Partially sage, I rose merrily, on time. Fluffy snowflakes have erased the borders between roads and yards. The coffee’s warm, and the fireplace glows. What a fine time for reading. In addition to my regular peeps (they’re on the Blogroll), here are some blogs that I’ve been enjoying lately. They’re going to end up on the Blogroll when I get around to it, but they really deserve a proper introduction from the MC (Massacre of Ceremonies).
The Community of Healers
I earn my living assisting practitioners of healing. I also work to heal myself, and I try to assist others in their healing by providing words worthy of the time they grant me in reading them. I’m interested in the writings of others who (like me) marry a variety of disciplines together with the unified purpose of fixing what’s wrong in the world by working on the problem from the inside out.
Debbie Hampton at The Best Brain Possible
Debbie tried to kill herself and failed. She damaged her brain. (I don’t know why her doctors didn’t offer more rehab beyond occupational and speech therapy. Regular ole doctors in my neck of the woods fully support the use of alternative therapies in addition to the standard stuff.) Anyway, she ended up feeling like, “I broke it. I have to fix it.” There’s a lot of redundancy built into brain tissue. Much of the upper part can be dead, but what’s left can still be re-trained to take over what other areas used to do. During her recovery she learned methods anyone can use for better brain health, and it makes for fascinating reading.
I think understanding and practicing some basic form of meditation is something every person needs to know how to do. The restful mind is a source of power, to heal, to focus, to understand, even to write better with. Sandra teaches meditation, and has assembled a broad range of topics related to inner peace and focus. She’s very good at making philosophical concepts that originated in Eastern paths of truth-seeking accessible to us Westerners. When I need more peace, I go here.
Zeenat Syal at Positive Provocations
To my enormous delight, I have been unable to figure this woman out by any conventional method. She has credentials in psychology, naturopathy and spiritual teaching, but instead of being aloof and academic she cooks it all up together, serves it with a smile and won’t let you leave until you are full. Her playfulness and inimitable good humor is infectious and amazing. If you subscribe to her blog, she sends you a honking great self-help Starter Kit – FREE! I’ve been to Disneyland. The lines are long and the food is awful. If you want to see one of the happiest places on Earth, go to Zeenat’s blog instead. (PS – She’s made of chocolate.)
I also want to add a short note of gratitude to TimeThief, the Good Witch of the North, http://thistimethisspace.com/ through whom I came to know all three of these. She didn’t know she was assisting me, but she has a gift for navigation. I merely followed her tracks.
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