Wisdom and Tools

The Power of Meditative Birding: Uncovering the Benefits of Ornitherapy
Birds are among the most varied and intelligent creatures on the planet. In fact, birds are one of the few animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror. Birdsong leads to new understanding in psychology, sociology, and even religion. There is a whole world of birdwatching that has yet to be explored. And while it's well known that birdwatching has numerous health benefits, there's another benefit that should not be overlooked: Meditative Birding brings art and mindfulness into your life by exploring and appreciating nature with these tiny creatures.
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The Emotional Journey of Cancer
A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. It can shock the system, making it hard to process all the information simultaneously. There is a lot to think about, and it can be overwhelming. Along with the physical journey of cancer, there is also an emotional journey. Here are some things to expect during this difficult time.
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The Mental and Emotional Toll of Cancer
A cancer diagnosis is life-altering. It’s natural to feel scared, confused, and overwhelmed. While everyone’s experience differs, some common mental and emotional challenges accompany a cancer diagnosis. It’s essential to be aware of these challenges to prepare yourself for the journey ahead better.
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The Mind-Body Connection: How Your Thoughts Affect Your Health
You may have heard the saying, "You are what you eat." That's right—the mind-body connection is very real, and your thoughts can profoundly impact your physical health. But did you know that you are also what you think? Here's a closer look at how the mind-body connection works and why it's so important.
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Shame and Lymphedema
Educating myself about shame helped me have the courage to speak to my physician after years of struggling with post-cancer treatment and weight gain.   It was then that I discovered I had lymphedema all along.
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