Rooted Awareness

I have been gifted numerous plants within the last year.  My home is quite pregnant with greenery.  And I so love having plants.  They make my home feel positively alive!  Buy my thumb… well, it has been more tan than green.  I really didn’t know how to care for all these plants.  After a few months in my care, many … Continue reading

Expanding Abilities

During each healing session, I am completely present with the client and the energy.  I tune in to and feel the current flowing through and out of my body – in from the crown, to the heart, down my arms and through my palms.  I often see colors and vibrations in and around the client’s body, and observe it – … Continue reading

Medicine of the Mind

We all know about the placebo effect.  It’s all too often poo-poo’ed and labeled a “fake” treatment.  But when we begin to look at it in a new light, we find that the placebo effect is really concrete evidence that the body has an innate ability to repair itself.   There are numerous studies showing that through the placebo effect, patients can … Continue reading

Our Connection with Earth

I was recently interviewed by Jen and Jacob from Journey Into the Great Work.  Their journey is taking them down the Pan-American highway to gather stories and connected perspectives for their documentary. All of these interviews on this video came from one weekend spent in Portland, OR.

Attitude of Gratitude

Instead of writing about what I am grateful for, I want to share with you some benefits of the beautiful process of expressing gratitude for the things that fill your life. 6 Benefits of Gratefulness: 1. A mind at ease. A grateful attitude translates to a “glass half full” attitude.  When you’re focusing on what you have instead of what you … Continue reading

DIY Non-toxic Perfume

Common “secret” chemicals in perfumes cause a multitude of health issues such as irritability, mental vagueness, muscle pain, asthma, bloating, joint aches, sinus pain, fatigue, sore throat, eye irritation, gastrointestinal problems, laryngitis, headaches, dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, spikes in blood pressure, coughing, and burning or itching skin irritations. Other chemicals may pose much more serious threats… Continue reading

Grounding Techniques

Essentially, grounding is bringing ourselves back into harmony with our natural state by reconnecting to the earth frequency.  This process balances our present moment awareness between the body, mind and spirit.  It helps energy flow within us to a greater degree. It’s easy to become ungrounded when living in the city or with a life full of stressors.  When you’re … Continue reading

The Importance of Sleep

I am at the doTERRA convention this weekend and have learned so many amazing things! One of the most memorable classes was on sleep.  I knew sleep was important, but I didn’t know exactly how important it is for things such as: Decreasing Stress; Decreasing Inflammation; Detoxification; Weight Loss; Improving Memory; Improving Energy Levels; Improving Emotional Wellbeing; Overall Performance; Avoiding … Continue reading

Love as the Foundation

For me, it all came down to loving myself and taking actions in alignment with that. I love myself and I want myself to be healthy and thriving! With that shift, I began a new diet of love and began to feed myself in different ways. Starting with food, I took out the junk and now eat lots of fresh, organic vegetables and fruit. I feed and nourish myself with positive affirmations, expansive books, meditations, movement, sound healing, dance, essential oils, time in nature, alone time, loving relationships, and much more. Continue reading

Emotions – Your Guidance System

Emotions are our internal guidance system.  They help us to make decisions, set boundaries, communicate, and connect with others & ourselves.  When we are tuned in to them, we are able to take actions in greater alignment with our higher selves. As you may expect, emotional wellbeing is not about controlling and suppressing our emotions.  Instead, it relates to our … Continue reading