Energy Healing

Hands on a globe

The use of energy healing has a long history. Laying on of hands, prayer, presence, positive thinking, and energy practices such as Healing Touch, Healing Beyond BordersTherapeutic Touch, Quantum Touch, and Qi Gong are examples of healing approaches that utilize the human energy fields of the client and the practitioner to elicit healing. I have had some wonderful experiences using Healing Touch and Quantum Touch and will begin sharing them on my blog.
When vacationing with some girlfriends, one of them told me about how she had injured her knee and was in constant pain. I performed Quantum Touch, holding my hands on either side of her knee and “running energy” through  my palms. She said she could feel “something happening.” However, that night when she went to bed her knee was feeling worse than usual. She said she was pretty mad at me about it. Then around noon the next day we were chatting and she suddenly gasped and said, “My knee pain is gone!” She woke up with no pain and actually had not noticed it until noon. Pretty exciting! That was 2 years ago. I saw her last week and her knee is just fine. No pain.
For a truly amazing story of healing on a spiritual and emotional level I highly recommend going to Jana Schwartz’ blog and read the story about Lisa working in Thailand with tsunami survivors. It is miraculous what presence and intention can do to assist people in their healing journey.

Follow the Spirit

Clark HomesFor the past few years I have been spiritually drawn to visit the neighborhood in Flagstaff, Arizona, where I lived when I was in the 6th grade. Whenever I visited Arizona I felt strongly that I should go find Clark Homes, the housing development I lived in with my father and step-mother shortly after my parents divorced. Last week I had an opportunity to go to Flagstaff and spend some time exploring the old neighborhood. My friend Merlene was kind enough to drive me to Flagstaff from where she lives in Phoenix. I explained to her why I wanted to go, and she was happy to come along, without judgment. Well, we found Clark Homes. But it’s been 50 years since I was in 6th grade, so it really was not anything like it was 50 years ago. But we found it and explored the neighborhood. I expected something life-changing to happen, to explain to me why I was so drawn to going back there, but – nothing happened (that I noticed)! But I will say, I don’t have that feeling anymore that I need to go there. I am no longer drawn. All I can conclude is that sometimes, I just get to follow the Spirit without expectation, and call it good enough. Perhaps someday I will learn why I had such a strong urge to return to the neighborhood, but for now I am just happy that I followed the Spirit. Feels good.

No Friends Like Old Friends

ArizonaI just spent 5 days with some very special friends in Arizona.  i went with one friend to Flagstaff and Sedona and will blog about that later. I have known her for 25 years. Then I spent 4 days with 3 girlfriends I met in JUNIOR HIGH! Yes, we have known each other for about 45 years! We had a great time, just “being.” There is no friend like an old friend. One friend said that she loves when we get together because she can “say anything, and even if we disagree, we still love each other.” I am blessed with wise women for friends. Friendship in women has shown to increase longevity and decrease stress. Thanks to all my friends, men and women, whom I have know forever and just for a day. Friends rock!!!

Rejuvenation Collaboration

RCIV flyerThe benefits of taking care of others are well documented, including:
Increased Oxytocin, which promotes cell repair, connection, and decreased “fight or flight” response
“Helper’s High”
Heart health
Increased immunity
With all these benefits, why do I sometimes feel so overwhelmed and stressed when I am taking care of loved ones or serving my community as a volunteer? I invite you to explore this question on October 21 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time at the Rejuvenation Collaboration FREE online seminar. I am the keynote speaker and I’m very excited about this opportunity to discuss the importance of self-care and share ideas about how to cope with the stresses of caregiving, and reap the benefits of caregiving. To get a daily dose of self-care,  register for the seminar at  



Get Out of Your Own Way

Trip“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it” (Rumi). How often do we get in our own way when it comes to taking care of ourselves? Last time you had an opportunity to take a break or have some fun, what did you notice about your self-talk? Did you think that you were too busy, or did you feel guilty about taking some time off from your responsibilities? And then how often do we close ourselves off to love that is offered by another? Are we afraid? According to Steve Chandler, fear isn’t anything, it is just the absence of love. Let’s open our hearts to love ourselves and accept love from others. Let’s get our of our way. And take some time off!