Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Soldier's Heart/Heart of Your Illness

Soldier in the Middle East
A Soldier's Heart/Heart of Your Illness
Friday, July 25
12 - 1 p.m. (PT)/3 - 4 p.m. (PT)
A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's "Personal Growth" talks, listen to
Dr. Edward Tick, a psychotherapist and director of a nonprofit called a Soldier's Heart. He will address the needs of many veterans who are wounded souls wanting to be whole again. Dr. Tick is a pioneer in the work of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or "loss of the soul" as he calls it. He will share his innovative methods that have helped many veterans nationwide. Afterwards, if you are facing a serious illness, Linda Resca, a two-time cancer survivor, will teach you how to not allow fear to be the guiding force of your decisions. She takes individuals on their personal, deep journey of healing to align with truth from the heart and how to consciously listen to its whisperings.

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Rosemary Mahoney
Rosemary Mahoney:
Rowing the Nile

For Beyond 50's "World Travel" talks, listen to Rosemary Mahoney talk about going solo and in disguise as a man to rowboat down the Nile in a fisherman's skiff for 120-miles. It's considered forbidden in Egypt for a woman to do this. She endured blistering heat, crocodiles, sexual advances, and other unexpected events.

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Scott KloosLearning from Plant Teachers

For Beyond 50's "Spirituality" talks, listen to Scott Kloos, a Medicine Maker and Wildcrafter. Learn from him about how to connect with plants on a physical and spiritual level. You'll find out about communicating with Plant Spirits to understand plants on a deeper level through the concepts of the Doctrine of Signatures, organoleptics, intuition, meditation and dreaming.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 53

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Wildcrafting Ethic
by Scott Kloos, Cascadia Folk Medicine

  • Make positive identification before harvesting.
  • Know the rare and endangered plants of the area and don't pick them.
  • Make Assessments:
Ecological Implications - Will your impact be noticeable? Will it adversely effect the often delicate ecological balance of the stand or the intricate web of interrelations that ensure its continued existence?
Animal/Insect Interactions - Are there animals or insects that depend on this plant for food or other uses? How will your harvesting impact these relationships?
Personal - Are you in the proper emotional state to make a harvest? Are you prepared to be honest with yourself in regards to making decisions about your impact on this stand? How much of this medicine can or will you realistically process and use?
  • Ask permission from and make offerings to the plant. Remember that when you treat plants with respect, they will not only be more effective as medicine, but they will be more likely to reveal themselves to you.
  • Pick from different stands or spots in a stand to minimize impact.
  • Care for and develop a relationship with the stand. Leave any area you harvest from in the same or better condition than you found it. observe the stand over time so that you can continue to refine your personal assessment of any harvesting impact you have had or any natural environmental changes that you may have an effect on the health of the stand. Based on this information, be prepared to alter your wildcrafting practices or stop harvesting altogether from this spot.
*To learn more about wildcrafting for herbal medicines from Scott Kloos of Cascadia Folk Medicine, visit

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