3 Tips for Choosing Between Alternative and Western Medicine Treatments

in Holistic Wellness, Self Mastery, self-value

Maybe it’s because I’m a newf – I have a wide practical streak.  If I have a headache, I might take a pain pill. Sure, I might also use energy work or essential oils to get rid of it, but some days I just take a pill.  Every person has to make their own decisions about these things. Personally, I like the term ‘complementary’ rather than ‘alternative’ for energy work, because I like to have all the choices. All the choices, so that I am free to do what is best for me in the moment. How can anyone make Read More

Top 3 Internal Conflicts to Release Weight with Ease

in Holistic Wellness, personal growth, Self Mastery

Okay, the holidays are past, so there are no more excuses. Maybe you’re thinking about a trip south and dreading putting on the bathing suit when you know those Christmas cookies are puffing up your patootie. The ads for gyms and slimming programs are screaming at you to get your butt together – well, to get a hold of your butt – well, to do something about your butt. Maybe you’ve been down this road before, enduring the diets and pouring sweat in the latest fad masquerading aerobics as entertainment. I like dance or swim aerobics of any form, because Read More

Protect your body, mind and spirit with the Columning Tool

in Energy, Holistic Wellness, Meditation, Self Mastery, self-value

People, places, and things have energy. Imagine the energy of a sports event or a rock concert: lots of people are excited at the same time. The Columning Tool is used to protect you from large flows of energy when a lot of people are having similar emotional reactions. The energy around you affects you. You can use shielding tools to filter energy and protect yourself. Enjoy the flow of energy while keeping your energy safe from the emotions, attitudes and events around you. Major events, from rock concerts to floods, are situations where many people are feeling similar emotions. Read More

Tempted by Holiday treats?

in Holistic Wellness, Self Mastery

Chocolate used to be compulsive for me.  If it was in the house, even for baking, I ate it.  Chocolate was my crack. Now I can have chocolate in the cupboard and enjoy a piece occasionally when I feel like it – usually three days a month.  Even then it’s not compulsive, and one piece is satisfying and feels great. You can clear your compulsive urges for chocolate and holiday treats – and feel much better about yourself! When a compulsion is a subconscious program you won’t stop it with willpower!  Trying to stop your subconscious with willpower is like Read More

Do You Creak as much as Your Chair?

in Holistic Wellness, Insights

If you feel stiff and creaky after too long in a chair – probably in front of a computer – it’s probably a result of inflammation.  Getting up to stretch or have a glass of water becomes part of the list of shoulds, about how to take care of your body, that don’t happen.  Shoulds are an easy way to call yourself wrong, which is not likely to lubricate your joints. To actually change a behavior, and be able to do simple things that take care of your body, requires identifying the internal conflict that keeps you in your chair Read More

Why Do You Catch Winter Colds and Flu?

in Holistic Wellness, Insights

Is it more important to wash your hands in the winter, when colds and flus abound and sneezes smear surfaces with germs?  I’ve become totally unable to eat unwrapped mints offered in restaurants because of what I’ve read about bathroom hygiene.  Is it appropriate to get totally paranoid imagining that the last hand to touch a doorknob may have been sneezed into? Grossness aside, why do some people catch every bug that rolls through office or classroom, while others smirk their way to the ski slopes and actually enjoy the winter season?  Are they chugging Echinacea tea to boost their Read More

Walking Through Hell

in Holistic Wellness, Insights

Winston Churchill said If you’re going through hell, keep going. Hell is a bad place to stop. If you’ve made it through some of the dark days of whatever drags at you, you’ve found a way to put one foot in front of the other and keep walking. That doesn’t mean the end is in sight – or maybe someone forgot to replace the light bulb at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes inspirational stuff can help. On youtube you can find Stand by Me/Playing for Change to lift your spirits. Or find any of the Free Hugs videos. You Read More