Hit #1 ~ So SimpleDo you want to start your week off right? Check out your Mindfulness Monday Quick Hit below. Step outside and feel your feet firmly on the ground. Close your eyes and take in a deep breath filling your lungs completely. Exhale gently and slowly open your eyes. Notice your surroundings – the air, sky, ground, plants, sounds. Recognize this feeling of calm ... Read more
  • Train Your Brain and Manage Your Anxiety: Mindfulness Gives You The Choice
    Tiffany Guske
    Train Your Brain and Manage Your Anxiety: Mindfulness Gives You The ChoiceDoes it ever feel like you just can’t control your thoughts? Jumping from one anxiety provoking scenario to another without reprieve. Exhausting, stressful and disempowering are descriptors that come to mind. But I have some good news for you. You can control your thoughts. And by managing these little monsters you can find some new and welcomed ... Read more
  • A Healthy Mind
    Jennifer Nolan
    A Healthy MindWhen I was growing up, I remember observing my dad doing specific habits regularly.  Praying, meditating while listening to music, and reading.  At the time, I didn’t fully understand why this was a lifestyle for him.  I do know that it stuck with me.  When I had my own family, the reason became clear.   It gave ... Read more
  • Harvesting Happiness: The One Thing That I Know
    Sandra J Filer
    Harvesting Happiness: The One Thing That I Know This is the photo of one happy “farm boy!” And the one thing that I know is it wasn’t always the way he felt about the farm.  In fact, when I met Kim nineteen short years ago, he told me the story of leaving the farm (at the age of eighteen) to later join the Air Force ... Read more
  • Breathing and the Alexander Technique
    Elaine Bell
    Breathing and the Alexander TechniqueBreathing is something we do naturally, and without this action we would not be alive. From our first inhalation that signals our emergence into life until our last exhale, breath is our constant companion. Breath can be a great teacher. As we learn to be aware of our habitual breathing patterns, we can change our ... Read more
  • Alexander Technique and the Pelvis
    Elaine Bell
    Alexander Technique and the Pelvis Human beings are born with an amazing possibility of understanding and developing their own innate body wisdom. Knowing how to physically use our bodies for the best mechanical advantage and aligned posture will make a difference in how we feel, see and understand the world. Alexander Technique can help us understand how to use our ... Read more
  • How Your Posture Affects Your Life
    Elaine Bell
    How Your Posture Affects Your LifeGreetings and Happy Holidays to everyone. I wanted to get a second newsletter out before the end of the year. It’s been a difficult year with health challenges and some unexpected stresses of life. One of the most important things I wanted to share with you is how important noticing one’s posture during times of stress ... Read more
  • The Benefits of the Alexander Technique
    Tami Bulmash
    The Benefits of the Alexander TechniqueAlexander Technique teacher, Tami Bulmash, discussing “The Benefits of the Alexander Technique” with Dr. Nelson Bulmash of The Health Matters Show. Live on WDJY FM 99.1 & WWNN FM 93.5 & United Intentions Foundation Inc. and all major social media platforms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktdiUXomipI&t=1344s Read more
  • Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Tell Your Teenager to Sit Up Straight
    Tami Bulmash
    Here's Why You Shouldn't Tell Your Teenager to Sit Up StraightWhen I look back on my teenage years, the feeling is quite mixed. Along with the fond memories, ardent friendships and abandon of responsibility, I can’t help but reflect on what a terribly awkward time it was. That awkwardness was never lost on adults who liked to chime in and try to illustrate how well ... Read more