Using Feng Shui to organize your home and transform your life.
Based on research that was awarded the Governor General's Academic Gold Medal, Healing Home is an exploration of the lives and health of young women experiencing homelessness. Vanessa Oliver employs an innovative methodology that blends sociology and storytelling practices to investigate these women's access to health services, their understandings of health and health care delivery, and their health-seeking behaviours. Through their life stories, Oliver demonstrates how personal and social experiences shape health outcomes. In contrast to many previous studies that have focused on the deficits of these young people, Healing Home is both youth-centric and youth-positive in its approach: by foregrounding the narratives of the women themselves, Oliver empowers a sub-section of the population that traditionally has not had a voice in determining policies that shape their realities. Applying a strong, articulate, and systemic analysis to on-the-ground narratives, Oliver is able to offer fresh, incisive recommendations for health and social service providers with the potential to effect real-world change for this marginalized population.
We carry our own space with us wherever we go. We expand and soften it with meditation and relaxation and we contract and sharpen it with irritability and anger. In the space in front of us we carry our dreams and expectations; behind us we carry our memories, history and old baggage. We live in houses with memories stored in the walls and wonder why we are affected by the atmosphere in certain rooms. But because our senses and intuition become so dulled by our stressful lives, we forget to look beyond what is physically obvious and to stop long enough to notice that which we can often feel instinctively with our whole being. Layers and layers of unwanted memories and negative and stagnant energies can build up within a home and within your very self, but they can all be removed and cleared simply and effectively - both from your home and from your inner spirit. The Healing Home explores the skills needed to do this, looking at both the ancient and modern perspective, and by using simple tools and exercises handed down from a variety of cultures and traditions. Learn the value of using a medicine wheel, crystals, stones and symbols to help you create sacred space; find out how to use a smudging stick, bells and blessed water to refine the energies in your home; learn how to clear and purify the energy in a new home; and experience for yourself the very real benefits of keeping your inner self in balance with chakra cleansing, aura cleansing and grounding exercises.
Is your home filled with junk you can't let go of? Are the corners cluttered with items you're keeping "just in case?" If so, you're likely clinging to the past in personal and professional relationships as well--holding yourself back from living the fullest life possible. With the practical suggestions in this one-of-a-kind guide to healthy living, you'll easily acquire the skills needed to effectively achieve harmony in your home and your inner spirit. Life-changing tools from a variety of cultures and traditions--Native American, Celtic, Indian, African, Tibetan--help peel away layers of stagnation. Beautifully illustrated lessons on everything from ancient shamanism and chakras to modern crystals, minerals, even electromagnetic field balancing, invest you with the power to improve your internal and external environment. Whether you create your sacred space with a medicine wheel or cleanse your new office space with a smudging stick and blessed water, you'll clear the way for positive change in your home and yourself.
Provides an alphabetically arranged list of more than one hundred common ailments and health challenges, along with hundreds of therapeutic prescriptions and feel-good recipes for masks, tonics, soaks, inhalations, oils, and more, all designed to help prevent or alleviate acne, aging skin, congestion, eye strain, stress, and other problems. Original.
Why doesn’t our child return our love? What are we failing to understand? What are we failing to do? These questions can fill the minds of adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children. Families often enter into this experience with high expectations for their child and for themselves but are broadsided by shattered assumptions. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed children.
This title explains the principles of colour therapy and demonstrates how it can be applied to decorating, to enable the readr to enjoy its positive effects on both mental and physical wellbeing every day. Each chapter focuses on a particular mood and presents colour schemes to match. Whether a calming or balancing environment is wanted, or a romantic setting is needed, there is a range of inventive ideas to choose from for every room, from complete decorating schemes to easy accessorising solutions.
Discusses how the home is an extension of the self and how to heal the spirit by changing the way houses are built
Before antibiotics and today’s assorted miracle pills, only fresh air and summer sunshine around the Hayden Lake farmhouse could enable a California city child to recover from near-fatal TB, rheumatic fever and pneumonia. The Idaho farmhouse, homesteaded in 1893 by Swedish immigrants Jacob and Christina Thunborg, is a symbol of the friendships nurtured with the author’s four grandparents—also immigrants from Sweden—when all met at the same Spokane boardinghouse in then-Washington territory. More than a century has passed, four generations of the author’s family savor fond memories and, in 1985, the venerable farmhouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Other memories include a child’s view of the S.F. Bay Area in the 1930s—the romance of luxurious train travel, construction of the magnificent Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridges, Treasure Island, the World’s Fair—and more.