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From Head to Heart

“You have to know the rules before you can break them.”  As a child, this quote was always a puzzle for me, growing up in a law enforcement family.  No one ever talked about breaking the rules as a desirable thing.  Now I realize that this saying is more about learning structure, before you can operate within that structure in an effortless way.  Moving from head to heart.  From thinking to being.  From control to flow.  This is the story of my life.

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Lag Time

When we think about healing with Western Medicine, we often think of it as a direct cause/effect linear process.  For example, when a person has a headache, they take a pill.  And if one pill is good, two pills are better.  And then the headache goes away.  When we transition over to the world of energy healing, we can also see that sometimes a certain amount of energy healing can directly result in a certain amount of physical healing.  But other times it’s more involved than that. Read More

Sit. Stay. Breathe.

Working with dogs for most of my life, I have come to realize that, even though we are so different, we have more in common than I first thought. Take meditation, for example. Much of what was taught in puppy kindergarten directly translates over and informs my meditation practice. Here are some of the things I learned: Read More

Stressed? Who me?

Yes, it’s that time of year again. And try as you might, sometimes there just isn’t any avoiding the family gatherings, the ‘playful’ banter, the distant relative who is the ‘worst-case scenario’ expert and last but not least, your mom … who likes nothing better than to push your buttons. It’s almost like a sport.

Well, this year can be different. Sure, your relatives will all be the same as they usually are, but YOU can be different. You can stay cool. You can be unaffected by their nonsense. And by managing your stress response to their behavior, believe it or not, you can actually begin to effect a change in whole family dynamic.

What’s this all about? Well it has to do with shifting your perspective on things. Primarily shifting your perspective on who you are, and then expanding your understanding about how stress changes who you are. Read More

Dog Shame

We’ve all seen the photos … dogs with signs around their necks, confessing the terrible things they have done while home alone. Yes, they’re cute and funny. And as long as the signs are just talking about what the dogs have done, I’m happy to click through and move on.  But one I’ve seen recently took a slightly different approach. Instead of describing the dog’s actions, it actually labeled the dog itself with the message, “I am a bad boy.” Seems simple enough. Until you evaluate the energetics of that sign. Read More