Are you positive? How and why affirmations work

“An affirmation opens the door. It’s a beginning point on the path to change.” – Louise Hay I talk to myself a lot. Most of the time I do it in my head, but some times I will do it out loud. The latter is usually only in the company of my dog. I’m notContinue reading “Are you positive? How and why affirmations work”

Reclaiming Your Power – Lifestyle: How to live the life you imagined

In her new book, Divine Demons: Reclaiming the Power of Your Own Destiny, Carla J. Berg challenges you, the reader, to conjure up issues that have kept you locked in the same old life-long patterns, look them in the eye, and let them go. The result? Manifesting the life you came to live. In thisContinue reading “Reclaiming Your Power – Lifestyle: How to live the life you imagined”

28 Ways to Stop Complicating Your Life

Life is not complicated.  We are complicated.  When we stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life is simple. So starting today… 1.Stop berating yourself for being a work in progress. – Start embracing it!  Because being a work in progress doesn’t mean you’re not good enough today.  It means youContinue reading “28 Ways to Stop Complicating Your Life”

The Healing Power of Words!

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Bust Your Rut – Six Steps To Getting Unstuck

If you’re doing the same things over and over, and you’re not happy, you might be in a rut. Maybe you feel bored with life or burned out. Perhaps making your goals a reality seems insurmountable and not even worth trying. Being stuck in a rut is never fun. It makes you more prone toContinue reading “Bust Your Rut – Six Steps To Getting Unstuck”

A Mind of Its Own – New Intelligence for a New Millennium

Love is more than mere sentiment — it nourishes the body, as well as the soul. For most of us, the heart is merely the symbol of love, but the Institute of HeartMath (IHM) has gathered impressive scientific data verifying this 10-ounce muscle actually does function as a physiological locus of love in the centerContinue reading “A Mind of Its Own – New Intelligence for a New Millennium”

Caring for Body and Soul – Reconsidering Spiritual Well-Being, Part I

Fitness is an important part of our lives and of our well-being, both physical and mental, and many Westerners are reconsidering spiritual fitness. In most Eastern approaches to health, spiritual well-being is intimately connected to one’s overall health at every level and to the world around us. As bodyworkers, we touch this truth daily–in ourContinue reading “Caring for Body and Soul – Reconsidering Spiritual Well-Being, Part I”

HOF’s BLOG . . . Massage Medicine: Healing Mind, Body & Spirit

Welcome to the Hands-of-Faith Blog entitled, MASSAGE MEDICINE: Healing, Mind, Body & Spirit where you will find articles that may challenge your current ideas about healthy thinking, living and being; where you will be the first to learn about upcoming specials and/or training programs; where you can read reviews about us or leave your own.Continue reading “HOF’s BLOG . . . Massage Medicine: Healing Mind, Body & Spirit”

Centered in Chaos – The Lessons of T’ai Chi and Qigong

T’ai chi and qigong remind us that we are energy by immersing our mind and body in the experience of it each day. This constant immersion reminds us how closely we are linked to all things. This isn’t an illusion. The illusion is that we think we are separate from the world. The rainforest andContinue reading “Centered in Chaos – The Lessons of T’ai Chi and Qigong”


As the holiday season approaches, your task list may begin to overwhelm you. There are office parties, social engagements, gift buying, children’s recitals, holiday meals, travel, and financial decisions — all tapping on your shoulder and demanding attention. Where do you begin? “We have to resist the speediness around us,” says Hyla Cass, M.D., coauthorContinue reading “SOOTHING THE SEASON – NATURAL REMEDIES TO EASE HOLIDAY STRESS”