Tag Archives: Health

Addiction – animated explanation of the science showing the source of addiction

Science now shows that the cause of addiction is not the addictiveness of the drugs themselves, but the underlying reasons for taking the drugs – the emotional pain, trauma, and disconnection/loneliness that users feel. The drugs are simply an escape mechanism to avoid feeling the pain and to feel connected to something. If as a society we help people to heal the pain, to feel connected to others and enjoy life, then the use of drugs will decrease. Love and connection is the answer.

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Addiction – Russell Brand requests a more compassionate and loving approach to helping people heal

This is a 29 minute video clip of Russell Brand testifying at a Government Committee about reform to the way that addiction issues are regulated and handled. He openly shares his story of overcoming addiction and his belief that most addicts are people suffering from emotional, mental and spiritual maladies. If they heal these issues they no longer need the drug to mask their feelings and internal pain. Russell argues for a more compassionate and loving approach by Government, seeing addiction as a health issue and people needing support to heal, rather than being viewed as criminals or burdens to society. It is wonderful to see his authenticity and truth sharing – he urges more people to do the same, so that we can have a real discussion about these issues and how to resolve them.

When you’ve hit rock bottom, here’s what to do….

Here is a short video, 11:22 mins, of Jessica Ortner (from The Tapping Solution) interviewing Sonia Ricotti (author of the book Unsinkable). It is a fabulous summary of what to do when you feel like you have hit rock bottom and you are stuck. Sonia reminds us that fighting ‘what is’ leads to negative emotions and keeps us caught in our story, our interpretation and judgement of the events. Instead she encourages us to accept ‘what is’ and ‘surrender’. When you do this you allow yourself  to feel and release any emotions around the situation. This creates more space inside you, which enables peace and clarity. From here you can start to see what actions you could take to help yourself move forward.

Welcome to my Health Blog.

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Listen to your heart, it will tell you what you need to do to find health, happiness and inner peace.

Our bodies have the ability to heal themselves, to maintain harmony and balance. But the way we live today interrupts these natural self-regulatory mechanisms. Many of us do not get enough sleep, rest or exercise. We eat foods that come in boxes or cans and wonder why we feel lethargic, anxious or disturbed. It is not natural to feel these ways but our bodies are coping with a range of toxins received in our food, our water and our air. We are constantly exposed to man-made chemicals and pollution from our lifestyles and homes. It does not have to be this way.

You can use natural cleaning products, grow your own food or buy it organically or from farmer’s markets. There’s much you can do – simply, easily to improve your health – drinking more water, eating more fruit and vegetables, less meat and complex packaged foods. It is up to each of us to honour the temple we have been given, our bodies, and the larger temple of Earth that we live upon. There are many ways to do this. In this section of my blog/website we will explore these issues. I hope you find it inspiring and helpful in assisting you with your health and wellbeing and that of your family and larger family’s vitality. We are all connected, all one big family here on Earth. No separateness, just oneness. What we do to ourselves, we do to all. When each of us takes action to heal and find peace, we help do this for the whole. Every step taken helps. It is worth the effort.