Health & Fitness
The Art of Healing

The Art of Healing Issue 59

The Art of Healing supports a holistic approach to wellness with a focus on the individual, and provides solutions that assists readers to lead a more responsible, conscious, and mindful life. Our aim is to deliver reliable information on how to attain and sustain optimal wellness, using the most natural means possible incorporating the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental aspects of wellbeing.

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In this issue

1 min.
the common core

I don’t believe that you’re different from me even if you believe you are. I don’t accept that I have my ‘people’ and you have yours and that the lives of our peoples have a different value. I don’t believe that babies are born with distinctions already belonging to a religion or nation. I don’t believe that human beings die with distinctions and belong to different sections of a cemetery. I acknowledge your need to define yourself I understand your need for belonging but you can’t separate yourself from me without making yourself feel more alone. You can’t withhold your empathy from me without hurting yourself inside. Your thoughts may convince you of distinctions but they can’t change you underneath where there is no solidity or boundary and our beings infuse each other, and everyone…

1 min.

Thank you to all the writers for their time and contributions to this magazine, including the following: • Henry C. Lu • Vera Kaur • Sarah Harry • Therese Wade • Dr Debra Campbell • David Packman • Stephen Jenkinson and Nathalie Roy • Stephen Taylor • Matt Nagle • Taline Gabrielian Thank you to the following photographers and artists for their time and contributions to this magazine: • Susi Sweeney • Mark Tucker for his image of Stephen Jenkinson Thank you to the following organisations for their time and contributions to this magazine: • Linehan Institute • Orphan Wisdom 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…

2 min.
editor’s note

I have had a sense, very recently, of what it means to be disconnected, albeit from a distance and only a short period of time … It is just the incessant computer work which draws you in, and takes you away from what is real. My challenge each day is to take myself out for a walk, or do yoga – each and every day to do something. And over the last week or so, I haven’t quite got there. So, I have been a bit perturbed by this lack of discipline, and I have been very aware of having less movement and activity in each day. But what I think I have changed - or I am working on it at least - is my attitude to this lack.…

1 min.
our cover artist susi sweeney

Susi Sweeney was born in Berlin, Germany in 1972, a city that was at that time still surrounded by the Berlin Wall. Susi’s parents had escaped to the west in 1961 when the wall was built, leaving their grandparents and siblings behind. This family separation was forever present for Susi as she grew up, building a wall around her own heart. Her hunger for finding answers to her suffering took her on a journey to Africa and then to India to study Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine, the science of the body/mind. For the past 25 years she has been a student of this path and she also shares her practice of Yoga with others. “All of my art is an expression of the many feeling parts of me and the observed…

3 min.
“why yoga?”

I hear this question almost every time I tell someone what I’m passionate about and what I’m investing my time in ... out of all those innumerable mind and body practices offered today, why have I chosen yoga as my profession and my way of life? There is something special about yoga. Something I didn’t find while running, practising Tai Chi or Pilates, swimming or doing any other activity for that matter. Something so profoundly intimate that every attempt to describe it falls short of the actual experience. But just this once, I will try anyway. Every time I step on my mat and take that first sweet breath at the start of my practice, it feels like coming home. An immediate sense of presence, of my own existence in the here…

2 min.
herbal tea has rare ability to kill cancer cells without damaging other cells

More than 80 percent of all cancers in the world today are initiated by toxins, which cause failures in the regulation of the cell cycle, starting with the formation of cells and ending with programmed cell death. So what if there was a herbal tea extracted from a plant that exhibited anti-cancer properties and interfered with this process, making it impossible for cancer to grow? The regulation of this cell cycle is achieved by a protein which is a natural tumour suppressor and is in charge of ordering human cells to die when they come to the end of their life, a process known as apoptosis. For many factors, mainly DNA damage, sometimes the protein fails, and the tumour cells that were supposed to die in this natural cell cycle continue…