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THE "REAL" STORY OF THANKSGIVING
ORIGIN OF DISEASE AND MEDICINE/Cherokee Legend
BLACKFOOT LEGEND/Sacred Weed

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Healthy Choices:

Wellness Quiz/Wellness Goals:

1.Do you wake up with enthusiam for the day ahead?

2.Do you have the high energy level you need to do what you want?

3.Do you laugh easily and often, even at yourself?

4.Do you confidently find solutions for the challenges that face you?

5.Do you feel valued and appreciated?

6.Do you appreciate others, and communicate that to them?

7.Do you have atleast one good friend? Or a circle of caring friends?

8.Do the choices you make every day,get you what you want?

In order to make wise choices,you need to know what changes you may need to make.If you answered "NO" to any of these questions,Congratulations!
You have identified areas of your life that you may want to change.This can be valuable information.
Here are some wellness practices you might want to consider to enhance your life:

Be respectful to yourself,your friends, family, neighbors, and the Environment,(Nature)& look for the positive in every situation.Value Yourself and All of Creativity.

Be aware of your thoughts,feelings,emotions.What brings a smile to your face,which people or activities cause you to feel happy, connected,loving;which create feelings of anger,fear depression,intimidation.

Be aware of your body,what makes it feel good,what makes it hurt.Learn to listen to your body.

Eat a healthy, wholesome diet.Avoid or limit sugar,replace processed foods with fresh vegetables and whole grains as much as possible.Avoid fatty foods and meats as much as possible.Drink pure water,this means you MAY have to invest in a Water Filration System,

Exercise regularly,and get adequate amounts of rest.
What is adequate?
It varies per person,but most Drs. agree that it should be atleast 6 hrs. of sleep a night.
But rest is more than just sleep at night.Take time for enjoyable activites also.

Avoid things that could be harmful to yourself,like alcohol,tobacco,and drugs,(alcohol and tobacco,in small amounts,and in moderation,are not harmful;as a matter of fact-scientist have now proven that one glass of red wine a day,actually helps your heart).
I am opposed to cigerettes,they have many harmful and artifical ingrediants in them,however "Pure" Tobacco,is quite another story.
Please read the Blackfoot legend about the "Scared Weed" to better understand the Native American view on Tobacco.It was the White man who learned about Tobacco thru the Native American,but took the traditions and concepts of Tobacco and warped them and abused them.

Keep an open mind about things and life.

Know that you have a choice. We don't always have a choice about what goes on , but we do have a choice as to how we react to it ,whether it be positive or negative.

Express emotions appropriately.Try not to criticize.
Forgive yourself and others.
Laugh, play, and have fun often,learn to be spontaneous.Learn to enjoy life and those around you.
Be kind to others,be considerate.

Achieving wellness is a continuing series of small steps taken one day at a time.Since wellness isn't going to happen in a day, or all at once, make a commitment to continue discovering the most appropriate methods and actions for you.

Understand that only "ACTIVE" Participation gets results.At the end of the day,review and acknowledge what worked, LEARN from what didn't work.

Remember,YOU are the Only person who can make the lifestyle decisions that contribute to YOUR well-being. YOU are the one that must take the steps to preserve Your health and promote Your wellness.
YOU are the only one that has the power to create wellness for Yourself.

I am here to help and guide you along the way.

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Just about everyone seems to be running around like Mad these days,working,and also trying to keep up with children and family affairs.
All this frantic activity leaves you feeling drained and stressed.
Please visit my page"Living With Stress",to find out what you can do.

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"DEPRESSION"

Each year more than 19 million Americans experience clinical depression.

Clinical depression can occur in any PERSON, regardless of age, race or income.
Depression robs you of the pleasures found in daily life, and it can even be serious enough to lead to SUICIDE,CANCER,HEART PROBLEMSAND/OR OTHER SERIOUS PHYSICAL PROBLEMS.
The good news is that depression IS Treatable. Women are more than twice as likely as men to experience clinical depression. While it's not clear why, research suggests that biological characteristics of women -- such as hormonal changes and genetics -- may cause depression.
Additionally, social reasons -- such as stresses due to work and family responsibilities, the roles and expectations of women, and even the increased rates of sexual abuse and poverty among women -- may contribute to higher rates of clinical depression.
Despite the number of women who experience clinical depression, it's NOT a "female weakness" or simply a NORMAL PART of BEING A WOMAN.

Find out if you're at risk by taking this depression quiz developed by the National Mental Health Association,(this quiz is for BOTH SEXES,MALE or FEMALE).

Over the past two weeks have you ... 1. Experienced a persistent sad, anxious or "empty" mood?

