Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Transformative Power of Trauma – From Damaged Goods to an Empowered Life

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Phyllis “I call it my shark bite,” Phyllis says, whose entire left side from breast to lower abdomen has scars from five operations, all of which occurred within one year as the result of migrating cancer and other complications. One-quarter … Continue reading

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Summer’s Natural/Alternative Medicine Chest

Summer has arrived, meaning everyone’s spending more time outdoors hiking, biking, swimming, gardening, and traveling. However, sunburn, bug bites, and motion sickness often go hand-in-hand with these seasonal activities. Below are several natural remedies to help ease those acute issues … Continue reading

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11 Easy Ways to Uncomplicate Your Life

Life is actually pretty simple, but we insist on making it complicated.  Here are a few easy ways to uncomplicate it: Learn from the past, and then get the heck out of there! – Past mistakes should teach you to … Continue reading

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14 Rules for Being YOU

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Be yourself.  Trying to be anyone else is a waste of the person you are.  Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else.  Be the person you know yourself to be – the … Continue reading

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A Pilgrim in Your Body – Energy Healing and the Spiritual Process

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Whether you use energy work as part of your personal practice or as a healing modality in your work with others, it can evoke changes in consciousness and perspective that are best understood in the context of the human spiritual … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole – A Look at Energy Work

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Like a first kiss, I will never forget my first experience with energy work. I had only been exposed to the massage and bodywork profession for one month before attending a polarity conference, in Colorado. I had done my homework, … Continue reading

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What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

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Many Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pursuit of health and well-being. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey of CAM use by Americans, showed that approximately 38 percent of adults use CAM. This … Continue reading

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Massage as a Spiritual Journey – A Path with Heart Study

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In more than a decade of teaching, I have seen two primary motivations for why people decide to study and practice massage and bodywork — they are looking to heal themselves and/or they are seeking a change of livelihood, a … Continue reading

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The Business Chakra System – Business Side

In ayurvedic medicine, we are taught the physical body has a matching energy body. This energy body, as many of you know, is represented by a set of chakras. I’d like you to begin to think of your business as … Continue reading

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Hara – Working From the Center

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We recognize the importance of good beginnings and a solid ground. To ensure the best results, it is always worthwhile to establish a firm and developed foundation. Without deep, well-established roots, a plant is weak and growth will be stunted. … Continue reading

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