Dementia

Renee Meyer, MD There is an advertisement picturing a middle-aged couple walking down the beach. As they walk, the woman’s image slowly dissolves, leaving just one beach walker. Families of people with dementia experience this feeling of dissolution and loss. In the early stage of dementia, the afflicted patients themselves can often feel loss and sorrow as their own organizational ... Read More ►

Beginning to understand … Trauma

By David Tresemer, PhD Thousands of pages are written about trauma every year. Trauma has become a favorite subject in mainstream psychology. To begin to understand the phenomenon, let us build a picture of the human being: To the receiving department of the soul’s kitchen, fresh cartloads of sensory impressions are brought—cartload after cartload, every moment. Just as one harvests ... Read More ►

Anthroposophic Naturopathy: From Half Science to Whole Science

By Robert Kellum, ND To fully understand anthroposophic naturopathy today, we need to be clear what naturopathic medicine is, and how anthroposophy can help it to evolve; to understand what path anthroposophy offers naturopathic medicine, and all medicine for that matter, to move forward toward the higher, integrative ground we all need. That ground can’t be defined by any one ... Read More ►

Winter 2018, Issue #90: Editor’s Note

Hello LILIPOH Readers! We are getting a lot of thanks and appreciation for finally bringing back into print our Holistic Wellness Guide. Originally published in 1997, this fully updated edition of the Guide has a mission to empower the individuals, families, and caregivers in a practical and accessible way. This guide centers on home care and includes hundreds of recommendations on ... Read More ►

Acknowledging Illness, But Not Being Defined by It: How Do We Participate in Our Own Healing?

By Adam Blanning, MD Fall 2016, Sacred Nature - Issue #85, Vol. 21 As we once again approach the question, “How can I participate in my own healing?” we come to a very personal place. This fourth and final contribution borders on a delicate kind of research. Although it seems to have important practical implications for therapy, it also resonates ... Read More ►

The Fellowship Community; Celebrating Fifty Years of Service, 1966 – 2016

By Ann Scharff and Friends Summer 2016, Society & Community - Issue #84, Vol. 21   Last year we entered into our forty-ninth year—our seventh seven-year period of the Fellowship Community, a dynamic, work-based, intergenerational community founded on the ideas of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy. Our mission is “to care for the elderly and to nurture the body, soul, and spirit within the ... Read More ►

Quality of Life—An Exploration of Biography and Social Art

By Susan Crozier In 1996, I was 42-years-old and our family relocated to a new state. I was experiencing a difficult time of loneliness, anxiety and a loss of camaraderie. The outer landscape was beautiful but my interior one was a dark wood.  "What direction will lead me out of this wood?" That year, Sunbridge College in Spring Valley, NY, was starting ... Read More ►

Finding a Living Relationship to the Therapeutic Process

By Adam Blanning, MD Spring 2016, Campaign Finance and the Social Order in the 2016 Election - Issue #83, Vol. 21 There is a curious experience that comes about in the process of learning anthroposophic medicine and its remedies; that is, when you learn about the therapeutic use of a substance, you often then see a whole string of patients ... Read More ►