Category: Mind & Body

How About Trying a Little Patience

In the words of Guns N’ Roses…” all we need is a little patience.“ In our fast-paced, instant gratification society, many of us want a quick fix to anything that ails us. Yet, let’s remember we’re not machines who have separate parts like a robot. We’re human beings made of interconnected bodies, minds, and spirits.

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Demystifying Reiki for the Western Mind

Reiki translates to “Universal Life Energy,” and to the Western-minded person, this can sound, shall I say quite, “woo woo.” We, Westerners, are brought up to believe that the body is a machine with individual parts to be “fixed” and that our minds, emotions, energy, and Spirit play no part in the health of our

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Myofascial Release Thoughts

I recently returned from Key West, Florida upon the completion of John Barnes’s newest course, Fascial Cranium, where we learned several effective techniques to help treat TMJ Dysfunction, headaches, sinus issues, neck pain, and whiplash. This was one of the best seminars I’ve been to, and I want to share some thoughts with you as

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Not Feeling Great? Hydrate.

Feeling a little off? Do you have a headache coming on? Have you stretched, foam rolled and taken hot baths until you’re blue in the face and still feeling muscle aches and pain? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, I have one little tip for you….check your hydration levels. My

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A Word On Healing

I’m writing this post on the heels of a profound weekend of learning, giving and receiving Craniosacral Therapy. My experience deep diving into healing, and ultimately experiencing a healing crisis, inspires me to share with you a few thoughts and tidbits on healing. Over the years, I have found that there is quite the misperception

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Do You Put Your Oxygen Mask On First?

I have a confession to make. During my 3rd year of working as a massage therapist, I almost threw in the towel and called it quits. You see, during this early stage of my career, I was unknowingly giving too much of my time and energy away to clients, while simultaneously trying to be there

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Why Reiki?

I’m going to be transparent with you for a moment. My 3rd year working as a massage therapist was one of the most intense and exhausting years working as a bodywork professional. I started my massage career working at one of the most prominent massage therapy studios in Chicago. The majority of clientele at this

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The Basics of Sensing Energy

In the following video, take a moment to learn what my “temporary” definition of energy is and two simple techniques that will enhance your ability to feel energy outside of you, as well as, within you. Click here to view The Basics Of Sensing Energy.  Enjoy!

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Don’t Let This Happen To You…

I’m going to paint a picture for you…. It’s below zero outside and you’re walking to work from the El with shoulders up to your ears and hands tucked tightly into your pockets, trying to avoid the freezing cold temperatures from taking you over. You FINALLY get to work after feeling like you were outside

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Questions Clients Ask Me

This month, I’m going to get personal with you. During the last 13 years, working as a bodyworker and a massage therapist; many people have asked me, “What do you do to stay so healthy?” I also may receive comments like, “You are the most Zen person I know.” or in a question form, “Are

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Discovering The Healer Within

It’s 2:45 in the afternoon and it starts. Suffocating pain in the back of your neck that does not want to let go. It makes its way up the back of your spine, and yanks at the muscles at the base of your skull. You have a deadline to make at 4pm, so you keep

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Connecting to the Goddess Within

Changes.  They start off small, the long lasting one’s at least. Change can come suddenly, without warning or possibly slowly overtime and anywhere in between. Little did I know that 2017 would be a year of change for me.  Change that is starting off small. Let me share with you…. Last year was a year

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