A Story of Healing and LIfe Lessons
This book is a personal narrative detailing a transformative healing journey. Fifty years after polio struck Deborah's little three-year-old body, she was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome, with its overwhelming fatigue and muscle weakening. But, she did not accept the possibility of losing the use of her legs, again. Instead, she met the challenges head-on, healing her emotional wounds and strengthening her physical body. Her story is told through her experiences of learning essential life lessons - life lessons available to every person - to manifest a healing journey. Although her strong faith was developed through traditional religious beliefs, she discovered other spiritual realities, leading to an exploration of alternative healing methods.
One day, on a local radio station in Los Angeles, the host started an in depth conversation regarding the behaviors of students in various southern California schools, as well as, their failed academic success. The host opened the phone lines to the public asking the question, “What do you think should be done to solve these problems in education?”
Several listeners called in to the show to voice their suggestions including members from a few local school boards, former teachers, and other members of the community in the southern California areas.
There was a gamut of suggestions including, but not limited to, a return to capital punishment, charging parents a fine every time their child is sent to the office for misbehaving, affixing video cameras in classrooms to record students’ behaviors and then send copies to the misbehaving students’ parents by email or cell phone, parenting classes, teacher accountability programs, and the list went on. Someone even mentioned nutrition and stated some kids eat too much sugar and food that is deficient in vitamins and minerals, and this affects their attention span and emotional discipline.
Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self Healing
On these pages, renowned medical doctor and spiritual teacher Bernie Siegel demonstrates how science and spirituality interact — and how you can tap your body’s potential to heal. After studying the use of crayon drawings by patients facing life-threatening disease, Bernie founded Exceptional Cancer Patients to facilitate self-induced healings, which were often called miraculous.
This book is different from most of the others. It is simple, straight-forward and easy to follow. It lists the properties that actual research has supported so you know what the herb or plant really does. All of the herbs and plants listed are readily available and inexpensive. Preparation and amounts to use are clearly stated.
In part two, recipes are given for using common herbs and plants for healthy, nourishing cosmetics. Again, nothing complicated or difficult. Everything is easy and inexpensive to produce. Usage instructions are also clear and simply put.
About the Author
Anita Burns has studied herbal and plant medicinals for over 40 years. She has successfully used natural medicinals for staying healthy and vital. Although the science of herbalism can be enormously complicated, Anita found that it doesn't have to be. In fact most of our culinary herbs were added to foods because they protected us from harmful effects of bad meat in the pre-refrigeration days.
Mr. Green Jeans through the looking glass
I just read a really good article on the Web that, of course, I didn't bookmark and can't find again, on the new fad of being gluten-free. Alas, it triggered memories of what I call "Signature Ailments and Cures" across the many decades I have been a resident of this big blueberry in sky.
When I was a child, I watched a kiddie show hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshum). His sidekick was farmer/handyman, Mr. Green Jeans (Hugh Brannum). Green Jeans was the voice of natural healthiness. I would sit on the floor, in front of our black and white TV, munching on my Skippy peanut butter and Welches' grape jelly sandwich on fluffy Wonder Bread, totally ignoring what he was saying about "eat your vegetables."