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Are You Cleansing Your Crystals The Right Way? A Guide To Crystal Clearing

What do brown rice, salt, and white sage have in common? Aside from being borne of the Earth, they are also cleansing agents for crystals! There are so many ways to cleanse healing stones. Or, as I sometimes call them, allies from Mother Gaia! What I’m referring to is not the physical debris that can gather […]

Top 5 Ways To Nourish Your Spleen In Chinese Medicine

In Chinese Medicine, the Spleen is responsible for the transformation of the food we eat, and transporting the nutrients to the rest of the body. This is an important function, because the Spleen is the source of the formation of Qi and Blood. And, considering that Qi travels with Blood, and Blood is needed to nourish all systems […]

The Gift Of Levity And Love During Times Of Trauma

The happy notes on the piano echoed strangely throughout the church. Each note rang strongly, quickly, and lightly. It was the last song my little sister had been practicing as part of her Suzuki piano method before she’d passed, many years ago. And, her piano teacher was playing it at her funeral to honor her. At first, people were uneasy […]

VIDEO: My Quick And Dirty Secret To Reducing Stress And Panic

Stress. Such a tiny word, for such a gigantic response within the body! It is no secret that heightened stress accounts for symptoms leading to more missed days at work, physical pain in the body, digestive disorders, breathing issues, skin breakouts, temporary hair loss, and even panic attacks, to name a few. Stress is an […]

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What Are Amulets And Why Are They Important?

They come by many names – amulets, talismans, charms, and agimats/anting-antings, to name a few – these apotropaic objects are as varied as the cultures that bear and honor them. Many indigenous and ancient cultures have their own version of these sacred objects, which are often worn against the skin, and used to ward off evil spirits and protect […]

October 27, 2015 Healing, Healthy Living, Reiki | No Comments

VIDEO: How To Have A Radiant Complexion With Acupuncture And Reiki

I often get the question, “Your skin looks great! What do you do for it?” Although most people expect me to rattle off a myriad of skin care products (and believe me, the right skin care can really make a difference!), it’s really what you feed your Body, Mind, and Spirit that makes you glow […]

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10 Signs That You’re Burned Out And What You Can Do About It

Our society glorifies busy. It gives high fives to those who burn themselves out in the name of good work ethic, showing up for the team, or proving allegiance to their colleagues. Sure, sometimes there may be a special project that needs our undivided attention for a certain span of time. And, sometimes there’s a certain […]

How Listening to Your Heart Creates Physical Wellness on MindBodyGreen

People often wonder if there’s a connection between how their physical body feels, and how their emotional body feels. In fact, they are often deeply intertwined! How often have you felt lingering or chronic pain, that quickly affected your lifestyle choices, and soon affected your mood and perception of life? I explore this Mind-Body connection in […]

What NOT To Do After Your Acupuncture Or Reiki Session: Keeping Your Zen Post-Treatment

So, you’ve gone and made the leap into self-care. And, among other things, you’ve treated yourself to a luscious Acupuncture or Reiki session. Congratulations! You absolutely rock. No matter how big or how little the benefit you’ve already received from your Acupuncture or Reiki treatment is, you’ve started the healing process, as well as given […]

September 29, 2015 Acupuncture, Healing, Reiki | 11 Comments

VIDEO: How To Open Your Third Eye

Do you sometimes feel slight pressure where your eyebrows meet, as if there’s a thumb being pressed against it (and has nothing to do with having a headache?) Or, do you feel challenged when it comes to trusting your intuition? If so, it’s possible that your Third Eye Chakra is trying to tell you something! […]

September 15, 2015 Healing, Healthy Living, Reiki | No Comments