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Carnival of Healing #57: Lost in Good Hope

Welcome to this week's edition of the Carnival of Healing. The Carnival of Healing is a weekly round-up of blog posts on the topics of holistic health, wellness, spirituality, and self empowerment.

This past Wednesday, my husband and I went on a shopping trip out of town. He had been sent a Senior Citizen Discount Coupon from a department store that was good for Wednesday only. We both were in "want" of a new winter coat so off we went to see if we could find both warmth and a bargain. We did! On the drive home, Joe missed his exit and we ended up driving several miles off our trail. We didn't realize we had gone astray until we ended up in Good Hope, Illinios. We'd never been to Good Hope before. We still haven't been there actually since we drove on through without stopping. There was a gas station where we could have stopped to ask for directions. Of course, we didn't... because a man was driving the car!! The day was young and we had plenty of daylight to find our way home, which we did. Neither one of us had anywhere we had to be anyway so we simply enjoyed the extra time in the car with one another. The day was a blessing, an especially Good Hope outing. I wondered if I would have been grumpy about being lost if it were not for the name of the town? Good Hope, a seemingly quaint rural town had a delightful Halloween decorations displayed for passerbys to enjoy. The centerpiece was a gigantic inflatable spider... not so scary, but it was funny and made me smile. As we made our way home I was comforted knowing that my life is full of "hope", and for that I am also full of gratitude.

We have several carnival attractions this week, I hope you have the time to relax and enjoy them all. Don't forget to change FALL BACK your clocks tonight...

Let's start off with a a little gratitude...

Daniel Brenton's post What a Difference a Day Makes "is a recognition of the transformative power of gratitude, which is an integral part of healing, of positive mental attitude, and of spiritual growth."

Nneka presents Body Talk posted at Balanced Life Center. Nneka writes:

    ...give thanks for every square inch of your body... How about giving thanks for your nose hairs? They warm up and strain the air that passes down your airways and into your lungs.

Stretching Your Mind

Jacob, Parapsychology, posts 10 steps to improve your ESP, healing and psychic abilities. beginning with DESIRE (step 1) and ending with EXPERIENCE (step 10).

Victor Fam, Towards Better Life attempts to explain "subjective reality" by sharing an experience among his co-workers in his postBeyond Total Responsibility. I'm not quite understanding the connection between the work story example and the concept of "subjective reality." But, I decided to go ahead and include his post in the carnival, why discard it just because I can't wrap my head around this one? Maybe someone else can better explain it to me.

Erek Ostrowski, Verve Coaching, posts Being Effective With People: Part 2 (Speaking Your Mind). Erek writes:

    Cultivating the ability to speak your mind is like learning to tap into your own inner sense of things and articulate that sense. Speaking your mind is telling the truth…your personal truth. The truth that you have come to know through your experiences, your knowledge, and your unique point of view. Truth is subjective, but it can be heard by all. When you speak your truth, others know it, just like you can hear when the truth is being spoken. Speaking your mind in this way, without filtering, diluting, or twisting your words in order to avoid looking bad or subjecting yourself to criticism, is a great strength. People respect those who speak the truth. People trust those who speak their minds.

Your Diet and Health

Ruth, Eating Fabulous presents Probiotic and Anti-Allergenic Properties of Kefir. Ruth says:

    Kefir is a fermented milk product, like yoghurt, and results from the labor of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts.


Linda Freedman, Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, posts Speaking in Code: Marital Secret Language.

    Communication is healing. The meeting of the minds, heart, EYES, is what maintains relationships, and the best ones sometimes do it in secret, with secret language. They have a code. This post spills the goods on how to develop one.

Brandon Peele, GT, posts about his recent break-up in an intimate posting Lessons and Lesions: Relationships Brandon writes:
    " What I now understand is that relationships are vehicles for growth. A constant mirror. A significant other, due to their involvement in the vast majority of your affairs, gives you the opportunity (although at times this “opportunity” seems like a huge pain in the ass) to reexamine your life, behaviors, goals and dreams.

Cynthia McKenna, CounselingBlog, Cynthia shares a few thoughts while preparing a workshop on surviving an affair in her post Emotional Honesty.

Heart Ponderings

Susan Palwick, Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good postsMaking Peace With God, a story about meeting a soldier who was trained to kill became disillusioned with the military/government, went into exile and eventually became a spiritual healer.

Polliwog Bob, bobbarama posts A boy and his tiger... This one tugs at your heart strings, grab-a-tissue.

What’s Age Got To Do With Anything?

Patricia (a grown-up), A Better You Blog posts 15 Signs An Adult Is Stuck Thinking Or Acting Like A 3-Year-Old.

Raymond David Salas, ZenChill.com - Power Tools for Mind, Body, and Soul shares tools for How to Stay Forever Young. Raymond writes:

    The key to remaining young is to drop the concept of “anti-aging” altogether. “Anti” anything sounds like you’re waging a battle or war.

Goal Setting

Reb Chaim HaQoton. suggests that everyone adopt R. Zvi Broide's ten resolutions for our own goals in his post The Fire Within.

Medicine and Patients

Wenchypoo, Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket posts Florence Nightingale No Longer Works Here. Wenchypoo writes:

    Florence hasn’t completely left the healthcare industry…she just shifted her focus. Instead of moving amongst sick people in wards and waiting rooms, she now hangs out where the healthy people are, and where the healthy people go to STAY healthy.

Madeleine Begun Kane, MAD KANE'S HUMOR BLOG posts a limerick she has entitled Attention Wal-Mart ... Patients?.


Simonne, All Tips and Tricks posts Cholesterol Friendly Foods where she gives a short list of heart-healthy foods (apples, walnuts, onions, legumes, olive and canola oil) that help lower cholesterol.

Aparna Beauty & Personality Grooming. advises "Coughs must not be suppressed and should be allowed to run its normal course. In fact ‘coughs’ are good for the lungs. The phlegm should be expelled out."
Home Remedies for cough.

The story of "Sleeping Beauty" came to mind when I was reveiwing Vishal P. Rao's two carnival entries this week, Holistic Approach to Healthy and Beautiful Skin and Natural Ways to Treat Insomnia.

That's all Folks!
Thank you for attending our carnival.

Looking Back: Last week the carnival was held at Intensive Care for the Nurturer's Soul.

Looking Forward: Next week (November 4) I'll be hosting the carnival at About Holistic Healing.

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Comments (3)

So many wonderful things in here I wouldn't know where to start.

Thanks for including my post. Very cool.

It appears the link isn't working, though, so I thought I'd include the right one here.

Thanks again!


I see you found a vintage post and am rightfully flattered. Thanks for including me in this terrific carnival.

I love this spiral thing. Great blog!

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