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Crystal Spirit Guides: How and Why to Work with Gemstones as Allies

March 17, 2017 0

“It’s an honor to be a caretaker for crystals. Treat them as you would dear friends; in other words nurture and respect them. Their support strengthens your ability to realize the essence of universal wisdom.” Virtue & Lukomski, Crystal Therapy What’s a Crystal Ally? When it comes to energy medicine, everything alive is medicine. We […]

Animal Spirit Guides: How and Why to Work with an Animal Totem

February 24, 2017 1

“All things on Earth Mother and all things in the Universe are capable of being Spirit Guides. Why? Because the Spirit of the Creator is in all things.” Source: Manataka American Indian Council What’s an Animal Ally? What a great question! Some would say that an animal spirit guide is the same as a power […]

Learning NVC: The best decision I almost didn’t made

February 8, 2017 0

“All that has been integrated into NVC [Nonviolent Communication]  has been known for centuries about consciousness, language, communication skills, and use of power that enable us to maintain a perspective of empathy for ourselves and others, even under trying conditions.” — Marshall B. Rosenberg, Phd Would NVC really be useful for me? I was like most […]

What can you do about an irregular period?

January 27, 2017 0

What’s causing your irregular period? If you’ve ever searched online for treatment options to regulate the menses, most sites list few options: hormonal therapy and/or possibly nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Well, I’m happy to say, for many women, these are not your only options. A lot of women can regulate an irregular period with seed cycling […]

Acupressure and Foods to Treat Morning Sickness

January 25, 2017 0

  Self-Care for Morning Sickness Thankfully, Chinese medicine has quite a bit to say about treating nausea. (Did you know it’s so effective, most insurances reimburse for acupuncture treatment of morning sickness and nausea from chemotherapy?) Some of my favorite points to use with moms during pregnancy include: Ren-22 (天突, Celestial Chimney) This point is located at […]

Breathing Techniques for Stress Reduction and Energy Work

November 18, 2016 0

“Breathing is massively practical,” says Belisa Vranich, a psychologist and author of the book ‘Breathe,’ …It’s meditation for people who can’t meditate.” –Source: NYTimes.com What I’m Reading: Breathing Techniques for Stress Reduction NYT article, “Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing” Author’s Key Points Controlled breathing has been shown to “reduce stress, increase alertness […]

Treating Plantar Fasciosis with Physical Medicine, Acupuncture, and Energy Work

October 28, 2016 0

Plantar Fasciosis: The New ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ Perhaps you’ve heard of plantar fasciitis? Well, doctors have found that it’s not always inflammation (i.e. “-itis”) that causes this heel pain. Overuse and degeneration can lead to poor circulation and tissue death of the plantar fascia. For this reason, the condition is now mostly referred to as “plantar fasciosis.” […]

Looking for the best sunblock? Sort EWG’s 2016 list by rating and name.

August 12, 2016 0

The EWG Sunscreen Guide rates the safety and efficacy of sunscreens, daily moisturizers, lip products and SPF-rated makeup. See all of the sunscreen products EWG has rated. Source: All Sunscreens | EWG’s 2016 Guide to Sunscreens What makes the “best sunblock” the best? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) sources published scientific literature to assess both efficacy and the […]