July 2018 Health Notes Archives

The funny thing is that Sarah Elliston never realized she was “a difficult person,” —someone who harangued people until she got her way, threw snip fits and temper tantrums, talked over her bosses and pointed out what she thought were their misconceptions. In her family, where she felt bullied, the only way she knew how to get someone’s attention and approval was to voice her opinion—and loudly! Without standing her ground, how could she do what she thought was best for herself and everyone else around her. She wasn’t intentionally mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was RIGHT!

Until a kind, but firm, boss woke her up! With great compassion, and strength, her boss pointed out that her actions had consequences. That in being “difficult,” she was not only disrupting the office camaraderie and production, but impeding her own professional advancement.

In this conversation we role play a conversation with a “difficult “ person

I Am Washita – Rita Sanford
All of my life I have known that I was a descendant of Native Americans…”Indian” they called it, but I had no idea of what that meant. My ethnicity has always been questioned, and as a child my long, thick braids would garner comments of “Oh, you look just like a little Indian girl”. My response was always, “Okay”.

As time passed and I grew up, I began to hear less of “You look Indian” and more of “What are you?” or “Where are you from?” I heard comments like, “You don’t really look Black” to “Yeah, you’re Black, but not Black, Black”. So what does that mean and what were they trying to say?

Obviously, to the people asking me these questions, they were not unreasonable. I thought it was very obvious that I was Black and there should be no reason to question that. Yes, I have Native American ancestry, but in my mind I was Black and that was that.

Over the years, I continued to periodically get these questions from people of various cultures and ethnicities—Black, White, Asian, etc. I was most unnerved by these questions when they came from Black people because I thought that they should already know. Well, I was wrong. They questioned me because they really did not know.

Internationally Recognized Naturopath Chris Morris
Chris Morris is an internationally recognized naturopathic physician, author, cleric and business leader. Realizing that he wanted to find a way to serve humanity in a more profound way, Chris entered the field of alternative medicine in 1983 after a career as a professional athlete and business executive.

Chris brings a unique perspective to healing and personal growth with his degree in mathematics and physics along with his 30 year study of metaphysics and personal development.

Chris will talk about moving from a linear model of healing to a heart model – following the flow of nature and eating with nature for wellness. Another important Health Notes Conversation.

Body Talk Never Lies

What happens when the deep dark secrets of past emotional and physical traumas resurface as physical manifestations like migraine headaches, undiagnosable fainting spells, chronic constipation, and even cancer?
The case histories in Body Talk NEVER Lies is sure to leave an embossed memory with the listeners just as do the subconscious events that haunt each of us– possibly one of the case reports shared will resonate with situations in your life!

Health Notes shares an important conversation with Natalie Davis about how the way we are holding on emotionally is making us sick.

Calm Clarity

We often don’t realize how much control we have over our thoughts, feelings, and actions—on some days, the most minor irritation can upset us, but on others, we are in our best form and can rise to challenges with grace. These fluctuations depend on the neural networks firing in our brains, and we have the power to consciously break hardwired thought patterns. Due Quach developed an intimate understanding of the brain during her personal journey of healing from post-traumatic stress disorder.
According to Quach, people function in three primary emotional states: Brain 1.0, Brain 2.0, and Brain 3.0. In Brain 1.0, people act out of fear and self-preservation. Brain 2.0 involves instant gratification and chasing short-term rewards at the expense of long-term well-being. Brain 3.0 is a state of mind that Quach calls “Calm Clarity,” in which people’s actions are aligned with their core values. As Quach confronted PTSD and successfully weaned herself off medication, she learned how to activate, exercise, and strengthen Brain 3.0 like a muscle. In Calm Clarity, she draws on the latest scientific research and ancient spiritual traditions alike to show us how we too can take ownership of our thoughts, feelings, and actions in order to be our best selve