Ask a Healer Wellness Library
Supporting Your Natural Path to Health
Thank you for sharing time with me today. My name is Neva and I'm the creator of this health and wellness resource. Most of the articles in our library (over 2,700 pages and growing, including my blog) are personally researched and written by me. I hope you find something of genuine value while visiting the wellness library. This is an educational website and nothing here is intended to replace medical evaluation, testing or treatment.
I have self-treated for the entirety of my adult life, ever since I gained the power to do so. Self-treatment is not for everyone. It requires tremendous research and not a little experimentation. I am satisifed with the results but each person has to decide if they can take responsibility for their health or if that task is better left in allopathic doctor hands. There are rewards that acrue as one learns to pay attention to the body and what helps it maintain homeostasis. I am grateful that I have explored, through trial and error, the path to health for myself.
Because I know you may travel the western medicine path, I also provide information on prescription drugs and treatments that may be helpful. Also, if you are one that is trying to intergrate natural remedies into an existing prescription drug situation, there are definite cautions and interaction potentials to consider and, while no one site can list them all, I do what I can to help. Whichever path you take to wellness, I hope there will be something of value here for you. I thank you for visiting the wellness library today. Neva
Ask a Healer Content by N J Howell unless otherwise credited. If you like the site I hope you will google +1 and I thank you for the connect.
Most Popular Sections:
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Free Metaphysical Acting Class
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Living with Herpes / Natural Remedies
Body Wraps and Weight Loss ===>>>
Monosodium Glutamate and Excitoxins
Detoxing Mercury Tips and Supplements ===>>>
Spiritual Wellness Articles
Health Information and Natural Remedies:
Are you interested in a wholistic approach to health? If so, you may resonate with the information on nutrition, including great info on: raw foods as well as whole foods and the importance of eating organic.
You may also learn how to detox safely and effectively, health benefits of the right kind of chiropractic care (hint, hint, it doesn't involve popping or cracking the neck!) and the many wonderful qualities of aromatherapy with pure essential oils. Some of my favorite oils include tea tree (melaleuca), oregano and peppermint.
I've practiced learning from my dreamtime for decades now. I love the unique message delivery that can happen when the conscious mind is out of the way. The potent transformative gifts that come from dream interpretation and more may be of interest to those who would like to utilize the dreamtime as a guidance system.
I am also a performance artist and creative artist. I've been an actor since the 90's and love the whole process of developing character. I also paint and write as creative expressions. Perhaps you will enjoy the free acting class I offer here, one path to more fully expressing your own creative gifts. I have such a passion for the creative arts. In them, I often feel close to the breath of Divinity. Dance, song, acting, writing, painting and other creative endeavors add so much beauty to our world.
In addition, you will find a very extensive list of articles on herbal, ayurvedic, homeopathic and other forms of natural healing and remedies from nature. I cover many common wellness challenges although, obviously, no one resource can cover it all. Since two of the major killers in the world today are heart disease and cancer, I have a good bit of information on both. Below are a few links to get you started on those important topics.
I guess I got my start in alternative healing with herbal remedies, like a lot of folks. Over the years, I've come to respect natural medicines enough to want to use them correctly. It can be incredibly challenging to use holistic substances like herbs and, at the same time, be using prescription medications. In most cases, I caution against that combo because of potential interactions and/or side effects. However, for those who opt to self-treat naturally, taking time to learn about the herbal kingdom as well as vitamin, mineral, enzyme and probiotic supplementation will pay dividends of wellness you can call on for the rest of your life.
Heart disease and cancer are such prevelent health challenges in our society today that they cannot be overlooked in any wellness library so you'll find information on both here. Learn about:
Cardiovascular Health ===>>>
Nutritional Cardiovascular Support
Cancer and Treatments ===>>> Essiac and Cancer
The Space Between Things
I am of the knowing that most of our physical, mental and emotional imbalances are preceded by spiritual imbalance and that, in order to heal the body, mind or emotional field, a stronger spiritual connection or reconnection is vital. For many years I was what we used to call "a healer". I practiced energetic healing, laying on of hands and modalities such as Reiki healing, in addition to the kind of intuitive healing I had already been doing for some time.
I remember when I first started doing intuitive readings for a few friends. It wasn't long after, a new age fair came into town and I rented a booth. I traveled to fairs and festivals for a number of years, working as an intuitive reader who also did some energetic work during the reading.
During a particularly tiring event, I happened to meet a reflexologist who offered me a free session. Wow, did I love that. After that experience, I took a course in foot reflexology and added that modality to my offerings. I still consider reflexology one of the most simple, yet profound modalities for healing that we have available. Maybe that's why references to reflexology go back as far as ancient Egypt. Anyway, I digress.
It's around 1994 ... I am living in Tennessee, in relationship with my soulmate, helping to facilitate spiritual gatherings and doing wellness counseling and healing work pretty much full time. I am also traveling to expos and fairs and working as a healer as well as conducting workshops on different facets of spiritual healing. Life is full and I feel like I know my place in it. I feel very much that I am "being in service" and that is important, very important to me at the time.
The Pipe: Leap forward to the second half of 2001 ... well ... everything changed. I had a Sacred Experience that began to strip away everything with which I had grown comfortable. The next 7 years or so I wandered in the wilderness of consciousness, for lack of a better term, emerging with an entirely different view of healing and wellness.
I found myself almost completely at odds with the previously vital "being of service" paradigm. I noticed how, for that paradigm to give me identity and a place in reality, someone had always to be in need; otherwise, the role of the healer or helper went away. This paradigm was keeping both myself and the people who came to me for help locked in a pattern that cannot resolve without both of us losing our identity and position. The healer must have that someone who needs healing, which requires always that someone be unhealed.
I still provide the occasional session as a healing facilitator and offer support for those who feel they are called to be a healer. However, that paradigm and position is a difficult one to navigate in awareness because, in the mind of many who ask for it, the request is still coming from a space of need or unhealed-ness, still so steeped in serve/be served. In continuing to step away from old positions and belief systems, I find it helpful to allow work to give way to a sort of Sacred, spiritual play. This has presented in my interactions with others with a shift away from fixing or healing and moving inward toward meeting in an empowered space with someone, to discover more of our divine nature together.
Additional online health resource: Recommended for holistic wellbeing information. And, of course, our own database of holistic health articles on a wide range of common health imbalances.
Abundant Life Series
Like so many others, I have spent a fair amount of my life working, making a living, generating income to pay bills and buy food. I've had prosperous times and very lean times and I prefer prosperity! Part of the intent behind the wellness library is toward offering information which may assist you in living your most abundant life.
The Ask a Healer Wellness Library
is here to provide nutrition for your mind, body and Spirit. It is my sincere hope that I am able to share holistic wellness information that is both useful and enlightening for each visitor. Let me know personally if there is something I can do better. N J Howell, Ask a Healer Webmaster.