Book Of The Week: The 12 Stages of Healing

Every now and then, I re-read books that’ve had a strong impact on me. Recently, I rediscovered “The 12 Stages of Healing” by Donald M. Epstein. One of the reasons this book had such a strong impression on me was the reminder that we need to reunite with aspects of ourselves that have been alienated,Continue reading “Book Of The Week: The 12 Stages of Healing”

Book Of The Week: The Body Keeps The Score 

Discussing trauma can be a very difficult subject for some, so if you think this subject may trigger you, please skip this blog.  “The Body Keeps The Score” is an exploration of trauma and healing. Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. explains that trauma is unbearable and affects those who are directly exposed to it asContinue reading “Book Of The Week: The Body Keeps The Score “

Book Of The Week: Healing Ancestral Karma

How often do you think about your ancestors? If it isn’t very often, don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Many of us have forgotten our ancestors and are more focused on ourselves as individuals. While there’s nothing wrong with being an individual, it’s important to remember our inherited characteristics and how they affect our lives. IContinue reading “Book Of The Week: Healing Ancestral Karma”

Book Of The Week: The Emotion Code

For the past few years, I have had this nagging feeling that there is some emotion (or emotions) trapped in my body that I can’t let go of.  I keep trying to do the work, but I don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere.  Has anyone else ever had that feeling? Well, my feelings have beenContinue reading “Book Of The Week: The Emotion Code”

Book Of The Week: Stealing Fire

Have you ever heard about the myth of Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods and shared it with humans? What he stole from the gods included the power to seed civilization via language, art, medicine, and technology.  Of course, Prometheus was eventually punished by Zeus and sentenced to eagles tearing out his internal organsContinue reading “Book Of The Week: Stealing Fire”

Book of The Week: ‘The Creative Cure’

Jacob Nordby’s book “The Creative Cure” is one of the most touching books I have read about creativity.  Like many of us, Jacob has gone through his share of heartbreak. But he was able to use those experiences to come home to himself and cultivate the creativity that was always a part of him.  CreativityContinue reading “Book of The Week: ‘The Creative Cure’”

If You’re On A Self-healing  Journey, Here’s “How To Do The Work”

I have been on a self-healing journey for several years, and the progress has been slow. There are times when I want to give up and go back to my old ways.  Does anyone else feel that way?  Scrolling through social media, I come across a lot of different perspectives. One day, I came acrossContinue reading “If You’re On A Self-healing  Journey, Here’s “How To Do The Work””

4 Basic Steps for Creative Visualization

Shakti Gawain’s classic book “Creative Visualization” is one of the best books for achieving goals. It is clear that whatever we envision and focus on has the potential to take physical form.  But if you’re anything like me, it can be tough to understand how to bring thoughts to life.  Here are some basics toContinue reading “4 Basic Steps for Creative Visualization”

This Is Chrissy Metz

It isn’t an everyday occurrence that we have the opportunity to learn some essential life lessons from a famous actor or actress. But let me tell you about what I have learned from Chrissy Metz.  In her book “This Is Me,” not only do we get a glimpse into Chrissy’s life, as she makes usContinue reading “This Is Chrissy Metz”

Mitochondrial Dysfunction 

The title of this blog may be a little on the technical side for some, but hear me out. In “Mitochondrial Dysfunction,” Michael T. Chang, MD & CFMP, discusses his health journey and the importance of the mitochondria.  Mitochondria produces energy for our cells to use for all activities by metabolizing food into adenosine triphosphateContinue reading “Mitochondrial Dysfunction “