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Nature’s Gift for Renewed Health As we step into another year, many of us are looking for ways to refresh and rejuvenate our bodies and minds. It's a time when health becomes a focal point, with resolutions made and wellness plans set in motion.   I’m here to share a gentle reminder with you that the journey to better health is most effective when it brings about joy. So if you’ve taken on a wellness routine that’s serving its routine more than it’s serving your wellbeing, that’s stress! And it’s the opposite of what we’re here to cultivate.   Are you nodding in agreement? Then...

  The New Year is upon us, and with it comes a rush of "shoulds" and "musts" for improving our health and well-being.  So I want to start this blog with something to stay mindful of––if a new health practice creates rather than reduces stress, it’s not doing its job. If you agree, then keep reading! As I become more deeply entrenched in the fascinating world of herbalism, I’ve discovered new ways to integrate simple yet powerful herbal remedies into my daily life. They’re effective, easy to implement, and best of all––they don’t break the bank, which is especially important during a...

Nurturing Your Gut with Natural Remedies   The holiday season is sneaking up on us, and you know what happens––our calendars fill with festivities and our tables with loads of delicious, decadent nom nom. It's a time of joy, but also a time when our digestive systems bear the brunt of our celebratory spirits. Amidst the indulgences, a little herbal wisdom goes a long way in giving our guts some extra TLC.   I'm a practitioner deeply rooted in the gentle arts of Reiki and hypnosis for wellness, and I've recently branched out into the verdant field of herbalism. This has opened up a...

Nature's Solutions for Calming the Mind     Hey there, beautiful souls! 🌿   Are you in search of nature's remedies to soothe that busy mind? You’re in the right place. Stress is an uninvited guest we've all dealt with at some point or another – maybe daily. As a Reiki and hypnosis practitioner, I've seen and experienced the profound impact energy healing can have. But my journey doesn’t stop there. As you may know from previous blogs, I've recently taken a delightful detour into the world of herbalism, and boy, Mother Nature sure has some magic up her sleeves! A Journey from Energy Healing to...

  Your body buzzes with anxiety during a 3pm wake up.   PMS randomly rears its ugly head weeks before your flow.   Crushing fatigue barges into your 10 am meeting with your kid’s teacher.   The overwhelming need to have sex appears as you prepare dinner for the family, then quickly dissipates as post-digestive allergies kick in (that avocado drove up your histamine levels again).   W.T.F. is going on? You’re 43. You’ve been warned about impending changes to your cycle approaching, but aren’t they still years away? Menopause doesn’t affect women until they’re in the 50s, right?   Yes… and no. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at...

  As a Reiki Master, Menopause Relief Specialist, and Master Hypnotist, I’m no stranger to practices that may seem unconventional. I often help my clients harness the power of various healing modalities to unlock their inner strength and create balance within their lives. One such practice that has recently captured my attention (and made quite a splash in the wellness community) is cold plunging. A Historical Plunge into Cold Therapy   Let's dive into a bit of history first, to understand the roots of this practice. Humans have been using cold water exposure as a health-enhancing method for thousands of years. From the cold...

 The call of the wild. The hushed whispers of the forest. The ancient secrets in every leaf and petal.   If you've ever felt a magnetic pull towards the natural world, you'll understand my fascination with herbalism. The art of healing through the magic of plants has been around for centuries, used by our ancestors and indigenous cultures worldwide. This allure of understanding nature's pharmacy recently led me to embark on my own journey into the world of herbalism. I’m thrilled to share it with you. Rediscovering a Timeless Tradition Every new plant discovery I make reminds me that herbalism is not a new-age...

How to Harness Its Power for Optimal Psychological Health   FEAR. It’s the 4-letter word for an emotion that most of us strive to avoid. Playfully representing the common flight reaction, F*ck Everything And Run, fear can cause us to fight unnecessary battles thereby exhausting ourselves and contributing to the development of neuroses over time. Fear also causes many of us to freeze and become stagnant and suffocated in our own lives. While fear has its downsides, it can also be a powerful tool for personal growth and psychological well-being. It’s a necessary survival aid that has supported the propagation of humanity for...

There are few buzzier words in popular psychology and spirituality than the word Gratitude. These days it seems everyone is talking about the importance of Gratitude for boosting happiness and contentment in their day to day lives. A mere 30-second scroll through Instagram gives the sense that we’re realizing with greater clarity the link between gratitude and happiness.   Indeed positive psychology research shows that gratitude is consistently associated with enhanced joy. But not just that. It also helps increase positive emotions, appreciate the good times, improve health, manage adversity, and cultivate stronger social relationships (1).   Gratitude is a Habit   You may have noticed...