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Be Aware of the Inner Gatekeeper   Leave a comment

Thanks for sharing this.

One Dharma Nashville

How many times have you encountered the inner gatekeeper in your life but didn’t let it stop you? Maybe you wanted to get an advanced degree, or change careers, eat a healthier diet or begin a committed exercise program.  The inner gatekeeper is the voice that tires to hold you back, tells you that you can’t do it. Most of us have times in our lives when we just don’t listen, move ahead with our intentions and find success.

If we’re not mindful, our inner gatekeeper can impede our dharma practice. Why? Because a key element of genuine practice is becoming aware of habitual and unconscious patterns that run our lives. Through mindfulness, we can gradually see and undo those patterns. But the inner gatekeeper wants to protect the status quo and may try to convince us that we can’t. I believe a lot of people who intend to observe…

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Posted June 24, 2012 by Namaste -- Seeking Peace in Uncategorized

Fessing up at Work: How to Admit Your Mistakes and Save Your Reputation   Leave a comment

I wish I could print this out and bring it to every member of my team.

Posted June 24, 2012 by Namaste -- Seeking Peace in Uncategorized

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I reblogged this here because I think our work environment can contribute or take away so much from our physical and spiritual health.
It’s possible to follow your life philosophy and be happy and healthy.
Why wait?

Posted June 23, 2012 by Namaste -- Seeking Peace in Uncategorized

Good Resource Before Your Next Appt   2 comments

Does this image look familiar?

It does for me. . . minus the full makeup, the smile, the perfect hair, and the spandex clothes.

🙂

I don’t even like to use the word headache anymore because I have dealt with my own migraine enough to understand that they are a whole-body dis-ease.

Today, I woke up at 4 am.  I kept hitting my tooth that has a temporary crown on it.  I slept off and on from 4 am to 7 am.  I don’t think i had dreams, but I had a lot of “fretting” and it was not pleasant.

Before work, I scrambled some eggs and they sounded really unappetizing.  All I wanted was plain toast.

I got to work at 8:30 and went right in to a meeting with a smoker . . .

By lunch time, I was nauseated and a bit dizzy.

Back to work, with an ice pack for good measure.

Only to find that there was a huge machine tearing up the driveway in front of my office.  The noise was crazy and I could hardly concentrate.

Ugh.  Calgon could not take me away.  I had a report to write.

It does seem that I took my meds quick enough to stop the headache before it got worse and I could make it through the hot, humid, noisy afternoon.

But I came across this:

http://migraine.com/blog/doctor-patient-communication-set-up-your-own-migraine-summary-document/

I was happy and it was good timing.  I go to a new headache clinic/neurologist tomorrow and this will help me prepare.

Soon I will post about the tracking method I now have and whether or not it helps going to the doctor or not.

Anyway, I hope this document helps you too!

Namaste, Jennifer

Tsunami Of Sugar   1 comment

I thought this article was totally worth reposting.  I found it off of Andrew Weil‘s post on Facebook today.

http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/why_our_food_is_making_us_fat

The author, from the UK, discusses how food has changed since the 70s and how sugar is in so many things that we don’t even expect.

Look at the information out there on inflammation — it’s on sugar, gluten, etc — not fat as we have been led to believe.

Looking for good information out there?  Check out Integrative Nutrition by Joshua Rosenthal.  He gives a nice critique of “diets” out there.  And he gives some good solid guidelines for eating healthy, rather than a diet.

Also, check out some of the new Paleo or caveman diets. . . I don’t know how much is hype and how much is real . . . they call for getting rid of wheat, dairy, and focuses on high healthy protein — and of course, non-processed foods.  It’s worth a look.

If you are using anything like a Paleo diet to help with disease or weight loss, please post a comment and let us know how you are doing.

bringing presence to our exile   Leave a comment

Great Post

Make Believe Boutique

The astonishing thing is that in spite of all we have done, the earth still offers back so much beauty, so much sustenance. So much of what we need is embodied in it. If we treat things in accord with what we believe they’re worth, then the value of the world is something that we imagine. The thing that we can do for the world is always expressed in terms of how we can treat the world & each other, the quality of our behavior…..Emmet Gowin

there’s something elemental in compassion….a direct communication to the divine….a mother-quality….an instinctive ‘right behavior’….sister to mercy…..a profound discipline in the simplest act of witnessing another….

we are all vulnerable….

The world-view now emerging- if we are bold to experience its implicatons- lets us behold anew & experience afresh the web of life in which we exist. It opens us to the vast intelligence of life’s self-organizing…

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Posted June 9, 2012 by Namaste -- Seeking Peace in Uncategorized

How does one figure out if they’re gluten intolerant or if they have celiac?   Leave a comment

Problems related to gluten intolerance seem to be in the headlines more and more. . . well, not the national headlines but in the places that share honest news about health. Check out this post and see if gluten could be wrecking your life.

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Gluten intolerance and celiac disease can play a part in a wide variety of illnesses that effect body/mind and spirit. An accurate and simple test is certainly needed. Right now one’s only option quite often is doing an elimination diet since testing is not always accurate. Also there are many people who do not test positive for celiac at all who find they’re intolerant to gluten. For such people it’s likely that elimination diets will remain the way to determine sensitivity. What does that entail? It means eliminating all gluten containing foods from one diet. In the event one has celiac it means being extremely vigilant about that elimination since even microscopic amounts of gluten can be problematic.  That can mean cooking in a kitchen that doesn’t have any gluten in it at all even if you’re not eating it. It can get complex, but with practice people learn how…

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Posted June 9, 2012 by Namaste -- Seeking Peace in Uncategorized