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Mars Retrograde and Red Cactus Blossoms

These are the only red cactus blossoms I've yet seen on my trail runs - the color still puts me in awe. And also immediately made me think of all that's been happening with Mars astrologically (as the red planet with all it's fiery energy ) - both it's retrograde period (ending June 29) and [...]

By | 2016-06-15T21:35:30+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Moon Cycles|0 Comments

Owning our Ignorance as we Evolve

Don't most of us feel safer, more secure, more at ease, when we feel like we know what we're doing? It's called the comfort zone, and as many of us know by now, that ain't where growth is happening. But I think this interesting phenomenon occurs when we've been on a path of self growth [...]

By | 2016-06-15T21:40:59+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Reflections, Writing|3 Comments

Stopping to Smell the Roses

These sweet, sunny roses run along my fence line, and how perfect a reminder of the shining, lightness of summer! It's kinda impossible not to feel bright when you're looking at a yellow rose...I mean, "stopping to smell the roses" became a cliche for a reason! Mama earth is blooming in our part of the [...]

By | 2016-06-15T21:44:38+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Herbalism, Reflections|1 Comment

How Reiki Can Help You Heal After a Break Up

*ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MINDBODYGREEN* As a Reiki Master/teacher, one of the most common reasons people contact me is after a break up. It’s one of the most painful experiences we go through in life, and a Reiki treatment – whether in-person or via distance – provides a calming and soothing form of energy therapy to [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:42+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Features, Reiki|0 Comments

Kitchari Recipe for Balancing and Grounding

Homemade kitchari on a warm summer day! (Recipe below.) We all get off balance from time to time, and whenever I do I go back to the basics: rest, exercise and food. Kitchari is one of my favorite, nourishing dishes to help bring my body back into balance. An ayurvedic dish, the spices can be [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:43+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Health, Recipes|1 Comment