How I Am Healing My Back Pain (Part 3 of 3)

Are you a good student of your body?

Our bodies have the amazing ability to heal—when we listen to them and give them what they need.

This year, when I began to experience excruciating back pain, I chose to see my body as the teacher and I needed to pay attention.

In this final video in this series, you’ll find out the specific healing methods and practical tools I used to support my body’s structural and physical healing—one of them involves me going upside down!

Plus, get tips on how I learned to read my body’s signals to know what is correct for my body and what wasn’t.

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Two Years After His Stroke, Here’s What My Husband Did To Recover

Have you faced a serious health wake up call at some point?

Or maybe help a loved one recover from one?

I know what it’s like when you’re totally out of control and not sure what’s going to happen to them or what the outcome is going to be.

Two years ago, my husband Jonathan had a serious stroke.

He was a pretty healthy man at the time (or so we thought) so it seemed to come out of nowhere.

My husband’s stroke taught us a lot and it was a wake up call to him to make some changes in his life.

He’s made an amazing recovery! So I invited Jon to share with you an update on his progress.

Find out how the stroke changed him and the actions he took to support himself both physically and emotionally to recover it.

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7 Things I Learned From Not Talking to Anyone for 21 Days

What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without talking to anyone?

A few hours? Maybe a day or two?

Our busy society doesn’t make a lot of space for us to be silent and go within.

So in 2008 I traveled to Southern India to spend 21 days at a meditation retreat center.

When I got there, one of the opportunities they presented to all 200 of us at the retreat was to take a vow of silence for the entire 21 days. This meant that you would not have any verbal interaction or online interaction with another human being for three whole weeks!

It was common for most attendees to keep their vow of silence for 2–5 days, then break it by talking to people, and then recommit to silence.

True to my nature, however, I seem to take these kinds of challenges to heart and I decided I was going to keep my vow of silence the entire 21 days without breaking it.

Here are a 7 things I learned about myself and humanity by not talking to anyone for 21 days—as well as which part of it was the hardest for me to keep silent.

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Name Your Favorite Nostalgia Food + Enter to Win This Cookbook!

I love to cook. But today I’m a guest in someone else’s kitchen!

I had a blast recently joining my friend Melissa Chappell (aka “Raw Melissa”) on the set of her cooking show. And together we had some healthy food fun!

We made Bible Bread Sandwiches—a delicious veggie wrap with a special history and “secret” ingredient (Have you heard of it?)

Check out the video and check out this perfect summer recipe.

Plus, three lucky blog winners will each win a copy of Melissa’s cookbook! (Details below.)

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Anger: The Good News About This “Unacceptable” Emotion

When we think of a picture of “anger” we often think of someone yelling and shouting.

We know what it feels like to get hurt and damaged by someone else’s out of control behavior.

Or we call to mind the children getting killed in school shootings because of a young person’s intense anger.

With all of these negative experiences, it’s no wonder we think anger is unacceptable!

But is it?

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