Oct 3

Seashells Change with Time and so Do We

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I love walking on the beach and looking for seashells. When I was younger I always looked for the perfect shell, the one with no holes in it and fully intact. Now I really admire those that are imperfect, part of the shell has been washed away by the pounding surf or an animal has found its way in to feast on what was inside. These imperfect shells tell a story of time, challenges, persistent beauty and give it more character. I feel they are more beautiful than a perfect whole shell!

Sep 22

Numerous Benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil

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Origanum majorana (sweet marjoram) is one of my favorite oils and several hospitals also use it because it is addresses several issues that frequently occur together. For example it can alleviate physical pain and help you relax and sleep better.

Aug 22

Do you think holistic therapies improve your patient care?

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Medications alone don’t always relieve pain or anxiety in patients. Complementary or holistic therapies improve outcomes by helping to alleviate pain, decrease stress, anxiety and more! The patient’s feel “cared for” when someone gives them undivided attention even if it is just for 5 minutes.

Jul 20

Bring Peace and Relaxation to the Terminally Ill

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There is a wonderful healing touch technique that assists people dealing with a terminal illness in many ways. First it helps to ease fear and anxiety producing a sense of peace, calm and relaxation. If they are restless, agitated or experiencing pain it helps to relax the physical body as well. When they are ready to leave the physical world it allows them to do so peacefully. I have taught healing touch to hospice personnel (chaplains, RNs and volunteers) and they feel it is a great adjunct to the services they offer patients. I have instructed family members and caregivers in this technique which helps them feel like they are “doing something to help” the person.

Jun 3

When a Habit Changes from Beneficial to Detrimental

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We all have habits, some are beneficial and others are not. Sometimes a habit that once served you well becomes troublesome and you would like to change it. Below is my story of when a habit changed from beneficial to detrimental and what I did about it.

Growing up TV was a source of comfort and companionship because both of my parents worked full time and my siblings were much older. It kept me company when no one else was home, it lulled me to sleep at times when I was feeling scared, it entertained me when no one else was around.

Feb 18

How I Create Serenity and Abundance in 15 Minutes a Day

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I love my morning meditation. It helps me to create serenity and tackle daily challenges without getting frantic or terribly upset. The visualizations assist me in creating joy and abundance in my life.

Most mornings I sit in bed for 15 – 20 minutes and clear my mind. I focus on my breath then ground and center myself. After that I stay (or try to stay) in the present moment for several minutes.

Dec 9

Gain Insights About Relationships Through Your Sacral Chakra

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The second chakra is the sacral chakra and relates to feelings and emotions, especially one-on-one relationships. I would say 99.5% of women that come to see me for emotional pain have this chakra congested. This makes perfect sense if you are feeling scared, isolated, depressed or experiencing feelings of being disconnected from yourself or other people. This chakra is also associated with creativity, pleasure and sexuality.

Nov 12

Essential Oils Have Powerful Healing Effects on the Body and Mind

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Essential oils have a profound effect on every system in the body. Oils have powerful healing effects on the body such as decreasing inflammation, promoting wound healing, assist in breaking up mucus and alleviating pain, They work at the cellular level clearing off receptor sites, removing toxins and supporting cellular health. Research has shown that essential oils are effective antimicrobial agents too. When an oil is applied topically it travels through your entire body in a matter of minutes.

Sep 30

I Found a Tribal Dance to be Very Cathartic

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My spirit was feeling disconnected, restless, and bored. My body felt ungrounded and uncentered. I wanted to go out in nature and do something different. A friend told me about Art in Nature happening that Sunday. I went and it was amazing! There were all types of musicians, dancers, artists, comedians spread out in the redwood regional park. All of it impacted me but I found a tribal dance to be VERY cathartic and the most healing.

Sep 18

Powerful Oils can Promote Mental Concentration and Enhance Memory

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You’re working on a project and you lose your concentration, essential oils can promote mental concentration and enhance memory safely. I frequently use oils while doing research or writing materials so I can stay alert and focused. My 2 favorites are peppermint and a blend called Clarity but there are others to choose from.