Carnival of Healing #147

I am excited and honored to host a Carnival of Healing for the first time. Thank you, Phylameana, for giving me the opportunity to participate. 


I’ve been teaching T’ai Chi for many years.  While Activities Director at a local Assisted Living Community, I developed a program of seated exercises based on the Yang T’ai Chi form.  This program was so successful that a book describing the exercises was published by Fair Winds Press in 2001.  T’ai Chi in a Chair is still available through Barnes and Noble and in three foreign editions.


My students have ranged in age from college students to the elderly, in levels of fitness from martial arts instructors to couch potatoes.  The most amazing results I’ve seen, however, have been in a program at an outpatient mental health center.   These severely mentally ill adult schizophrenics have not only proven themselves adept at learning the form but they have also shown significant improvement in their attitudes and in their levels of depression.


For that reason, I was delighted to receive the submission from with an article by Jennifer Gibson regarding the benefits of eating fish for those with psychiatric and mood disorders.  If you or anyone in your family suffers from disorders of this type, check out this blog.  You may want to bookmark it for future reference. 



When I began blogging a few months ago, I had no idea how varied and informative the blogosphere truly is.  Whatever your concerns or questions, you can find a blog that addresses your subject in a helpful and instructive way.  The following links will lead you to blogs that are the best of the best when it comes to information on holistic health.  I hope you find them as enlightening as I have.



Honey is yummy but do you know the history of honey or its many benefits for health and beauty?  Click on the following link to find out what honey can do for you.


“When you think of the color Blue,”  writes Rockie in a recent posting, “think of how you express yourself.”  This link leads to a discussion of the Blue Throat Chakra, what it tells us about our lives and how to analyze the causes of throat and mouth problems.


We all know that eating fish is important for our overall health but is it possible that fish can cure psychiatric and mood disorders?  Click on the following link to find out.


Do you know the difference between what you need and what you want?  For helpful tips on this subject and much more, from Life Coach, David B. Bohl, click on the following link:


Click on the following link to tell Victoria how the practice of Yoga has influenced your life.  You may even have your story published in Yoga Journal Magazine!


Astrid Lee writes, “When healing energy or Reiki is sent to another time or location, it’s called Distant Reiki.”  To find out about the benefits of Reiki in your own home town or sent to you from a distance, click on the following link.


If you’re reading this blog you are no doubt interested in learning more about holistic health, diet and fitness.  The link below will help you find those sites that address your particular needs and interests.  One hundred health blogs and websites are organized in sub-categories making it much easier to find what you’re looking for.  You may want to bookmark this one.


In spite of the rather odd title (The World is in Your Stomach), the article at this link contains an interesting discussion of the relationship between mind and body and the use of body phenomena to adjust our thinking.


Laura Milligan writes, “If you want to detox your entire body, mind, spirit and life, turn to this list which has over 100 ideas for removing the poison.”  Laura covers every aspect of life and makes good common-sense suggestions for improving our lives.


Click on this link to discover the secrets for getting and staying motivated.


Who would have thought we could get fit while microwaving our lunch?  What a great idea!






Hope you didn’t miss last week’s Carnival of Healing, Lessons from a Recovering Doormat.  If you did, don’t fret.  Click below for a link to this funny but very informative self-improvement blog.


Note:  Be sure to visit Tonie Konig who is hosting next week’s interesting and informative Carnival of Healing #148.


A word of caution – Remember to always consult with your health care provider or therapist before beginning any new exercise or dietary program. 














































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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