Self Powered Healing

Self Powered Healing

We are all born with a natural ability to heal. Each week, Self Powered Healing will bring you information on healing as well as conversations with healers and those who have healed. I’m your host, Barbara McNeely: author, blogger, science nerd, and podcaster. My passion is learning all I can about how the body can heal naturally. My mission is to share all I know and learn about with the world. Listen in, and take back your health.


March 17, 2020 8 mins
Do you have passions, things you want to do, but think you can't pursue them? Could those unlived passions cause you to become ill? What if the best thing you could do for yourself was to pursue those passions?
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Mari Shofner was once told that there really was no help for her illness and that she should consider applying for disability. And she wasn’t even forty! Mari shares how she healed on her own and in turn became a Transformational Life Coach and helps others heal.
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This episode gives a preview of what's coming up for Self Powered Healing in 2020. We have a new series - Synergize Your Health. And a lineup of guests. Some of the topics we'll be talking about again and again are trauma and inflammation because they both work to cause much of our chronic illness.
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December 17, 2019 5 mins
A brief history of New Years Resolutions and why I no longer make them.
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December 10, 2019 5 mins
Are you prone to negative thinking? As in thinking a situation is hopeless.
Or that what you want will never happen. Or that you just cannot do something?
What if I told you it was a self fulfilling prophecy. Listen in to learn why negative thinking is causing you problems and impacting your healing.

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December 3, 2019 6 mins
We know holidays can derail all your healthy habits. And if you’re in a healing phase, holiday parties and gatherings can really set your health back. Here are some tips to help you maintain health and healing during the holidays.
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November 26, 2019 7 mins
Gratitude is a word that is often trotted out and talked about around the holidays. What is it really? And why is it a good idea to practice gratitude. It’s actually very good for you. Listen in to learn why.
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November 19, 2019 6 mins
When does illness really start? You might say that it starts with the first symptoms. A cold starts with the first sniffle. Arthritis starts with the first pain. But that’s not always true. Most illnesses start long before the first symptoms. Unless we know how to recognize the earlier signs.
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November 12, 2019 11 mins
Inflammation is supposed to be a good thing. It's an immune system response that works to keep foreign invaders out of the body. Chronic inflammation, though, can lead to many health issues including chronic pain. Left unchecked, that chronic inflammation can result in chronic illness.
In this episode of Self Powered Healing, I'm talking about chronic internal inflammation: what it is, what causes it, how it shows up, and, if left ...
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November 5, 2019 10 mins
Age is just a number. What do we say about our age? What do we think about our age? What do we tell ourselves about our age? Is it all true? Or can there be a better outcome?
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Sleep. We know it's important. Yet so many people fight it: "I'll sleep when I die." "Sleep is such a waste of time." But is it a waste of time? What happens to our brain if we don't get enough sleep? The answer is important and it may change your mind about sleep.
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Eating with the seasons. If we can get any kind of food all year round, why would you want to eat with the seasons. It turns out that seasonal eating has some real benefits. Listen in to learn more.
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Sugar: we love the sweetness but what else is there? Inflammation? Pain? It happened to me. I'm talking about why we really crave sugar and giivng tips on how to get real sweetness in your life.
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September 10, 2019 10 mins
Why are some people able to heal from chronic conditions? While others succumb to their illness? Are they special? Or can we learn from them? Tune in to find out!
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September 3, 2019 13 mins
Your brain and your heart approach the world, and healing, from completely different perspectives. Much like the differences between the Ego and the Self. There are parallels here with the scientific (Western) approach to healing versus the mind-body-spirit (TCM & other traditional practices) approach. I'll explore these differences in this episode.
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August 27, 2019 12 mins
The placebo effect is real and can be as healing as actual medication. There’s also a nocebo effect which you may not have heard of. They both are about belief. We’ll explore their role in healing in this episode of the Self Powered Healing podcast.
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August 20, 2019 13 mins
It’s not enough to try not to stress. You have to have something else to fill that part of you that is worrying. Something to lift your mood, in a natural and sustainable way. This episode of the Self Powered Healing podcast talks about 5 ways to relax naturally.
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August 13, 2019 10 mins
The human heart is much more than a pump. it can sense, feel, communicate with the brain, and even help with healing. Want to learn more about the heart? Listen in.
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August 6, 2019 13 mins
We live in a fear-based society. A world full of stress. Could all of that stress be causing us illness?
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July 30, 2019 9 mins
The words we choose and the expectations we set can impact our healing. In ways that we may not even realize.
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