As Thanksgiving and the holidays approach, we hear messages everywhere encouraging us to focus on gratitude. But if you are in the midst of pain or distress, it can be extremely difficult to shift into a place of gratitude. “How can I be grateful when I am hurting so deeply?” you may be thinking. If this is you, I’d like you to consider something that may seem impossible. It can actually be extremely healing to be grateful not only for our blessings, but also for our pain.
I recently wrote about the changes that are happening all around us and the internal unsettledness that change can create. The implication is that external circumstances have a big affect on how we feel. And it’s no wonder. Distressing events in the news trigger our sense of empathy and challenge our very basic human need for […]
Last month my blogs followed the journey of my client Anne and her struggle with Lyme disease. Anne was able to reach a level of healing that allowed her to pursue her dream of spending a year in Ireland. She writes, “This country is gorgeous, and I feel that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to […]
What Happened? I stepped away for a week’s vacation and when I returned home everything seemed different. Transitioning back from vacation is always an adjustment, but I had the strange sense I had stepped into a shifted reality. Simply communicating with others was challenging. I felt as if my words were sailing past them. Every […]
In recent weeks I have been writing a series of articles about my client, Anne, and her healing journey. Anne is healing from Lyme disease and trauma, but our work together beautifully illustrates how Healing Touch facilitates healing in any situation. Though Anne came to me frustrated and ready to give up, she was also […]
In each of my Healing Touch sessions I work with my clients to set an intention around what they want to experience. A goal I hear often is the desire to move forward. But how do you move forward when you’re feeling so exhausted the next steps are not clear? My client Anne was struggling […]
By now, I think it’s safe to assume that you know about the new moon and solar eclipse. I encourage you to experience this auspicious event in whatever way is meaningful to you. The three basic components are: 1) Preparation: For me, I have spent the past several days contemplating and observing old patterns, […]
During our initial appointment, my client Anne, an active woman in her 20s, shared with me a challenging health history. She contracted Lyme Disease five years ago and went through a long period of feeling drained and helpless and not knowing why. More recently, she traveled to South America, where she got parasites adding to […]