Not too long ago I walked a labyrinth. You might have seen one or even walked one before. Maybe you know that a labyrinth is meant as a walking meditation about the journey of life. It's calming, intuitive, peaceful. I walked several in France last month, but the one I did in Portland was part of . . .
I'm glad you're reading this, because it's an important piece. It was written and posted on Facebook last month by my Facebook friend, Petrina Hamm. She's a valiant cancer warrior --you probably have some among your friends--and she is going to tell you what you can do to support them as they . . .
We're all judgmental. That's just a fact. If you have an opinion about anything you judge. That's the way it works. We're always judging. Sometimes we even judge people for being judgmental, in some weird round robin kind of thing. But we do judge. Usually, we keep judgment in check by letting it . . .
Life is full of losses. Think about this: eventually, everything we love will be lost to us. The carefree days of our youth. Our pets. Our parents and loved ones. Our independence. And more. I know what you're going to say--it's depressing! don't remind me! Well, I have a different view. . . .
Free lipstick lifts them even higher! What is it about a great lipstick with a little pop of color that instantly lifts the spirits? My best friend went to chemo in full hair and makeup for six years--always with a lipstick color that popped-- something I always teased her about. There she was, . . .
One of my customers at A Healing Spirit described sitting in her garden with her copy of A Guided Journal through Grief and connecting with her feelings about her loved one, who passed not too long ago. That's exactly how I hoped the books would be used: sitting quietly in a beautiful place, . . .
I've noticed that the most beautiful decor trends are based on colors we see in nature. Like these gorgeous blush pink clouds. So of course, it's no surprise that my friend Carolann Iaodarola chose the decorating trend of blush pink to write about. She says even guys are crushing on it! The photos . . .
I still know people who limit themselves. That's right. they're playing smaller than they are meant to. Why do you think that is? I think I know. They play small because they're afraid to step into their power. Women have done this more often than men, historically, but I know men who do it, too. . . .
If you've got a dog or a cat, it's time to start thinking about July 4, because many, many dogs have terrible anxiety and fear over the sound of fireworks. Riley has some recommendations: He stays home. It's irresponsible to take a dog out when there's so much scary noise. Riley is safe . . .
One of the best things you can do for your health is meditate. The benefits are well-documented, and so are the mental health benefits of getting some fresh air. That's why combining the two in a walking meditation outdoors can be such a boon to health. It's called a walking meditation but anyone . . .
My friend, Kathy Gottberg (and her husband, whom I've also met) took some time to re-evaluate their lifestyle in midlife in a way that I know you'll find interesting and inspirational. It's so good that she wrote a book about their rightsizing, RightSizing * A SMART Living 365 Guide to Reinventing . . .
At A Healing Spirit, I work in that space that approaches the intersection of Life and Death. I make products to help people who are grieving and others that support those intent on healing, many from potentially terminal diseases. Working so close to the concept and reality of death isn't for . . .
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. That in fact it may be necessary to encounter defeat so we can know who the hell we are." ~Maya Angelou That piece of wisdom goes on to say: "...so you know what you can rise from. how you can still come out of it." It is a quote I was . . .
It's my husband's birthday and I want to publicly proclaim how much I love him and how happy I am that he returned to my life after a 26-year break. Yes, that really happened. We were divorced for 26 years and then, poof! He was back! And it was the easiest thing we've ever done. And so, to . . .
It's that time again: blogs by Boomers. And for Boomers. But you know what? Other age groups will enjoy the diversity of topics covered and maybe even the (ahem) elder wisdom they contain. Like me, Meryl Baer loves travel --it's one of her passions. The Six Decades and Counting blogger is currently . . .
Being sick is a bitch. Why do bad things happen to good people? Or at all? Why would a loving God make people suffer? The big "why?" I know quite a few people who are suffering from big, ugly diseases and conditions. A variety of big ugly maladies. You can't get to my age without seeing the kind . . .
Is past life regression real? Do you have to believe in reincarnation to have one? Having just completed a three-course, year-long graduate program in past life regression at Atlantic University, I love those questions. So let me attempt a coherent answer. Past life regression use hypnosis to . . .
My octagenerian BFF got one of the first decks of healing affirmations, hot off the press. A few weeks later she was visiting at my house and,unsolicited, dug into her purse. She pulled out the pretty pink organza bag full of healing affirmations. Because, of course, they are business card size and . . .
A friend messaged me the other day about my new business, A Healing Spirit. He told me how much he loved the products and then said "Congratulations on being you!" I loved it. Of course. How many of us actually take the time to acknowledge another for being themselves? How many of us take the time . . .
I know anxiety. I met it in my early 20s. When I didn't know a thing about managing anxiety. The trouble with anxiety is that it can come up out of nowhere. No specific reason, just one day, there it is. The trouble with anxiety is that it can turn into full-blown panic attacks. Sometimes so bad . . .