Carl Jung? Habits? NEURODEVELOPMENT?

WHAT do they have to do with another? Carl Jung said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”  He’s talking, of course, of what we automatically accept about ourselves, and pointing out that we can choose to change aspects that limit us. He’s right! Do we LIKE our habits, that work so much to make us who we are? Is there an aspect we’d like to change? (If so, I highly recommend Atomic Habits by James Clear.) Neurodevelopment is highly involved in this — if we DON’T have a piece  on the…

Powerful and noninvasive help for the vagus nerve

Sympathetic Vs Parasympathetic nervous system is so 1993! In 1994, Stephen Porges proposed a new understanding about the vagus nerve and the autonomic nervous system, and the implications are still being sorted out. Implications for our physical health — digestive, lungs, heart, inflammation, and more. Implications for mental health — depression, healthy engagement with others, fear, and more. Until we had ways to easily and strongly affect the nervous system (other than breathing, etc) I was interested but on the bench.  Recently, however, I found a very effective way to quickly and powerfully affect the vagus nerves, and the lives…

Symptom REVERSAL for those with Parkinson’s disease

For years when I was an active RN, our main treatment for people with Parkinson’s was to administer L-Dopa and help to manage the progressing symptoms of the disease.  Now there’s a lot of new research and helps for Parkinson’s disease — we’re finding that Tai Chi, riding a bicycle and listening to music while walking all help. But oh my heavens!  The help to the nervous system that exercises from Brain Gym and RMT are beyond amazing, in that they TARGET what the other three all INDIRECTLY help wtih. Nothing has yet been discovered to help with the progression…

MY GIFT FROM A HAPPY FAMILY

“Our teenaged son suffered terribly from depression and anxiety, was cutting himself, abusing alcohol and started smoking.  He was institutionalized twice and was prescribed high doses of anti-depressants and anxiety medications.  He saw a psychologist and a psychiatrist.  All of these things either heightened his depression or did little to help our son.  Then I met Ruth.  She taught our son various movement therapies and in a relatively short period of time, he was completely off his medications, began taking college classes, changed jobs, and is now planning a trip with siblings! Before Ruth’s help, NONE of these things would have been possible! In his…