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Soul Compliance – Learning From the Body’s Lessons

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To the ancient Greeks, every physical symptom was seen as a visitation from the gods. Whatever afflicted the body was divine, a holy messenger, a whispered secret from the guardian spirits alerting us that the soul was in need of … Continue reading

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The Nocebo Effect: How Negative Thoughts Can Harm Your Health

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Most of us have heard of “the placebo effect”—the heal-inducing effect patients in clinical trials experience when they believe they’re getting a fancy new drug or surgery but are actually getting fake treatment. The placebo effect is real. It works … Continue reading

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Balancing Act – Easing Between Doing and Being

When I was swimming at the YMCA recently, I was approached by a teenaged lifeguard who knows I write books. She asked me for an inspirational quote to write on the blackboard for the people exercising there. This old proverb … Continue reading

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Letting Go – Pain is Natural; Suffering is Optional

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“If you let go a little you will have a little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace.”1 — Ajahn Chah Many difficulties … Continue reading

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Soothing the Season – Natural Remedies to Ease Holiday Stress

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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 … Continue reading

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Researching Reiki – Moving Energy Forward in the Scientific Realm

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With its simplicity and gentleness, reiki is capturing the attention of the traditional medical field as a practical, effective component of integrative care. Not all complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches are without contraindications, and some not so easily adapted … Continue reading

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Reiki, Simple and Profound – A Balancing Practice for Client and Therapist

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What is reiki, how does it work, and how can it benefit bodywork practitioners, both personally and professionally? The concept for this article began with a newly published book, written by reiki master Pamela Miles, simply titled Reiki: A Comprehensive … Continue reading

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Awakening the Senses – Rediscovering Ourselves

It is through our bodies that we experience life. It is through our physical self that we can awaken to whom we truly are. How do we do this? Through our senses. Sight, sound, smell, taste, touch — each sense … 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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Energy Work for Children – From Colic To Calm

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You already know about the power of massage and may even have exposed your children to its gentle ways. Maybe you’ve been educated in infant massage yourself so as to offer touch to your child when it can be most … Continue reading

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