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Posted @ 6/17/2013 11:52 AM By Terri Wiebold
We join spokes together in a wheel
But it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot
But it is the emptiness inside that holds
Whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house,
But it is the inner space that makes
We work with being
But nonbeing is what we use.
L. Tzu, Tao Te Ching, 1988.
Posted @ 6/3/2013 11:44 AM By Terri Wiebold
There is a growing paralysis of individuals who are searching for meaning in their lives. Many are not able to find a path for this journey. I am offering clarification in this search by describing the difference between spirituality and religion. In healthcare, they are not synonymous.
Religion: an organized system of beliefs shared by a group of people who connect through these shared beliefs. Religion clarifies that some beliefs are different than other belief systems. Religion shows the differences in people.
Spirituality: the essence of our being. It gives us the awareness of who we are, our purpose, and our inner resources. It is active, and it shapes our life journey. Spirituality is expressed and experienced through our connectedness with the Sacred, the self, others, and Nature.
Spirituality will always define who we are. Religion may or may not complement this.
Healing follows the path of looking at the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. The words healing, whole, and holy come from the same root found in the Old Saxon language; the root is “hal,” meaning whole. All aspects of a person help the healing happen. Therefore, healing is a spiritual process that balances the body, mind, and spirit. The healing of spiritual issues are core life issues in the deepest place of one’s being, guided by love, hope, and forgiveness.
Call me for an appointment to begin your healing process or to learn more about the importance of holistic healing.
Posted @ 3/25/2013 2:16 PM By Terri Wiebold
Actions speak louder than words. This is very true. The actions you take in your daily life express who you are.
How do your actions express your beliefs and goals for your health? Do you make your health a priority? Only you can answer this question, and as you become more aware of your actions, you will realize they can tell you a lot.
It is easy to think or believe one thing, but act another if we are not constantly self-aware. Without the awareness, we may get enticed into taking action on something we don’t believe. Actions attract more similar actions, and quickly our beliefs and actions can be misaligned.
Here are a couple examples of ways in which our actions and beliefs or intentions do not align:
You intend to eat healthily and lose weight, however you eat dessert after a meal.
You intend to release all judgment of others, but then a co-worker begins to gossip about another co-worker and you join in without thinking.
Let your actions be in alliance with your beliefs and intentions. When you set an intention, it is necessary for you to act in congruence with the intention in order for you to manifest your desires. Be aware of how your actions support or negate your intentions and beliefs. With this awareness, you will have better results and you will feel better at the end of the day!
Posted @ 9/17/2012 4:44 PM By Terri Wiebold
Most everyone over 25 years of age has probably seen spider veins on some part of their legs. Spider veins are small clusters of veins close to the skin’s surface. They are a dark red or purplish color, and some look worse than others. Spider veins are primarily located in the legs. The wall of these small veins weakens due to weight gain, lack of exercise, pregnancy, and nutritional deficiencies.
Follow these steps to eliminate spider veins!
1) Take a picture of your spider veins. This is especially easy to do with cell phone cameras.
2) Eat ¾ cup of organic blueberries daily. Mix them with yogurt, top your breakfast cereal with the berries, or just eat them out of a dish.
3) As you continue to eat the blueberries, take a monthly picture of your spider veins. You will be amazed as you watch them fade from month to month.
4) Want the spider veins to be gone forever? Keep eating those organic blueberries. Let it become a daily habit, and your legs will look great in shorts next spring or even before!
If you don’t have spider veins, eat your blueberries for the health of it (not to mention the delicious taste)!
Posted @ 7/2/2012 12:03 PM By Terri Wiebold
Butter has had a bad reputation for many years. Beginning in the twentieth century, butter was labeled as bad for your health, and margarine became the popular substitute. We now know that margarine is a trans fat, which has many detrimental health effects. Recently, olive oil and canola oil have favored over butter. However, there are many reasons why we should keep butter in our diets.
