Te Waka McLeod: Maori envoy to CCC19

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Te Waka McLeod smiles from her heart, her eyes clear and her face placid and joyful as she tells me that she has found her passion in life. It is mending the fragmented families of her beloved Maori people. Working as a leader at the Parenting Place in Auckland, she … Continue reading Te Waka McLeod: Maori envoy to CCC19

An Acupuncture Treatment for Climate Change? PART 2

By guest blogger, Spring Cheng of the Resonance Path Institute. What Will the Acupuncture of Collective Climate Patterns Look Like? After I closed down my acupuncture clinic, I was determined to bring what I learned about Soft Reality science through acupuncture into a wider realm of applications. With my partner Joe Shirley, we have founded Resonance Path … Continue reading An Acupuncture Treatment for Climate Change? PART 2

An Acupuncture Treatment for Climate Change? Part 1

By guest blogger, Spring Cheng of the Resonance Path Institute. Hard or Soft Reality? Acupuncture? An ancient Chinese healing practice where a doctor pokes hair-thin needles into odd places they call “points” on a patient’s body? What does acupuncture have to do with climate change? The issue of climate change touches everyone. Science seems to be … Continue reading An Acupuncture Treatment for Climate Change? Part 1

Women, Cancer and Climate Change

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change then men, according to UN Women Watch. When biodiversity decreases along with food supplies women deteriorate faster than men. They tend to give up their food opportunities to others, particularly children. Deforestation burdens women in poor countries because they’re the ones … Continue reading Women, Cancer and Climate Change

Evolving Into Sustainable Healthcare

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. My early childhood was a test of my will to be. During some of the most challenging periods, such as when sexual abuse was occurring, I would have preferred not to continue to live. But that option, tempting as it was, was not one I could ever thoroughly embrace although … Continue reading Evolving Into Sustainable Healthcare

THE NEW LINEAGE: How Climate Change is Creating a New Epigenetic Transmission

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. I was born into an immigrant household that insisted I honor my lineage by associating only with people who looked, behaved and believed as we did. I was repeatedly drilled in my responsibility to ‘my people.’ My job was to memorialize our history, maintain our practices and pass all this … Continue reading THE NEW LINEAGE: How Climate Change is Creating a New Epigenetic Transmission

CLIMATE CHANGE: ITS IMPACT ON MENTAL HEALTH

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Research into the psychological effects of war (see my book, They Were Families: How War Comes Home (New Forums, 2015)) has identified secondary traumatization as the fallout from an atmosphere of trauma, just as secondary smoke infects non-smokers. It occurs when an enormous threat prevails in the ambience of a home, … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: ITS IMPACT ON MENTAL HEALTH

Summon Your Essence: Energy Medicine and Climate Change

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. In the Spring of 2013, two sisters aged 14 and 16 from the small town of Lebanon, Oregon, were released from school unusually early. As they strolled onto their rural property they were met with a horrific sight; their father was pinned under a 13 ton tractor. The girls rushed … Continue reading Summon Your Essence: Energy Medicine and Climate Change