Poverty of Touch

Poverty of Touch

  For decades, researchers have studied the power of human touch and it's effect on well being. I remember when I was in nursing school Stanford University published a study on elders who were suffering from "the poverty of touch". The study showed that elders who did not receive regular…

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Support Your Immune System; In Appreciation

Support Your Immune System; In Appreciation

  A research team at the Institute of HeartMath found that immune system functioning, as measured by levels of IgA (secretory immunoglobulin) increased in participants who were instructed to intentionally feel care and compassion for five minutes, while IgA levels dropped when they were instructed to feel anger by remembering…

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Is Autopilot Running Your Life?

What we believe determines what is possible   We absorb the foundations of belief in the first 6-7 years of life as we are primarily observing and recording what is happening in our environment. We hear and see others interacting, and speaking their beliefs. Depending upon where we are, we…

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Perspective Determines Experience

A few days ago I was walking with a friend in the mid afternoon along a favorite beach in Trinidad California.  The sun shining on the rocky coast showed sparkling lights dancing on the waves. I pointed my phone camera toward the water hoping to capture the beauty that my…

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Solstice Season; Can We Make a Difference?

Solstice Season; Can We Make a Difference?

In this time of shifting seasons, we are witness to many dramatic and sometimes disturbing events around the world. Most of us wonder ... how can one person make a positive impact that can influence the course of Humanity's journey? Whether you are experiencing the slow return of the light…

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