How is butter made? Butter is made by separating cream from milk. Since the fat-based cream portion of the milk is lighter than the water and milk solids portion, the cream in fresh milk will eventually rise to the top of the milk with enough time. Spinning the milk speeds up the separation process. When the cream has been separated from the milk, it is churned until it reaches a semi-solid state. This product is butter. Many times the butter is then salted. Because butter comes directly from milk, it is as pure as the dairy cattle are. Grass fed cows that are not given hormones makes the ideal butter.
The truth about butter: it is a completely natural food essential to your health, particularly when you eat organic butter. When you incorporate healthy oils and fats into your diet, they nourish your body and benefit longevity, hormone balance, heart health, sharp vision, moisturized skin, and energy. Eating butter can improve your health!
Posted @ 10/24/2011 4:22 PM By Terri Wiebold
Give a gift that everyone will love! Gift certificates optimize the health of people in your life, and they make great holiday presents, stocking stuffers, special thank-yous, and even hostess gifts. Avoid the consumer “dustables” that aren’t used again, and give something of healthy value.
Consider giving a maintenance supplement such as Vitamin C, a Multiple Vitamin, or Bio Immunzyme Forte Multiple Vitamin with an immune system booster for winter.
Give the personalized gift of health. Nutrition consultations and evaluations, Reiki sessions, and Medical Intuitive sessions all make great gifts. See descriptions of the different services
offered on my website. If you need ideas tailored for specific people in your life, contact me.
Posted @ 12/6/2010 12:23 PM By Terri Wiebold
We are all greater than the sum of our parts. We are individuals with minds, bodies, emotions, and spirits. Contrary to what we might have been taught, we are more than our parents’ biology! A maximum of 10% of all diseases are caused by genetics. Science has proven repeatedly that our environments cause 90% of all diseases. In other words, what we eat, how we manage and interpret our stress, how we exercise, and, of course, how we think and view the world greatly affects our health.
We can be in charge of our own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. Some days our environmental stress can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to maintain a sense of control. Our bodies are our individual doors to healing because they experience everything we see, hear and do. Unfortunately, our bodies hold beliefs and myths we have been told. These beliefs and myths often limit opportunities to change and let go of the past, which would allow us to heal.
I recommend the book Healing Myths, Healing Magic: Breaking the Spell of Old Illusions, Reclaiming Our Power to Heal by Donald Epstein. This book examines the deeply ingrained stories or myths that we commonly hold about how our bodies heal. These myths actually inhibit healing, and we all have them. Healing can be possible after we look at social, biomedical, religious, and new age beliefs that we hold in our thought patterns, which contribute to illness and disease.
Not sure how to tackle all of this? Come in for an office visit to discuss your beliefs that may be holding you back from getting well, feeling well, and living a happy, full life!
Check out Donald Epstein’s book on my Resource Links page.
Posted @ 11/22/2010 2:27 PM By Terri Wiebold
I began my practice in Holistic Nursing in 1990. My passion is to be of service to people. It is through the motivation you have for your health that makes it possible for me to serve you as a Holistic Nurse every day. Thank you very much, and have a wonderful, grateful holiday!
Posted @ 10/4/2010 12:09 PM By Terri Wiebold
With the changing colors of the trees and the new chill in the air, we find ourselves in the heart of autumn with winter to follow soon. The weather changes we are experiencing are often accompanied by increased occurrences of colds and flu viruses. This time of year is a great opportunity for us to examine ways to avoid catching these viruses.
I suggest 4 approaches to keep your immune system strong and healthy. The practice of these approaches is simple, and it will provide the best protection against colds and flu.
1. Restore your body’s natural acid-alkaline balance. You can do this by adding fresh lemon juice to water, teas, or salad dressings. By doing this, you are able to maintain a healthy pH balance that supports healthy bacteria in your body and reduces the acidic environment where viruses are able to grow. If the lemon juice is not appetizing, the Biotics Organic “NitroGreens” offers acid/alkaline balance along with other vitamins and minerals. The easy, once-a-day dose is 1-3 teaspoons per day mixed in water or juice.
2. Eat fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. These are loaded with vitamin C and vitamin A, which protect and boost the cells of your immune system. Your optimum choices are darkly colored produce, such as leafy greens, orange and yellow colored vegetables, and an assortment of berries.
