March 2017

Glycemic Load

Perhaps you have heard of glycemic index (GI).  This is an indicator of how different foods affect our blood glucose (sugar) levels.  As glycemic index does not factor in the amount of food consumed, it may be misleading indicator.  Both quantity and quality of food consumed affects blood glucose. The glycemic load (GL) of a… Read More

Acceptance

Acceptance

The last need of the heart is acceptance.  Boy, is this a biggie!  This may be a straight forward as finally loving our noses that as just slightly crooked, which endlessly bugs us, yet goes unseen by our loved ones to integrating what the founder of analytic psychology, Carl Jung, termed our shadow. Shadow is… Read More

Affection

Affection

The third need of the heart is affection.  How do we cultivate affection for ourselves?  Affection arises from appreciation and attention.  When we stop whipping ourselves literally and figuratively, listening arises naturally as does appreciation for our bodies, for our gifts, for our challenges...for this one very precious life. Affection may be cultivated through the… Read More

Attention

Cultivate Stillness and Wonder

Attention is the second need of the heart.  Attention is deep listening.  Listening with the whole of one’s being.  It is listening with the eyes, skin, gut, nose, tongue, as well as the ears.  Listening at deep level often requires us to slow down, to cultivate stillness and wonder.  Deep listening is an act of… Read More

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