Society is continuing to shift attitudes and behaviours toward holistic wellbeing, and just-released evidence shows it’s both a bottom-up and top-down movement. Concepts and practices previously juxtaposed as incongruous – such as Eastern and Western medical practices, the interplay between mind and matter, science versus spirituality, or modern technology and ancient wisdom – are increasingly being embraced by the public and the health establishment as compatible approaches to wellness.
Learn what’s happening in Edinburgh, across Scotland, and in the U.K. in wellness news and trends from those leading the charge. This in-depth episode uncovers hyper-local to global trends, and features interviews with mind-body-spirit leaders Katy Lomas Olusanya of Calm on Canning Street yoga in Edinburgh, Angela Robertson of the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival, Adrian Boiteux of Holistic Ways Festival, Lynda Hamilton-Parker of Holistic Scotland Magazine, and Lauren Armes of Welltodo Global. Guests also share their favourite practices for (trying to maintain) a holistic lifestyle.
In Episode 3 of The Mindstream Podcast, we’re discussing the money mindset of professionals who draw on their natural gifts as a vocation, like healers and creatives — those for whom the value of the goods and services they generate are initiated by tapping into their own natural or, some might say, supernatural abilities and expressing them for the benefit of others.
In Episode 1 we’re starting the conversation on mind-body-spirit by seeking to define what it means and what’s happening in the world today. We’re going to look at trends in health and wellness and we’re going to list the disciplines that we think fall into mind-body-spirit. We’re going to look at some original research by MindstreamConnect.com. And focus on the credibility issue.
Edinburgh’s West End was abuzz last weekend as people noshed on whole foods at Roots, meditated on the emotional walls in their lives at Calm on Canning, sorted out their spines with White Tree Chiro, flipped through tomes on mindset at The Next Chapter, marveled at the energy of crystals at The Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, and sampled the benefits of aromatherapy, yoga, and pilates at various locations.
While “Well Being in the West End” was conceived as an interactive showcase of the neighbourhood’s wares and services to support holistic health, it proved much more: A community of like-minded people.
Welcome to MindstreamConnect, a site dedicated to exploring mind-body-spirit solutions in the pursuit of greater health and happiness. We’re just getting started in January 2019 with a blog covering what’s happening in this exciting area of wellness. The irony is that while the convergence of mind, body and spirit feels like new territory in health today, it draws on ancient disciplines. Science is gaining evidence to explaining the seemingly unexplainable.