The health benefits of art…:)

Ignite Your Life Though Action

My recent travels into researching therapies to help a friend recover from a stroke have yielded some interesting results. Art appreciation was recommended by research conducted at the University Tor Vergata School of Nursing in Rome. Compared were stroke survivors who enjoyed art and their quality of life after a stroke and those who did not. The numbers from the 192 study participants were a fairly equal split. Art in this study was described as music, painting, theatre. Recovery outcome for art lovers was described as:

“…of positive physical and mental health benefits. They had more energy, better general health and improved mobility. They were also happier, less anxious or depressed and had better memory and communication skills”.

If this does not sound positive enough, lead author Dr. Ercole Vellone, assistant professor in nursing science at the University Tor Vergata, said:

“The results underscore the value of lifelong exposure to…

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Great post about a fascinating topic…

The Great Scintillate

From Rajunas Reserve:

http://soul-service.tumblr.com/post/25264976746/energy-vortex-ancient-people-knew-that-wherever

Ancient people knew that wherever the earth’s energy gathered into a vortex was a sacred place. These strongly charged areas of the globe have also been the places where people have chosen to build churches, temples and other centers of spirit and learning. Places like Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Egypt, Easter Island, and so on are well known as vortex spots. There are three main types of vortexes – all three are replenishing and supercharged with high quality energy.

The three vortex types are:

  • Electric – stimulates and energizes, activates
  • Magnetic – attracts energy to the area
  • Electromagnetic -both activates and attracts energy


There are powerful vortexes scattered around the globe that are, in essence, the Earth’s chakra system. Earth has both a major and a minor chakra system, just as people do. With the advent of modern life and wide spread pollution, the Earth’s chakras have…

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How to bring your intentions into the world of matter…

http://theheartofawakening.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/ – a guided meditation for this exploration. Thank you, Beth.

The Heart of Awakening

“For the last four hundred years, an unstated assumption of science is that human intention cannot affect what we call “physical reality. Our experimental research of the past decade shows that, for today’s world and under the right conditions, this assumption is no longer correct. We humans are much more than we think we are…” – Dr. William A. Tiller

We have come to a place where science and spirituality meet in many ways. For those who have had a focus on energy, whether through Acupuncture or Eastern Medicine, Energy Healing such as Reiki or Pranic Healing, Yoga or other spiritual practices, it has long been accepted that matter follows energy. It is exciting that science is now on board with this concept. A major focus on the Heart of Awakening blog is to support a shift into a new paradigm. This begins with an inner shift in our thoughts…

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What is time really? Does it even exist in the ‘real’ world? Can you control time or turn back time? Does it even matter?

Here on the physical plane there is the illusion of time. Linear time, which moves only forward. You have your past, your present and your future time points. And each and every one of you feels the progression of this flow of time. Many even wear watches or use clocks to mark the passage of this time. Your physical bodies ‘age’ as time progresses. You feel limited by this passage of time. And now, more than ever before, many of you say ‘there is just not enough time’.

But what if we were to tell you that time does not really exist? And that your practices of delineating your days by time is…….. a ‘waste of time’. You are in fact living all points of ‘time’…

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TED Talks

Two of my favourite TED Talk speakers:

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Stroke of Insight

Dr. Brene Brown

The Power of Vulnerability

Listening to Shame

 

Related: I am Enough, Start Empathy, The Definition of Courage and the Power of Vulnerability, How Vulnerability Leads Us to Freedom

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