Posts filed under Psychology

Spiraling Up!

Do you have areas of your life where you feel ‘stuck,’ even though you’ve tried many ways to make changes? What lasting upgrade would you like to make in your health, finances, or relationships? Beneath every problem are beliefs, feelings, and often-traumatic responses with which we resonate unconsciously. When we resonate with what is positive, we spiral up; we’re able to access opportunities for change in a creative and self-empowered way. We feel confident in our capacity to handle what life brings us with clear thinking and an open heart. Basically, our system is energized by these positive beliefs and feelings.

Ann Arbor's #MeToo Storytelling Salon, One Year Later

It has been more than a year since the #MeToo hashtag rippled through the collective consciousness. Inspired and moved by the hashtag, a team of southeast Michigan-based activists, educators, parents, survivors, and community members came together to host a community-based healing initiative called the #MeToo Storytelling Salon. The first #MeToo Storytelling Salon took place in late 2017 in Ann Arbor, and over 60 people attended from all over the region.

Posted on January 1, 2019 and filed under Issue 71, Interviews, Healing, Psychology, WomenSafeHealth.

Every Day a New Adventure: Psychiatrist Nirmala Nancy Hanke, Meditation Teacher at the Lighthouse Center, on Retirement and Conscious Living

By Dr. Nirmala Nancy Hanke | Photos by Joni Strickfaden

"Your life is a grand adventure. Take risks. Explore the unknown.

Journey forth into the great wide open without preplanned outcomes."

– from The Original Angel Cards Book by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake

This quote certainly applies to the phase of life we call retirement. One of my friends, who retired three years ago, checked in with me recently to see how retirement is going

Posted on May 1, 2014 and filed under Psychology.