Month: February 2020


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How Compassionate are you?

The Greater Good Science Center conducts research and shares their findings publicly. You can find all sorts of good things about human nature and happiness through their magazine articles and website postings. This includes articles encouraging a more compassionate lifestyle — caring and nurturing of others to help them get through their misfortune.

The Science Center collects much of their research through quizzes that you and I take. The Science Center keeps your answers anonymous and only combines them together with other people’s answers – never sharing. Here is one I shared in my February newsletter about compassion that I think is worthy Hand holding Heart graphicof sharing on my website.

If you wish, take this quiz to see how compassionately you share your love. You can take it without logging in or signing up. I did even though I am a member.

Afterwards you can practice the Center’s FREE Compassion Meditation to help you nurture your compassion towards a loved one — and yourself. Try it out.

Now for the quiz…


The Greater Good Science Center serves as a major source for our #GoodNewsAwakening content.

February is Love

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February serves as the month for love…and reminds us to be heart healthy. I want to take this moment to share with you the contents of my eNewsletter as another reminder to be “heart healthy.”

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Meditating is Heart Healthy

It appears that one of the best things you can do for your heart is to meditate. According to Harvard Medical School, Meditation offers significant heart benefits.

I also shared this from the Heart Math Institute in my Heart Intelligence book review. They explain how the heart produces way more energy than the brain. Meditating has so many benefits for our bodies, our minds, and our souls — as well as our environment — that it’s really worth doing.

So in this month where the focus is on love, I encourage you to spend more time nurturing your heart. You can do this through meditating, walking, and cherishing each moment. You’re important.

Another Benefit of Bioenergy Treatments

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You will also find that bioenergy treatments enhance your meditative results. When you align the energy in and around you, your stronger immune system improves your body’s health. It also sooths your spirit and relaxes your mind like meditation.

Together, meditation and bioenergy treatments can bring powerful healing to what ails you. For more information, give me a call at 1 (416) 203-2744.

May you be surrounded in love today and always.

Take care,

Good News: February 2020

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In case you missed it…

I want to share some good news that I have found from our #GoodNewsAwakening sources. These good news stories bring hope with them. Remember, the challenge for this year is to spread “good news” to counter people’s “natural” obsession with bad news.


Earth in caring hands

As many of you know, or can guess, I am passionate about honoring our environment – earth, water, sky. It appears the tipping point has taken place with powerful people listening to the will of the populace. According to an article by Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times on January 14, 2020 — the CEO of BlackRock, the largest investment firm in the world, announced that “his firm would make investment decisions with environmental sustainability as a core goal.” This is a game changer. Check out the full article at BlackRock C.E.O. Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance that I found through Future Crunch.

Save Food

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There’s evidence that supermarkets and restaurants will be throwing away less food in the future. That too is great news. According to the United Nations SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction, one-third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted. Check out the Good News Network article by Andy Corbley published on Feb 9, 2020 at German Supermarket Saves Over 2,000 Tons of Food By Reselling Items Other Stores Won’t. Corbley shares what countries around the world are doing to save food.

Greater Goodies Movies

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Each year the Greater Good Science Center provides us with their own movie award winners called the Greater Goodies. This year’s awards can be found at Twelve Films That Highlight the Best in Humanity posted February 6, 2020. Check it out for details. Here are their award winners:

        1. The Kindness Award: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
        2. The Community Award: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
        3. The Bridging Differences Award: The Farewell
        4. The Love Award: For Sama
        5. The Fierceness Award: Harriet
        6. The Perseverance Award: Just Mercy
        7. The Self-Awareness Award: The Last Black Man in San Francisco
        8. The Purpose Award: Little Women
        9. The Resilience Award: Marriage Story
        10. The Forgiveness Award: Pain and Glory
        11. The Intergroup Empathy Award: Parasite
        12. The Compassionate Heroism Award: The Rise of Skywalker

We will continue to spread good news to you and those we touch. Help us in our quest — share what we find and find more to share. Our monthly “good news” posts will be available on our Events & Blogs page where you found this post. You can also follow us on our Facebook page @HealingTransformationNaturally where we post more good news stories you can use as we find them.

May you be surrounded by good news and kindness today and everyday.

Take care,


Book Review: Human Heart, Cosmic Heart

Book cover: Human Heart; Cosmic Heart

Human Heart, Cosmic Heart:

A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

by Thomas Cowan, MD, Chelsea Green Publishing (November 3, 2016)

Fascinating book that challenged my thinking about how our hearts work. I learned much from reading this book. It reinforces my belief that good health and healing requires a whole-body approach that includes your mind and spirit.

Dr. Thomas Cowan describes himself as a doubter — a nonconformist. It was his unending search for knowledge that has him challenging the traditional black and white thinking of the medical communities’ approach to heart disease.

As a result, he brings the voice of science and hope into the subject of the heart.

Book cover: Human Heart; Cosmic HeartThroughout his book, Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease, Doctor Thomas Cowan shares his personal journey with us.

His story begins when Cowan joined the Peace Corps in the 1970s spending two-years in Swaziland teaching gardening. During that time, he discovered the works of Rudolph Steiner and Westin A. Price — two philosophers who challenged conventional wisdom of medicine during their lifetimes. Their works influenced him then and continues to this day. In fact, because of their writings and discoveries, Cowan decided to become a medical doctor.

