Posts tagged healing
Dream Big

The past few weeks have been filled with joy, blessings, and a lot of excitement.  It all began with a visit from my son, Steve whom I hadn’t seen in about a year.  I was excited to see him as well as to show him around the city of Santa Fe, the place I currently call home.  It didn’t take long for him to be in awe of the beauty that I cherish each day.  There was not a day during his visit that I didn’t hear, “I really like it here.”  Yes, this city has a way of captivating you. 

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Release and Let Go

How often do you hear the words "just let it go" and find yourself going, if I knew how to do that, don't you think I would? If it was that easy, don't you think I would have, was always running through my mind. Then it it hit me....maybe I don't want to let it go. Maybe I like having the worry, or the sickness or all the possessions of my past go” and find yourself

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Embrace your inner child

Healing your inner child is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.  Almost every one of us experienced some aspect of trauma as a child.  Trauma’s vary from having your favorite doll being taken to the trash without your consent, to your best friend moving away when you were five, to being told to shut-up, or to being physically, emotionally, spiritually or sexually abused.

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Be Present to the Moment

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind.  Breathing out, I smile.  Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

As I was settling in to a morning of connecting with myself, I felt this pang in my heart.  I acknowledged it and tucked the feeling into the back of my mind.  I was grateful in that moment of presence I had acknowledged the feeling as so many times in my life, I was so busy with this task or that, I wouldn’t have even paid attention.

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Finding me ~ in stillness

As I finished my combination yoga practice this morning of kundalini, I felt an inner stirring to continue to 30 minutes or so of yin.  As I settled into tadpole, a stillness overcame me, and tears began flowing.  I have become comfortable with this happening during yin and acknowledge that a release is needed and when it is time the meaning will come. I held the pose and as my body was ready went deeper, acknowledging sensations and appreciating all my body is sharing with me.

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Grief, healing our inner children and finding joy

Grief for many, is an ongoing process.  In my work with clients and in my own healing, there are ebbs and flows.  This past week from one session to the next the changes in emotions was like riding the newest rollercoaster.   For many, myself included, there is a part of us that when we begin to heal an issue in our lives, once we have fully become aware of it and acknowledged it, we want it over, done and healed. Truthfully, it just does not work that way.

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Shoulder Pain, Looking Deep Inside and Vitamin D3

Having lived with various autoimmune disorders for over 30 years, I have learned and unlearned quite a bit. 

The most important aspect for me is to be the best detective I can be.  I check in with my body daily for changes and have learned that before acting immediately to sit and listen for guidance.  For the past few months, I have had this nagging and at times intense left shoulder pain that has affected all aspects of my life.  There have been days when I haven’t been able to lift my arm to shoulder height, washing my hair was difficult as were most other tasks I do daily.

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Gratitude for the Healing Path

Rituals have become an important part of my life.  One of my favorites is my quiet time before ending the day.  I enjoy of cup of tea, normally Pukka Night Time, followed by reading for 30-45 minutes, journal writing, meditation/prayer and then I set the timer for 15 minutes of breath work and music and then off to dream land I go.

One thing I have noticed, is my dream time is more active with this ritual and lately, I have found myself jotting a few things down during the night so I can go back and reflect in the daytime hours.  Last night I woke up 3 or 4 times from a dream and began writing as my remembering in the morning doesn’t seem to happen.  As I understand that so many of our dreams have meaning to our life, having it clear and fresh feels important right now.

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Accepting where you are!

“Somewhere inside that hurting body, there is something better, something stronger, something real.” ― R. M. Drake

This past week I have been contacted by former clients and a couple friends for guidance on people they know and love who have recently been diagnosed with autoimmune disorders.  I automatically feel that knowing deep inside of me and all that happened in those moments of hearing you have multiple sclerosis. 

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Finding the rhythms of life ~ Through listening to my inner child

I had set an intention for today to be a day of prayer.  These past few weeks there are many I know who are in pain in one way or another and just in being aware of the constant changes ongoing in our world that many others are experiencing difficulties as well.

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