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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Carnival of Healing #151

To our regular readers, to those just joining us and those just stopping by, welcome one and all to the 151st edition of the Carnival of Healing, a weekly roundup of blog posts on the topics of holistic health, wellness, spirituality, and self-empowerment.

We usually stick to the topic of Reiki here, because The Reiki Digest is all about that Japanese spiritual healing practice -- in fact, it's the world's only weekly publication about Reiki, available on our web site or by free e-mail subscription. But whenever the carnival comes to our neighborhood, we expand our focus just long enough to make room for our guests. And if they happen to learn a little about Reiki while they're here, so much the better.

Last week's Carnival was hosted by Jenn Givler of, a Reiki Master who went from private practice into coaching for all types of holistic businesses. She's a tough act to follow: I just love her zingy, straight-to-the-point writing style.

Next week the Carnival will move on down the road to Key Business Partners, home of Teresa Morrow. Both Jenn and Teresa are great resources for professional practitioners.

This is my third time hosting the Carnival, and I'm enjoying it more all the time. Why? Because I've found so many good blogs from looking through all the submissions, and I've gone on to get to know some of the people who write them. There's a vibrant community of people interested in and practicing a wide spectrum of natural healing modalities, whether personally or professionally. And since holistic healing, by its very name, is about the whole person, "healing" is a very broad category.

Many thanks to Carnival of Healing founder Phylameana Iila Desy for getting it all started and makiing us a cyber-community!

Daylle Deanna Schwartz, for example, who writes Lessons from a Recovering Doormat. We first bumped into each other last December when she hosted the Carnival the week after I did. She has since become first my student and then my friend. This week, Daylle tells us about her "Concrete use of the Law of Attraction."

At World Healing, Astrid Lee discusses Reiki and MS, and we were pleased to see her research included the same study we mentioned here last month. That information needs to reach a wider audience, and her report goes into much more detail than ours did.

By now you've probably heard about the possibility that autism may be linked to mercury in vaccines. Or not. Tony Graybill at Maximize Health and Wealth says we just don't know, and in any case it might not be so simple.

You may also have seen the recent news reports about the "Exercise Pill." Personal trainer Daryl Laws addresses the possible drawbacks as well as the pill's possible impact on the Olympics.

Life Coach Dawn Abraham tells us to "Say Yes to Life and Let Your World Expand Beyond Belief!" And Anand follows up with "Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude."

Do we choose to be unhappy? Chris Edgar asks us to consider that question in "Too Smart to be Happy: How we Get Attached to Negativity."

Joshua Seth tells us about "Walking to Lose Weight," while Donald Latumahina offers "Being Happy: 17 Timeless Secrets of Happy People." And Heather Johnson tells us how to get and stay motivated in "Take the Road to Fitness, and Stay the Course."

Cravings just might be our biggest motivator as we work to lose weight, says fitnchic. So don't fight them -- use them!

At, Holly is "Blogging for Blood Cancer," Dr. Martin W. Russell tells us how to "Work Through a Problem," and Dean Moyer offers some non-expert advice on a subject I know well: Neck Pain that Radiates.

Sarah Scrafford lists the "Top 100 Mental Health and Psychology Blogs" at Online University Reviews.

Healing can also be found in everyday activities, as Carnival of Healing founder Phylameana Iila Desy explains in "Healing and Mom's Button Jar."

And getting organized can also make you healthier, as Alaia Williams writes in "Get Organized, Get Healthy: Health Issues Causing Disorganization and Clutter."

Hope you enjoy the Carnival as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Good luck to Teresa Morrow with next week's Carnival!


Blogger Jenn said...

Wow - another great edition of the Carnival! So much great information - I know what I'm doing this weekend :)

7:25 AM  
Blogger Daylle Deanna Schwartz said...

You did a great job Janet! I'm glad that are paths crossed as they did. : )

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Gina Loree' Marks said...

This is wonderful... I'm new to this carnival thing (and will be hosting one in Sept!).. I'm thrilled for the opportunity to meet not only other holistic people, but also to have found your site.. It's gorgeous! And I will be checking in often for its inspiration and beauty. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

3:33 PM  

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