Shantih, (Peace), and welcome your very own holistic playground.

First, thank you for visiting my blog, your support helps to enrich the entire holistic community by showing that you believe in it’s message. This website is meant to bring the healing arts and sciences into your life through various ways I have found helpful, hence the “heal” in “DC Heal.”

Below is a more personal look at why I began writing in the first place.

Like many, my childhood was not laid out for me in a simple way.  There were, at times, many difficulties which felt like other kids didn’t go through.  When you get older you realize that many of us have faced similar circumstances.  As a child you don’t know what to do, and you also don’t know that this way of life isn’t everyone’s way of life, nor should it be.

As a teenager I was upset with the environment I was living in, yet hopeful.  Somewhere inside I knew that I could find happiness in myself.  I never turned to the escaping patterns many others in my family did.    For this, I feel a deep sense of universal protection from these events which could have been apart of my life.  I helped raise my younger brother.  The kind of love and hope I had for him was immense, and in many ways he is the reason I sought a holistic alternative which went against what we knew.

Our families do the best they can.  Our parents do the best they can.  Our parents may have grown up in difficult households too, but may have never healed from it.  They may have never learned certain lessons, and morals.  They may not have gotten the love we all deserve.

When we reach a certain age, it is up to us to decide the kind of life we want to live.  And so, as a teenager I began to seek a different way.  I came to find yoga, meditation, and the beauty that lies in nature.  This set me on the path which I am still on, and plan to be for the rest of my life.  The holistic healing world is the most powerful tool you’ll ever find.  With so many different sources of healing available to us all, there truly is something for everyone, no matter how big a skeptic you may currently be.

This is a safe environment for discussion, learning, and questioning.  This is also a secondary resource for my yoga students so that they may continue to take their yoga off the mat with them.  A holistic playground (a wide array, colorful,  and fun variety) of topics will be here.  I hope you have fun learning about them.  Some topics to look forward to:

  • Nutrition and its science
  • Athletics such as: running, rugby, golf, boxing, swimming, hiking
  • Yoga
  • Gut-brain psychology
  • Meditation
  • Chakra system
  • Reiki
  • Dharma discussions
  • Buddhism
  • Quantum thoughts
  • Ayurveda
  • World music
  • Art
  • Sanskrit
  • Shamanism
  • Sustainable energy/food
  • Political discrepancies
  • Healing crystals
  • Vedic studies
  • This is a safe place for LGBT topics
  • Cooking
  • Angels/Gods and Goddess’s
  • Baking
  • Many Eastern philosophies
  • Western medicine
  • Gaming (‘Cause it’s cool)
  • Suggested topics from you the reader

A little more about me, and my experience:

Nutrition, health, music, yoga, meditation, fitness, nature, and love, have created a holistic life of continuous healing for me.  My education is in nutrition science.  I have a bachelors degree in dietetic science, masters degree in nutrition and food science, and am currently completing my dietetic internship so that I will be registered dietitian eligible for the RD Exam next fall.  I am a 200-hr RYT yoga instructor which I obtained from Ananda Ashram (I highly recommend visiting this Ashram or getting your own yoga certification from them), and I am training to be a 500-hr RYT.  Apart from certified teaching, I have devoted time and practice into the study of Ayurvedic sciences with Dr. Vasant Lad, Reiki Level II training and practice, crystal singing bowl training, angel card reading, and herbal medicine.  I have been involved with athletics for most of my life and could not survive without sports. I am also the co-founder of SGT Synergy, a unique athletic training company set to fully launch in 2014.

The holistic approach I have toward life is just that, a “whole” approach.

A “Whole-istic” approach, in my opinion, is the combination of many aspects that make us who we are. It is the tool box of modalities we use to grow and process.  We cannot be wealthy and overweight to live a wholesome life, nor could we be physically healthy and incredibly impoverished because this too would not be wholesome.  The holistic approach aims to lead a completely rich lifestyle, which is whole in every aspect.  Anyone can achieve this through the holistic arts and sciences.

As much as I love to teach, I find that I learn the most from my students and those who ask questions.  Never stop questioning.  This blog is just as much as learning experience for me as it is for readers.

May you find a little piece of home in this special online space.

Om Shantih,

-DC

Please note that by sharing my thoughts, knowledge or opinion, I welcome opposing thoughts, and do not intend to diagnose, treat or prevent any medical condition.  The research that has been put into the information here is based on experience as well as research through peer-reviewed studies and reputable, authentic sources.  This blog is a research project in itself, in that no topic is one sided, and I am open to all views.  I will gladly provide resources for information based upon request.  If you care to share the information I have provided, please include a citation or ask for permission, as I am careful to where information is distributed. Thanks for reading!  Have fun!

3 responses »

  1. Hi Sara, I am totally enchanted by your blog. First of all, I feel meeting you was meant to be. I myself grew up in a very unhealthy situation, and the funny thing, that it was my much younger brother who I was taking care of, that helped me to stay sane. After many ambitious years of building my own business and family life, I feel like my body today isn’t cooperating, and I simply cannot plan anything anymore, My new motto is taking one day at a time. Recently, I started to experience debilitating headaches that last for days sometimes. I know that there is something telling me to slow down and take inventory, change my diet ,etc. Jhanna

  2. Hi Sara, my name is Len Glassman, a long-time Westfield resident and owner of
    Personal Best Training & Pilates Center, located in downtown Garwood (www.pb-fitness.com). I read your interview in Westfield Life. It was very inspiring. Jordan Fish was my cousin. I think about him all the time. We should talk.

    • So great to hear from you Len, and it’s nice to hear you read the interview. Jordan was a very inspiring young man, and he’s still very close to many people in their hearts. I would love to speak with you more. Will catch up with you through facebook. Looking forward to hearing more about your training center!

      Om Shantih.

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