June 2018

Denial of Addiction and Resentment


I'm no stranger to resentment. I used to have so much resentment when my loved one would relapse and self-medicate with alcohol. When the demons of depression and anxiety took over, and he couldn't stop the impulse to drink, even when he didn't want to drink, I would get so angry. I would take it [...]

Denial of Addiction and Resentment2018-06-23T07:55:49+00:00

March 2017

Reiki Share- Too Woo or What?


After over four years of leading 5 Element Women's Circles, I started co-leading monthly Reiki Circles (Reiki Shares) in March 2017. The power of meeting in a circle is amazing - each time, I see again how we are all connected to each other, to the earth, to the the cycles of the seasons. After any [...]

Reiki Share- Too Woo or What?2018-12-08T06:00:39+00:00

February 2017

Crazy, Love, Survival & Healing


Recently, I listened to an interview with Alain de Botton on the On Being podcast, he spoke about the true hard work of love and relationships. The host, Krista Tippet, introduced him saying he speaks and writes about how love deepens and stumbles, survives and evolves over time, and how that process has much more to do [...]

Crazy, Love, Survival & Healing2018-12-07T19:16:46+00:00

My Shitty First Draft- Why I’m Teaching An Energetic Perspective on Addiction


ANNE LAMOTT: “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft.” Here is my shitty first draft about why I am teaching the workshop, An Energetic Perspective on Addiction: [...]

My Shitty First Draft- Why I’m Teaching An Energetic Perspective on Addiction2018-12-07T15:29:49+00:00

November 2016

Is Reiki For Me?


"I'm interested in taking a Reiki class, but I'm not quite sure what it is or if it is for me". If you’re someone who doesn’t have much experience with body work or doesn’t have a strong belief in energy work, the skeptical and data focused mind can make it seem as though Reiki is [...]

Is Reiki For Me?2018-12-07T15:33:33+00:00

October 2016

Reiki: Simple Tools for Transformation


I came to Reiki after getting acupuncture for years and studying Chinese Five Elements in graduate school. I set an intention to learn an energy healing tool and didn't feel ready to or interested in going to acupuncture school. So, I started looking into yoga teacher trainings and I found one that included Reiki attunement [...]

Reiki: Simple Tools for Transformation2018-12-07T15:55:02+00:00