Life Without Judgment

When it works...but not for you

A couple of years ago, a friend introduced me to an ancient wellness practice called the Five Tibetan Rites. A series of five specific and repeated movements that target the body’s energy centers or chakras, the Rites are said to increase energy and improve the function of the endocrine system. The whole series, with each movement performed up to 21 times, takes less than 20 minutes. According to historical accounts, the Five Tibetan Rites are over 2,000 years old and were introduced to the wider world by a British army colonel who lived in a Himalayan monastery in the early 1900s. Whether they originated with Tibetan lamas or not, a practice this old has likely been used and found effective

Grief is physical.

My hair looks different to me lately. Over the last few months, it has become puffier on the top – oddly, only on the top. My hair is fairly long and not thick, so the additional puffiness is noticeable, at least to me. Investigating the cause, I found I have quite a bit of fairly short hair mixed in with my longer hair. I was confused for a little while – until I remembered something, and realized what was going on. Almost immediately after my brother died a year and a half ago, my hair started falling out. For months it fell out steadily. I became scared to wash it, because the action of shampooing would result in handfuls of hair ending up somewhere other than connected to my head.


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