Monthly Archives: February 2014

Daring to Be Your Authentic Self

 

Brené Brown’s TED Talk on The Power of Vulnerability will likely charm you, make you laugh and maybe help you relax into showing others the person you truly are – your authentic self.  This talk comes from her decade of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.
As she says, “Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.”

 

Watch the video.

 

 

If this video speaks to you, you might also want to look at her book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.

 

 

 

 

The ancient Sanskrit chant  —

oḿ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaḿ pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate
pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate

— is about the perfection in everything – just as it is.
In Sanskrit script it looks like this:

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते
पूर्णश्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

A meaning of this lovely chant is that everything in the universe, including ourselves, is inherently perfect just as it is – we just need to tap into that perfection.

 

 

Here’s a beautiful recording of the om purnamadah chant sung by Shantala.

 

 

 

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How to Reverse Autoimmune Disease

 

 

Autoimmune diseases, often referred to as Western Diseases because of our poor diets and life styles, are conditions that occur when the immune system becomes chronically out of balance and mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. 100 such disorders have been identified, with many more suspected of fitting into the category. They are all the result of impaired gut immunity.
Current rates of autoimmune disease have tripled in the last 30-40 years to reach epidemic proportions. Nearly 24 million Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease yet 9 out of 10 Americans are unable to name a single one and most of the 24 million sufferers are unaware that their ailments originate in their guts. the This group of diseases is the eighth leading cause of death among women, shortening life by an average of 15 years. Autoimmune disorders are now the #2 type of chronic illness in the US and the third leading cause of Social Security disability – behind only heart disease and cancer.  (Nakazawa, 2008).
This 8:30 minute video discuses a new study about how autoimmune diseases develop and how to reverse them.
Read more about Autoimmune Disorders.

 

REFERENCES

Nakazawa, D.J. (2008). The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance. Alternet. See http://www.alternet.org/story/80129/the_autoimmune_epidemic%3A_bodies_gone_haywire_in_a_world_out_of_balance

Vikki Peterson. (2011). Reverse Your Autoimmune Disease. See video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lLeXr9J93Q

 

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DISCLAIMER:  Nothing on this site or blog is intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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