The Energy of the Wood Horse

The four pillars represent the energy that exists and impacts one’s constitutional energy during a particular lifetime such that during certain years, depending on your four pillars, you may have certain energetic flows or tendencies in your life influenced by the energy of the year. The energy of the wood horse can bring much activity

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Prevent, Intervene and Heal the Effects of Bullying

LifeL******* This week, our board member and co-founder, Dr. Deborah Healy, was interviewed by News4 San Antonio on the topic of bullying, a behavior that has increased not only  among youth but also among adults, as we have seen with the recent reports of bullying occurring within the football industry. Please clink on the link

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Art Allows us to Heal, Integrate and Grow

Creative expressions help us to nourish physical and emotional well being by facilitating higher levels of alpha brain wave states which occur when we focus on a creative process. Alpha brain waves states are naturally calming and help us to process stressful emotions, which often have negative impact on health. Often times, artists describe themselves

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Drumming Nourishes and Heals the Brain

******************************************* Drumming, as a musical expression and therapeutic tool, stimulates all parts of the brain to induce deeper states of the alpha and theta brain wave states associated with deep relaxation. Dr. Barry Quinn, a licensed clinical psychologist, discovered that alpha brain wave patterns doubled in only thirty minutes in patients that were assessed as

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Chi…what?!?

Chi … what ?!? Chi gong can be conceived as “Chinese Yoga.” The word “chi” means life force and the word “gong” means cultivation. Chi gong is a unique approach to fitness; it is a lifelong tool to enhance both physical and emotional wellness. It is a movement practice beyond exercise. Its slow meditation-like movement

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Mindfulness Deepens Empathy

Compassion is that willingness to make personal sacrifices to truly be there for another person during crisis and beyond–and to extend that gift of truly asking and wanting to know, “How are YOU today?” It’s a simple thing that can empower greater connectivity between people and flows from our ability to develop empathy–the ability to

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Achieve Mindful Clarity Effortlessly with Qi Gong

Nestled on a hill top overlooking madrone forests and streams that nourish a rugged landscape of limestone cliffs,  the Wild Basin visitor center was filled with participants breathing and moving as one, and discovering that mindfulness, clarity and peace is accessible to each and every one of us through the simple yet powerful art of

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A Tree Grows from Gratitude

  In the fall of 2012, five ladies gathered to explore the concept of a open space that nourishes creative energies. During what seemed to be originally a “woman focused” meeting, one of the husbands  of the ladies playfully interrupted the meeting by showing the group these incredible images of the El Tule tree growing

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