Winter

So even though it’s winter and the outside weather is cold and I don’t walk outside as much, I have to say that this winter has been bearable. Why? Because every morning I wake up looking at my daughter Fiona’s smile. What a way to start the day!  It’s the most amazing thing what a smile can do for you. Not shortly after her big smile both my husband and I start smiling too. So thankful she’s in our lives:) Fiona is now 4 months and is starting to babble a bit and it’s the cutest thing ever. Smile-babble-smile- babble. Life is good!

For the next couple of weeks I will be putting together mindful after school programs for the spring in the Fuller and the Malborough school. We will be doing mindful movements, breathing and reading some mindful stories. Really excited about that! Teaching mindfulness more than ever in my life has made my world more fulfilling and changed my perception a lot. It’s helped my relationships with my friends, family and especially my children. Even though I am still human and loose it once in a while, the freak out time lasts a lot shorter and occurs less. It’s not how long you focus on your breath but more the consistency of it. So even if you have 1 minute a day to focus on your breath, same time, place, life will improve. Some great books  to share with your kids are “Mindful Movements” by Thich That Hanh and “Mindful Games” by Susan Kaiser Greenland.

Last but not least, here’s a link to my article in the local newspaper, the Keene Sentinel: http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/for-ederveen-gorman-a-deep-breath-makes-all-the-difference/article_608cb676-ca7a-5117-8954-0016856f641b.html

Look forward to seeing everybody at the Y on Tuesdays.

Wishing you all well and sending you many blessings,

Ditteke

Back at work after giving birth to my daughter

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So happy to be back teaching at the Y in Keene after giving birth to Fiona Eve, born on September 21st. She’s now 1 month old and even though I don’t get as much sleep as I would like I am so thankful she’s in our lives. So excited to introduce her to my extended family at the YMCA. Tuesdays meditation class is at 4:15pm and family yoga on Wednesdays at 4:15pm, all ages welcome.

See you all soon,

Ditteke

Mindfulness in the public school system

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I am very excited to start my mindfulness program in the public school system in Keene this year. It’s been a goal of mine for the past years to implement a mindful program for students as well as teachers and it’s happening now! We’ll be breathing, connecting and getting our brains in an optimal state for learning. I will also offer an 8 week course for teachers next year who would like to get a deeper knowledge and integrate the whole program in their class. I will keep you all up to date on when and where:)))

The other exciting news is that I will also be delivering my daughter Fiona at the end of September, which I am very excited about! I have not been writing as much in my blog as I have been focussed on my pregnancy and my program…but all is well. Just lots of good stuff happening all at once!

I have 2 of my wonderful co-workers at the YMCA: Ginnete and Priya who will be taking over my meditation and family yoga classes, while I will be away on my 2 month maternity leave.

As always,

Wishing you all well,

Ditteke

2016 tips for healing yourself:Connect and be patient with yourself

My friend Rachel Hughes who started Art Studio Miami has given me a lot of helpful advise in order to heal my body, mind and soul. We talk often and really get down to the causes of disease, mental and physical. I really cherish our friendship and am very thankful she’s in my life. Here are some tips that have helped me overcome a lot of my fears, wishing you all.

Love,

Ditteke

 

Step 1) BECOME AWARE – Take action and choose to seek self awareness, understanding of your thought forms, and how you are creating your life’s circumstances for good of bad. Learn to have faith in a Power Greater than ones self, that is the one original source god creator of truth and love that only wants us to have our best life of meaning & purpose. Ask for protection, ask for guidance, ask to become self aware so you know what you need to do for your own healing. Be kind to yourself. Eventually your healing journey can be a positive example for others.
http://www.lawofattractionbook.com/
http://www.lawofattractionbook.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161&Itemid=64

Step 2) ATTITUDE GRATITUDE – Take action with your behavior and choose gratitude by focusing each day on the things that are going well. Track improvements and focus on the blessings in your life. Say “Thank you, More please”. After you have asked for protection, guidance and healing, wake each day walking in faith that you have received it and follow this up with a consciousness of daily gratitude. Writing in a daily gratitude journal can speed things up.
http://www.healyourlife.com/blogs/louise-hay-blog/be-grateful-for-every-moment
http://www.simpleabundance.com/gratitude_journal.html
http://www.iamthankful.com/gratitude-journal/

Step 3) FIND CAUSE – Take action and choose to find and define each level (in body, mind, soul) of root cause of the symptoms of illness being experienced, by going into protected prayer and meditation and asking that all distractions that are not of your best life fall away and that you be guided to the answers needed to support your body, mind, souls natural ability to heal itself. Ask at this time to be free of self pity that is not useful to your healing and instead ask to receive in love, the truth of your situation with knowledge, wisdom and understanding so you can forgive yourself of shortcomings and ask forgiveness from others when, regardless of intention, your shortcomings have harmed or hurt others.

