Hearing No

How many times a day do you tell yourself no? How often do you stop your growth by listening to the messages you received and believed in childhood? If you said yes to either of these questions, then you might want to read on. I will share a story that shows how the messages we receive in childhood can affect
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3 Practices to Open Awareness and Melt Stress

Awareness is energy. Stress is energy. At times, they can be conflicted. Stress can close our awareness to a challenges only one way, with no way out. Closed awareness is like wearing blinders, seeing only what’s directly in front of you. The two main stress emotions, anger and fear, can cloud over the potential for seeing alternative paths or solutions.
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Mushrooms and Their Magic

Before I discuss the magic mushrooms also known as shrooms, I would like to share the benefits of eating common mushrooms. There are over 100,000 species of mushrooms. The mushrooms I will share are Saprotrophic fungi. They grow and feed on dead plants, trees, animals and insects helping clean up the environment by recycling organic matter into fertilizer and soil.
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An Ayurvedic View at Clearing Stress: Does Your Body Type Matter

I want to share with you an Ayurvedic perspective on how your body type may influence your reaction and coping abilities when dealing with stress. Pronounced I-your-vay-duh, Ayurveda is the 5,000-year old comprehensive and preventive healthcare system of India. The teachings describe three main body types, or doshas – Vata, Pitta, Kapha – each having its own physical characteristics, mental
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Plant Yourself on Earth Day “De-stress and Connect”

April 22, 2018 is Earth Day. Before I talk about Planting Yourself on Earth Day, I would like to comment on the importance of this day. The Earth Day 2018 theme is to end plastic pollution. Individuals, communities, corporations and governments from around the world will focus on the elimination of single-use plastics and global regulation of how to dispose
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It All Comes Down to This

As we celebrate holiday gatherings and dinners with loved ones, we all want a smooth and joyful time without the drama. There is one simple solution for a perfect holiday dinner.  It all comes down to one ingredient and that is love. It’s easy to give and receive love from those who show us love and affection, and who we
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A Healing Home: 5 Rituals to Make Your Home Your Sanctuary

When people enter my home, I hear them say how relaxed and calm they feel as soon as they walk through the door. Some ask what is my secret. First and foremost, my home is my sanctuary. I believe in creating a place of healing, flowing with energy and divine inspiration. To start you off, here are just 5 of many
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Our Basic Human Spirit Revealed

Recently, there have been more natural disasters and heart wrenching tragedies. Many try to second-guess “why” it happened. Focusing on the ‘why’ can create worry, fear and/or anger, as we are consumed with emotion and feeling stressed. As we look deeper into the question of why, we can ask ourselves, “What is being stirred up in me.” “What emotions are
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Surviving the Stress/Uncertainty of the Current Political Climate

The first 100 hundred days of the new administration have come and gone. Has there been any change or reduction in the stress levels of Americans? Have people’s lives gotten back on track? Yes and no. The American Psychological Association conducted the Stress in America™: Coping with Change survey in January 2017. The report revealed an increase in anxiety and
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12 Tips for a Super Holiday

CELEBRATE JOY!  The holidays are here. Along with it being a time of love and joy, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety for many and, for some, depression.   I will be sharing valuable holistic stress solutions so you can: maintain your health and eliminate the guilt; stay emotionally balanced and mentally clear; and create resilience and
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