During Harvey we saw so many people step up to help in wondrous ways. At the same time, my social media feed was filled with people calling names and insulting others who were not behaving the way the poster wanted them to in the face of Houston's devastation. Or Florida's. For the most part, the . . .
"The 12-member National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Panel on Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia (1996) reviewed outcome studies on hypnosis with cancer pain and concluded that research evidence was strong and that other . . .
Simplify meal planning. If it's okay with your doctor, consider doing a juice fast once a week. Or just eat veggies and/or fruit that require little to no preparation. A boiled artichoke, steamed carrots and broccoli, green beans, a salad, apples, pears--whatever you like. Easy to prepare, easy . . .
I know people who absolutely will not entertain the idea of a good outcome. Absolutely will not. I get it. I do. When life's handed you some pretty big challenges and you think the odds are not in your favor, it's hard to think of possibility. "Possibility: A thing that may happen" Visualizing . . .
I don't know about you, but when I've got some down time, waiting in line for example, or even at home, I'll grab my phone for a quick diversion, like Words with Friends or Solitaire. So do millions of other women our age. Mobile gaming isn't just for young people --we're all doing it. In fact, it . . .
I love Patti Smith and I love her writing style. But she's a tough cookie, no doubt about it, and tough cookies sometimes lack empathy. Truth. When a friend sent me Smith's quote on grief I had to sit with it a while. Here's the quote: Grief starts to become indulgent and then it doesn't serve . . .
Don't call it a fortune cookie. Call it a plan. I was talking to one of my favorite friends last month about A Healing Spirit affirmations. "I use affirmations all the time-- I keep them nearby so I can meditate on one day," she said. "But sometimes, they piss me off!" I asked what she . . .
"How long do I have, Doctor?" I'm not a fan of that question because it can be anxiety-producing. Besides, answers to that question are misleading. And I'm pretty sure doctors don't like it, either. Because odds are just statistics. They're not strength or character or cells. They're not . . .
A physicist was recently quoted in a story whose premise was that the existence of an afterlife is "Impossible." His proof of that was that “the laws of physics underlying everyday life are completely understood” and according to those laws an afterlife can not exist. I had to laugh at his . . .
When we're feeling low and depressed, many of us turn to a pill as a default solution. But what if all it takes to feel better is a spiritual tune-up? Ask yourself if these things are true: 1. It's hard to find the beauty in others or in the world around you. 2. Sadness or hopelessness permeate . . .
NOW WILL ALSO HELP IRMA VICTIMS: If you've been curious about what a past life regression might tell you, this is the time to schedule one. I'll donate 25% of all fees for Skype regressions booked through by Sept 14 but conducted in October or November to help pets and people affected by Hurricane . . .
Think of your soul as a book with many chapters....many lives. That book is all-knowing----it understands what to do and when. The soul understands its purpose and when it's done for any single lifetime. Some purposes are short, some very short. Others are long and even very long. It's all about . . .
Not just possibility. DIVINE possibility. Which is to say that anything can happen. Anything. Wrap your brain around THAT. Imagine it. Live in it. Live in divine possibility. We provide services and products that encourage living in divine possibility at A Healing Spirit. Come take a . . .
Earlier in my life, when I'd met grief only briefly and it wasn't the intimate friend it is now, I tripped over myself with a grieving loved one. He'd lost his teenage daughter in a horrible accident. And while he grieved heavily at the time, after the memorial service he never mentioned her. To . . .
Love by itself is more than enough. No fancy gee-gaws, no big proclamations, just that warm feeling of being there for another, those thoughtful words, a loving touch. A warm hug. Love. We love to receive it and yes, many of us love to give it. It really does give our lives meaning. In this world . . .
We've been donating to Hurricane Harvey relief organizations all week and now, A Healing Spirit will do the same. Buy a gift package or even an affirmation deck or guided journal through my Etsy shop through Sept 6 -- I'll donate $5 from each gift set and 15% of any deck or journal. Only via . . .
The key to contentment is as easy as that. Some of us struggle with it, but it's really not as hard as we make it. It's, well....Simple. It's as simple as setting limits for what you allow in your life. Sharpen your pencil and make list. What's in your life? People, things, stuff, jobs, activities. . . .
Our world is crying out for compassion. Can you hear it? What would happen if compassion began with us, I wonder? Would it make a difference? I think it would. Compassion is like a bright sun, lighting up the worlds around us. So when I found this Compassion exercise in an Avatar brochure, . . .
When we enter the social media jungle we'll find assumptions. And at least a little judgment and sometimes quite a lot. After all, many social media friends don't have more than a superficial friendship with us, right? They don't really KNOW us. Well, maybe. Sometimes they know us way too well. . . .
Happiness isn't as elusive as some would lead us to believe. It's actually pretty simple. Take time every day to enjoy the simplest pleasure of life. A bowl of fresh fruit in a pretty bowl with a real napkin, for example. Eaten outside on your patio or overlooking your garden. Oh I know, you've . . .