Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Helpful Tips to Prevent Injury

     Prevention is vital when it comes to your health. You don't want to keep getting sick all the time, nor do you want to be laid up in bed because you strained or tore a muscle from having to bend down to pick up your keys.
     [Okay, maybe you wouldn't actually tear a muscle from bending down to pick up some keys you dropped - but I definitely have worked on people who have thrown out their backs from performing everyday, mundane things! Like, from sneezing? Yep. From turning while driving? You betcha. From putting on your socks? Hell yea.]
     To be in pain is not fun. But there are a few things you can do to help keep your body pain, stress, and tension-free!
Get Adjusted
Regular Chiropractic adjustments keep your spine aligned so that you (your body) can function at an optimal level. Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, chiropractors focus their attention on the health of your spine being properly aligned and if there are shifts, helping the spine come back into alignment.

I tell my clients all the time that Chiropractic and Massage go hand in hand, or, go together like "peas and carrots." Thank you, Forrest Gump! Essentially, Chiropractors work the spine and bones and Massage Therapists work the muscles. By getting regular work done on your entire body, you will be able to stay relaxed and healthy long enough to prevent any injuries from occurring.

Interested in learning more about Chiropractic care, how it prevents injury, and how it accompanies Massage? Check out my good friend, Dr. Nick Prosser at Proactive Chiropractic & Wellness. He's right down the street so you won't have to travel far, either. Get a massage and then an adjustment and you're good to go!

Tone Those Muscles!
Another key factor in preventing injury? Keeping your muscles healthy and toned!

As you get older, your bones lose density (mass), your joints become stiffer and less flexible, and your lean body mass decreases. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to slow or prevent muscle, joint and bone problems. A moderate to vigorous workout program can help you maintain strength and flexibility into your golden years.

And if you are in need of a great personal trainer, look no further than this guy: Ryan Thain of Fitness Together. He trains at their Newton Centre location, but don't let the distance scare you. His one-of-a-kind approach is worth the trip! He will make sure your needs are met while receiving a worthwhile return on investment. And if you're feeling just a little sore after your workout you can always schedule a massage afterwards to keep those muscles and joints loose and limber!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Oracle Thursday 04/16/2015

     Sometimes people like to know what the cards have in store for them. For today's oracle reading I decided to use 3 decks: Oracle of the Angels, Gaia Oracle, and the Archangel Power Tarot deck. Please watch this video and select either deck 1, 2, or 3 for your message today. If you feel you need more than 1 message, that's fine. Go ahead and choose a second deck. Sometimes we need more than one answer for a single question, and sometimes we have more than one question that needs answers.
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

7 Days to a Better You

     I've been practicing meditation for a little while now. I will say that it took me quite some time to really get into. I have my moments where my mind wanders a little too much for my liking. I have to learn to just sit with it. But I've recently been guided to start my own little meditation project. I have created several guided meditations and have placed each of them in their own emails amongst other things for people to enjoy and receive healing from.

     It's called 7 Days to a Better You Guided Meditation series. Each guided meditation is different, of course, as it pertains to achieving a certain level of healing. I completed the emails with stones that can assist those that need the extra assistance, as well as angels and ascended masters that may help on your path to self-healing.

The link to register for this series is http://goo.gl/815UdG

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Guided Meditation for Beginners

     I've said it before and I will say it again: meditation is amazing! It has so many freakin' benefits! But where do you begin? That is a common question amongst beginners. I've heard people say time and time again that they don't know how to meditate, or that their attention span isn't great enough for meditation.

     Well, I decided to create a meditation for beginners! It's only about 6 minutes long - I did that on purpose.  I remember when I first started meditating; I had such a hard time letting go of the laundry list of thoughts that kept running around in my head. And this meditation focuses on the breath. By doing such a thing, it allows the listener, you, to help get centered, grounded, and calm. By focusing on the breath you will be able to divert your attention to where it needs to be: on and within you. So, please take a moment and listen to this meditation. I promise you that you will benefit from it! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Side Effects of a Spiritual Clearing

     Spiritual clearings are awesome. They help get rid of the old and unnecessary so that the new can come in.  Most clearings are done energetically, with intention and sage.  And if you have the assistance of another healer, or Shaman, then the clearing and its effects will be that much more powerful.
     I had such a clearing last Thursday morning. My friend, Kathy Folsom of Readings, Reiki & Rocks, is a practicing Shaman (a Native American healer). I went to her for a healing - I wanted help in getting rid of the attachment that I had to an ex-boyfriend.  As it turns out, I had an abandonment issue that stemmed from another lifetime.  She brought me back to this other lifetime (I'm not quite sure the dates) and helped me connect to an old part of my Soul. It was enlightening and liberating.  She wafted sage and the sounds of drums and maracas over me. At the end she mentioned that some people come down sick after such a clearing. I was hoping this wasn't going to happen to me, but alas, it had. I woke up Friday morning feeling off; feeling like I caught a cold.
     It is now Tuesday and the effects of the cold has taken its toll. I know this is part of the clearing process. It's completely shredding and shedding what I no longer need within my Soul. I have to admit, I am already losing patience. Haha. As a business owner, I have certain responsibilities. I can only do so much when I am not feeling well. I hope this cold goes away swiftly, preferably by the end of this week.
     I am by no means putting the intention out there that spiritual clearings are bad and that they will always make you come down sick afterward. No, that isn't true at all. In fact, spiritual clearings (or cleansing) are magnificent. The side effects are different for every one. Some people don't experience side effects at all. That has never been the case with me - I always experienced something afterwards. I know that once this cold does go away, I will feel ten times, no, 100 times, better. And I look forward to the day when I can wake up and breathe normally through both of my nostrils.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Guided Meditation for Full Body Relaxation and Stress Relief


     I love meditating. It's calming. It's relaxing. It's rejuvenating. It's clarifying. And it's also difficult to do at times.

     Honestly, I sometimes don't have the time to do it. But when I do, I go full out. I will find one that feeds and nourishes my soul; one that hits me right at my core, and makes me feel more at peace with myself and my life.
     Because of my love of meditation, I decided to create one (or more! - I have created more and are putting each one together as I find the time to do so) that would help provide relaxation to others. We suffer from stress every day; whether it's physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual. So, why not have something to listen to that would allow us to feel relaxed throughout our entire being? All I want is for each one of us to experience peace within our mind, body, and spirit. That's not too much to ask for, right?
     I didn't think so.

     Please check out this guided meditation. Allow yourself time for yourself.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Burn Those Intentions to Manifest

     "What you think, you become." 
--a paraphrase from one of Buddha's teachings.

     It's true. People have the power to control their minds and their lives. And sometimes those lives can change in an instant, especially depending upon what you're thinking about. When you focus on the negative and what you don't want to happen, the negative and your "undesires" are always what happens.  Same goes for positivity and all things good. If you think it, it will manifest.

     The same can be said when you write things down. In fact, the chances of manifestation are increased exponentially once it is written down. There is something that happens energetically on a global scale that puts things in motion.

     For the past few months, I (as well as some of my clients) have written down things I've (we've) been wanting to let go of and release, so that I (we) can allow the new to come in. It's been a wonderful journey thus far. I've noticed some changes already, and I am constantly wishing for more to happen. Well, I expect miracles to occur rather soon. A short while ago I decided to burn all of my releasements. The act of burning tells the Universe that you're ready to let go of the old and whatever else you don't need, so that the magic can happen! And boy, I cannot wait for more magic to happen!

     Do you believe in magic? Life starts to happen once you do. I'll keep you tuned in to what magic starts occurring for me. :)