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How To Keep Your Vibration High In A Low Vibration World

From alarmist one-sided news reports that don’t quite tell the whole story, to injustices happening in our own backyard, headlines giving evidence of the disintegration of human dignity, and Facebook feeds that fan the flames of our anxiety, how does one continue to stand strong during challenging times? How do we feel empowered when what […]

A Poem For Self-Protection: Invoking Your Personal Safety When You Are Stressed

“There is no greater illusion than fear, no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself, no greater misfortune than having an enemy. Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.”  ~ Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.) When was the last time you felt unsafe? Was it when you were bullied in high school […]

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How Dry Salt Therapy Improved My Lung Qi (And Why I’m Going Back For More!)

“I’m inhaling WHAT???” was my initial response after being told that pharmaceutical grade salt would be blown into the salt room by a halogenerator. When Marta from Breathe Salt Rooms first reached out to me about their Dry Salt Therapy, and I hopped on their website, as soon as I saw the wall-to-wall Himalayan salt slabs on the wall, […]

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DIY: How To Make Your Own Chinese Herbal First Aid Kit

Did you know that Myrrh is considered a Chinese Medicinal herb/substance (in Chinese pin yin it’s called Mo Yao) that heals wounds? And, that wingless cockroaches are a necessary ingredient to a favorite plaster of mine that helps to penetrate the muscles to relieve pain? Chinese Herbs have so many uses, and can be prepared in […]

Why Owning Other People’s Problems Robs Them Of Their Sovereignty

When we see our loved ones in pain, our natural instinct is to want to help them. We may even want to take away their pain, by making their problem our own, and/or trying to solve it for them. I’m not talking about parenting a young child, when they are still trying to learn about the world. […]

June 22, 2016 | Healing, Healthy Living | No Comments

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10 Ways To Stabilize Yourself When You Feel Unsafe

How do you move forward after being hit with traumatic news that triggers your survival instincts because it is WAY too close to home? For many of us, the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual shock can take a toll on our sweet system. How do you know when trauma is showing up in your being? Some […]

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5 Crystal Allies That Will Help You Sleep Tonight

Does it upset you when people sleep brag – you know, talking about how rejuvenated they feel upon waking, how rested they feel, how they got the sleep they’ve been needing since the dawn of time (or since the beginning of their new job, baby, or project), and that their body tension has thoroughly dissolved as […]

June 7, 2016 | Healing, Healthy Living | No Comments

How To Heal Relationships On The Astral Plane

Did you know that you can heal a relationship even though the other person is not physically with you? Sometimes, when there is an abrupt ending to a deep relationship – due to a breakup, a physical death, or otherwise – the biggest part of our devastation is due to the belief that we are […]

Why Owning My Woo Became The Most Practical Thing I’ve Ever Done

Ever notice how people use the word “woo” like it’s some kind of swear word? Something that people may call others who they find “out there”, “out of touch”, “flaky”, “loopy”, or otherwise so glazed over, they might as well be a side of honey baked ham? I’ve got to admit that before I became […]

May 24, 2016 | Healing, Healthy Living | 2 Comments

Are You Experiencing One of the Top 10 Symptoms Of Ascension?

Have you noticed that your ears are starting to ring? A lot? Or, are you suddenly getting lots of aches and pains in your body, and it isn’t because you just finished a month-long binge of CrossFit, or experienced sudden physical trauma? If you are, you just may be experiencing symptoms of ascension! Many of […]