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The Grand Design For Success and Holistic Wellness

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by Lamar Irwin

Holistic wellness leads to an empowered life and provides a real sense of well-being both inside and out. It occurs when the matrix that makes up a person’s life causes he or she to feel fulfilled by living a desired life. A person subjectively measures well-being in many aspects— career, friends, partner/spouse, money, love, play, emotional/ mental, spiritual and other aspects that are important.

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A Collaborative, Functional Approach to Autoimmune Disorders

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by Laura Bautista

Many people are being labeled with taxing diagnoses that fall under the umbrella of autoimmunity. Even if one has not been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, he or she may be generally interested in preventative health and a more natural approach to wellness. Either way, it is good to raise awareness, as there is an increasing population of people looking for answers from traditional Western medicine practitioners, as well as from those that take an alternative approach.

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We All Need the Human Touch

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by Epiphany Jordan

When it comes to taking care of our bodies, there are four areas commonly addressed by health professionals: nutrition, exercise/movement, sleep and hydration. Yet there is a fifth fundamental component that is rarely considered: consensual human touch.

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The Healing Powers of Somatic Experiencing

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by Dianne Shelton

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a form of healing designed to relieve and resolve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress injury and other mental, physical and spiritual trauma-related health challenges by focusing on the client’s real and perceived body sensations. These sensations are known as somatic experiences. The SE approach releases traumatic shock (physical and/or relational), which is essential to transforming disease and the wounds of emotional trauma by working with the nervous system. SE has become recognized as a compassionate healing model, as it does not require the traumatized person to retell or relive the traumatic event. Instead, the focus is on sensations rather than the story of the trauma.

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Prioritizing Sleep for Health and Well-Being

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by Bruce Wayne Meleski

Too many American adults accept poor sleep as part of modern life, which has transformed the way we sleep. Artificial lights allow us to work 24/7. There are the stressors of urban living and sedentary jobs that make it difficult to relax and expend the energy necessary to sleep efficiently.

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Austin Kung Fu Master Applies Unique Background to Teaching

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by Sheila Julson

Joe Schaefer, Ph.D. and founder of Austin Kung Fu, was a rising star in the science field during the 1990s. As a doctorate candidate in neurophysiology at the University of Texas – Austin, he was awarded Young Researcher of the Year in 1996 and had penned articles published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Yet he walked away from it to follow his long-time passion—sharing the physical and mental benefits of kung fu and tai chi with others.

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Learning to Focus and Concentrate

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Human brains are highly attuned to any blip on our sensory radar because that’s what ensured our survival. An area called the locus coeruleus is especially responsible for churning out neurotransmitters to the limbic system that tell the brain how to respond to stimuli and whether or not it’s supposed to be calm or on high alert. Even memories of events can trigger this physical stress response in our bodies.

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Light the Way to Better Health

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Matt DeBow, author, inventor, consultant and public speaker on the subject of light and its effects on health and medical applications, will give four lectures throughout Austin on an advanced holistic treatment that uses light to heal the body naturally. The first talk will be at 7 p.m., October 25 at Peoples Rx; the second talk will take place at 7 p.m., October 27 at Peoples Rx North.

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