2. Experienced a change in your sleeping patterns, such as sleeping too little or sleeping too much?

3. Experienced a reduced appetite and weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain?

4. Lost interest or pleasure in activities you once enjoyed? OR LOST INTEREST IN SEX?

5. Experienced persistent physical symptoms that don't respond to treatment (such as headaches, chronic pain, or constipation and other digestive disorders)?

6. Felt restless or irritable?

7. Had difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions?

8. Experienced fatigue or loss of energy?

9. Felt guilty, hopeless or worthless?

10. Thought about death or suicide?

If you answered "Yes" to three or more of these questions,there is a very good chance that you are depressed.
Depression does not usually go away by itself. Contact your local Health Care Practitioner or local Mental Health Care Clinic for help.OR YOU MAY CONTACT ME.

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NASA found out some pretty remarkable things about brain function that the FDA and AMA squashed immediately upon publication.

Depression is often caused by the body not producing enough of the neurotransmitters that give us our "feels good". These are usually endorphin and seratonin. The drugs given to "help" depression do so by accupying the receptor sites for these neurotransmitters. They do not help you produce more of them, they simply fill the spaces.
The problem is, they create side effects that can be worse than the disease.

NASA discovered that their 0-G training was causing damage to the brain similar to that experienced by drug addicts. Incidentally, we abuse those drugs that provide the "feels good" factor to our brains.
The drugs used for depression are exactly what addicts wreck their lives with.

NASA also discovered that the kids involved in the Competitive Dance at PowWows don't experiment with drugs in anywhere near the degree that kids involved in football, basketball, and baseball do. The percentage of kids who participate in conventional sports programs and also do drugs is around 80%. The percentage of those kids who participate in the Ceremonial Dance competitively is about 14%

NASA studied the dance and made some pretty interesting discoveries.
#1 The Sacred Movement of the Dance causes the brain to repair itself more rapidly.
The notion that brain cells do not replace themselves as other cells of the body was completely dashed by this finding.
#2 The Sacred Sounds of the Flute, Drum, and the Voices of the Singers, triggers the production of Seratonin and Endorphin!

NASA took a chair and made it spin in the sacred direction and at the average RPMs of a good dancer, and they recorded Pow Wow music and had their astronauts sit in the chair and listen to the music. They also put Pow Wow posters all around the room and found that the visual stimulation also caused the brain to repair.

Who among us, when we begin to search out and try to understand our Native Roots, had any idea of the effectiveness of our Ceremonies in helping some of the worst ailments known to man?
Go figure.

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Life,at it's best,is a series of challenges. A big enough challenge will bring out the strenghts and abilities that you never knew you had.
Take on challenges and you will bring yourself to life.
Challenges are not there to stop you. Challenges are there to help you grow.

Ralph S. Marston,Jr.

The Daily Motivator

IF YOU FEEL YOUR LIFE IS TOTALLY A "MESS" AND TOTALLY "IMPERFECT",HERE'S A LITTLE REALITY INFO FOR YOU:

The average American woman wears a size 14

50% of marriages end in divorce

74% of mothers with school-age children work

33% of Americans don't save anything

60% of people say that the only time they clean their house is before company arrives

And this just in:
The psychiatric industry estimates that 97% of families are "dysfunctional"

The people around you are the "Normal"ones (What's Normal anyhow?!) -- not the "PERFECT" crew on TV or in a magazine. And the more exposure you have to them, the better.

So give yourself a BREAK!
If you think you're not doing as well as other people in coping with life's "Hassels", you're probably not connecting with the majority of us who are Bumping Along Doing The Best We Can.

We're ALL IMPERFECT in All the BEST ways -- and I suspect YOU are, TOO.

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Welcome To "Healing With Nature"

Welcome / Intro

My Story/ My Life

My Training/Schooling

Contact Me

Family Photos

PERSONAL POEMS

Favorite Sayings and Poems

MAGIC HEALING OILS

FRIENDLY BACTERIA/Gastrointestinal Health

LIVING WITH STRESS

OVERWEIGHT/DIETING

HERB OF THE MONTH

NATIVE AMERICAN HERBAL REMEDIES

BLACKFOOT LEGEND/Sacred Weed

ORIGIN OF DISEASE AND MEDICINE/Cherokee Legend

NATURAL APPROACHES TO MENOPAUSE

ALLERGIES/ What Can I Do?

WHAT'S IN YOUR SOAP AND BATH PRODUCTS ?

INFERTILITY

PREGNANCY DANGERS

NATIVE AMERICAN INFO

WOLVES/ My Spirit Animal

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