Soothing the Season – Natural Remedies to Ease Holiday Stress

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”

15 Gifts You Can Give Yourself for Free

The best things in life aren’t things.  So next time you want to give yourself a gift, save your money, and consider gifting yourself one of the following instead: The freedom to be unapologetically YOU. – Wearing a mask wears you out.  Faking it is fatiguing.  The most arduous activity is pretending to be whatContinue reading “15 Gifts You Can Give Yourself for Free”

Life as a Game – Five rules for coming out ahead

We frequently refer to life as a game. As with any game, rules prevail. Yet in life, we’re not given a rule book. Each of us plays with our own unwritten game book, made up of our own rules, as well as those that have been imparted to us by our parents, friends, and peers.Continue reading “Life as a Game – Five rules for coming out ahead”

Taking Time Out for Yourself: The Only Way to Conquer Stress and Its Effects

In today’s world, we all have countless demands on our time and energy. Obligations from work, education, family, church, and countless other outside factors all pile up and lead to never-ending stress. This burden of stress creates imbalances in our bodies which manifest themselves in different ways. Acne breakouts, digestive irregularity, aches and pains, tensionContinue reading “Taking Time Out for Yourself: The Only Way to Conquer Stress and Its Effects”

Touching the Unborn – How Energy Therapy Can Be Applied In Utero

Most mothers will tell you that as a child begins to develop within the womb, he feels the effects of her life decisions. Live a stressful life, and the unborn child is sure to fight back. Indulge in food or drink, and that baby will play havoc with your body throughout the night. Be filledContinue reading “Touching the Unborn – How Energy Therapy Can Be Applied In Utero”

Researching Reiki – Moving Energy Forward in the Scientific Realm

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 to administration during procedures such as in acute trauma situations or surgery. Reiki, a subtleContinue reading “Researching Reiki – Moving Energy Forward in the Scientific Realm”

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

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 Guide. I had collaborated with Miles a few years back when reporting on a reikiContinue reading “Reiki, Simple and Profound – A Balancing Practice for Client and Therapist”

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 is a doorway inviting us to rediscover the pleasure and rewards of being in ourContinue reading “Awakening the Senses – Rediscovering Ourselves”

Down the Rabbit Hole – A Look at Energy Work

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, chosen the courses I wanted to attend, made myself familiar with the players and theirContinue reading “Down the Rabbit Hole – A Look at Energy Work”

Researching Reiki – Moving Energy Forward in the Scientific Realm

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 to administration during procedures such as in acute trauma situations or surgery. Reiki, a subtleContinue reading “Researching Reiki – Moving Energy Forward in the Scientific Realm”