Woman washing upDid I leave you hanging? Enough time has gone by that it’s like we’re in a new TV season and it’s time to resolve the cliff hanger. Well I’m sure I’m not that riveting in my blog posts (yet!) 😉 But I do want to continue my story.

So to catch you up from part 1, one lesson from Healing at the Bottom of a Dishpan was to choose empowerment rather than persecution. Instead of being a victim of a dishwasher fiasco, complete with shame, defeat and a scarcity viewpoint, I chose to get creative – avoiding the Drama Triangle and instead choosing to work in the mindset of Co-creator. But there was more! So this idea of being a Creator/Co-creator doesn’t end with the first creative choice. It flows and moves into more, much more in this case. Healing at the bottom of a dishpan, part 2!

Would I have ever guessed a broken dishwasher would prove to be a pathway to healing? Hard to believe in this day of instant gratification that I didn’t just run right out and replace my well worn, five year old broken dishwasher but thank God I didn’t!  We’re on quite a journey these days-so in transition.  In the past year we’ve been watching as Barry’s PTS transform into PTS-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder into Post Traumatic Stress Growth.  I’ve grown with him.  My courses for my coaching certification have given me an avenue for growth I did not expect.  There’s been so much going on for me, it’s been hard even to slow it down long enough to blog about it.  I formulate a blog in my mind around a lesson I’m learning and another one comes so quickly on the heels of it I don’t have time to put it all into words, let alone into a blog.  But this one is so meaningful to me and from such an unexpected source that I have to share it even if it’s just for me.  Hopefully some of you will also find it helpful.

Today’s word carries with it both the present and the future. It’s energy is largely positive unless one is holding a great deal of fear or shame. What kind of energy do you sense? Is it hopeful or full of dread?How does this word “feel” to you? What does it reveal about the care and health of your soul?  Whatever it’s energy is in this present moment, my hope is your heightened awareness might bring a positive shift and sense of hope! If you’re feeling a need for connection and support in this area, I’d love to help!

Today’s “re” word: regroup

Today’s word is a little less sexy. It’s a little less creative. But I feel it’s import none the less. It feels a bit like a word for an upcoming day more than today but when I try to choose another it keeps coming back.

snifflesLessons in Vulnerability

What happens when a “healer” gets sick? Well I’m afraid in this is a lot like the understanding that doctors and nurses often are horrible patients! So much of my experience and learning over the past 20 years of my natural health training has been a lesson in practicing what I preach. Ouch! Shouldn’t wellness be automatic by now? Sadly no.

Welcome to the Healing Pathway Blog… Sometimes my blog will be based on research I’ve discovered, other times it will be just something going on with me that might help someone else in some way.

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Disclaimer: Terri Shannon Renfro is NOT A MEDICAL DOCTOR or licensed medical professional. She is NOT presenting information to substitute the advice and care of your physician or other medical or psychiatric professional. Please see the about us section of this site for more information about Dr. Shannon-Renfro’s qualifications. These blogs are for educational purposes only. The opinions expressed here belong to Terri Shannon-Renfro or the author quoted and do not constitute treatment in anyway. Dr. Terri Shannon-Renfro does not diagnose, prescribe or treat any medical or psychiatric condition.  Some of the ideas expressed herein may not represent the philosophies of Healing Pathway or Dr. Terri Shannon-Renfro.  All material should be read with personal, spiritual discernment and wisdom. We do not assume any liability.

I just posted a status update on Facebook that said, “Some nights just aren’t for sleeping these days.”  One of my favorite people “liked” it within seconds of posting.  One of the discussions surrounding social media is that it’s not truly “social” in the strictest sense of the word.  While I tend to agree that virtual friends alone can’t stave off loneliness, I found a lot of comfort in my friend’s “like” and that it came quickly and made the night feel a little less lonely.

Much of this data is from the webinar by Dr. Peter Osborne and SpectraCell.  Additional information will be added in time and as discussions ensue.  Part one is an overview of my notes from the webinar.

What is gluten?
Gluten is a storage protein found in the endosperm of the grain. It’s a mixture of proteins and found in all grains. “Gluten is composed of two primary subfractions: Prolamines  and Glutelins.  The prolamine gliadin is the most studied piece of gluten in the medical literature as it relates to celiac disease.” (Osborne)  Gliadin is also found in meat.

Book Review
Examining Alternative Medicine: An Inside Look at the Benefits & Risks
Paul C. Reisser, M.D., Dale Mabe, D.O., Robert Velarde
Intervarsity Press, 2001.  isbn#0-83-8-2275-5

I just finished a review of this book on Amazon.  I have been using it as a resource for my dissertation and was finding it frustrating.  I only found one “glowing” review on Amazon and felt the need to voice my opinion.  I’ve included it here in case anyone else is interested in the subject.  

I just finished a webinar presented by Dr. Peter Osborne through Spectracell Labs.  This blog will be the first of three parts.  I have been familiar with gluten intolerance as it related to celiac disease but hadn’t realized how pervasive it is and how likely it is that it is a root cause of so much inflammation and disease!  If you have had trouble figuring out why you’re so sick and tired, this might offer a clue.  Part two  What is gluten and how do I know if I’m gluten sensitive will have more basic info about gluten and sensitivity.  Sometime I’ll write up my health journey in regard to gluten (the journey is not over!) if I haven’t already but here’s my notes from the seminar for now…

Terri Shannon Renfro is not a medical doctor or licensed medical professional. She is not presenting information to substitute the advice and care of your physician or other medical or psychiatric professional. Please see the about us section of this site for more information about Dr. Shannon-Renfro's qualifications. These blogs are for educational purposes only. The opinions expressed here belong to Terri Shannon-Renfro or the author quoted and do not constitute treatment in anyway. Dr. Terri Shannon-Renfro does not diagnose, prescribe or treat any medical or psychiatric condition.