Category: Excerpt

Excerpt: Ashkenazi Herbalism

On the surface, herbalism, or herbal medicine, seems a simple enough concept. It’s the reliance upon plant medicine to heal a body from disease, with an eye toward returning that body to its natural state of balance. But herbalism is a much more complex practice than one might assume. Human reliance on the medicinal properties …continue

Walk No. 22: Affirmation Walk

Affirmation Walk: An Excerpt from Walking With Glenn Berkenkamp Affirmation statements are going beyond the reality of the present into the creation of the future through the words you use in the now. —LOUISE HAY Overview Earlier I mentioned the power and effectiveness of positive affirmations not only in helping us to rewrite our negative …continue

Walk No. 3: Walking Awake through Your Living Space

Walking Awake through Your Living Space The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing. —JON KABAT-ZINN   OVERVIEW This may seem like an odd name for a walk, since unless we’re sleepwalking, we’re always awake as …continue

Walk No. 23: Gratitude Walk

Walk 23: Gratitude Walk Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. —ZIG ZIGLAR   OVERVIEW In nearly every talk I’ve given, when asked what one thing someone could do to improve their life, …continue

Walk No. 29: Soft Gaze Walk

Walk 29: Soft Gaze Walk If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. —WAYNE DYER   OVERVIEW How you look at the world is how you see the world, and there’s more than one way to look at the world. The Soft Gaze Walk invites you to see …continue

Walk No. 25: Centering Walk (a.k.a. Walking from Your Center)

Walk 25: Centering Walk (a.k.a. Walking from Your Center)   My strength comes from my abdomen. It’s the center of gravity and the source of real power. —BRUCE LEE   Overview “I’m feeling uncentered.” “He’s off his center.” “She’s totally centered.” The idea of being “centered” or “uncentered” in our daily lives is not uncommon. …continue