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Dry Brushing for Skin, Circulatory, and Lymphatic Health

Dry Brushing for Skin, Circulatory, and Lymphatic Health

Dry brushing is my favorite simple healthy lifestyle practice to recommend. It doesn't require you to spend a lot of money, adjust your eating habits, or hit the gym, but it provides numerous benefits including: increased circulation, better lymphatic function, improved skin condition, and greater mental alertness. There's no excuse why you can't add dry brushing to your daily routine with such huge benefits for such little effort.

Breaking a Spirit of Barrenness

Breaking a Spirit of Barrenness

A spirit of barrenness can affect you even if you've never struggled with infertility. If you've ever felt shame at the thought of being pregnant it's likely this spirit may be affecting you.

Is Energy Healing God’s Healing? | Redemptive Postures Series

Is Energy Healing God’s Healing? | Redemptive Postures Series

Energy healing is a redemptive postures topic that I get to talk about a lot. So many different healing methods fall under the umbrella of energy healing and energy psychology that it can be confusing where the spiritual boundary lines fall. A simple definition for energy healing is any modality that works with the meridian energy system of the body to bring healing. And when I say energy I mean the literal electric currents and charges to our bodies, not some kind of weird New Age "energy". Some healing methods that fall under this category are: reiki, NET, EFT, TFT, tapping, Splankna, acupuncture, and qigong. I'll discuss three of these methods in this article.

What to do with Woundedness

What to do with Woundedness

Each of us carry the wounds that we have experienced in life. The hurts, the disappointments, the rejections. The pain is real and you have every right to feel hurt and to hold onto your pain, but it won't do you any good to hold on to your woundedness. We all carry wounds, but how we choose to respond to them makes a huge difference in levels of freedom, joy, and healing we are able to experience. Our lives do not have to be defined by our woundedness.

How to Brew Kombucha at Home

How to Brew Kombucha at Home

Kombucha has become super popular lately with crunchy granola types and non-crunchies alike for its wealth of health benefits and fizzy alternative to soda. The only problem with kombucha is at $3+ a bottle this delicious elixir can get expensive quickly. Brewing kombucha at home is a great way to save money and have total control over the ingredients. This post will give you the 10 easy steps to brew kombucha at home so you can start enjoying your own home fermentation. You won't be an expert just from this post, but you will be drinking your own home-brewed kombucha.

Christians and Acupuncture: The Points You Want to Know | Redemptive Postures Series

Christians and Acupuncture: The Points You Want to Know | Redemptive Postures Series

Acupuncture is one of the more recent East.....

Healing How We See God

Healing How We See God

Imagine you have a pair of dar.....

A Bible Dripping with Oil

A Bible Dripping with Oil

Yesterday I went on a little adventure. The previous night a friend across the country heard rumor of prayer room walls and a Bible dripping with oil just a few hours from me. A few texts back and forth and she had me connected with a new friend who is a part of the community where this sign and wonder is taking place and I was headed on road trip to meet this beautiful community.

Demystifying the Enneagram | Redemptive Postures Series

Demystifying the Enneagram | Redemptive Postures Series

You've probably heard someone talking about the Enneagram recently and how knowing their number has helped them grow personally. The Enneagram has grown in popularity in Christian circles in recent years, but many people still have questions about what it is and where it came from.

How to Find Your Chaco Size

How to Find Your Chaco Size

Chacos are well known for their adjustable straps and bright colors. The sandals only come in whole sizes, leading to some confusion for those that typically wear a half size. Typically the advice is, if you wear a half size to go down to the next whole size for Chacos. For many people that simple rule of sizing will get them in the right Chaco size. However sizing Chacos is much more than just going down to a whole size. Chacos are sized by the heel-to-ball measurement instead of overall foot length like most shoes.

