Monday, February 14, 2011

I love...

I love you. You love me. We’re a happy family…. Ok so I am not going to go into a purple dinosaur sing a lot with you, but what we are going to talk about is love. One of the things we in America are raised by is the “Golden Rule” to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Though we have taken that in some respects to an extreme and we do not put ourselves first, for some we are seldom put ourselves first.

Even if we have not been in a plan, we have heard someone joke about or make reference to the oxygen masks coming down and to make sure you have your mask on before helping someone else. In short, if you ain’t breath’n you ain’t help’n anyone. Even the person we love. Yet it seems ok in day to day life to put ourselves last. Yes the “Golden Rule” says that we to help others, but it does not say to help others and then help yourself. It says not to treat someone as you would treat yourself.

Why would you treat someone else better than you treat yourself? It happens and we have all done it. Though I am not suggesting that you change how you live and interact with others all together, what I am asking is to look at how you treat yourself.

Look at it this way:

You just barked at your BFF and called them a lazy fat-butt (keep’n in PG) and a good for nothing slob. That they do not deserve to be treated fairly because they did not get the laundry done or the kids ready for bed in a timely manner, and then do not feed them all day because they have to play catch up. Force them to eat a greasy burger fixed by a stranger in a kitchen you may or may have never stepped foot in and ask them to eat it really fast before you get to pick up the kids, because you have just denied them food all day.

I could give a scenario all day of examples of how we treat ourselves, but I will save you from that. I will however ask you to start treating yourself with kindness and treating yourself as you would someone else. In the end if you do not treat yourself proper, then you really are not giving someone else all that you can. Because while you are standing there helping someone cross the street you may be thinking your stomach is growling or feeling bad about yourself because you did not have time to fix dinner last night.

One thing I have learned over the past year is that the more fitness and health that I gain the more easily I am able to take care of things at home. Then I am not so exhausted afterward and I am able to actually enjoy the home or yard I just worked in.

Time has passed already since New Year’s Day, so I ask you on this Valentine’s Day to love yourself and make a commitment to yourself to love yourself. To see you are as worthy as your friend or a stranger.

Happy Valentine’s Day – Be your Valentine!

—Be kind to yourself. You are worth it.—

Friday, February 4, 2011

Reiki Classes 2011

Happy February!
It is amazing how time flies when we are having fun. The new office is fantatic and if you have not been, please make an appointment today. You will truely be transported to a relaxing place and I look forward to seeing you soon.

There are a few classes and workshops that I will be hosting around town in the near future. Listed below are a few already scheduled and also the only Reiki classes to be offered for 2011. These will also be the last Reiki classes for at least a year and a half, so please if this is a path you were going to take and I am a teacher you wish to learn with this is the last opportunity for a while.

I will continue to hold smaller workshops and stay tuned for each of those as the dates are set. Thank you to each of you who attended the pendulum class and I look forward to seeing at one of the workshops or classes that are on the way.

Workshop on Altars
March 5

Reiki 1
Thursday, March 10

Reiki 1
Thursday, April 7

Reiki 2
Tuesday, May 10

Reiki Mastership
Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12
10-5 both days

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about any of the classes, times, locations and so on. You can respond to either this email or contact me at

Joy and light,

New Years Resolution

We have all done it, do it or planning it. A New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, to once and for all be skinny or however you phrase it. I know I have done the same thing and still in the process of losing weight or getting healthy. I prefer the term releasing the weight that I no longer need and creating a healthier me.

Here is why I phrase it this way. If I lose something, then my subconscious might say “heck, what did she lose? Weight, well goodness we can’t lose something. Here it is back and here is some more in case you lose it again”. Sound familiar? How many of us can say, “I’m really good at losing weight, I’m not really good at keeping it off”? This is why I say that I am letting go of the weight I do not need any more.

Why did I need it in the first place? I was unaware that I needed it, but created the protection for whatever reason. If I have extra fat around me then, nobody can hurt my feelings. I will fill the void with food. I do not have to feel anything if I distract myself with food. I cannot have what I want and I want this candy bar so I am going to eat it, because I can have this. These are all the emotional things that I subconsciously thought while mindlessly eating.

This year maybe try on a different New Year’s Resolution. “Each week I am going to positively improve some part of myself”. This goes deeper than improving the outside appearance. Because many of us who are obese, morbidly obese or overweight are that way for a reason and it is not just because we like food. It is because we have an emotional thing going on.

Here are a few of things to look at for your monthly, weekly or even daily goals in creating that over all positive improvement of yourself in 2011:

1.I will give myself an opportunity to help in my community for 4 hours of my month over to a non-profit. You can donate 4 hours of wages or go do volunteer work.
2.I will give myself a healthy new food to try each month.
3.I will give myself permission to be loved.
4.I will give myself a new outlook about work this week.
5.I will read once a month a book on spirituality
6.I will allow someone to help me.
In the end our health is not limited to the outside of our body. It is our body, mind and spirit that make up our total package of who we are. By looking at our weight as something we do not need as protection or a filler to mask something, then we are better able to let it go and keep it away. After all our health is not limited to our physical appearance it is about the inside and out.

This year how about making your New Year’s Resolution to be more interactive and not just mentioning that this is what I want the end product to be, but to set different steps to achieve that goal. It is easy to say this is what I want, but without smaller bench marks along the way it is easy to lose sight of the bigger goal or to know there is a deeper reason behind our actions. Sometimes what we are looking at is not really what we are trying to fix in the first place.

