When pain shows up, it’s there for a reason. This is pretty obvious most of the time. When you touch a hot stove the nerves in your finger send a message to your brain that it’s hot. This pain is a signal that protects your finger from getting burned (if you’re quick enough!).
Pain has a purpose—it’s there to get your attention. But it’s not always obvious why. Like when lower back pain shows up with no known injury or when someone is experiencing the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Here are three things to ask yourself when pain shows up:
“What have I been doing?”
“What have I been thinking or saying?”
“What have I been feeling?”Read More»
Have you noticed that a warm, sunny day in early Spring can bring out droves of people? After a long winter there is a strong urge to get outside. We’ve been cooped up in our homes and offices for months, away from the sun and the outdoors.
This craving for the outdoors and nature is referred to as biophilia (love of living things). Scientists have theorized that humans have a biological need to bond with and be close to other living systems, including: animals, plants, habitats, objects in nature and even the weather.
The term Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD) was first coined by author Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder. He refers to the biophilia theory and suggests that many of our children are suffering as a result of the disconnect from nature created by our modern lifestyles.
However, it’s not just children who need nature! We all need this connection to nature to some degree.Read More»
People often refer to me as a Healer.
I remember the first time someone called me a Healer. I had casually mentioned to a friend that I was starting my Healing Touch practice. She exclaimed, “You’re a Healer?! This is so amazing! You have to talk to my friend here–she has cancer…” and so on.
I was so uncomfortable with this title of Healer. It seemed that my friend thought that I could magically create healing. While I admit that there are times when the effect appears magical (in other words, that significant changes take place), I assure you that I am not the source.
What is a Healer?
What is a Living Food? (No, I’m not talking about what you find at the back of the refrigerator!) The simplest definition is that it has a high vibrational quality. If we were able to measure the potential energy (on a subtle level) of a Living Food, it would be full of life-force energy ready to be easily absorbed by the consumer.
Over ten years ago, I was introduced to the concept of Living Books through the work of Charlotte Mason, an early 20th century British educator. Her philosophies completely changed my approach to homeschooling and how I used books. I have discovered many parallels between feeding our minds on Living Books and feeding our bodies with a healthy diet of Living Foods.
Mason defined a Living Book as a “whole” book that feeds the spirit on many levels. Much of classic literature fits this category as well as books of scripture from all traditions. The hallmark of a Living Book is that it can be read again and again and there is always something more to be gained or learned.
Mason termed books that are a waste of time–that do not feed the soul–as “twaddle.” Kind of like a junk-food version of books. Also, few textbooks can pass as Living Books because they are often stripped of their story, leaving just selected points that are recognized as being important.Read More»
Another Introduction to Healing Touch workshop coming up next week!
June 6 (Sat) 9:30-12:30
Cost is $25 (extra $10 if you want CE credits/certificate)
Call or e-mail me soon if you’d like to register!