Holistic tools

Sound Healing

By Nicole Urdang | September 16, 2010
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One of my favorite healing modalities is sound therapy, since everyone who is not deaf has a cornucopia of experiences with sound. Perhaps, it was the sound of a kind voice, birds chirping, music from their teen years, lullabies, the ebb and flow of the ocean, sacred music, a baby’s laugh, or a lover’s whispers, […]

Chocolate’s Healing Powers

By Nicole Urdang | October 12, 2008
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Chocolate is one of the greatest substances on earth.  In addition to being sublimely delicious, it bathes your brain in feel-good chemicals.  I know none of us needs more reasons to sink our teeth into something decadent, especially during stressful times, but I can’t resist sharing these findings with you. Phenylethylamine may not be the […]

Bladder Infections: Two Preventative Measures

By Nicole Urdang | October 6, 2008
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I know you’re wondering, “What does a bladder infection have to do with divorce?”  But you’d be surprised. Many women get UTIs (urinary tract infections) when they’re in the throes of separation and divorce.  My theory is they’re “pissed.”  Angry beyond belief, and their body is expressing their fury with a symbolic symptom.  This is […]

Breath Work To Deepen Your Meditation and Create Calm

By Nicole Urdang | September 17, 2008
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For thousands of years yogis have known the amazing benefits of breath work.  Science has corroborated these techniques with data about the nervous system; specifically, the ability of certain breath practices to actually switch the body from the sympathetic nervous system (fight, flight, or freeze) to the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest).  As few […]

Manifesto for Emotional Self-Care

By Nicole Urdang | September 16, 2008
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    THIS MANIFESTO, A SET OF GENTLE REMINDERS, HELPS SUPPORT AND GUIDE YOU IN YOUR QUEST FOR YOUR TRUE SELF.         I NURTURE COMPASSION FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS       I SET BOUNDARIES AND HONOR THEM       I ALLOW ALL OF MY FEELINGS WITHOUT CRITICISM       I ACCEPT MYSELF UNCONDITIONALLY […]