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Remake Remodel Pt. 2: Why can’t we all just get along?

      True life happens when tiny changes occur   -Leo Tolstoy     Several years ago I was asked to attend a World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) conference at Karolinska hospital in Stockholm. Dr Xiaorui Zhang, the Coordinator for the Traditional Medicine Department at W.H.O. was heading the gathering to look at low cost, more…

 Remake Remodel Pt. One: Understanding different medical models

        “What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality” -Plutarch     “What’s happening? What are you doing to me?”   These were the slightly concerned words of a client regarding his reactions during a Zen shiatsu treatment. His concerns began when he noticed he could feel a tingling and nervousness more…

Dangerous Impulses

                “The unhappy person is easily cheated”     This is a saying I have heard many times from friend and colleague, Karl Ryberg. It suggests that, if we do not take personal responsibility for the mechanisms that make us happy (or unhappy) we can easily lose control more…

Tricks of Consciousness Pt. 2: Moving in Mysterious Ways

          The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science -Albert Einstein     Last week, in part one (link here) we looked at the curious case of a woman with a history of sexual assault being surprised by her more…

The Quick Tricks of Consciousness Pt.1

——————————————————————————————–     “Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws” -Douglas Adams     When I was still living in Australia a female friend rang me wanting to discuss a personal issue over coffee. Her first words were: “There must be more…

Love and Codependency in Relationships

———————————————————————————————————–   ”If I could start again a million miles away, I would keep my Self. I would find a way.”   – Trent Reznor         “When ‘X’ is here I know myself in my world. When ‘X’ is not here I get anxious. When I know ‘X’ is returning I get more…

Food and the Mind

  —————————————————————————————– “What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.” – George Dennison Prentice     Why do we get so hung up about food?   Does anyone think it a little strange that the countries with the greatest wealth and abundance have become the most more…

Inner Light

      ————————————————————————————————————      “Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light…”   – Leo Tolstoy       In 2012 I attended a conference held by the International Light Association. Among several inspirational speakers was Dr. Göran Grip. more…

Conscious Health: The Live Show begins Monday 20/4 in Stockholm

The Conscious Health ‘live show’ begins next week at Hälsans hus in Stockholm. (Monday 20/4 at 18.30).     It only happens twice a year so tell your friends. Whether you are a regular reader/listener of the Monday Conscious Health blog or have ever been curious about the links between how our body, mind and spirit more…

The Lie of War and the Truth of Love

  —————————————————————————————————–     “Peace will come with tranquillity and splendour On the Wheels of Fire But will offer no reward when our false idols fall And cruel Death surrenders with its pale ghost retreating Between the King and the Queen of Swords”   – Bob Dylan     These lyrics, forming part of the more…