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Understanding Human Relationships: Behavior & Experience

1. June, 2016Blog Posts, Spiritual HealingNo comments

understanding human relationshipsIn life, we have our internal experience, our behavior, and the other person’s behavior. That’s all. Out of these three, we want to form rewarding relationships, relationships that make us feel good and happy. The gap lies in the missing element: the other person’s experience. We can’t know the other person’s experience, only our own when

understanding human relationships. When we get upset it is a giveaway that we don’t even know the depth of our own experience either. Read more

Happiness and Well-Being Meditation [Ultimate Guide]

3. May, 2016Blog Posts, MeditationNo comments

Happiness and Well Being MeditationMeditation practices in some form are part of every religious and spiritual tradition whether Christian, Buddhist, or Humanistic. All of these practices are associated in some way with ‘living a better life.’ Science also has identified brain behaviors that are linked, some positively, others negatively, to well-being. Now, researchers at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin, have suggested categories of meditation based on the brain behavior that is affected. Discover the best

happiness and well-being meditation practices below to improve your spiritual life. Read more

Letting Go Of Resentment To Embrace Your Peaceful Spirit

20. August, 2015Blog Posts, Energy HealingNo comments

letting-go-of-resentmentResentment is familiar to most of us yet it is rarely discussed. It arises when we have given something of ourselves emotionally or materially and the giving feels like too much. Yet, we don’t like to admit feeling resentful. It seems selfish. I have something (time, energy, money) and someone else is in need. I want to help. I want to do the right thing. What does it say about me when I feel resentful? Even when we get angry and blow up, we don’t like to admit to this emotion.

Isn’t this the way with all of us? We want to be kind and generous. We want to ‘take the high road’. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes we are left wondering about the right or wrong of an action. And sometimes we believe we did the right thing but resent the consequences of our choice.

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Gain The Upper Hand On Self Doubt and Limiting Beliefs

14. July, 2015Anxiety, Blog Posts, Energy HealingNo comments

self doubtI was 3 when I attended the birthday party of a little girl who was deaf. I tried talking to her but she didn’t notice or respond. I complained to my mother that she wasn’t a very nice girl and my mother explained the girl couldn’t hear. I didn’t believe it. I didn’t believe she couldn’t hear. After all, she had ears. I was convinced she was lying and continued trying to engage her verbally.

How to Overcome Self DoubtAnother year later I recall patiently explaining to my 2 year old sister that her doll was not a Toni Doll (the popular doll at the time) like mine, hers was just a rubber doll. When she finally got the message she screamed inconsolably. My mother was furious. When I tried to soothe my sister, my mother said, “It’s too late. You can’t fix it now.”

These seemingly minor events were significant for me. At the least they contributed to the idea I formed of myself. “I’m no good with people.” The thought and the vocabulary indicate how young I was to reach such a generalized conclusion.

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Family Constellations: Healing Generational Wounds

16. June, 2015Blog Posts, RelationshipsNo comments

The potency of an act refers to its power to reproduce itself through the generations… This is the spiritual analogue to the perpetuation of gene characteristics.

Kabbalah and Consciousness

Allen Afterman

family constellationsWe like to think of ourselves as truly individual, sole proprietors of who we are. While we recognize that our parents and upbringing have had an effect on us, we generally see our true self as independent of our background.

Another perspective suggests we are more than “just” ourselves. We are members of a greater soul, the soul of our families. This soul is a living entity with its own drive for survival and wholeness much as individuals are driven for themselves. This family soul is focused on the group. It isn’t concerned about the needs or desires of individual members except to the extent that they serve the betterment of the family.

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Alternative Medicine: Energy Healing for Bones

21. May, 2015Blog Posts, Energy HealingNo comments

alternative medicineIt is uncommon but not rare that bone fractures do not heal. There can be many causes for this and there are conventional interventions in Western medicine. Additionally, Oriental medicine can be effective to encourage broken bones to heal.

Energy healing is an alternative practice that may also support healing bone fractures. There is not, however, much scientific research to provide evidence one way or the other.