After many years of research and observing patients in his medical practice, Dr. Cowan concluded that most common treatments for heart disease do not work. He believes that the heart works more like a hydraulic ram than the traditional thinking as a “pump.” With so many blood vessels in our hearts, he explains why the heart functioning as a pump would not work. Through research, geometry, and science, he found that the heart uses suction to disperse and collect blood.

It was Steiner that had him questioning the pump theory for the workings of the heart. He agrees with Steiner that focusing on blood vessels is not the right approach to healing heart disease.

A New Approach

Because of his research and experiences, Dr. Cowan has turned away from conventional treatment of heart disease. He now offers a personalized treatment based on the patient’s life story. In his book he describes how he balances his approach on the needs of a person’s individual body which includes the heart — versus just the heart by itself.

Dr. Thomas Cowan provides us with a new way of understanding the heart, what it means to be human, and how we can care for ourselves and others. I recommend you read this book, especially if you suffer from any heart diseases.

This approach may be able to help you improve your health.

In addition to this book, you can find out more from his other book The Fourfold Path to Healing. I found his interview with Dr. Joseph Mercola to be informative also. You will find it at Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Cowan on His Book, Human Heart, Cosmic Heart.

Happy Valentine’s Day! For more information on your heart’s health on this special day — or any day, check out an earlier book review on Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the intuitive guidance of the heart.

Take care,


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Have a special February.

Good News Awakening

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This post today, I edited from my January eNewsletter. I wanted to share my message with you, my website readers. If you would like to receive my newsletter, scroll down to our subscriber form below to give us your information and you will receive our next email. Thanks. Ellen

Hi Everyone,

As we enter this new decade, I wish you a year full of hope, love, and good health. I also want all of us to take the time to acknowledge all the Good News that people around the world make happen every day. The world is becoming a better place despite what you read and hear in the news.

Let’s make it our mission to spread hope by filling our lives – including our social media feeds — with Good News and positive stories about people and nature.

In July I started doing just that.

I wiped my social media sites from negative news coverage and started focusing on sites of hope, love, and charity.

I hid at least 25% of the people and organizations I followed. You’d be surprised how much better I feel about the world we live in. I surprised myself since I was already a positive person.

Good News Awakening

So, to help you to begin on this path of Good News Awakening, I found some wonderful web sites to share with you. Let’s start a movement.

Future Crunch

Since 2017 Future Crunch has been reporting on science, technology, and general Good News in two-week increments. Their purpose is clear:

“If we want to change the story of the human race in the 21st century, we have to change the stories we tell ourselves.”

I agree. FutureCrunch is in its fourth year of featuring 99 Good News stories, 99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2019. You can also follow them on social media like Facebook Future Crunch where you will find positive news.


Good News Network

While Future Crunch links you to original articles across the world, The Good News Network offers a magazine format on good news stories to bring hope in your heart. They’ve been providing a place for people to find Good News since 1997.

A 1990’s report from the Center for Media and Public Affairs that “homicide rates in the U.S. plummeted by 42 percent, (and) television news coverage of murders surged more than 700%” inspired the founder to build this site. They believe

“that good news itself is not in short supply; the broadcasting of it is.”

I agree, again. You can also follow them on Facebook The Good News Network.


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One of my mainstays for positive news is the Greater Good Science Center. I am a member of the community and often reference them in other blog posts. You might remember that I suggested your read their article on How to Prime Your Mind for Optimism in last month’s newsletter.
Their Greater Good Magazine and podcasts offer positive news and ideas to promote a happier world for you and your loved ones. Their purpose:

“The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.”

All of us can find resources that help us build a happier world here. Follow them on  Facebook The Greater Good Science Center.

In other good news (awakening)…

The decriminalization of medical marijuana serves as one of my best Good News stories. I help many cancer clients heal themselves and maintain their quality of life through bioenergy treatments in my monthly clinics. Many of them have supplemented their cancer treatments even more by using medical marijuana for pain reduction and to reduce their dependence on opioids. It’s not for everyone; but it helps some. Talk to your doctor  if you think it could work for you and it’s available in your area.

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For over a decade, scientists have been looking at other ways medical marijuana may help people suffering from other diseases. In December of 2019 Medical Xpress reports that Australian scientists discovered a potential medicinal cannabis for reducing brain swelling in treating Parkinson’s disease. Imagine what this could mean for the estimated 10 million people who suffer from this disease.

Another Good News story I need to emphasize is the benefits of meditation and your health. I encourage everyone to practice meditation — even if it’s for three-minutes a day. Meditation helps address stress and supplies a peaceful and relaxing space for your brain. It works. Make meditation a part of your day.


Take care of yourself by starting on an optimistic note.
Let’s make our 2020s the year of…

Good News Awakening

Happy New Year and Decade!!

~ Ellen

P.S. Remember starting in Febuary we have our Toronto, 4-session Bioenergy Treatment Clinics on Mondays and Wednesdays for two weeks. Our first session will be on Monday, February 17. Call me to register (416) 203-2744 for our clinic or for individual sessions.