The Art of Healing Vol 2 Issue 75

With so much publicity being given to fake news of late, we are very pleased to reassure you that our latest issue of The Art of Healing has lots of scientifically-based research articles to keep you informed and educated, and help you practice preventative health strategies in your life, along with accompanying beautiful imagery to lighten and hearten your soul – particularly over the colder Winter months. Highlights include Why Reading Good News Is Good For You; a few articles on Sleep and afternoon napping, which is linked to better mental agility; and some natural remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome. On the emotional side of things, we have a really useful article on how to release judgement, and also the difference between anxiety and Anxiety Disorder from one of the experts. And if you haven’t heard about the Tibetan Rites, don’t miss finding out about this. Doing these 7 exercise is an easy and effective way to keep fit and healthy – including as you age. Our Featured Artist this issue (and also our front cover artist), is Holly Wilmeth. Lots more .. including the Dirty Dozen and Clean Lists for 2021 (fruit & vege with the most and least pesticides).

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FRONT COVER IMAGE: Bleeding Heart ARTIST: HOLLY WILMETH MODEL: Daphne LaVerne Debra Sørensen WEBSITE: Thank you to all the writers, organisations, and people we interviewed for their time and contributions to this magazine including: • Murdoch Books • Carolyn Chilton Casas • Karin Lindgaard • Penguin Random House • Yumiko Kadota • Dr Jodie Lowinger • Angele Ferreux-Maeght WEBSITES YOU MIGHT LIKE TO VISIT: • • • • • • DISCLAIMER: All material provided in this magazine should be used as a guide only. Information provided should not be construed or used as a substitute for professional or medical advice. We would suggest that a healthcare professional should be consulted before adopting any opinions or suggestions contained in this magazine. Whilst every care is taken to compile and check articles contained herein for accuracy, the Publisher, Editor, authors, their servants and agents…

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editor’s note

Gee, it is a wonderful thing when you start your day with a lovely message from someone who says they like what you’re doing. It makes you feel that it is all really worth it. I remember hearing Bob Brown speak a few years back, and when asked what one of the most significant things was that had happened to him - in his life, he said receiving a Thank You card. Ahhh, it’s the little things. The other thing I thought, when reading the same message which was from a lady who had contacted many years ago, is how important – and perhaps a little under-rated these days(?) is the value of longevity in whatever you do. This point came to me through an interview I did recently as well,…

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why reading good news is good for you

Albert Schweitzer, a German physician and Nobel Peace Prize winner, had it right when he said, “Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.” As it turns out, plenty of research backs up this idea that sharing good news contributes to greater wellbeing for all. Research by Nathaniel Lambert from Brigham Young University proves the perks of sharing positive experiences. Over a four week period, participants kept a journal of grateful experiences and shared them with a partner twice a week. Those who did both increased in happiness and life satisfaction. Not only that, but those who received the good news also reported better moods. In other words, sharing good news with others not only makes you feel better, it improves the wellbeing of those around you. Many people…

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study identifies ‘post-traumatic growth’ emerging from covid-19 lockdowns

The research, recently published in the British Journal of Psychiatry from a team at the University of Bath with international colleagues, analysed survey results from 385 caregivers of children aged 6-16 both in the U.K. and Portugal. Individuals completed an online questionnaire between 1 May 2020 and 27 June 2020. This cohort had experienced considerable adversity because of COVID-19. 70% were working exclusively from home, almost half reported a reduction in income, and nearly all children (93%) were being home-schooled. In addition, one in five identified at least one family member who was suspected or had been infected with COVID-19. Yet despite all this, when asked the question “Do you think there are any positives to come out of this pandemic and of the social distancing restrictions?” 88% of respondents said ‘yes.’…

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strong communities have fewer covid-19 cases

According to the study conducted in the U.S., when people trust each other more, they feel more connected and care for each other more, which contributes to lower infection rates and fewer deaths from COVID. For the study, researchers Christos Makridis of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cary Wu of York University in Toronto compared over 2,700 counties spread across the United States, representing a variety of communities with different characteristics. Their data for infection and death rates came from a report put out by Johns Hopkins University who have been tracking the virus. For social capital, they used data from two large surveys that looked at elements considered by the Joint Economic Committee to be essential to social capital, such as stable family structures, trust in social institutions, and how…

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the dirty dozen and clean lists for 2021

Before we reveal the results, don’t take them as a sign that you should be avoiding any fruit or vegetables altogether - even the ones considered ‘dirty.’ Given research like this study out of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, which found that after seeing pesticide messaging, low-income shoppers were less likely to purchase any fruit or vegetables, it’s important to point out that eating a non-organic strawberry is still by-and-large a healthier choice than eating say, a strawberry-flavoured gummy bear. Filling your plate with a variety of fresh fruits and vege will always be a cornerstone of good nutrition - and it’s especially essential in the throes of COVID-19. So, you can think of these lists more as resources to help guide your produce purchasing habits. If you only have a…