WTF Universe! One of those Upside Down Days

Do you ever have one of those days where everything is just wedged in sideways and not working? Me too! Especially today. For some reason, the bank website wasn’t working, the email website wasn’t working, everything I sat down to do just… stopped. Except writing to you right now. What is going on Universe?!? If [...]

Grounding Meditation

Grounding is one of the first things I teach in Reiki, but it is a powerful skill that anyone can do. Grounding is simply connecting to the vast love of Mother Earth and allowing this energy to support and heal us. This meditation will help you connect to that vast and loving power. […]

Just for Today, I will be Grateful

Just for today, I will be grateful. I can’t commit to being happy all the time, but I can commit to being grateful, one day at a time. In fact, it is my daily commitment to gratitude that keeps me going. Giving thanks has been part of my life for as long as I can [...]

Courage: Why stretching is good

After two years of writing and editing and writing and more editing… my first book is days away from being released. I’m riding through waves of courage and vulnerability that I have never before experienced with such soul-aching intensity. At times, I cannot stop the tears of fulfillment from flowing. At others, I feel like [...]

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5 Things I Learned from Falling Down the Stairs

I fell down the stairs this summer. Actually, it was more like a carpeted ladder, and I more flew than fell. I was just waking up from a powerful dream where I was pulled into the time of Julius Ceasar. I wanted to creep downstairs (downladder) and steal a few morning moments of writing in [...]

Try this experiment! Only a few minutes will change your life.

A little while ago I posted a couple of meditation and Reiki quizzes, where you rank your stress and happiness levels before and after meditation or a self-healing Reiki session. So cool! The results are so neat and clear. Even just five minutes, meditation and Reiki can completely change your state. Your stress levels drop [...]

Colouring Time! Affirmations and Creative Fairy Snot

So if you have walked into a bookstore lately, you probably have seen the **awesome!! happy clap!** display of adult colouring books. Yes, that is right! Permission to colour!! I spent many hours this summer swooning over the pages of the mandala colouring book I have. Besides being super fun, it struck me that there is [...]

Releasing Anger Meditation

Whew! Anger! It can be a tricky emotion to handle. Meditation often helps to soothe the fire of anger, but getting there when you are overwhelmed can be really difficult. This guided meditation is specifically for times when you are angry or feeling resistance. It acknowledges and releases your feelings while helping you understand the deeper [...]

Joyful Life: Writing and Helping Full-time

Summer is fully here. And with it arrives a dream. A year ago I started the first draft of my book and since then I have been working on it whenever I could. Now I am lucky to be able to devote my focus and energy this summer on the revisions and edits that will [...]

Reiki and Meditation Science Experiment!

Try this Reiki and Meditation experiment. See for yourself if your stress changes after a 5-minute meditation or Reiki self-healing. So, true confession time… I love statistics. I mean I really love them. I love data and analyses and spreadsheets. Yup. I love it all so much that I created my own stress index, the [...]

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