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Mental Illness, a Mother's Love, and Reiki

I had gotten my level one Reiki attunement a year prior but hadn’t done a lot with it.  I wasn’t even sure I believed in it!  Here I was, sitting home every day, stress and trauma pumping through me like our blood does, what did I have to lose?!  The second step was practicing Reiki daily. 

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The Empath’s Addiction to the Cycle of Violence

Does your ego need a challenge? I felt when I was in a toxic situation, I could help, change, or save someone. I would feel a sense of failure when my challenge failed! Do you value your worth based on other's behavior? 

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Pay It Forward

When doing acts of service, there should never be an expectation that the kindness will be returned. What's more important is to shift into a mindset filled with gratitude and thoughtfulness. 

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Three steps to a Perfect Thanksgiving

On this day in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. It was designed to be a day where we gather with those we love the most and express our gratitude in word and prayer. In reality, it is just another 24-hour period. Hospitals and some stores remain open and larger stores prepare for the madness of Black Friday. People who have to work often feel resentful. They have to miss out on a celebration that the world takes for granted. Some feel pressured to create a “perfect holiday experience for their families. Adult siblings compete for the love of their parents, causing arguments and creating more stress. Dietary restrictions, religious beliefs, and political affiliations, only add to the chaos. All...

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Being Inconvenient

As you follow your unique spiritual path, you might find that you start to feel a little disconnected from those around you and from events happening in the world. You are not separating from your friends, loved ones and co-workers, you are pulling away from the shared beliefs of those around you and society. You are learning to question your reality and think for yourself. You are not alone on this journey, many are going through the same process. This independent thinking can be very inconvenient for those who are in positions of power and want to keep you subdued. There is much more to reality than we have been led to believe, by churches, politicians and other people in...

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