From Eve to Sybil to Truddi Chase, the media has chronicled the lives of people with DID. Is this because of the controversy surrounding the diagnosis or because of the sensationalism associated with the individual stories? Whatever the motivation, one thing is sure: the public continues to gravitate toward the topic. Nicole, however, is one who lives the story. She is a successful professional living in an urban area of the United States. For as long as she can remember, various people have held conversations in her head. She never thought to question this phenomenon. After all, if it was happening to her it must be commonplace. When the stress of everyday life finally became intolerable and the voices unrelenting, Nicole decided to seek the help of a therapist. One afternoon, during a routine therapy session, one of the voices decided to present herself in physical form. No one would have ever guessed that we were about to discuss one of the most painful subjects in the world as we ate. When we sat, I saw the waitstaff's faces light up at Louise's presence. You're going to love the food here, she assured me. After we placed our order, I took out my recorder. Louise, I said, I've written so much about the medical, psychological, and emotional aspects of loss and grief. I've also touched on the spiritual aspects in each of my articles. While I was at a articlestore the other day, I thought about this article and realized that it would be one of the few that is devoted to deeply exploring the spiritual side of relationships ending, divorce, death, and other losses. So tell me your beginning thoughts on these spiritual aspects. Our thinking creates our experiences, she began. That doesn't mean the loss didn't happen or that the grief isn't real.

Their sleep patterns may be severely disrupted, they may develop an allergy or an existing allergy may be exacerbated. They may feel stressed mentally, and have feelings of anxiety and sadness, or depression. All these symptoms may equally be due to other causes, but exposure to electrosmog is often the underlying cause. Electromagnetic pollution may be a key contributory factor in serious illnesses such as cancer or autoimmune diseases, although these may not develop until years later, or they may develop due to multiple stress factors, including damaging environmental influences and psychological strain. How Do the Symptoms Arise? Electromagnetic pollution affects the human body by placing it under continual stress. In addition to other stress factors in modern daily life, stress from radiation (from electromagnetic pollution, for example) triggers a stress response in the body, with all the associated shortand long-term consequences. And if we are subjected to radiation on a continual basis, the response is stimulated repeatedly and the stress condition becomes chronic, leading first to constant overstimulation and finally to exhaustion within the body. How and Why Does a Stress Response Occur? Over the course of human evolution, the body has developed a program of reflexes in response to acute threats to its survival, preparing itself for a fight or flight response. Or is it that you're under the impression that if you just had the money, you could live the kind of lifestyle that offers you more friends, solving any loneliness you're currently feeling? Wisdom peels back the layers and offers more depth, allowing you to sidestep the foolishness and guiding you to what can truly fulfill you. Wisdom helps us come to the realization that often what we think we want is not always what it seems. Wisdom helps us see that there's almost always more to the story. As wisdom peels back those layers, taking you to greater depths, what will you then find yourself wanting? Possibly closer relationships or a better marriage? A more meaningful company? More contentment? More joy and purpose in your life? If you had wisdom, couldn't you have what you want by being able to identify what's getting in the way and the steps required to attain it?

To make a very uninteresting story shorter and a tad more interesting, a friend of mine introduced me to the online world of writing programs for people and selling them. The world is your market, not your area code. You schedule emails and can make money while you're sleeping. You are your own boss, so you can work as little or as much as you want. After selling phones for a relatively small commission lost its luster, and after growing frustrated and tired of personal training and the myriad of excuses my clients would have for not showing up or doing the work or sticking to their diet, working in solitude and working to build something sounded incredible. If you've ever worked alone, you'll know that the discipline that comes from a boss is non-existent. You do the work or your don't. No one will reprimand you for not doing the work, you're just not going to make any money, grow your business, or make any ounce of an impact. If you work alone you have to create structures that make getting the work done the only option. The work you do doesn't depend on how you feel or what you feel like doing. The Elements of Life Using the analogy of a cell phone seems the easiest way to get started. It is remarkable how similar you are to a cell phone. Both you and your cell phone consist of the same bits of energy that make up everything else in the universe. Even feelings (including intentions and desires to find a lost dog) are made of these same bits. You and your cell phone communicate back and forth using the particles of energy in this field. And you and your cell phone both connect to who and what you want by setting purposeful energy into motion and listening for a response. Do you recall, back in your school days, seeing a colorful chart of all the known elements in the world? Elements like oxygen, carbon, copper, and nitrogen. You and your cell phone are made of some combination of elements.

