Winter Olympics 2018 Heroes - Four Directions Wellness

Heroes of the Winter Olympics 2018

“Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.” ~Olympic Charter, Fundamental Principles You may …

Year of the Dog - The Chinese New Year - History and Meaning - Four Directions Wellness

Year of the Dog: The Chinese New Year – History and Meaning

Every year there is the largest human migration of which most of the Western World has little to no knowledge. Even more labyrinthine is that this migration happens at different times each year. Nearly three billion people travel during an approximately 40-day period surrounding it for this event. Have you guessed what it is yet? (Maybe the article title gave …

Matters of the Heart - Alternative Medicines for Treating Heart Disease - Four Directions Wellness

Matters of the Heart: Alternative Medicines for Treating Heart Disease

It’s February! The month when we recognize all of those in our lives that we love during Valentine’s Day. (And just in case you are not yet ready for Valentine’s day, here are gift ideas for your valentine.) February, though, is also the month dedicated to our Heart Health, a time dedicated to our own self-care and support of our …

Enjoy Your Smoothie Fix Today

Let’s face it.  Our lives can be crazy with jammed packed schedules and difficulties finding time to make healthy and nutritional meals.  If simply for the sake of convenience and pure enjoyment, I thought it might be fun to explore the latest as it relates to healthy (and even not-so-healthy) smoothies. I began my journey by learning of 20 healthy …

Praying: Does It Offer Health Benefits?

If you have ever been faced with a life-threatening illness or visited your local hospital when a loved one is receiving care, chances are you have entered into a moment in silence for yourself or a loved one. And you are not alone. An estimated 85% of us confronting a major illness prayed when we received the news, states a …

Isolation- Loneliness and How to Overcome It - Four Directions Wellness

Isolation: Loneliness and How to Overcome It

Humans are social creatures. There’s no question about it. From our earliest days, as hunter-gatherers out in the wild, we survived and thrived as a species because we cooperated with one another. This cooperation has become so ingrained our beings, that separation from others can be intensely harmful. In this week’s article, I’d like to delve into the root of …

Love Actually

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – …

Celebrating Spiritual Literacy in this Magical Season - Four Directions Wellness

Celebrating Spiritual Literacy in this Magical Season

To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower. To hold infinity in the palm of your Hand and eternity in an hour. ~William Blake Since the dawn of day, mankind has always searched for the deeper meaning in life and the world around us.  Ancient cultures used the seasonal changes and the …

Home Alone for the Holidays - Four Directions Wellness

Home Alone for the Holidays

Home Alone came to movie theaters in 1990—27 years ago! While it seems inconceivable that you could accidentally leave your eight-year-old home alone for the holidays while heading out on vacation, I suppose it happens. But, what if you are the one being left alone, like young Kevin McAllister (played by Macaulay Culkin), during the holiday season? Key Strategies for …