Dr. Gloria Gronowicz, a specialist in bone cells conducted research on the effects of energy healing on bone cell growth at the University of Connecticut. Specifically, trained Therapeutic Touch practitioners were able to stimulate the growth of bone and tendon cells in lab dishes. Read more

How To Let Go Of Anger To Embrace Love and Forgiveness

7. May, 2015Anger, Blog Posts, Healing ArticlesNo comments

how to forgive othersThis is the story of forgiveness, not of a major trauma, but of a small wound hidden in my psyche for many years. It came to light a couple of weeks ago. I attended a workshop on Family Constellations, a healing modality (and one I practice) for the blocks and barriers we bring with us from childhood, and especially those handed to us from prior generations of our families. Often these are not rightfully ours to suffer but it lies with us to resolve them. Read more

How To Stop Judging Yourself To Better Connect With Others

20. April, 2015Blog Posts, Energy Healing, RelationshipsNo comments

how to stop judging yourselfThe inner critic with whom we all live has the black and white thinking of a child. And, like a child, is despotic and illogical. She has an opinion on everything you do or don’t and is frequently contradictory.

“You should get more sleep.” “You should get up earlier.” “You should get out more with friends.” “You are much too social.”

There is a reason for this contradictory behavior. Your inner critic is most likely a child, generally quite young, perhaps 3 to 5 years old. Children emulate their authority figures and learn to regulate themselves with internal self-direction. All of that is good as the

research will tell you. Children who master self-control early in life are more likely to be healthy, do well academically, and be financially secure later in life. This can be a great benefit in how to stop judging yourself and move in a positive direction in your life. Read more

Overcoming Self Judgement To Connect With the True You

30. March, 2015Anxiety, Blog PostsNo comments

Kindness in words creates confidence. ~ Lao Tzu

overcoming-self-judgementKindness in words creates confidence. Yet it is the gift we so rarely give to ourselves. Instead we are demanding and unforgiving of our imperfections. This is the commonest cause of sleepless nights and agitated days. It is the underlying reason we refuse to try something new and hold back from the gusto of life.

“I just can’t do it;” “I’m not smart enough;” “I’m awkward;” “I don’t know how to socialize.” And on and on.

Such unkind internal conversation with ourselves began innocently enough for the most part. Parents and authority figures generally want our best possible future. They want us to learn to be safe, to socialize and to become functioning adults. They explain, coax, chide, and scold. Whatever it takes to get the message across.

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Expand Cultural Awareness With These 6 Entertaining Books

18. March, 2015Blog Posts, Energy Healing, RelationshipsNo comments

If you love to read as I do, you are always on the lookout for books to enjoy. It is my vice that I love mysteries, especially those set in other cultures in recent times. Here are a few that made my A list each for their own reasons that may also help to expand cultural awareness. All are entertaining, eye-opening, heartwarming, and most are lighthearted. Many of them are series and when you’ve fallen in love with the protagonist you may insist on reading every one. I hope you will enjoy some of them. It is gratifying to share a good book!

  1. The Dr. Siri Paiboun Series by Colin Cotterill

The Dr. Siri Paiboun Series by Colin CotterillThese 8 mysteries are set in People’s Democratic Republic of Laosin the mid-1970s, at the end of the Vietnam War. The protagonist, Dr. Siri Paiboun, is a 72-year old doctor, who has been drafted as the country’s chief medical coroner. Dr. Paiboun was himself a onetime revolutionary and was married to a leader of the revolutionary party. He also has the ‘gift’ of receiving information from those beyond the grave, a mixed blessing from his perspective. The first book in this series is

The Coroner’s Lunch. Read more

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The wisdom of a thousand generations guides you today. Only listen. Without a sound their voices reverberate in your cells. Settle within and choose your path.

All of us come from strength, fortitude, perseverance. No matter how difficult their lives, our ancestors made it through and passed on life for the next generation. Over and over, until it came to you. The intelligence that guided them has also come to you.


To Thine own Self be true.

If I could present you with a single blessing, it would be the gift of Mindfulness. Awareness of yourself: body, emotions, and self-talk, all the time. Our immediate experience is the ultimate exploration that only grows richer with time. What we do or don't do, and the roots of our behavior, are accessible with the simple practice of noticing immediate experience. It is this practice that makes it possible to know and be true to ourselves.

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