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Written by Karen Verna Carlson, N.D., Ph.D.. Posted in Holistic Living.

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             Adding a holistic spin to dry brush massage doesn’t add to your time investment, but it does involve some extra attention, extra energy.  The very process of kindly attention channels and magnifies energy flow, which contributes to a greater outcome. I don’t know about your morning mind, but mine jumps around haphazardly entertaining hundreds of variations for the day’s possibilities.   So, I gently rein it in by vocalizing praise and appreciation for my body’s parts while brushing them.  This adds yet another benefit—exercising the metaphysical muscles of dignity through gentle self-restraint.
             My conscious attention boosts the power of any situation.  That’s a scientific fact.  Just like the full moon inflates emotions.  “A watched pot doesn’t boil,” you may argue.  That’s because the cook is adding a contrary ingredient to her watching.  Impatience.  An unrealistic demand for speed, with a sprinkling of anger.  If she watches that pot with nurturing appreciation, instead of the clock with impatience, the ramps soup blossoms* into a boil with just the right timing.  (*Yes, I know I’m mixing metaphors, here.  Receiving a Delaware Press Association Award gives me courage to experiment with traditional form, and so does Living.Well—yikes, that’s a double entendre.)


Writer's Bio: Karen is a naturopathic physician who has taken holistic healing and education into the realm of quantum physics. She is credited with “the first major breakthrough in Swedish Massage ~ research demonstrating energetic interconnections ~ since Peter Ling systemized it in the early 19th century.” International recognition for her healing and educational work includes an honorary degree, a silver medal, listing in Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, appearances on TV and radio, lecturing in Europe and in the U.S. for professional symposia, colleges, corporations, community groups, and being featured in professional journals, magazines and newspapers. She has published more than 200 articles on holistic health and education. She has facilitated joyful well-being and health for hundreds of students she has personally certified in holistic healing and holistic massage and for hundreds more clients she has personally touched including luminaries in science, medicine and religion.
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