Posts Categorized: Healing

Blessing Exchange or Bill? You Get to Choose.

Being the first day of a new month, I am happy and grateful to write out my Blessing Exchange checks, BEs for short – commonly referred to by most folks as ‘bills’ and done with growls, snarls, bad moods, anger and resentment.   With each BE I write, I express my thanks for what the… Read more »

I’m Changing Valentine’s Day and You Can Too

It’s Valentine’s Day.  Again. Maybe this excites you.  Maybe it makes you groan with annoyance or painful emotions.  No matter your reaction, I think it needs a rewrite. When a knee-jerk holiday or observance day rolls around on the calendar, my inner, anti-commercialized and ‘make it all meaning-full’ voice asks: What’s this about?  How could… Read more »

The Walk in the Woods

It was an exquisitely beautiful and heart-filled celebration of life.  My musician friend died far too young, with so much music still inside of him.  The heavens will benefit as his soul soars and cruises through the ethers playing his fascinatingly complex blend of guitar loops. Thankfully for those of us left walking the earth,… Read more »

Have You Kondo’d Yet? It Will Transform Your Life.

I believe in – and practice – living simply.  Heck, I used to teach a seminar by that very name. There’s a book that’s taken the world by storm that is changing the lives of the folks who follow its program. It’s Marie Kondo’s best seller “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. Even though de-cluttering… Read more »

A Healing Ceremony for Women Who Have Lost Children

Mother’s Day can be a very difficult time for women who have lost a child.  No matter the age of the child, how long ago the death occurred, or the manner of death, the emotional turmoil that results for these wounded mothers when everyone else is buying cards and flower baskets to honor moms, is… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Reiki in End-of-Life Care: Can They Help?

I had the honor of being interviewed by SevenPonds.com for a feature article about my work with end-of-life and those who are grieving.  It appears in their Professional Advice segment of their blog. The 2-part article was written by Kathleen Clohessy, who did a great job encapsulating a 3-1/2 hour interview into the comprehensive feature.  Thank… Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Your Heart and Spirit

Our body is not just a physical entity, but the container for all of our bodies/essences: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional.  Keeping the container well tuned, fed and cleansed of toxins is vital for vibrant health. Letting go of old, stagnant, and outdated stuff (thoughts, emotions, beliefs) in our other bodies is just as important, if… Read more »

Spring Tonic Smoothie – with Special Guest, Dandelion!

Good ol’ Hippocrates had it right when he said: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. His words couldn’t be truer than when doing a cleanse and incorporating tonifying foods like dandelion into a smoothie. This powerhouse shake can help remove the body’s joint and cellular toxicity built up over the winter… Read more »