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Spring Renewal Workshop A Success And Foods That Benefit The Liver

This past Saturday, April 4th, Chia-Ti Chiu of One Love Wellness, and I, held the Spring Renewal Workshop. Amidst the Total Lunar Eclipse and Full Supermoon, the cosmic time was ripe to release what no longer served us, and herald in Spring time. The Total Lunar Eclipse is a time when we get a window into our […]

When Our Journey Towards Wholeness Means Falling Apart First: 5 Ways To Hold Space For Spirit And Heart

“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.” -Marianne Williamson Today marks the time between the Total Solar Eclipse/New Supermoon and the Total Lunar Eclipse/Super “Justice” Moon, and it has been a process […]

The Most Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Corn-Free, Yeast-Free Hot Breakfast Cereal You Can Make At Home

In my private practice, I often work with my patients on temporarily eliminating certain foods that they may be sensitive to. From eliminating dairy (and sometimes gluten) to improve acne and allergies, to sugar to reduce inflammation in the body, my patients are troopers for going through temporary elimination diets in order to improve their […]

How To Set Intentions The Right Way

Creating intentions is powerful exercise! It is the first step in Manifesting 101. It can be applied to anything: getting a new job, a new love relationship, finding the kind of career you want, developing healthier habits, or manifesting the money you desire. Yet, for some, creating effective intentions can be a confusing task. Or, perhaps […]

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Why Doing Shadow Work Liberates Your Story And Heals Your Spirit

Not many of you may know that before I became an Acupuncturist/Reiki Healer, I had a strong interest in psychology. So much so, that I almost majored in it in undergrad. Although I ended up never pursuing psychology, the psyche, particularly mental health in relationship to Spirit, has always interested me. So, it’s no surprise, whatsoever, […]

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The Top 3 Crystals You Should Be Using To Bring In Love

Ah, Valentine’s Day is this Saturday. What does that mean to you? For many, it is a time when we are saturated with media hype, Godiva confections, and presented with cultural expectations of what it means to perform optimally in relationships, existing, or otherwise. For me, it is just another opportunity to tap into the love that tops all […]

Some of the participants during the Fall Detox Wellness Workshop this past Sunday.

Fall Detox Wellness Workshop A Success And 5 Tips For Detoxing At Home

This past Sunday, on October 5, 2014, Chia-Ti Chiu, of One Love Wellness, and I collaborated on a Fall Detox-themed wellness workshop – to heal and release what no longer serves us, so that we can welcome the Fall harvest. Chia-Ti and I go a ways back. I was editrix and publisher of my independently published […]

Yours truly performing auricular (ear) acupuncture on a patient.

5 Ways Acupuncture Will Not Work For You

As we stash away our Summer flip flops, take out our scarves (FYI, we acupuncturists are a bit neurotic about scarves!), and contemplate recipes that incorporate squash and pumpkins, so too do we have the opportunity to evaluate what we’ve been harvesting in our life, including what does, and what doesn’t, work for us in our lives. […]

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How To Develop Your Intuitive Gifts Without Being Overwhelmed By Them: Part II – The Exploration

In a previous blog post, “How To Develop Your Intuitive Gifts Without Being Overwhelmed By Them: Part I – The Discovery”, I explored the different types of gifts we can possess: clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance, and how they show up in our lives. As we are divinely unique beings, so, too, are our strengths. Some may be […]

September 17, 2014 Events, Healing, Healthy Living, Reiki | 3 Comments

"Telepathy" by Daniela Vladimirova, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

How To Develop Your Intuitive Gifts Without Being Overwhelmed By Them: Part I – The Discovery

Recently, I received an email from someone who’s been blessed with discovering her intuitive gifts. She was feeling overloaded by the “signals”, as she called them. From prophetic and intense dreams at night, to loads of visuals and feelings from others picked up during the day, she was becoming overwhelmed by the barrage of information, that it […]