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Dance for Health, Dance for Healing

Dancing has many health benefits, from potentially preventing dementia to improving balance—and of course, it is a form of healthy aerobic exercise. It can even improve mood. Dance for health, by all means. But you might also dance to gain insights and energy for healing so you can write a new story about yourself, your body, and your health. As I talk about in my book Change the Story of You...

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Change Your Health Story Using Forest Bathing

Walk through a forest and your body and mind will soon reflect that you are free of electronics, artificial light, mechanical noises, and constant distractions that invisibly raise your stress levels and cause you to jump from thought to thought. Forest bathing, or Shinrin-yoku as it’s called in Japan, is a practice of taking time to enjoy moving through the woods one step at a time, stopping ...

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Let Go of the Energy of Anxiety

Anyone who struggles to manage anxiety can tell you that just thinking about the problem of managing it can make them anxious. Anxiety is like a snake devouring its own tail, a loop of “What ifs?” and negative thinking that can make someone feel jittery and unable to relax. The energetic qualities of anxiety are familiar to many, and letting go of anxiety energetically can help. Although we...

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You CAN Change the Story of Your Health

Our stories are the way we understand our experiences. Just as you have a story of your life, you have a story of your health. What is it? “I just want my health problems fixed so I can get back to my old life”? Or perhaps “I don’t have time to eat right, get enough sleep, or exercise, and I’m scared”? Is your story that you are a cancer patient, a cancer warrior, a cancer survivor, or...

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