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We are very excited to share this short video with you to help you understand how this ancient healing practice can restore and maintain physical and emotional well-being. Perhaps instead of focusing on sick care we should be focusing on teaching wellness care for all age groups.


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This was a magical weekend of mindfulness and healing. A doorway was opened in my consciousness and I experienced profound healing and energy.
I was at a qigong retreat over the past 3 days. The duel joy of belonging a strong, loving sense of community and practicing in the group energy of 80 people is amazing. What a great way to reawaken your connection with the energy field- the living matrix. We all shared similar goals – to increase our awareness, sense of connection, and to heal ourselves and others. A doorway was opened that allowed us to embrace new perspectives.

Join us at our next gathering in a conference setting. It’s an invitation to reawaken your soul and transform your world.
Go to www.tcmconference.org, or call 1-888-TCM-6909. for more information. CMEs; NCCAOM PDAs (pending).

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From the De-Stress Kit our Monday Tip!
Exercise can be very beneficial when you are feeling stressed. Often when experiencing anxiety and emotional pain, people don’t have the initiative to exercise. However, if you can exercise even a little, it can help clear the fog and tension accumulated from anxiety, anger and worry. Exercise won’t take away your reasons for getting stressed, but it strengthens your capacity to manage stress with less energy loss. It isn’t necessary to do a total workout to help clear your thinking and stabilize your emotions. Experiment and find what’s comfortable for you, but at least try to get your heart rate up a little even for a short time. As you exercise, try to be conscious not to replay negative mind loops. It helps to balance the emotions and calm the mind by practicing the attitude breathing techniques  while  exercising.

In case you missed the previous post,  here is the technique:
Practice breathing while imagining your breath passing in and out through your

heart area or the center of your chest. Envision yourself as taking a time out to refuel  your system by breathing in an attitude of calm and balance (like breathing in an emotional tonic to take the rough edges off).

The key to making this exercise effective  is to generate the true feeling of calm and balance.You can substitute calm and balance at times with breathing the feeling of appreciation or compassion (or whatever attitude you choose to breathe). This can be done in a quiet place or while walking, jogging, and even in a conversation once you get familiar with it.

Take some time for yourself daily.

Marion & Tracy

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Is my glass half empty or half full? Have you ever spent the day with someone who has no idea how little he likes or respects himself or how stuck he is being a victim of the world and the masters of the universe who failed him? He doesn’t even perceive that he has a glass at all and if asked would tell you that all its contents have evaporated. A day where you zipped up a lot because you had no choice but to be with him for one reason or another? He is just spending his time anxiously waiting for the other shoe to drop and surprise he has had a bad cold which just lingers on and on which he seems to be spreading around…

If you are feeling negative and over stressed remember that you are talking to every cell in your body and as Bruce Lipton so clearly expressed in The Biology of Belief, your cells are responding to those thoughts and expressing them in terms of your health and equilibrium. Rethink your responses. Revamp your perceptions. Be conscious. They are a choice and you are not a victim. Even though you may feel super stressed and that the world is falling apart, monitor your thoughts and change your language by getting into your heart for yourself. You have the tools. (I hope he is reading this.)

When asked something as simple as, “How are you?” you may be: “So stressed out about seeing my family during the holidays” or “I’m so ashamed that I am so behind paying my bills” or “I’m really worried losing my job” or “I’m afraid to tell the kids I can’t afford to …” Remember there are always other “true feelings” as well…and you can choose which ones to focus on and express verbally.
So when a friend or co- worker asks “How are you?” make an effort to choose a new answer that is both positive and a truth, even though you are also aware of your fears. Try filling in the blanks below and focus on your positive feelings:

I’m looking forward to _______________

My kids did really well in school and _______________

I am so happy that

What gave me such relief today was _______________

Make the positive choice and keep your vibration high and you will begin to attract differently. Tomorrow is another day.
Marion Ross & Tracy Latz

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A daily practice can pave the way to encourage you to stay directed on your journey to shift and transform.
In order to depersonalize the daily stress, negative emotions, and thoughts that we encounter daily we need to have a regular routine that keeps us balanced in body, mind and spirit. Various cultures approach this dilemma in many different ways using a daily centering practice called Dharma. This term refers to a form of self discipline ranging from prayer to yoga to gardening, whatever regular practice assists with feeling balanced and connected to the whole, spirit, God, universe.

Some believe that maintaining the continuity through the ages by duplicating practices developed over millennia will assist you in benefiting from ancient wisdom. Whether it is chanting ‘om’ to connect with the essence of the universe or partaking in the ritual of the Eucharist to transmit the spirit of Christ to the participant, there is certainly a touch of majesty and comfort in these formal traditions. It is also practical in the sense that there are established communities which practice these formal traditions that give you support and access. In all cultures, the importance of a meditative practice is emphasized, whether that be prayerful meditation, a walking meditation, breathwork, Reiki or other forms of self healing, chi gong, tai chi, drumming, toning sacred mantras, or meaningful body movement which is both connecting and grounding.
The key elements for a grounding and connecting daily dharma are: Intention and Mindfulness – To stay fully present in the moment and place our awareness on all the potential choices we can make, while recognizing the possibilities we have in our daily life to transform and shift. Then making the choice to do so. The word ‘practice’ can refer to integrating our mind, body and spirit into everything we do to allow for transformation; it can also mean to be goal oriented and be a means to an end. The intention of a daily Dharma is to get in touch with our inner resources and experiences to promote change, evolve and reshape both our self and our outer world. Through a practice we can break old habits and allow ourselves to cultivate new insights and ways of perceiving and creating in the world.
Intuition is another key element to a practice of Dharma. We need to access our intuition to know whether what we are practicing is right for us at any given moment. When our practice becomes just a mindless habit and is not assisting us in learning about ourselves or developing new insights, it’s time for something different.
A daily dharma can help you stay mindful, live more fully in the present, feel a deeper sense of joy and love, put your ego in perspective, make you aware of your true gifts and abilities, teach you how to get out of your own way and live in the joyful mystery of this grand universe.
Marion Ross & Tracy Latz

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Click on the link to view this cool Three Thumps Video!

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