10 Tips to Increase Your Happiness & Well-Being with Sharene Garaman
This post was originally published on Medicine Wheel Wellness’ Blog. To subscribe to their mailing list, for a class schedule, or to find out more about Medicine Wheel Wellness click here. Born and raised in Jackson Hole Sharene Garaman, Psy. D., has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 25 years. Here, in her own words, is what she does. “I practice positive psychology. I was trained very conservatively from the standard medical model that focuses on the illness. People would be referred to as their diagnosis. I understood that, but felt it was diminishing to the individual as a whole. Also, I think the standard model doesn’t give people enough hope. They come in feeling broken and the focus is on what’s wrong. In positive psychology, I offer them all of the things they are doing right. My north stars are well-being and quality of life, those are the things we’re always working towards improving. I think everyone can benefit from positive psychology, but those who could benefit the most are the ones who are the most leery and may be the most damaged and untrusting. They come in thinking they are going to be judged and that is not at all what this is […]
Love Your Liver Flush
This post was originally published on PadamaVeda’s Blog. To visit PadmaVeda’s website or Facebook and to learn more, click here. Now is the time that we start to contemplate our spring cleanse. The days are longer and warmer, the snow is melting, we start to notice the couple pounds we might have gained from the heavier winter diet and we may feel sluggish. The following recipe is a great addition to helping us cleanse the whole body by first flushing our body’s detoxifier, the liver. RELATED: HOW TO STAY HEALTHY ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA Love your Liver Flush Drink in the morning on an empty stomach for several consecutive days. You may feel nauseous as the liver is releasing toxins and you may notice a change in your feces as the your gall bladder releases more bile. This is normal. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. 1/4 cup purified or spring water 1/4 tsp whole cloves 1 pinch of cayenne pepper (emit if you have a higher Pitta imbalance) 3 sprigs of parsley (cleanses the kidneys) 1 clove of garlic 2 oranges or tangerines fresh & peeled 1/2 grapefruit fresh & peeled 1/2 lemon fresh & peeled 2 inches of fresh ginger peeled 2 tbsp […]
Welcome to the Seventh Issue of Teton Spirit!
Welcome to the Seventh Issue of Teton Spirit! Seven has always been considered a lucky number—a number associated with vision and inspiration—and this issue is full of articles to spark you into healthy and inspired ways of being. Teton Spirit was created to celebrate the way the human experience is an integration of body, mind and spirit. We are not only our physical form, but also the thoughts we generate and the breath of our souls’ deepest desires. We are all three components—unified. You will notice that the articles in this issue of Teton Spirit share the common theme of “embodiment.” Embodiment is about simultaneously experiencing all components of the self within the physical form. Stripping things down to the basics and getting in touch with and honoring the fundamental nature of your life experience—whether it’s in your daily habits, the food you eat, or your perspective on life—is at the root of embodying all of who you are. 21st century life is inundated with so many distractions, often we forget to attend to the totality—the integrated body, mind and spirit—of our being. “The Evolution of Spirit” found on page 34, is my personal story of embodying my passion for raising […]
Star Signposts: Week of Full Moon May 21-28
Full Moon in Taurus/Scorpio “Resting on the Banks of the Madison” plein air oil pastel by Lucinda Abbe This extraordinary Full Moon in sidereal Taurus/Scorpio is linked to and activated by another mega-astronomical event: Mars retrograde in Scorpio. This Mars retrograde is exceptionally challenging, as the nature of Scorpio is to take us to our deepest, sometimes darkest depths, ream us out without mercy, and then bring us back via some kind of rebirth. Scorpio is associated with both the mysteries of death and birth. There is no wiggle room now, no escaping what must be faced, and that includes pruning aspects of your life that are weighing you done, no longer bringing you joy. This is a very organic process, guided by your own inner nature, so surrendering to this natural process is the best advice. Be kind to yourself, and others, because this is a very challenging and confusing time. Mars will turn direct June 29, so we still have a bit more diving deep and releasing to go. During this Full Moon week, Mercury will turn direct from it’s retrograde on May 22, and we will also traverse the momentous final square of Jupiter to Saturn on May 26. Read […]
3 Different Ways Hiking Can Improve Health and Change Your Brain (VIDEO)
Hiking Season is upon us, besides dodging a few rainstorms here and there, its an excellent time of year to get out on some lower elevations trails! Josie Ridge trail is now open on Snow King and snow is clearing off many trails with every passing sunny day! Not only is hiking an excellent physical activity, but the activity can also create positive changes in the brain: Hiking Benefits Psychological Well- Being Hiking Increases Creativity and Problem Solving Hiking May Lessen the Effects of ADHD in Children Enjoy the hiking season and gain all the positive benefits, including being outside in Wyoming’s natural playgrounds! Like This Story? You should also read…
USA Yoga 2016 National Championship This Weekend!
This weekend the USA Yoga 2016 National Championships will be held in Jackson, WY! This is the 13th year of the event sponsored by USA Yoga and this year by 4JH. The events will be held at the Center for the Arts. The weekend will feature yoga exhibitors, athlete routines, USA Yoga workshops, local studio classes, and much more. A pass for the weekend is $40, however you can also purchase single day passes. More than 130 participants of men, women, seniors and youth will all compete their routines over the course of the event. The competitors are representing over 34 states, who advance from one of 14 U.S. regional competitions, will compete for the title of National Champion in each of six divisions. If you are thinking to yourself, “Yoga? A competition?” Well, it’s actually a longstanding tradition. Yoga Asana competitions originated in India hundreds of years ago and are still being conducted there today. In 2015 the Indian government declared yoga an official sport in September of 2015. Schedule of Events: ALL WEEKEND May 20th- 22: The 2016 USA Yoga National Asana Championship Friday, May 20th: USA Yoga Vendor Expo: 10 a.m- 4 p.m: As a part of the 2016 USA Yoga National Yoga Asana Championship, event attendees can check out the […]