Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)- Potential Dangers & EMF Safety Tips - Four Directions Wellness

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF): Potential Dangers & EMF Safety Tips

Apple recently announced their newest smartwatch, Apple Watch Series 3. This is truly a miracle of modern technology. It seems like something right out of science fiction novels and movies. Any crime-fighting detective, Dick Tracy, or Star Trek, fans out there? This new generation of Apple Watch brings phone calls and SMS text messages without being tethered to your phone. …

The History of Qigong - Four Directions Wellness

The History of Qigong

The 1970s were the rebirth of the Kung Fu film and it spread its way to the United States, marked by the success of Hong Kong films, The Chinese Connection (f/k/a The Big Boss) (1971) and Fists of Fury (1972). Both starred Bruce Lee who brought the Kung Fu film appeal to the States. This unique resurgence of Kung Fu …

Building Resilience from Current Events

Building Resilience from Current Events

There has always been troubles and trauma in the world—unpredictable weather, crimes, wars, inconveniences, transgressions, and misfortunes. We let our emotions linger longer than it needs to. We know from the social sciences that people get “stuck” in negatives more than they do with positives. “Loss frame” is the perspective that we have somehow lost something in a current situation; …

Meditation Basics

Meditation Basics: How to Start A Meditation Practice

In August, I posted an article on how to calm the “monkey mind” during meditation. The article explored the chatter that often happens while entering into a meditative state.  It offered tips on how to alleviate the mind’s chatter. After posting the article, several readers reached out to me stating they didn’t understand how to start a meditation, forget worrying about the …

Emotional Health Benefits of Reflexology - Four Directions Wellness

Emotional Health Benefits of Reflexology

You’ve had a stressful week. You lost that contract. Your son or daughter spilled pasta sauce on your favorite shirt. We all experiences these day-to-day challenges. And, sometimes, you simply need some mental-emotional rejuvenation. Enter reflexology. You would be surprised by the emotional health benefits of reflexology, so in this article we’re going to uncover some of the lesser-discussed benefits …

Focusing on Being a Better You - Four Directions Wellness

Focusing on Being a Better You

“Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.”      ~Mary Schmich This famous quotation from the Chicago Tribune journalist, and made into a Baz Luhrmann song, touches on multiple sentiments prevalent in today’s culture. There’s the rat race we’re all supposedly competing in. …

Healthy Meals for the Kids - Four Directions Wellness

Healthy Meals for the Kids

Meals can feel like a struggle with children today. Kids are marketed to directly today via mobile devices, television and YouTube video advertising, and even with product placement in movies and cartoons. This creates a delicate tug-of-war between parents (you) and brands vying to get your kids to eat what you believe is best and foods they want to sell …

Mindfulness Mondays: Staying in the Present

Mindfulness Mondays happens every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Four Directions Wellness.  At noon, people from the community join at the office for an hour of complimentary meditation and inner reflection.  All are welcome! This is Boring! As you were reading that first paragraph, you might have found that you were thinking – “this is boring.”  Or …

Solar Eclipse

Eclipsed by the Moon, Sun and Personal Enlightenment

Yesterday the Moon, 239,000 miles away, blocked from American’s view the Sun, just 92 million miles away! Did you see it? If so, you likely had the same reaction I did of being in complete awe. I was fascinated as the Moon passed over the Sun, blocking the sunlight, and then reverted back again almost in the blink of an …

Entering into the Silence…

“He who attempts to act and do things for others or for the world without deepening his own self-understanding, freedom, integrity and capacity to love, will not have anything to give others.”   Thomas Merton, Contemplation in a World of Action The other day I held a meditation group at the office. In advance of the group meeting, I planned …