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 …

Recognizing & Supporting Family Caregiving

Recognizing and Supporting Family Caregivers

“Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.”  Tia Walker, author Think back on your life for a moment.  When in your life did you have to dig deep into your reserves to face another day?  For many of us, it is likely a time that required us to care for another person.  It might be our …

Uncovering Our Family’s History

Uncovering Our Family’s History

In our last article, “Family Stories,” I wrote about ways in which you can engage with family members to gain greater wisdom from the stories we all can share.   As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it might be fun to explore further your rich family history and learn of your ancestors.  Who knows what fascinating stories your family has to be …

Halloween Hauntings

Halloween Hauntings: Do You Believe?

This is the time of year when darkness overtakes the daylight.  We transition from a time of warm days and plenty of fruits and vegetables to colder days and less variety.  It’s also a time when we are reminded of the eeriness and spookiness of things we don’t know. Those unseen forces, unseen energies that come into our focus as …

Living a Life Free of Judgments

  “Some folks got a light around them that shine for other peoples. I think that maybe some of them was in tunnels, and in that tunnel, maybe the only light they had was inside of them. And then, even long after they escaped that tunnel… They still be shining for everybody else.” Clareece “Precious” Jones   In the 2009 …

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 …