Sometimes, quietly sheltered knowledge blooms in the strangest and most unexpected places at the best possible moment.
On the Arachnoidits Journey, as in the Journey of Life itself; there are many questions we have that cannot be answered or resolved by the practices of “modern” medicine. I attempt to keep open eyes, ears, and mind for rumblings of sound guidance from many assorted sources.
(DISCLAIMER: I am in no way affiliated with the marketing or compensation received by these individuals. I am in no way “professionally” qualified (read “certified”) to assess the value or merit of the information or references provided by them. I am sharing this information as an experienced patient who has found some comfort in the knowledge shared by these people willing to share the insights they have collected along the way. What you do with this information is done at your own discretion under the influence of your own ability to weigh the benefit/risk value of the written word.)
My list of Go-To-Gurus
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Author, Gift From the Sea
Alan Alda, Author, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Comminicating
Dina Falconi, Author and Wendy Hollender, Artist of Foraging & Feasting; A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook
Katrina Blair ~ at Turtle Lake Refuge, Author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds; 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival, A forager’s guide to ultimate food security, including 100 nutrient-dense recipes for food, medicine, and self-care.
John S. Workman ~Author of Fireflies In A Fruit Jar: On Religion, Politics, and Other Wonders by a Southern Preacher-Turned-Journalist
Norman Cousins ~Anatomy of An Illness on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.
Vanessa Couto ~ Liminal Astrology weaving elements from archetypal astrology, depth psychology, storytelling, dreamwork and art in her coaching and mentoring approach, she helps broaden the understanding of life’s stories, and view the path ahead with more clarity and confidence.
Sarah Love ~ I Stand For Love IS A MOVEMENT THAT CULTIVATES AND CELEBRATES LOVE WARRIORS AROUND THE WORLD just like YOU.
Susan Jenkins~Shamanic Healing ~bringing over 30 years of experience to her practice as a shamanic healer.
Anne Haymen~Sharing practical methods of Bringing Ancient Wisdom into our modern lives.
Jennifer One In Yoga ~especially this Gentle Guided Grounding Yoga activity
Lisa Sonora ~ An Artist sharing Inspiration + Practical ideas for living more creatively, courageously, consciously.
Leah Piken Kolidas ~ Creative Every Day “to share my artwork, thoughts on living a creative life, and what is inspiring me (so much!).” ~lpk
Susun Weed~ Natural Health, Herbal Medicine and Spirit Healing the Wise Woman Way Her Bio
The Mandala Lady ~Maureen Frank offering “mandala art to provide the inspiration, guidance, and peace you seek along your journey of Self discovery.”
Jennifer Lee ~ at Artizen Coaching and her Right Brain Business Plan help me find creative ways to work at home.
Werner M. Busch~ Bonsai From Native Trees & Shrubs
Music On My Playlist and just seeking out New and Old Music that works! From NPR Tiny Desk Concerts to KEXP Seattle to the Piano Shack to Pomplamoose to Fritz Kalkbrenner and Steve Martin with Edie Brickell everything in between…Music was greatly missed while my ears were recovering from the consequential nerve damage of low CSF caused by arachnoiditis and NOW, I use it every day to help keep me moving.
and some of My Favorite Authors: Tom Robbins, Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, Gregory Maguire, Robin Wall Kimmerer, William Blake, Sharon Kaye Penman, Carol Kaesuk Yoon, Terry Tempest Williams, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Susanne F. Fincher, William Carey Grimm, Edith Holden
OTHER RELATED LINKS
The Wellness Universe ~ A Directory of Resources For Your Well Being
The 7 Psychological Stages of Chronic Pain
Seven Ways To Simplify Your Life
Dealing with Depression;Self-Help and Coping Tips to Overcome Depression~From Help Guide.org
16 THINGS TO REMEMBER TO LIVE WITH CHRONIC PAIN AND ILLNESS