Social Fragmentation and The Faces of Shame

Social fragmentation, also termed community fragmentation, is the predominance of psychosocial issues—crime and violence, for example—that make it increasingly impossible for a community to exist in peace and love.
Social fragmentation is caused by shame, which gives persons a diminished view of themselves, others and the world. Anger, anxiety, depression, and suicide are faces of this shame.

Dr. Allen believes the remedy for social fragmentation is a collective problem that can be resolved only by making the members of the community well one person at a time. Re-socializing of the individual, that is, the liberation of each person from the negativity of shame to the experience of positive emotions of love, forgiveness and gratitude, results in increased self-esteem and the development of meaningful community.

Ten Guiding Lights to Health and Wholeness

The faith-based community faces some unique challenges in regards to obesity, according to a recent study, which recommends that this community needs greater healthy weight promotion and a tailored program built on their beliefs. In other words, believers are in need (more than ever before) of a wellness plan that focuses on the whole person—body, mind and spirit. Using the principles in The 10 Commandments, you will be exposed to God’s blue print to complete health and wholeness. Study this ancient path and learn the secret and wisdom to health and wellness. You will be amazed that it was always right there before your eyes.

Gut Health and Its Spiritual Connection

Do you know that scientists are now calling the gut the second brain? Do know that several neurotransmitters, like serotonin (the ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter), are manufactured in the gut? Do you know the ancient Hebrew word for heart is actually belly or gut? Come and find out why the answers to these questions are significant to the health of your whole being.

Removing the Mask

Are you comfortable in your own skin? Are you comfortable being you? Or are you pretending or hiding your struggles, pain, or flaws? Are you afraid to be vulnerable—to reveal who you truly are? Come and learn what holds you back from being your true self and how you can remove the mask and live authentically!

Blocks to Spirituality: Anger and Depression

Anger is an emotional reaction to hurt. Where there is hurt there is anger; where there is anger there is hurt. How we choose to deal with the anger we feel is critical. If anger is not handled correctly, it can manifest into illnesses such as depression. Depression can result when anger is turned inward or frozen. When anger and depression become burrowed deeply into our hearts, they hinder our spirituality—our intimacy with God. Find out how you can unblock these paths and experience God’s healing.

Loving When the Dream of Love Is Shattered

Many of us have shattered dreams whether it is a relationship, business, idea or thing. We come to live with the painful reality of what might have been. We can choose to live the rest of our lives in a state of anger and frustration or we can recognize our failures and losses, grieve our pain, and open ourselves to a lifestyle of faithfulness and gratitude. Learn how you can turn these emotions into positive motivating forces to work for you rather than against you.

Forgiveness and Humility: Living Authentically

Both forgiveness and humility are painful roads to tread. Forgiveness is not an event; it is a process. Humility is opening up to accept who we are and not who we wish to be. These virtues require us to surrender: we can choose the tyranny of our circumstances by continuing to live in fear and negativity or we can choose to surrender to God—the source of love and the ground of our being.

Shalom—the Meaning of Wholeness

In the Hebrew, the word shalom means to “restore” in the sense of replacing or providing what is needed in order to make someone or something whole and complete.  Though we are beings made up of body, mind and spirit, we are of one entity. Learn how making this paradigm shift from part to ‘whole’ can restore health and wellness to your life.