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A Message from our Editor, Issue #53 - Something to Cluck About

The Rooster Makes All the Noise, But the Hen Rules the Roost! We got our first chickens when we were in college. Tom and I were paying our own way and chickens seemed to be an easy, economical source of food. We bought 18 young chickens...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #52 - Journey From Fear to Trust

Every weekend in class I show a video clip where anthropologist Robbie Davis Floyd tells us, “From the time of Descartes on, we have been acculturated to believe in mind-body separation. You see it in the separation of mother and child, in a fetal...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #51 - The Heart Brain

This issue of Pathways is rich in information introducing readers to Stephen Porges’s newly proposed concept of the social branch of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), the social vagus. Our articles offer a glimpse of understanding for humanity f...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #50 - A Day in the Summer

If there is one pearl of wisdom I could share with young parents it would be John Lennon’s words: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” My husband and I birthed six children at home. We created a successful business. We...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #49 - Liminal Consciousness

In this issue, there are...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #48 - Letting Go for a Higher Knowing

When my siblings and I were born, it was the status quo for moms to be knocked out under general anesthesia for birth. They labored alone, restricted to criblike beds, and as the stage of transition approached, they were put under, missing the...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #47 - Question Authority

Our Right to Make Informed, Conscious ChoicesI grew up in a family and a generation that believed in America, its Constitution and our Bill of Rights. We had a framed Declaration of Independence in our living room for years. We were taught...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #46 - Letting Music Awaken Our Dreams

Art and music has a way of revealing the core ideals of a time. Sometimes those messages last for decades. Growing up in the ’70s, we celebrated with passionate, meaningful music. The lyrics were about growth, expansion, finding ourselves, q...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #45 - Family Wellness, Conscious Choice and the Mommy Wars

Perhaps you have had the experience of publishing a blog, or sharing an article on social media, one whose content reveals a newly discovered perspective that validates your inherent knowing. You do so earnestly, with the intent to share this...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #44 - The Conscious Breath

Birth may be one of the most profound experiences we ever encounter. We try to plan and arrange what will happen, but with all birth comes the unknown. All natural processes follow a course that is not necessarily measurable and predictable. At...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #43 - Yield: Kids Crossing the Line

Attending college in the ’70s was, well...a bit of a trip. Our professors brought the current events right into the classroom. Our history professor dove right into the Vietnam crisis. Our sociology instructor introduced us to the rising social...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #42 - Celebrating the Shift

This year we are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Pathways to Family Wellness magazine. What began as a dream to integrate, communicate and expand the rising awareness that we are conscious, self-healing beings has evolved into an...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #41 - Choosing Our Perspective

As we welcome the spring here in the northeastern U.S., there is much to be grateful for. Warmer weather, longer days, budding trees and flowers, and the return of many songbirds singing their hearts out each and every morning brighten our spirits...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #40 - Shifting from Warrior to Hero

Shifting from Warrior to HeroOn our path of self-discovery, as we shift from a mechanistic paradigm to a vitalistic one, there is a bit of warrior within each of us. As we’ve incorporated our new beliefs into our lives, we may...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #39 - A Sacred Trust

A Sacred TrustThis issue celebrates the 118th birthday of chiropractic, and covers some major issues that face the future of chiropractors and our role in the emerging paradigm shift we are all part of. Chiropractors are leaders and...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #38 - The Imaginal Self

The Imaginal SelfThroughout its early life, a caterpillar contains dormant cells, seemingly without function. These are called imaginal cells, and they are the essence from which the future butterfly will be formed. After a stage of...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #37 - The Connecting Intelligence

The Connecting IntelligenceThere is an ancient Greek aphorism: “Know Thyself.” The age-old question implied by these words—what is the purpose of our existence?—is still stirring. As I have said many times, when we define our paradig...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #36 - Compassion

Compassion When I was much younger, I read a story in Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Seven Arrows, a book that introduced its readers to the ways of the Great Plains people, a peaceful society that existed for centuries before European settlers came t...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #35 - The Friendly Universe

The Friendly Universe“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”- Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein, when asked what was the most significant question...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #34 - Embrace the Movement

Embrace the Movement A movement is created out of an increased collective social need. Unmistakably, we are experiencing such a movement, a time of conscious wake-up. In just about every aspect of the orientation of our society—...