3. Increase the frequency and length of time hand washing. Use warm, quality soapy water to clean your hands after shopping, using public transportation, and always before eating. Remind your family to keep hands and fingers away from their mouths and noses. For instance, it is easy to rest your head on your hand while watching television. Being mindful of hand hygiene is essential to immune protection.
4. The final – and most important – approach to practice is the elimination of sugar from your food plan. This is something you should begin immediately. Many studies have shown that sugar intake suppresses the immune system. I enjoy eating many fresh fruits, and I think you will find this is a very satisfying source of sweetness.
Where is the sugar in your day-to-day food intake? Read next week’s entry to learn more.
Posted @ 8/23/2010 2:05 PM By Terri Wiebold
Attending classes can help you take the next step to fully integrating holistic practices into your day-to-day life. Reiki training is essential for anyone interested in reducing stress, increasing relaxation, and promoting healing throughout the body.
For those of you who would like to continue your Reiki training this fall, consider the following class:
Advanced Reiki Training (ART)
October 30th, 2010 Saturday
This class is a wonderful opportunity to advance your Reiki skills and healing. This class is a full day of experiential work. You will also learn the use of crystals and stones with Reiki and how to make a Reiki grid.
Pre-requisites for this advanced course: Reiki 1 & 2. The content and details of the class are posted on the workshop page of my website.
For those of you interested in beginning your Reiki training, look for Reiki 1& 2 to be taught again in the spring of 2011!
Posted @ 8/16/2010 1:50 PM By Terri Wiebold
In a chaotic world, whom can you trust? Learning to trust yourself is key. We each need to be our own best advocate when it comes to living our lives to the fullest, healthiest potential. Learning to follow our intuition allows us to make decisions more easily, simplify our lives and reduce our stress.
Consider the following upcoming class:
Can you trust yourself?
Intuition and Channeling Higher Wisdom™
Nov. 12, 13, 14, 2010
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
This class is open to anyone wanting to discover and develop the natural potential we all possess to follow our intuitions. There is no‘recipe’ to learn in the approach of this class. Instead, each student will find and hone his or her own personal style of becoming attuned with oneself.
The course flyer is posted on my website on the workshop page. Come join us for this 3-day experiential course that has been described by past participants as “life changing.”
This is a class not to miss!
Posted @ 8/9/2010 1:37 PM By Terri Wiebold
While I was healing from my accident this summer, my 92-year old mother lost her sight. This has been a major adjustment in her life, especially considering she had done Tai Chi, daily brain exercises on the computer, and her own grocery shopping. This has led me to look (no pun intended) at how I am caring for my eyes, since I plan to live to be a centurion!
We often tend to focus on the symptoms to maintain our health. While it is necessary to treat symptoms, it would be even better if we did not have any symptoms to begin with. Have you considered preventative nutrition for your eyes?
A study by the Harvard School of Public Health examined the diets of 50,000 (yes, 50,000!) nurses. It found that women with the highest beta-carotene and vitamin A intake had a 39% lower risk of developing cataracts severe enough to require surgery.
Our bodies convert beta-carotene to vitamin A, which is then sent to the eyes and converted into a substance called retinol. Retinol is required for the chemical electrical reaction to occur that allows the eyes to see.
In order to get the necessary nutrients, eat carrots (organic are best) and organic foods high in lutein and zeaxamthin (anti-oxidant compounds), found in spinach, apricots, asparagus, broccoli, and all the orange autumn vegetables coming into season now. If you would like an information sheet on Vitamin A, please email me.
All of the anti-oxidants are beneficial to the eyes. Zinc is also essential to eye health because it helps prevent or slow the development of cataracts, and zinc also delays age-related macular degeneration. Zinc is not a maintenance supplement unless it is needed. I test for Zinc deficiencies, so make sure to ask for your Zinc test at your next office visit.
Does your diet consist of all the essential vegetables listed above? If not, then order Optic Plus, a Biotics product that ensures proper nutrition for eye health. See the Biotics web store on my website.