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ELM Maine Essential Happenings May 2018
  • Identify Your Superpowers

    Let me begin by giving you some context for the following excerpt. It is my belief that we are all leaders. How you choose to express your leadership is completely up to you. You may opt to contain your leadership to leading yourself. That is where leadership begins after all. You may be a leader in your household, in your church community, at work, in business, in volunteering, etc. I don’t want you to get too tripped up over the word leader if that’s not how you have seen yourself previously. When I refer to you as a leader...

  • Is Your Water Affecting Your Health?

    Essential living in Maine begins by protecting our air, food and water quality. All three basic human needs are equally important. Water touches the food we eat and the air we breathe so drinking water health is the “Maine” topic of this article. The statewide population of households utilizing private well water, not regulated by state or local municipalities, stands at 56.7%. This means nearly 6 out of every 10 Maine homeowners are accountable for their own well water quality management. We Mainer’s enjoy many natural wonders that attract so many visitors to Vacationland, however there are some important...

  • Your Period Shouldn’t be Painful

    I talk about menstrual cycles all the time—every day, multiple times a day. I talk about menstrual cycles so often and in such detail that I forget it’s not “normal” to do so. When we do talk about menstruation in our culture, it’s typically to lament the PMS, the pain, or the messy inconvenience of it all. What we don’t talk about is what is actually happening in our body every month, or the way our cycles can provide a striking window into the status of our overall health. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, the details of a...

  • Mindful Treatment of Anxiety, Depression & PTSD

    Mindfulness has gained a ton of momentum in recent years. I think it is safe to say it is HOT, HOT, HOT!! Nearly everywhere we turn these days, mindfulness is there. If you are in the check-out line at the grocery store there are at least 2 or more magazines with articles about mindfulness. More and more celebrities, athletes, and news programs are referring to the benefits of mindfulness, oftentimes, meditation specifically. It is true that mindfulness can bring many benefits to your emotional and physical health, as well as to the relationships in your life. Overall, mindfulness is...

  • PMS: Common, but Not Normal

    I talk about menstrual cycles all the time—every day, multiple times a day. I talk about menstrual cycles so often and in such detail that I forget it’s not “normal” to do so. When we do talk about menstruation in our culture, it’s typically to lament the PMS, the pain, or the messy inconvenience of it all. What we don’t talk about is what is actually happening in our body every month, or the way our cycles can provide a striking window into the status of our overall health. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, the details of a...

  • How I Healed Autoimmune Disease with Homeopathy

    I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease after my first son was born. It began in the middle of the night when I woke up to feed my baby and couldn’t move forward off the bed or get back into bed. I was stuck and in pain. The second time it happened I went to the emergency room and they gave me morphine, told me to rest and said I had pulled a muscle. I didn’t get better. I couldn’t walk, sleep or rest and my pain was constant and my ability to move was limited. I saw a...

  • E-motional Detox

    Welcome to the world of your E-motions. Energy-In-Motion. Most of us are unaware just how disconnected we are from our e-motions. Take a moment to ask yourself, “When was the last time I spoke from my heart, instead of using my thinking mind?” Think about how your e-motions were dealt with as a child. Many of us were not encouraged to express our e-motions and discovered that keeping them hidden was the safest way to get along within our family. We may have unconsciously stuffed down our e-motions as a daily practice. Always keep the peace Don’t rock the...

  • Following The Call of Self

    At some point in our lives, many of us may experience a “Call of Self.” It can come at any time, but most often we encounter it in our later life when we begin to see life from a different perspective. Our DNA, upbringing, culture, relationships and even day-to-day interactions form our actions and define our concept of Self, whether consciously or unconsciously. When we begin to awaken to the understanding that we can cooperate deliberately and consciously with our unfolding, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and authenticity. Along this journey of awakening, we may begin...