Reading Time: 3 minutes *Disclaimer: in this article I discuss “feelings”, but not referring to any clinical terms of diagnosis, and are different from situations that have reached the clinical level and need proper medical care.*   You define your own identify when you “feel bad” because you struggle to cope with “feeling” depressed, stressed or anxious. When meds […]

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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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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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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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Reading Time: 2 minutes The question often asked by outsiders is, “why do you accept this type of behavior?” They assume that if it were them, they’d have left the moment it started. What they fail to realize is that narcissistic abuse is normally a gradual process. Abusers want their victims to accept the harshness as part of our […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Since I stepped on to the Reiki path five years ago, my perceptions of health and healing have evolved greatly. For me, healing is a journey on which we remove the obstacles which imprison us, preventing us from experiencing our loving nature. This perception of healing is explored in great depth in A Course In […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Everything is Energy Meditation is a practice that I have incorporated into my life almost two years ago. I have grown more, emotionally and spiritually, than I could have expected. Growing up I always heard people mention meditation, but it always came across as a “out there” practice and the mental image of people sitting […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) on April 26, 2007. I received one year of chemo and one month of radiation. Undergoing both treatments simultaneously was not easy. With chemo, I lost my hair. My appetite evaporated. It made me felt nauseous and would indeed cause me to throw up. When I was getting treated […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes “Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.” (John O’Donohue) […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes We live in a fast-paced, instant-gratification world. Our society is obsessed with the idea of faster, bigger, better, and more in every aspect. We have constant information and overstimulation at our fingertips 24/7 and I don’t know a single adult, teen, or child who isn’t addicted to technology. Is there a day that goes by […]

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