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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring strategies for holistic health, happiness, and personal evolution: what it takes to be well in a busy world. Blending the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, functional medicine, Ayurveda, neuroscience and psychology, you'll get practical tips you can use right away. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, a holistic health coach, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.
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Now displaying: September, 2019
Sep 18, 2019

How do we find gratitude when we're in really tough situations? How do we soften ourselves and show compassion to both our body and mind when we're in the middle of a shame spiral? Gratitude and self-compassion are both things we hear a lot about and our guest for this interview shares with us ways to deepen our sense of both, in part by starting to treat them as linked ideas that we can cultivate and build on.

Patty Hlava, Ph.D. encourages us to start where we are and embody our gratitude as a way to heal and transform ourselves, instead of just treating it like a rote part of the routine. In our conversation, we explore some of the relationship dynamics between our mind, body, the divine, and other humans that can help to start externalizing our struggles and working through them with a deeper sense of what it means to be compassionate and grateful.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How gratitude is something that we can cultivate
  • Ways to deepen your gratitude practice through visualization and turning it into actions
  • Why the most profound feelings of gratitude often come in the most difficult times
  • What links gratitude and self-compassion
  • Tips for finding self-compassion to escape a shame spiral

Patty Hlava, Ph.D., is a director of identity evolution and highest capacity intuitive specializing in Ayurveda, yoga, and psychology. With over 15 years of clinical experience in the health and wellness field as a licensed psychotherapist, certified coach, meditation instructor, and registered yoga teacher, Patty is an expert in guiding her clients toward sustainable habit changes for mind, body, and spirit. She has been involved in research and teaching on the subject of gratitude since 2006. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and Journal of Humanistic Psychology, as well as in several books.

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Patty's books

Gratitude body scan meditation on the Insight Timer app (free)

Gratitude audio course on the Insight Timer app (free with paid subscription to the app)

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Sep 4, 2019

A significant part of treating patients through Chinese Medicine is communicating the aspects of healing that are beyond just the physical. Practitioners can start to do this by embodying the personal cultivation and intentionality necessary to find true healing as an example for their patients.

Lonny Jarrett has been active in the Chinese Medicine field since 1980 and in this conversation, he discusses integral medicine and the importance of bringing patients' consciousness into their healing process in order to help them find healing that is beyond what they feel themselves.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why intention is the foundation of integral medicine
  • The importance of Chinese Medicine practitioners embodying their practice
  • How the development of states and stages interact in the framework of integral medicine
  • Why true healing transcends the self
  • How Lonny often spends his first visit with a patient and gets them on his side of the lens

Lonny Jarrett has been practicing Chinese Medicine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. He is a founding board member of the Ac. Soc. Of Mass. and a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Lonny is the author of Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine and The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine. He holds a master’s degree in neurobiology and a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was recently featured in the text, The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling by bestselling author Stephen Cope. Lonny hosts NourishingDestiny.com, an online community for 3000 practitioners of Chinese medicine worldwide. His teaching schedule is at: www.chinesemedicine.courses and his texts are available from Spirit Path Press.

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Free gift: Articles by Lonny

Ken Wilber

Dr. Leon Hammer

 

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Spirit Path Press

Nourishing Destiny

Lonny's Courses

Chinese Medicine: Scholar Physicians Facebook group

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