It may be difficult to grasp that we are connected to a lofty, heavenly paradise or a spiritual dimension, but for some that had their reality ripped open through a near-death experience (NDE), they find that a spiritual transformation occurs. Austinites can learn about NDEs, as well as ways to have a spiritually transformative experience without the threat of dying, at the NDE Symposium, April 7 through 9—with free admission April 7—at the Wimberley Community Center.
Magazine publisher Shelly Searle introduces the Austin Texas Edition of Natural Awakenings, with testimonials from Austin business owners: Sherry Gingras, of Drumz; Gabriella Espinosa, of Pure Soul Alchemy; and Mardy Chen, of Pure Bikram Yoga. Video by ARISE.
by Stacey Lemire Martin
Most of us today were not taught how to deal with death or grief over loss and were instead told to “bootstrap it”, “buck up” or to “get over it and move on” with little thought to any trauma one might have experienced, or feelings about loved ones being gone.
by Jo Eckler
Over the past few decades, it has become increasingly common to hear about pregnant women using the services of a birth doula or midwife to help them through the journey of childbirth. Now a group of compassionate professionals have arisen to provide similar support at the other end of life: death and mourning doulas.
by Vinay Parameswara
Those suffering from depression may benefit from transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, non-invasive medical technology that applies magnetic pulses to soothe and stimulate nerve cells in the region of the brain involved in mood control and depression. The procedure has proven benefits, does not have any problematic side effects, needs no anesthesia and can be done in comfort at a doctor’s office.
by Joan Sefcik
Traditionally, dentistry is considered to only deal with the teeth and surrounding tissues. However, biological dentists have long understood the profound affect the mouth has on the rest of the body. Veterinarians have understood this concept for years, warning of the dangers of bacteria from a pet’s dirty mouth infecting the animal’s heart, kidney or liver.
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.
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.
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.