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May 24, 2018

“Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessel's life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever tasted.”

 -Tyler Durden

I was very fortunate this weekend, to be able to take some time off and visit some family. One of my favorite p...

May 14, 2018

Why doesn’t everyone meditate? What is everyone so afraid of? These are a few of the questions I have been asking myself now in almost 4 years of meditating on “daily” basis. And there are a few guesses I have to these questions, but first a small preface about me.

I am...

May 8, 2018

“40% of the actions people perform each day aren’t actual decisions, but habits”
-Charles Duhigg “The Power of Habit”
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Habit: a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. I never knew that in the...

May 8, 2018

Ever wonder why it's so hard to Eat right AND Exercise. Well, that's because their is a lot going on underneath that head of yours. To start, let's look at the three parts of what we know as a Habit "Loop"

1. The Cue 2. The Routine 3. The Reward. Along with the three st...

Hello, everyone. Thanks for reading my blog post today! As a Reiki Master/Teacher, one of my responsibilities is to continue learning as much as I can about Reiki. Another one of my responsibilities, is to share what I learn with all of YOU.

I came across this really i...

Hi, everyone! Today, we are going to explore:

Reiki Principle #1: 

Just for today, I will give thanks for all of my blessings.

Why do you suppose that the practice of being grateful is so important that it is one of the Five Reiki Principles? Well, the reason may lie in t...

There are five principles that Reiki Practitioners are strongly encouraged to live by. As a Reiki Master/Teacher, I encourage my clients to "explore" them, to "try them out" (okay, okay, to live by them, too).  After all, they're just five tiny, little principles to fo...

November 4, 2016

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based practice for treating trauma. Traumatic experiences can cause major changes in the brain. Such changes can impact how we perceive the world, others, and ourselves, as well as impact how we react...

Traditional Eastern Medicine medicine practices like cupping and acupuncture are relatively new to the U.S., and naturally there are lots of questions about how they work. Below are answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about acupuncture, moxibustion, cu...

August 9, 2016

Most folks think about couples counseling as being a last ditch effort required to save a failing relationship. That’s not the only time or the best time to seek counseling. There is a range of circumstances where working with a therapist can be beneficial. For example...

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