An abstract painting with bright colors and dark streaks.

Reading Time: 8 minutes Is working with opposites the key to healing? I entered Usui/Tibetan Reiki out of a completely vague need to do something valuable with myself. There were no big problems in my life then: I was in good health, my relationships were also going well, and my work was progressing nicely. My life may have looked […]

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A collage featuring a downcast woman and cyclists in the background.

Reading Time: 4 minutes “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” (Lewis B. Smedes) Sometimes we are hurt by someone or something so deeply that it seems we can’t put the situation aside. This person or thing keeps coming to mind, each time creating all kinds of unpleasant feelings: anger, pain, […]

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A sketch of a young boy looking out the window with his face reflecting.

Reading Time: 4 minutes All neuroses stem from feeling unaccepted. Those in your family circle made you feel “less than.” You were not accepted for who you were, but what you could do. This was another way of saying, “You’re unloved.”  Frequently parents choose the more passive child as a channel for their unfulfilled dreams. The “chosen one” can […]

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A drawing of a young man who looks like her might have gone through something.

Reading Time: 8 minutes PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, can cause upsetting/unwanted physical and emotional reactions in people who have experienced a frightening or unexpected event. Combat veterans and first responders are high-risk professions regarding PTSD; that said, people from all walks of life can develop a post-traumatic response, one that does or doesn’t interfere with daily functioning Humans generally […]

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A painting of a woman kicking a shadow.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Roadblocks can turn into cornerstones, if you learn to leverage them. I went to Nashville for a training course back in March but it was terminated earlier due to Covid-19. I rushed to Singapore, where I served a two-week quarantine, hoping to get my work visa would renewed on time, but that didn’t happen. So […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes When I started my nursing career back in 2001, I was a mature student but I didn’t feel that way faced with individuals, families and communities during their most emotive times due to death and thereafter grief. Just two decades ago there “were” three types of grief: normal, absent, or delayed. So you were either […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Stress, according to the World Health Organization, will be one of the, if not the biggest, contributor to human morbidity and mortality by the end of the year—scary prediction. Now not all stress is bad stress. we have “eustress” and that is the thing that gets things done, providing optimum efficiency. It is however when […]

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An abstract painting with very bright swirling strokes.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Self-improvement was something I continually strove for. I was always looking for a way to step out of my comfort zone and learn through new experiences. My interest in energy and alternative healing began with dedication to my yoga practice. I tried different styles from different instructors. Some classes were more fitness-based, with a strong […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The novel coronavirus is causing stress on so many fronts. It’s the uncertainty of so many unknowns that is raising the collective anxiety around the world. People worry about their own health and that of their loved ones, how to best take precautions and the possible impact of an economic downturn. The situation changes daily […]

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