Self-care idea’s for continuing past Mother’s Day!

Self-care habits or rituals… do you think they are important? Can you think of just one that you perform on a daily basis? Self-care is truly the basis of self-love! The more you perform the act or acts you choose, the more it becomes part of your daily routine, the more you tune into your own needs and desires… often fulfilling a strong need to create a loving relationship with self. It is our heart’s desire. Self-care practices may even help to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. Let me share some self-care resources with you today. From this list you may make your own checklist of sorts. Choose some items that you can commit to everyday for positive shifts in your life. Self Care checklist… what appeals to you? What can you commit to? Dry skin brushing daily before showering. Gentle yoga poses (at least 3) upon rising. Gentle stretching exercises (at least 3) upon rising. Take note of what makes you feel grounded each morning, even if its standing with your feet shoulder width apart while brushing your teeth. FEEL your feet firmly anchored to the ground and FEEL in-your-body… Take an early morning walk in nature, if you can, for a similar grounding experience. Infrared sauna – great for helping your body get rid of toxins. In the Ithaca area, my friend Lori has one at her salon called Dodge City Clippers. Practice a 5 minute daily meditation. Enjoy a daily practice of gratitude with feeling. Imagine and FEEL your gratefulness. After lunch, schedule in a rest period for 10-20 minutes. Read, sun-bathe, journal, or nap. Schedule...

My personal journey with past lives therapy

My story A powerful example of how regression created a shift in my life! Almost three years ago, I attended a weekend retreat held by my friend and colleague Ellen Peterson. The retreat had nothing to do with past lives therapy, but I had personally set an intention to uncover the why of being adopted. Why did my birth mother give me away? I was anxious for answers, after all, I had been searching my whole life. During the final day of the retreat, there was an activity where each participant was asked to stay on their yoga mat, as best they could, close their eyes, and ‘dance’ or move their body to Native American drumming music for 40 minutes. I closed my eyes, the music began, and I immediately went to a past life as a Native American woman. It was horrific. I was transported in time to a scene, inside of a teepee. There was a woman kneeling beside me. I could see a large bonfire just outside the slit of the doors’ opening. There was drumming music and lots of shouting and noise. My hands were bound with a rope-like material. As the scene progressed I felt that I was in labor and about to deliver a baby. The next thing I knew, hands reached into the teepee and grabbed the baby as it came out of my body. I watched in horror as the just-born child was thrown into this huge inferno of a fire. I began to moan and cry. It was as if it was actually happening, right then and there. I felt...