Carnival of Healing #113: Healthy Living

Allow me to set the scene:  It’s the day after Thanksgiving, the grass is green, leaves are still falling, the sun is shining, and snow is flying; it’s another beautiful day in rural Kentucky!  While many families have driven into the city to start their holiday shopping, I am gleefully sitting in my home office, observing my wonderful surroundings, and preparing this week’s Carnival of Healing.

And, OH, what a carnival it is!  The quality of this week’s articles has left me feeling like I’ve been to a healing workshop and healthy living retreat!  Because there were so many wonderful articles, I decided to try something a little different for you and put them in a neat, organized, table.  I hope you’ll read them all because I truly feel that they are all worthy and I want you to feel as uplifted as I do right now.



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Healthy Living


What is Healthy?

I thought this would be a great way to start the carnival – What IS Healthy, anyway?  The author does a great job of getting us to ask ourselves this question, and succinctly offering advice.

Healthy Living

Roger Haeske

What is the Real Cause of Colds?

Roger’s article is a great testimonial of the raw food diet, and very eye opening as to our common ills.  I am challenging myself to try this diet, even if it’s only for one day, just to see the benefits.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

Healthy Living

Lucynda Riley

Why Iced Tea is Good For You

This is my personal favorite!!!!!  The title says it all but you’ll be surprised at the factual studies behind it.  At last, I no longer have to feel guilty over all the tea I consume!  Thanks for sharing this information, Lucynda. I’m going to make another pitcher of tea and drink a toast to southern women everywhere, even if it’s only in your heart.

Healthy Living


50 Ways You Can Be The Change

Being a lover of lists, this article immediately captured my attention.  It’s motivational, educational, and inspirational.  Why didn’t I write it?  Thanks, Todd!

Healthy Living

Stanimir Sotirov

Hair Loss – Vitamins that prevent, stop and grow!

Stanimir gives us some great information on how certain vitamins affect our hair.  Although I don’t have a problem with my hair, I have a friend who does and now I have some tips to pass on to her.  Great post, Stanimir!

Healthy Living

Mike Remer

Oh, Oh! Here Come the Holidays and the Cold Weather

Well-written and very motivational, Mike Remer gives us great ideas for staying fit through the winter months.  I’m committed now, Mike, thanks!

Healthy Living


Get screened for skin cancer

This is a very informative article on skin cancer.  Being a strawberry blonde with a fair-complexion, I especially need not forget about this important preventive-based step to good health.  Thanks for the reminder, Jeni!

Healthy Living

James Chambers

Types of Hyperhidrosis

I had no idea so much progress had been made in the area of Hyperhidrosis.  If you’re not familiar with this condition, please read this article; it may affect you or a close friend – in a positive way!

Healthy Living

Doug Ragan

Cleansing for Weight Loss

Mr. Ragan discusses the issues of using the process of cleansing for losing weight and gives us some great advice on how to do it healthfully.

Healthy Living

Carole Fogarty

Nine things you don’t know about your children’s bedroom

Being a huge believer in the link between our environment and our health, I greatly enjoyed this article with terrific tips and eye-opening information.   While Ms. Fogarty’s title focuses on children, many aspects of her article apply to all ages. Great post, Carole, thank you!

Joyful Living

Shannee Green

The Question

Taking a slight turn now in subject matter, Shannee Green sent this article to me about a week ago and it made my day.  My favorite posts are the ones where the author shares a personal experience in a way that we can all learn from it.  Thanks to you, Shannee, I get it!

Joyful Living


Why are we afraid of death?

As one who has never been afraid of death, I was pleasantly surprised to find someone else willing to write a healthy and interesting perspective on this needlessly avoided topic.  Thanks, Akemi – you say it very well.

Joyful Living

David B. Bohl

Unlearning Helplessness:  Take Charge of Your Life

David!  How dare you take one of my pet peeves and turn it around in my face to make me evaluate my own short-comings!  On the other hand, I guess that what personal development is all about, isn’t it?  At least Mr. Bohl gives us some ways and means to stop being helpless and live more empowered.  I like feeling empowered, so thanks, David.

Joyful Living

Gamy Rachel

Self Improvement starts with Making Decisions

Gamy makes some good points on how to get lasting change in your life.  Another empowering article – thanks, Gamy!

Mindful Living

Lola Fayemi

Who are you listening to?

We all get caught in this web:  Using “reason” to allow fear to creep into our lives.  I can’t say much more than that.  Just read Lola’s article to make sure this isn’t happening to you.  (I am soooo guilty of this!)

Mindful Living

Hueina Su

The 212 Degrees Attitude

This is an awesome article on perseverance.  I always enjoy Hueina Su’s articles; so insightful – but what else would you expect from a Certified Empowerment Coach?!  Excellent post, Hueina, thanks!

Mindful Living

Ananga Sivyer

How to Read More Effectively

One of my favorite bloggers, Ananga Sivyer, gives us some practical tips on reading and comprehending more effectively.  Great stuff, Ananga!


