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About owenokie

I'm a Clinical Herbalist, Wilderness Therapist and HeartMath Provider living in Scotland and am also studying Buddhist Psychotherapy.

How to reset your body clock, and get better sleep, with hiking boots and a tent – The Washington Post

  I’ve written before about disruption to circadian rhythm and the “body clock” by electronic devices and their impact on sleep. This article brings up another solution, camping and time outdoors, as a means of restoring healthy circadian rhythm. It … Continue reading

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Herbs and Meditation – using herbal medicine to support your spiritual practice.

Herbs and Meditation In addition to supporting general health and vitality there are a number of ways in which herbs can support your meditation. Their effect can be initiated in various ways – they can interact with your brain via … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Wisdom of Not-Knowing

Hello Friends, This is a book review written by Dr Laura Colucci-Gray, one of my advisors at the University of Aberdeen, on the collection in which I published an essay last January. She takes a look at the subject of … Continue reading

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What is a Herbalist?

A herbalist is a health practitioner whose primary tool for supporting an individuals health are botanical medicines and foods. There are many lineages of herbal medicine, and Western Herbalists are essentially eclectic in their influences, often bringing together a strong … Continue reading

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Leading doctors list dozens of procedures that ‘give no benefit’ | Society | The Guardian

This article speaks for itself. It is a good example of the self-correcting process of science, and how it trickles down (eventually, and sometimes with resistance) into the practice of individual doctors and health-care institutions and medical schools. I find … Continue reading

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Health in the Digital Age: New screen time rules for kids, by doctors – CNN.com

A few years ago the American Association of Pediatrics made their first announcement about the use of TV, computers, phones, tablets and other electronic devices with children. They have recently come out with some more recommendations. I think these are … Continue reading

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EarthMind Fellowship’s Winter Retreat at Badrallach

It’s January.  New Year’s Eve has come and gone. Old habits will shortly strong-arm your resolutions into submission and oblivion.  Maybe a critical inner voice will guilt you into grudging obedience.  Need some help?  Come rest and do inner work … Continue reading

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