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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

Life is But a Dream

Jun 02, 2015 10:27PM

“Life is But a Dream.” I travelled to New Mexico years ago to attend a workshop by that name, created and facilitated by Sports Psychologist Dr. Richard Crowley. He and I have stayed connected through the years, with a mutual interest in sports psychology and particularly, golf. The essence of the workshop was that the beliefs I hold and the stories I create in my mind affect my performance in sports and in life. With knowledge, some guidance and a fair amount of imagination, I can rewrite the script and change the story and thus the performance.

Understanding the value and impact of the mind-body/ connection is vital to creating our personal world and our performance in it; and nowhere is that connection more evident than in the game of golf. Golf holds a sweet spot in my heart and has been a gateway to self-discovery and personal growth for much of my life. Michael Murphy’s classic novel Golf In The Kingdom opened the door to this pathway, which has taken me across the country, around the world and on a journey inward, where I’ve made lifelong friends, faced inner demons and found answers from within to some of life’s challenges.

With the golf season in full swing, I’ve had the pleasure to connect with local golf coach extraordinaire John Mancuso, who shares with me the same passion for developing the inner game and changing the outer result, both on the golf course and in life. Check out John’s ad on page 29 and give him a call to learn the game or take your game to the next level.

While golf may be considered an addiction by some, this month’s feature story is on healing addictions of a more severe nature, a subject that has touched many of us in some way. Lisa Marshall explores proven alternative modalities in our feature article, “Rethinking Recovery: Holistic Approaches to Healing Addictions,” in which experts share how breakthroughs are making long-term recovery possible for more people. Effective complementary modalities for aiding recovery include yoga, acupuncture, cognitive mindfulness practices, hypnotherapy and targeted nutrition; all of which our local providers found within these pages offer.

We celebrated the women in our lives in May, and now turn in June to honor and support the men. I’m sending a heartfelt Happy Father’s Day to my dad and to all the fathers, sons, brothers, uncles and nephews everywhere.

Remember, life is but a dream. Make it your very best, and as always, remember to feel good, live simply and laugh more. 

Dave Korba, Publisher   

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