Matthew Spears

Knowing Self and Knowing Others

Matthew Spears makes some detailed observations about loving in the human experience. Very deep and thought-provoking, Matt – thanks!



Being Great and the Self in Self-Esteem

Therapydoc warns us about going too far with self-love.


Warren  Wong

How to Win Someone’s Heart

Here’s a problem I’d love to have!  A long article but humorously written, I had to personally comment on this submission!  Well done, Warren, thank you.



A Buddhist carnival

A carnival within a carnival; I enjoyed the peace I found from reading many of the articles within it.  As Isabella Mori points out, there is no need to be a “Buddhist” to enjoy Buddhism articles



Water to Cure Minor Ills

Well, finally getting around to what this carnival is all about – healing - Aparna sites several sources and provides links to prove that water can cure a great many of our minor illnesses – you know, those pesky little aches and pains we complain about almost daily.


Ada Ozoh

Introduction to chronic (Migraine) headaches

This article is the first in a series providing very good information on migraine headaches.  Thank you, Ada, for taking the time to write this; you will help many people live and feel better!


Peter Jones

Plants and Healing:  A symbiotic relationship

Mr. Jones’ article is about working with plants to heal, physically and spiritually.  I found this article eye-opening and inspiring.



Energy Medicine Becomes Front-Page News

Chris sheds light on fake healers by linking us to an investigative story by the Seattle Times.  It is important for us to be educated about these things so that we don’t get taken advantage of.  Many times, when the pain is severe enough, we want to believe in anything.  This will make you think twice before spending your hard-earned cash.

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s carnival and that you receive many healthful and healing benefits.  I personally can hardly wait to try some of the concepts I’ve learned.

Next week’s Carnival will be at Deepest  Many thanks to Tarot Blog 2007 for hosting the carnival last week.

Until next time,

Live Joyfully!

Posted under Education, Inspiration, Law of Attraction, Motivation, Success, Weight Loss

12 Comments so far

  1. Gamy Rachel November 24, 2007 8:07 am

    Hello Debra,

    Thank you for adding my post here. Wonderful blog you have here, you have a lot to offer here. Excellent blog. Keep it up !


  2. Stanimir Sotirov November 24, 2007 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the great description ,and of course for adding my article!Great carnival!

  3. Akemi November 24, 2007 4:18 pm

    Thank you for hosting the carnival and reading my blog. Your encouragement means a lot especially for a new blogger like me.

    I believe accepting our physical mortality is one of the critical factors in liberating ourselves, and I’ll be writing more about it along with other topics I cover in the area of spiritual and personal growth.


  4. David B. Bohl at November 24, 2007 8:28 pm


    Thank you for including my post and your wonderful comments.


  5. Chris Marshall November 24, 2007 10:12 pm

    Thanks for including my post. Your table is an improvement on the standard format, and easier to read.

  6. isabella mori November 24, 2007 11:01 pm

    what a BEAUTIFUL carnival, debra! i’ve never seen it set up like that, it’s so easy and pleasant to read. i’m sure it must have been quite a bit of work. thank you so much! definitely stumbleworthy!

  7. Shannee Green November 27, 2007 1:47 pm

    Wow…You did a terrific job with formatting this post. It is much easier to read than most of these carnival posts I think.

    And it looks like my post had some really good company. With the holiday, I am seriously behind on my reading, but I will get to everyone of these before the week is out. The ones I had time for today were terrific!!

    You did a lovely job with hosting Debra and I again saw a jump in traffic as a result of you hosting the carnival. I have a small, but growing blog and I averaged about 35 hits a day, even on days I didn’t post anything. I’ve participated in two carnivals hosted by you in recent weeks and now my hits average 50 a day on a quiet day and more than seventy on a busy day.

    And counting…*smiles* Thank you.

    I’ve been enjoying reading here by the way. You share much wisdom here. Blessings!!

  8. Debra Moorhead November 27, 2007 2:39 pm


    Thanks for all your kind words and support.

    Everyone did a fantastic job this week and that’s why I left the carnival up longer than usual. I am honored to have all of you as my “guests.”

    It thrills me that you get more traffic; and just keep up the good work. I started exactly where you are and now get up to 800 visitors per day who spend 30 minutes or more on my site. Quality is the key. And you’ve got that - so you’ll get there.

  9. Angela June 28, 2008 1:55 am

    hi debra!
    stubmled across your blog on google, I LIKE!!
    i’m new to this whole scene, but take a look at my blog and let me know what you think (always up for critisism!)
    Till next time,

  10. Angela,

    I LOVE your site - I stayed and read the whole thing while I was there! Great tips, succinct articles, just keep it up!

  11. Therapy Seattle July 25, 2008 3:24 pm

    Hello Debra,
    this has been my first carnival of healing. I am so impressed and inspired! Thank you for the great table - it lead me from one interesting article to the next.
    I’ll be back!

  12. Welcome, Sonja - we’re glad you enjoyed your experience!

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