BODY – Physical Causes
http://curezone.com/diseases/cause.asp
http://www.chemicalbodyburden.org/whatisbb.htm

Part II: Body Burden Tests Reveal Toxic Chemicals Invading our Bodies
http://www.ewg.org/sites/bodyburden1/statement_lerner.php
http://www.naturesharvest.com.au/nutritionalmedicine.htm

MIND – Mental / Emotional Causes
http://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Body-A-Z-Physical/dp/1561707929
http://www.rebuildingwellness.com/getting-to-the-root-causes-of-chronic-illness/

SOUL – Spiritual Causes
(Lack of Spiritual connection to our Higher Power, Source, Energetic Creator of truth and love and all that is)
The following links are sharing from a variety of beliefs and are not here to recommend any religion over another. We only recommend finding a reconnection to your creator.
http://www.sharedwisdom.com/page/three-causes-spiritual-illness
http://www.mindsync.com/lam/root.htm
http://www.sacredlotus.com/theory/illness/other_causes.cfm

Step 4) GUIDED RESEARCH – Take action and educate yourself, not just to what typical western M.D.’s might recommend, but to all forms of natural and integrative healing tools. If you are seeing a doctor who has not addressed root cause and has instead suggested prescriptions as the first line of attack to mask symptoms, you will probably experience more side effects and problems from taking this route. Instead feel in your heart if this is the right choice for you. Be clear in asking your higher power to provide you with clarity as you search for what is needed to create your personal healing protocol. Ask your higher power to guide you on the search path that is best for you to find the solutions, products, protocols, energy and nutritional medicine that is best for your healing.

Recommended ENEWS LETTERS for Healing:
http://www.mercola.com/
http://www.naturalnews.com/
http://drhyman.com/

Step 5) LISTEN & FEEL – Take action to be mindful, learn to breathe and learn how you can trust and quiet yourself and know how to access the internal communication you can have with your higher power. This practice raises your ability to know what is needed spiritually for your personal healing. Meditation is for listening, Prayer is for asking. Prayer is best effective once we have take time in protected meditation to be silent, calm, breath and listen to our higher power so we can begin to understand what to ask for in prayer. Developing this connection is how you can best learn the helpful tools of muscle / energy testing, for answers about what is best for creating your daily healing routine and a healthy balanced lifestyle.
http://thehawnfoundation.org/goldie-hawns-10-mindful-minutes/
http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Deepak-Chopra-The-Difference-Between-Meditation-and-Prayer-Video
https://www.deepakchopra.com/video/view/485/urban_yogis__mobys_story_of_music_health_and_yoga
http://www.self-guided.com/mindfulness-exercises.html

Step 6) CREATE PROTOCOL – Take action as you find healing techniques that align with your desire to be balanced and well, organize this information into a daily schedule that works for you. When trying new healing tools practice using muscle / energy testing to sense what your needs are. Try new areas with faith, such as Meridian Tapping to acknowledge the problems, vent anger and frustration and state what you want to replace the challenges by tapping the meridian points to unblock areas in the body and aura where energies have become stuck.

Suggested Alternative Protocols:

MERIDIAN TAPPING
http://thetappingsolution.com/2013VideoSeries/
http://www.energyhealing-quantumhealing.com/Donna-Eden-Energy-Medicine.html

UNDERSTAND YOUR BRAIN
http://www.creativityatwork.com/dr-amen-seven-simple-brain-promoting-nutrition-tips/#.UQQpqs126ZI
http://www.amenclinics.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Amen

UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY & FUNCTIONALITY
http://www.nikigratrixblog.com/?p=433
http://www.klinghardtacademy.com/