A colorful painting of a figure surrounded by butterflies, flowers and a musical note.

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s February 1995 on a cold, grey morning in Kensington. I’m responding to an urgent call to attend veterinary surgery for my beloved Burmese cat, Kimboh, who is dying. I’m seated on a high stool in the intensive care area, so that the drip keeping him alive will reach where I’m holding him cradled in […]

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An abract painting of two bodies.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The stress of your day-to-day activities can really take a toll! It’s very possible for mental exhaustion to become just as unbearable as physical exhaustion. In fact, many people say that being at a mental low point is actually worse than being at your lowest physically. Stressful living can cause your muscles to become tight […]

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An abstract painting containing a woman's portrait, various animals and a couple of floting eyes.

Reading Time: 4 minutes We have all been tested over the past months—some physically, others mentally and spiritually—as we attempt to make sense of a pandemic. I notice my thoughts jumping from wondering how we will get through this, to hoping for a healthier planet, to feeling for those who are experiencing sickness and have lost loved ones, back […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I love tai chi. I’ve been studying and practicing it for years. As with any long term relationship, I do find myself frustrated from time to time. The fact that my practice is so indirect is what gets to me. While it’s true that I can perform forms or stand when I choose, the actual […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Between work, family, friends and our homes we tend to find very little “Me” time. Often it seems the days will simply become one big blur as we progress activity to chore without once stopping to rest or enjoy life. The problem is that as humans we want to belong, we want to feel needed […]

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A painting of a woman relaxing on a sofa.

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Relax. Just do it.” It’s easier said than done for the majority of the world population that is living in a globalized, stress-based society. Stress is one of the biggest modern epidemics and its damaging effects on people’s health and immune system are widespread all around the planet. With the immensely increasing number of burn […]

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An abstract painting: bright green shapes in the middle and reddish hues around the center.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Reiki is an energetic form of healing in which one embraces the body’s ability to rejuvenate itself by reducing stress and fostering relaxation. Light equals life. When you live in light and love, you bring more energy into the body, bequeathing a more fulfilled and abundant life. Come out of the shadows and step into […]

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A portrait of a red-headed woman with her eyes shut introspectively.

Reading Time: 4 minutes To know if you are stressed, let’s take time to understand what stress is. In my Certified Stress Management Consultant seminar, my teacher, Dr. George Bien, says it best: “Stress is response to change!” I’d like to note that there is positive stress and there is negative stress. Positive stress stems from things that challenge […]

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A crayon and pen drawing of a girl and two rabbits and a lot of chaotic scribbles.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most of the population suffers from stress throughout life. Some manage the symptoms better than others do. We know what stress is. We know the feeling of anxiety: pressure on our heads, emotional strain and tension across the scalp. We think it will vanish, but stress is not going anywhere. It stays put and likes […]

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