Entries Tagged as 'Integrative Wellness'

By: Miraval’s Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

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Serious Saturn is in harmony with Mercury the planet of the mind and communication at the beginning of April. The first few days of the month are excellent for study and taking care of paperwork (like doing taxes)!  Getting organized and planning ahead is advised.  This will be easy for those Aries born near March 24th a Sagittarians born near November 26th.

 

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By: Miraval’s Rebecca Wilkinson, Wellness Counselor, M.A.

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Most of us would never identify ourselves as artists—kindergarten may have been the last time we made art.  In fact, most of us would rather avoid ever calling to attention to our lack of artistic skill.

So why do art if we have no artistic talent?  The simplest answer is that art is a way of learning something about ourselves that we wouldn’t be able to find out any other way.  It gives us information that we didn’t have before.

For example, when people are at a crossroads in their lives, Art Therapists often use art to help them decide how they should proceed.   We suggest that they use color, line, and shape to draw the path they are on and we ask “What would be different if things were the best they could be?  How would you feel?  What and who would be in your life?“

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By: Miraval’s Sheryl Brooks, R.N., N.C.M.P.

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Traveling? - Have fun, be present, stay well

Changing seasons often coincide with holiday breaks and the opportunity for travel.  Have you ever planned the perfect getaway,  expecting to energize, relax, have fun, and return home feeling better than when you left, but instead return with a cold you picked up somewhere along the way?  This time, be proactive and protect yourself from those nasty germs.  Here are some helpful tips for staying your healthiest while on the road.

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By: Miraval’s Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

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This month several major astrological events are worth mentioning.  Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance retrograde in favorable relationship to Uranus, the planet of progress is exact on March 3rd. The need to experience freedom and independent decisions can open new doors. This transit is often associated with sudden good luck and so it is an excellent time to take a chance. The ability to grasp new ideas and understand quickly changing situations makes this an excellent financial period. Projects or jobs begun under this influence are likely to be fortunate. You may have the opportunity to purchase a computer, car or new equipment. Chance meetings with influential people can bring excitement. This is often a turning point in which some are able to overcome limiting circumstances. But don't just sit back and wait for things for fall in your lap! This and especially fortunate time for those born August 6-7 and Aries born April 3-4.

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Valentine's Day is a holiday that is usually celebrated with sweet cards and chocolates, but what if instead this year you really focus on ways to help your relationship continue to flourish? Try these 8 tips and enjoy the fruits of your mindful relationship.

By: Anne Parker, MA, MHSA.

#1 Be Present

The way to connect to those you love is by being present – over and over and over again! Being present means fully engaging in what is being shared between you in that moment – truly paying attention to the thoughts, feelings, and actions you are experiencing together. This may sound obvious and straightforward, and it is.  But how often do we let other distractions interfere with true presence? Without engaged presence, relationships quickly wither.

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