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The Power of the Mother's Voice

children ears energy family May 03, 2019

 

I wasn't going to write an article about voice. But I became inspired while watching the RBG documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In trying to explain her passion for the opera, she says:

The sound of the human voice is like an electrical current going through me

That got me curious, especially since I've been writing a lot about sounds, vibrations, and silence for April's ear meditation detox. And then I thought about one of the most important voices to us: the voice of our mother....

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The Power of Words

ears energy Apr 30, 2019

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

During this month's ear meditation, I must address the power of words. This post was originally published several years ago but was updated on April 30, 2019.

 

How do these words make you feel?

Observe how these words make you feel:

  • I hear you
  • I see you
  • I love you
  • You make me laugh
  • You make me smile
  • I really enjoyed meeting you
  • It was so nice to hear from you
  • Thank you
  • You look beautiful
  • You can be whatever you want to be
  • You are...
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Tips to Incorporate Music Therapy Into Your Routine

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Advances in technology now allow scientists to measure sounds and examine reactions from our brains, nervous systems, biological electrical communications, and hormones. Technology has shed light on how sounds—from music to noise pollution to silence—can influence our stress, moods, heart rate, memories, immune response, and healing.

Sounds can be incorporated into your daily or evening routines to help you take care. Our brains,...

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Counter Your Noise Pollution

anxiety depression ears heart Apr 09, 2019

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

We live in a noisy world. In cities, obvious sources come from honking drivers, and sirens from fire trucks and ambulances. We all hear noise from airplanes flying above, thunder and rain during a storm, barking dogs, and sometimes construction. Within households, loud sounds can come from appliances, babies, and children.

I'm grateful for having learned more about noise levels that can damage hearing. There are free apps that can measure sound so...

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Ears

ears Apr 08, 2019

In April, we will be focusing on our ears.

As we "meditate" on our ears, we'll explore how noise, music, chanting, vibrations, and silence can improve our health, wellness, and healing. 

For monthly email subscribers, you can stay updated on this ear meditation by checking (bookmark!) this page, which will summarize our ear meditation detox throughout the month, and follow me on Instagram where I'll post detox tips more frequently.

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Sick Building Syndrome: How One Mom Empowered Herself

Podcast intro by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Sick building syndrome (SBS), or sick house syndrome, consist of various nonspecific symptoms that occupants of indoor areas experience. 

Symptoms of SBS include headaches, dizziness, chronic fatigue, nausea, irritation (of eye, nose, throat, or skin), difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to odors, allergies, cold, flu-like symptoms, increased incidence of asthma attacks and personality changes.

Author of Organic Lifestyle Made...

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What is a healing space?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

An environment—like in our homes, schools, and workspaces—can be designed to support therapeutic effects. Evidence has found that many hospital patients can enjoy better recovery than those in spaces without healing elements.

And many of these healing elements can be applied to our daily lives.

Optimal Healing Environment (OHE), a term coined in 2004 by the Samueli Institute, is used to describe a healthcare...

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