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Self Help…here is inspiration!

By |July 4th, 2014|

When we have a chronic condition…whether we are seeing a therapist for it or not, self applied shiatsu or reiki is a useful part of the treatment protocol. Here is a study that provides a great reminder of how potent self treatment can be.

Back to Basics–always the place to go when we need answers

By |June 17th, 2014|

Last week I completed the sixteenth annual ‘Just Reiki’ intensive in our home here on the small Pender Island. During these four days each year while the roses are blooming, a group of reiki students gather to share reiki treatments each morning. We work in groups of two or three and give and receive a […]

Ki… through the nose?

By |July 21st, 2013|

Most often the Japanese word Ki, is translated as energy, but it is also translated as breath. Breath is our essential source of energy, providing oxygen to our cells. When people ask me what they can do to improve their health, I most often answer, breathe deeply.

When sinus passages become congested, breathing deeply is more difficult. […]

Are You Feeling ‘Work Hardened’?

By |June 26th, 2013|

work-harden — to increase the strength or hardness of (a metal) by a mechanical process, such as tension, compression, or torsion. (the free

Are there places in your body that feel work hardened? Does your mind feel hard, dense, after a few hours on the computer? Does your spirit feel brittle after listening to the […]

Ki around us–animal medicine

By |March 31st, 2013|

Spring is in the air, with croaking frogs the background at night and birdsong during the day. Today I noticed insects beginning to buzz as well. This past week at work, it was a treat to have a young buck come by for a little nap just outside my window. As soon as my client […]

The Young Buck

By |March 31st, 2013|

This young buck came to share a treatment. Here he is after the session, enjoying a graze outside my office window.

The Ki is to keep moving….

By |March 19th, 2013|

Stepping into the world of blogging, after dragging my feet for a while, I feel the energy of beginning something new. Whenever there is a new outlet for the flow of energy in your life, more energy flows. Think of a pond, filling up from a spring, creek, or from the rain. (easy to imagine […]