Public: When you address a public audience formally, you maintain a distance ranging from 12 feet to 25 feet. If you are an actor or a politician you would be required to maintain this range when you are addressing the audience. The role of proxemics highlights the use of personal space constructively between two or more people. Appropriate distance depends on certain factors such as the type of relationship, matter of discussion, and physical limitations when two people are engaged in a conversation. When you look up and down while talking to another person you assert certain kind of status; Geographic territory Proxemics also refers to communication with other people based on the relative position of the bodies of the people who are talking. Distance zones are also associated with territorial parallels to understand how to use your private space in a conversation. Primary: The person owns the exclusive rights of this territory. No other person can invade the private space of the speaker without his or her permission. Diet is adjusted to right putative humoral imbalances. Special foods and indigenous medicines may be shared among individuals whose kinship or friendship ties bring them together into a lay therapy management team responsible for the patient's treatment (Janzen 1978). In small-scale, preliterate societies--for example, the Inuit of Alaska and the Kaluli of the New Guinea highlands--illness is expressed in the system of balanced reciprocity among members of the group that is the central structural principle of each of these societies (Briggs 1970; Schieffelin 1985). This system defines who shall do what for whom in return for who has done (or should have done) what for whom in order that in the future who will do what for whom. In North American society we, too, possess these conventionalized understandings of the body, these customary configurations of self and symptoms. But given the marked pluralism of North American life styles; As a result, it is more sensible to speak of local systems of knowledge and relationships that inform how we regard symptoms; Within these local systems shared meanings will be negotiated among individuals of unequal power who attempt to persuade others of the intensity of their distress and of the need for access to more resources. Members of such local systems may seek to deny the implications of an obvious abnormality, or they may try to enlist significant others in the quest for care.

I later realized that learning about the human form, studying its anatomy and physiology, was an important stepping stone in my later work, which has been the realization that our physical bodies are conscious, and that physical issues, mental energies (thought patterns and beliefs), emotions, and spiritual energies that are out of balance are held as static or frozen energies in our system. This is hardly the first time that someone has had some of these revelations, I realize. Mind-body-spirit has been kind of a buzzword for the last twenty years or so. The idea that there were some types of healing that could span more than just one of those (mind, or body, or spirit) was a revelation to me at the time, however. I first really felt how emotions releasing from the body had an impact on the functioning of the body in a course on craniosacral therapy. For those who are not aware, craniosacral therapy is a light-touch form of bodywork that works with the nervous system and with the membranes that serve as the lining of the body, giving our spinal cord and brain, as well as other parts of our body, form and protection. There is also a focus on the small movements of the bones of the body that are rarely paid attention to in other forms of bodywork, as well as the protective fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain, and the fluid nature of our bodies as a whole. This was my basic understanding of craniosacral therapy at the time, and is still the typical information that most craniosacral therapists give out in pamphlets and other promotional materials to introduce the subject. But really it went deeper than that. Here, for the first time, was a modality that not only approached the physical body but the energetic, emotional, and physical nature of the body simultaneously. Nicole curled up on the couch and her face softened to such an extent that she actually began to look younger. Her words became whispers as she glanced shyly at the floor. The therapist, stunned by Nicole's dramatic change in appearance, asked a simple, yet poignant, question: How old are you? A childlike face on a woman's body responded, first by looking up, tentatively, as if confused about whether she should answer the question. Then, she looked at her hands and slowly counted her fingers until she reached the number 4. She held up her right hand, showing the therapist her four extended fingers, then quickly looked away. The therapist nodded with a kind and gentle smile that seemed to be communicating a sense of safety. Then, the therapist quietly spoke again. Do you have a name? Rebecca, she answered.