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Anne Redelfs, MD

Beneath the Surface of Hyper-sexualized Dance in Children

This piece originally appeared as a guest post on Dance Awareness. Growing up, I learned to split the light and dark sides of life. My conscious self lived in the light, while my unconscious self lived in the dark. Because no one in my conscious life spoke of this darkness, I too learned to never…
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May 31, 2023 0

Trauma in Tech (Part Two)

Trauma in Tech (Part Two) I’m sure you’ve all heard of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I call this common problem post-traumatic stress (PTS), leaving off the word “disorder.” To me, people who have been stressed beyond their abilities to cope are best thought of as injured. The most injured are compelled to automatically re-create their…
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August 4, 2022 0

Trauma in Tech (Part One)

Trauma in Tech (Part One) Our current internet, which has changed the world as we know it, began with human genius. This genius gave birth to some exciting ideas which compelled a lot of people to action. Genius, like any human quality, can be used constructively, to benefit humanity. Genius can also be used destructively,…
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July 26, 2022 0

Who Is Driving Your Life?

Who Is Driving Your Life? This is not an easy question since most of us have different drivers in the various areas of life. For example, someone’s dad may be driving her work life because he always demanded that she work extremely hard with no breaks, and she still feels his incessant demands when working.…
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March 9, 2022 0

Illness Can Be An Evolutionary Process

Illness Can Be an Evolutionary Process When we perceive illnesses as a threat, we often react first with our animal nature—flight, fight, or freeze. We flee from illness if we can—staying away from those deemed to be contagious, avoiding what is thought to cause illness, and taking into our bodies what we believe will keep…
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November 19, 2021 0

Illness: Foe or Friend?

 The death rate is going up in many areas of the world. This sad statistic has motivated me to share what I’ve learned in my almost 40 years of struggling to achieve and maintain health amidst many who sought to undermine it. Know that I am not speaking as a medical doctor since I…
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November 3, 2021 0
Sweet Buffet

To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain, Feed Your Soul Instead

The holiday season is a time when it is so easy to put on extra weight. In pre-pandemic times, holiday parties served dishes that were heavy in sugar and carbs. That inner child we all have often feels better after a double-fudge brownie or a colorful Christmas cookie. Two or three makes him or her…
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December 3, 2020 0
Girl with Damaged Toy

Soul Search: What Can We Learn from A Virus?

  We are not just physical beings! The “news” is frequently repeating the physical precautions we are to take to stay safe and well during this “global pandemic.” But we must attend to the psychological methods of protecting ourselves too, since we are psychological beings as well. The psychological body includes the heart or emotions…
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April 11, 2020 0
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A Quick Human Development Questionnaire

  How Old Is Your Soul? Please answer the questions honestly, but quickly. Choose the answer that best describes your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors consistently over time. A. How do you listen to people’s personal sharing? I pause until they are done talking and then I say what I want to say. I don’t pay…
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September 13, 2019 0

What is a soul gardener?

For much of my life, I’ve enjoyed growing fresh vegetables and herbs as well as plants that feed butterflies, hummingbirds, and nature in general. I find many similarities between gardening plots of land and tending the various aspects of our psychology that together comprise the soul. I call myself a soul gardener because I help you to get the soil of your psyche in good condition and to care for your plants that are in need. As the garden of your life becomes increasingly bountiful and beautiful, others will naturally follow your inspiration.