New podcast coming soon, I can speak better now.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Moving again

Sorry, but yes I am moving to another location. The location I am moving from had been absolutely wonderful and Joyce has provided a peaceful setting. Though when the elevator broke it became difficult for many people to make it to an appointment.
It is important that healing, stress reduction and personal time to be as carefree as possible, which prompted me to look for a new office space. Then the perfect opportunity came when a friend said she was looking to share her office space and voila, we have a new office.
Please, make your appointment today, you will enjoy the new space as much as I will and look forward to becoming nestled and begin working with each of you. You will not have to alter your driving too much, I will be right behind where I currently am in the Carriage Glenn complex. When you make your appointment I will give you exactly how to find me, as the new space is tucked away in an almost private feeling space.
I look forward to seeing you soon. Do not forget while you are shopping for everyone else in the upcoming weeks to take some time out for you, because you are worth it.
The first class to be offered there will be the weekend of November 6, 10-6 both Saturday and Sunday is Reiki Master. You can take it as an audit or for the first time (must have completed Reiki 1 & 2, at least 21 days prior to the class). If you are interested in taking a Reiki class, please feel free to contact me. It is a wonderful energy to work with and a great way for you to connect to your divine purpose.
Happy healing,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Upcoming Reiki Classes

There is a weekend of Reiki coming up in November. The weekend of the 6th from 10-6 both days, with a lunch break. Please bring water, snacks and wear comfortable clothing. It is a fun class, with a lot of one on one instruction. You sit with other students and you are guided in how to teach and the different ways in which you can use your Reiki energy.
If you have not taken Reiki 1 or 2 and wish to take this class, please contact me immediately.
The cost of Reiki Masteship is $300 (please do not let the price turn you away, talk to me first if you are lead this way)
I look forward to learning Reiki with you!
Peace and joy,

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Often I find myself nestled in nature, while running, walking or riding outdoors. I am often doing this solo. While running I am slow, very slow, almost sloth slow, "is she really moving" slow, though I keep going.

During the wee dark hours of the morning I am sitting there completely alone in the darkness with only a glimmer from the headlamp I wear. I am the only person that can get me through those dark scary moments alone while the others run in front of me.

One thing that I have learned in participating in triathlons, races and such is that the only person to get me through it, is myself. I have friends there cheering me and giving me words of encouragement, but without the strength of will in my heart I am not going to go anywhere. I have to believe in myself.

This is why when I run or ride during the daylight I look for the crane or blue heron standing in the river. As in much of life we stand to learn something from our surroundings.

I have watched a crane standing in the water for hours, seemingly in the same position each time I run or ride past. It looks as though standing still or sleeping while standing, a crane is fully alert and ready for what is to come.

We all look at the wolf and their strong toughness and seemingly mystical connections to worlds unknown. Or the eagle that soars miles above our heads with sharp talons ready to grab a meal. Though if you sit and watch a crane they are brave, strong and on the mark and they are fully present.

The crane stands there with certainty that their food is going to swim by when they need it. Their strength comes in, not fighting or defending territory, but will move onward when their safety is threatened.

Be the crane, wait patiently, but be fully present and alert at what you might miss.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Understanding Space Clearing

Spaces much like people have energy. In Chinese cultures there is a practice called Feng Shui that states that certain parts of your house are linked to areas of your personal life. In addition to that, there is the energy of a house too.
It is a saying you hear once in a while, “if walls could talk”. Well they do. Have you ever stepped into a vacant office, house or room and felt welcome right away and felt warm and fuzzy all over? Or just the opposite you walk in and feel sad or mad in the space? This is the energy of the space, often of the previous occupants of that space.
We all have energy, it is called chi and much like electrical lines that run all over the city so do our chi lines in our bodies and in our living spaces. So many different things affect our chi and the chi around us. We can have lots of joy, chaos, sadness, celebration and so on, that is emitted from our body. You have heard people say, “I just feel safer when she is around” or “he brings such joy to a room”.
For example; when you are talking to someone and you say something that makes them mad, you may feel a “shutter” in your body, that is them assaulting you with their energy (that is a different topic all together, stay tuned). This energy can also stay in that space. If a space has constant sadness, then it can begin to feel heavy and when outsiders enter they feel tired.
I went to one house to visit a client and instantly felt like I needed a nap. I wanted lots of sugar right away. The family had been sick and the sickness caused a lot of resentment and anger between the couple. As a result it made their house feel heavy and dark. Their health was not improving and one of them slept a lot of the time. After their space clearing, each noticed a difference in each other and their increased energy. Because of their constant illness, their clearing needs to happen more often than some.
While one client had just moved and began to feel like there were bugs crawling all over them and had a host of health issues to show up including insomnia, just as they moved into their new house. They did have something bugging them, their house was bugging them and after a space clearing they could sleep more restful and their health returned back to how it was before moving.
These are only a few occurrences, but keep in mind there are some things you can do to help with the energy of your home.
• Keep it physically clean as possible of clutter and dirt
• Candles, incense and crystals help to aid energy flow
• If you have broken appliances or burned out lights, get rid of it
• If you have not used something in the past year, you most likely will not, toss it, unless it is something you love
• Try not to block door ways
• Keep the toilet lid down. No it is not a woman thing. Think of your and the energy of your house being flushed down the drain
• Do a house clearing at least once a year or when you notice it feels different. We just had a sick puppy, so a clearing will soon occur in our house.
• Make sure there are no gas leaks or other chemical leaks

A space clearing cannot fix everything, but it can fix some things. Start with cleaning it up and then look at clearing it up. A clean slate is always a good place to begin in any space.