The Energies Balanced Nature Yoga Retreat returns for a magical weekend of yoga, meditation, music and friendship, May 5 through 7 at the beautiful, 40-acre Davis Ranch Retreat, in Waelder.
by Jodi Phillips
Plants and trees have been worshipped, adored, admired and looked upon with devotion. Avid plant gardeners even go so far as to name them and treat them like a member of the family. These beautiful beings are the sustainers of the earth, and this earth includes us; therefore being mindful to our connection will not only improve our health, but also give back to the life that creates ours.
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.
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.
African drumming and the hand-crafted djembe have had a home in Austin at Drumz for many years. Drumz is committed to providing the very highest quality of skillfully crafted and artfully designed drums, didgeridoos and rhythm instruments from around the world. Each instrument is a work of art with music making potential. We believe that these instruments, beyond providing sheer joy and unimaginable fun, have the potential to heal us, awaken us to our creative potential, transform us and transport us to deeper levels of consciousness, sensitivity and awareness.
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.