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6 Tips for Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice
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6 Tips for Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice

Perhaps this new year you made an intention to start or restart a meditation practice. Kudos to you for taking a step toward less stress and more calm! In this post, we’ll look at several factors in starting or restarting a meditation practice: Understand Your “Why” How to Start Small Scheduling Your Meditation Choosing a...

Loss and Grief
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Loss and Grief

Loss. Grief. It arises from different forms. Within the last several days, I had two different forms arrive. Last Friday I found out that my brother in North Carolina passed due to a bout in the hospital with COVID. We were not close as we had been disconnected for some time. Still there is grief...

Illuminated Intentions for the New Year
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Illuminated Intentions for the New Year

In 2021… you’ve been through so much beyond comprehension…another year of COVID and all it entailed… I salute You. It was another tough year for many people but for many spiritual sensitive people, it was a time to rekindle the inner flame of growth. Take a deep breath for a moment and let yourself feel...

Stress Free Living with Essential Oils
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Stress Free Living with Essential Oils

Stretching back to the beginning of time, essential oils have been used for stress relief. Yet, as time has progressed so has peoples’ stress levels. Along with our technologically advanced society, comes more severe challenges that cause stress and anxiety. After you’ve had a long day filled with the pressures of life on the job, life...

The Use of Therapeutic Sound for PTSD and Stress
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The Use of Therapeutic Sound for PTSD and Stress

Sound Meditation, Sound Baths and Sound Energy Healing I have been a musician since I was in grade school. I know that music has been therapy for me throughout the years with all the challenges I experienced in my childhood and adult life. To sing a song and strum the guitar, would be a soothing...

Stress Relief: How a Body Scan Meditation Can Assist You
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Stress Relief: How a Body Scan Meditation Can Assist You

You probably already know what stress feels like. Stress finds us on varying levels. We don’t have to look for it; it finds us. Whereas “rest” is something we must invite into our lives. We, as a society, must initiate rest. We often hear the term “stress,” often in phrases such as, “I’m so stressed...

Laughter Wellness
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Laughter Wellness

Laughter may be the best medicine after all. Laughing is found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and boost the function of the immune system; it also triggers the release of endorphins, increases pain tolerance, and promotes general wellbeing. The “therapy” takes advantage of the natural benefits of laughing and channels them for psychological gain....

Open to Possibilities
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Open to Possibilities

Recently, I witnessed one door close that I thought was secure. Yet, I am well aware that In this life change is the only constant. Our lives here are impermanent. It is looking at any attachments that I may have that I believe will keep me “safe” and “secure.” As easy as it is to...

No Mud, No Lotus
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No Mud, No Lotus

One of my teachers is Thich Nhat Hanh. I know I have to move through the challenges in life, yet those challenges bring me the gift of inner strength. I find that strength when I meditate on words such has Thich Nhat Hanh’s. I would like to share with you some wisdom from his book,...