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How to Brew Your Own Kombucha and Scoby

Started some kombucha brewing today with my one of my bestie! It's possible to create your own scoby (the active culture or "mother" that turns tea and sugar into kombucha) using a bottle of store bought kombucha. I haven't made kombucha in several years as I'd been avoiding fermented foods. But as my bank account [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:44+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Allowing vs. Disavowing Our Emotions

There are often times when something bothers me and I shrug it off, saying "it doesn't matter" when it actually does...because if it truly didn't matter, there would be no need to reinforce my indifference. I can remember doing this ever since I was a child, in an effort to minimize what was bothering me, [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:45+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Reflections|0 Comments

Book Gifting

It's book gift giving day, which is seriously my favorite day! Today I'm gifting: Where There is Light, by Paramahansa Yogananda 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street, by Mark Lee & Kurt Cyrus The two ends of this spectrum have me reflecting a bit deeper today...the first is a gift I picked [...]

By | 2015-09-10T15:07:45+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Books|0 Comments

The Lion’s Gateway 8-8-15 & Reiki 1 Santa Monica

This is my super excited face about being up at 5am this morning and on my way to Santa Monica to teach Reiki 1 to a beautiful group of women! It's also 8–8-2015 which Numerologically translates to 8–8-8 and is known as passing through the lion's gate. Channeled by Shanta Gabriel: " “This year offers [...]

By | 2015-09-10T15:16:44+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Moon Cycles|0 Comments


Sometimes your sissy sends you a card in the mail and it couldn't be more perfect. I don't think it's entirely intentional that social media has become a highlight reel, but I do feel we've lost the depth of honesty that comes in all the layers of the human experience when we just talk about [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:45+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Reflections|0 Comments

Sometimes It’s Easy to Forget He’s Dying

*Originally published on Elephant Journal* Sometimes it’s easy to forget that he’s dying. Or rather, perhaps it’s hard to remember that, some day soon, he won’t be alive. You’d think that the reminders would be in each moment I walk with him, as his friend, and as his caregiver. Getting up multiple times in the [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:46+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Reflections|0 Comments

How to Get the Most Out of Your Reiki Session

*Originally published on MindBodyGreen* Many of my clients ask how they can best prepare for and receive the most benefits from their Reiki session. First and foremost you’ll want to check in with your Reiki practitioner and ask for his or her recommendations. However, below is a series of ideas to take into consideration both [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:52+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Features, Reiki|0 Comments

Does Distance Reiki Really Work?

*Originally published on MindBodyGreen* I do a fair amount of my Reiki practice via distance, which frequently prompts the question: “does distance Reiki really work?” The answer to that question, “yes,” is always followed by another question, “how?” 2nd degree Reiki practitioners learn and receive three symbols, one of which is the distance symbol. When [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:54+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Distance Reiki, Features|0 Comments

What is a Reiki Circle?

*Originally published on MindBodyGreen* Reiki Circles (also called Reiki Shares) have grown in popularity over the last several years. Reiki Circles began as a way for practitioners to practice on one another and the community, honing their skills and also gaining healing. They’ve expanded to incorporate distance healing, healing for causes and circles specifically to [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:57+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Reiki|0 Comments