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"Meditation" by Alice Popkorn, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

How To Communicate With Your Spirit Guides

Happy Summer! Since Summer in Chinese Medicine is about the element of Fire, and Heart (which his all about connecting with ourselves and others in healthy ways of expression) is one of the main Fire element organs, we continue from our last blog post about speaking our truth to another form of communication – with […]

"if you don't say the words it doesnt hurt as much" (cropped) by Jenavieve, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Why Not Speaking Your Truth Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Throat Chakra)

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Speaking your truth is related to the Throat Chakra, or Fifth Chakra, in Reiki. When there are imbalances in the Throat Chakra, it can result in neck and throat issues, such as, but not limited to: […]

Me, age 4, and my Father/Dad/Tatay, Vicente/Vincent, in the backyard of our first house. I'm standing on a table.

A Tribute To Dads And Those Who Have Fathered Us

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday. And, just like Mother’s Day, it can be a true celebration honoring our loved ones who have fathered us (including ourselves), a bittersweet holiday, or a trigger of memories wanted but lost. However you celebrate it on Sunday, we all have the masculine aspect of our being that […]

Yours truly performing a Reiki treatment.

What To Expect During A Reiki Treatment

When I set out to learn Reiki in 2005 (check out my post, “From Hawaii to Queens: My Reiki Journey Towards Healing”), I was doing so purely to heal my heart, and because I was guided to by a Hawai’ian kahuna/shaman, who informed me that this was my next step in life. Little did I […]