What Christians need to know about going to the Chiropractor | Redemptive Postures Series

What Christians need to know about going to the Chiropractor | Redemptive Postures Series

Chiropractic care is one of the most mainstream alternative health treatments in our culture. Though it is widely embraced, if you have never been to a chiropractor yourself, you probably have some questions about what a typical visit is like and if there are any spiritual concerns you should be aware of.

Will God abandon me in my pain? | A Big Easter Question

Will God abandon me in my pain? | A Big Easter Question

The Easter story is one that Christians and non-Christians alike know well. Christ was crucified on a cross and rose again three days later. While we know the story well, we often miss what is actually in scripture and what is common doctrine. In our songs and liturgy, our story times, and common theology we have taught that at the moment of Christ's death God turned His face away. That all of heaven looked away. We build theology and explanations around why a loving God would abandon His Son and look away. But what if none of these contrived explanations were necessary? What if God doesn't need us to defend His actions?

Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown | Redemptive Postures Series

Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown | Redemptive Postures Series

One thing Christian culture tends to do horribly well is being afraid of the unknown. It seems that anything natural health or quantum physics that doesn't make sense to your average evangelical often gets labeled New Age, without any real understanding of what that term means. While I have not really heard any objections to flower essences, I know that the unfamiliar can raise concerns and I want to help you understand instead of fear. Scripture tells us that we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). So while we do want to be diligent in our research and understanding of alternative health topics (making the unknown known), we don't need to be afraid of anything. It is so sad to think how many good things that God made for our benefit we are missing out on because we are afraid of the unknown.

Why I’m not Memorizing Scripture this Year

Why I’m not Memorizing Scripture this Year

Memorizing scripture is a good and helpful spiritual discipline but for many it isn't producing the spiritual fruit they had hoped. So before you call me a heretic, let me explain why I'm not memorizing scripture this year, and what I am doing instead.

Clean Eating with the Dirty Dozen

Clean Eating with the Dirty Dozen

The dirty dozen might sound like a band of outlaws in a western movie, but they are actually a list of fruits and vegetables found to have the highest levels of pesticide residues. Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) compiles a list of the the 48 most common fruits and vegetables and ranks them based on levels of pesticide residues. The twelve with the highest presence of pesticide residues are the dirty dozen, and those with the lowest levels are the clean fifteen.

What The Shack says about the Healing Journey

What The Shack says about the Healing Journey

With all the controversy surrounding The Shack, both book and now movie, I've had several people ask me to share my thoughts on it. While I certainly have some thoughts I could share, I find thoughts are often best conveyed by those who have personal experience with an issue rather than just academic knowledge of it. Many have shared their academic knowledge. Few have shared how the book/movie has impacted their story.

Fasting for Body, Mind, and Spirit Health

Fasting for Body, Mind, and Spirit Health

Fasting has multiple benefits for body-mind-spirit health. The Lenten season from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday is often a time when many people decide to fast leading up to Easter. Whether you plan to fast during Lent or any time during the year, the benefits of fasting can affect every part of your being.

Are crystals only for New Age? | Redemptive Postures Series

Are crystals only for New Age? | Redemptive Postures Series

To evaluate whether crystals are New Age or witchcraft, we first need to define those terms. New Age is characterized by monism and the belief that there is no separation. These beliefs result in thinking that all is one and that because all is one, divine is in all. Witchcraft is a complex topic but can be simply defined as physical manipulations seeking a spiritual result.

Loving Yourself into Healing

Loving Yourself into Healing

Guest post from Ellie: I was asked recently how I healed so quickly from my divorce. I left my now ex-husband less than a year ago. "That’s not that long ago,” my friend said to me, “And you really do seem healed."

DIY Natural Face Wash, Toner, and Moisturizer Recipes

DIY Natural Face Wash, Toner, and Moisturizer Recipes

As a holistic wellness crunchy, I'm really careful about what I put on my skin. Chemicals that are put on your skin can be absorbed into your blood stream within the first 26 seconds of application. Thus making products like natural face wash, toner, and moisturizer important for limiting our chemical exposure.

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