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The Mind/Body Connection

Dusty feels that one of the key components to her recovery from scleroderma was her acknowledgement of the Mind/Body connection. She feels that optimum health would have eluded her had she not included this into her health care regimen. During Dusty’s recovery, she noticed that her body healed while experiencing emotions of love and fell back towards disease in emotions of fear. This is one of her favorite stories that illustrates this.

Two Wolves
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."


Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

- Carl Jung


Can you imagine cancer away?   Dusty used a lot of positive vizualizations as part of her healing. This article is an excellent example of this technique.

By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent
March 3, 2011 8:09 a.m. EST

8 Toxic personalities to avoid

by Brett Blumenthal - Sheer Balance, on Wed May 13, 2009

Dusty realized some people really "drained" her energy. With a limited amount of energy available to her when she was sick, she became very descretionary about who she spent her time with. She started sorting through her relationships and identified those people that had "toxic" personalities. She limited her exposure to them or terminated the relationship if it continued to be "toxic".

Insecure relationships may drain immune system by Amy Norton (Reuters Health)

Brain Powered

A wave of recent advances shows how the mind affects health in ways we never imagined.
By Dan Ferber, PhD

From Reader's Digest

Power of Suggestion
Controversial in many circles, hypnosis can put patients in control of their battle over anxieties.
By Jane E. Brody
New York Times: Published, Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 4:20am
read article

The Biology of Belief
by Jeffery Kluger – Time Magazine - February 23, 2009

Using laughter-provoking movies to gauge the effect of emotions on cardiovascular health, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that laughter is linked to healthy function of blood vessels. Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase blood flow. more.......



"The only real valuable thing is intuition" - Albert Einstein

Emotional Freedom Technique -(EFT) is an emotional needle free version of acupuncture that is based on new discoveries regarding the connection between your body's subtle energies, your emotions, and your health. This therapy can be easily learned and self performed making it an affordable addition to anybody’s health care regimen.

Resonance Repatterning® formerly Holographic Repatterning was used extensively by Dusty during her recovery.



The Institue of Heartmath facilitates ground breaking research regarding the mind/body connection. They are a recognized global leader in emotional physiology, optimal function, resilience and stress-management research. The center conducts basic research into psychophysiology, neurocardiology and biophysics, and outcome studies in clinical, workplace, educational and military settings, frequently in collaboration with universities, research centers and health-care-system partners. This research has significantly advanced understanding of heart-brain interactions, heart-rate variability (HRV) and heart-rhythm coherence, and the physiology of optimal learning and performance. For more information, visit their web site at www.heartmath.org.

Did you know?
A study from the American Journal of Public Health found that people who drink 2½ cans of soda daily are three times more likely to be depressed and anxious, compared with those who drink fewer. So Mountain Dew is a Mental Don’t.



The information contained on this web site is provided as general information only. Using any of the information listed on this web site does not guarantee a similar result as experienced by Kimberly “Dusty” Leal and should not be substituted for any medical or psychological treatment. Any stories, testimonials or other information herein do not constitute a guarantee regarding the outcome for any individual using the healing modalities on this web site for any particular issue. While all documents/articles are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein cannot be guaranteed. Dusty’s Place accepts no responsibility or liability for the use or misuse of the information listed here and strongly advises that before you make any health decision you seek advise from a professional.





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