Integrative Healing

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Category Archives: Relationships

Spring Healing Cleaning!

Spring Healing Cleaning!

As we are settling into spring, I am beginning the spring cleaning in our bird’s nest apartment. Whew! It needs it. A 3 year old, a busy mom, and a work-at-home dad… art projects, multiple home cooked meals a day, toys… toys… and more toys! And where is my desk… has anyone seen my desk?! Not to mention books… and jackets… and clothes of all sorts, washed and unwashed and hanging to dry and needing folding…. Everyday messes and deep cleaning messes are being tackled. It is the season for it!

As I begin these cleaning projects at home, I realize we can spring clean ourselves too! Here is a coupon for you to use when you book your healing session online. It is for new, continuing, and returning clients alike and can be used once between now and the beginning of summer. SPRING17 will get you an hour long $99 healing session of your choice, when you schedule online. I look forward to supporting you with your spring cleaning healing journey soon!


70 Days of Weaning: Days 11-12

Day 11: I was with my son’s feelings for around 20 min or so tonight. I am not sure of the exact timing. It was dark, and we were in his room. Maybe it was a half hour total. My partner helped for some of it. We were trying to make the bedtime – midnight… Continue Reading

70 Days of Weaning: Days 8-10

Day 8: New Milestone  Today, something new happened! I was on my way home after having some personal time (thank goodness for me-time!), and I internally fretted about the possibility of my son wanting to nurse directly upon my arrival. My plan was to hold out till bedtime, a few hours later. I felt unsure… Continue Reading

70 Days of Weaning: Day 6

Begin Again, Now Your responses, questions, support, and love are all helping me stay conscious and deliberate in my actions. I continually begin again from now, this present moment. I am intimate friends with these inquiries: Is my son thriving? Am I thriving? How is this working for us? Is there anything I would like… Continue Reading

70 Days of Weaning: Days 3-4

Mama’s Readiness I have been asked, and I continually ask myself if I am ready to wean. I have been in this place before where the possibility of weaning is on the table, and I have to decide what to do. Each time, (at 14 months, 18 months, and 22 months) I felt pressure from… Continue Reading

70 Days of Weaning: Day 1

Mint Tea and Bandaids  During my pregnancy, I spent lots of time preparing to breastfeed. For example, I had weekly calls with a breastfeeding peer counselor. She was a mom, with her own breastfeeding experience, and she was trained by WIC and La Leche League to help other moms through their breastfeeding experiences. My conversations… Continue Reading

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

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