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ode to being female

ode to being female

I love being female. Okay, so a few times in my life when witnessing how linear, direct and seemingly easy things (and promotions) were for men, I may have said I wished to be a guy … for a day! But as I have matured I am actually in awe of the great gift and blessing that it is to be female.

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want to improve your health and wellbeing? Dream big!

want to improve your health and wellbeing? Dream big!

When we dream big, we are exercising our ability to wish, to connect with the longings in our heart. But we are also doing something else that is very powerful and beautiful: we are listening to the messages from the universe letting us know that we have the ability to make that dream a reality.

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how nature and plants help us heal

how nature and plants help us heal

Airports can be places devoid of the healing touch of Nature. On a recent trip, this became very clear as I went to pick up my luggage at the airport terminal. While the atmosphere of the airport was harsh, brash and uninviting, I knew I would soon be basking in the...

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9 ways to care for our spiritual heart

9 ways to care for our spiritual heart

To me, this is a day of love and friendship. It isn’t just for that special someone in our lives, but rather a celebration of the heart, of love, of that heart which is bigger than our physical heart, the heart that animates and blesses and steers the entire world.

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finding your purpose

finding your purpose

https://youtu.be/uthz-rJK5ko Most of my life I have been kind of obsessed with finding my life purpose. Even though I was doing what I needed to do to learn, grow, work hard and make a contribution, the question of purpose was always in back of my mind. I don't think...

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honoring your own pace

honoring your own pace

This video was inspired by the the first 5K race I ran. In it I discuss my observations about running, pacing yourself, and the importance of paying attention to our energy levels every day.

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cultivating your garden

cultivating your garden

Gardens can be spiritual endeavors and they do contribute to our wellness. Here I share memories of traveling to flower shows while growing up in Puerto Rico, planting a garden with my mom and a discussion of the healing aspects of gardening. Also, a discussion of...

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say it now; do it now

say it now; do it now

When someone we care for dies, we do a review of the relationship. Do we feel regret? Why did we not say or do something, why did we not make more time for them?

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Can we ever truly be independent? Is nature?

Can we ever truly be independent? Is nature?

Was it just me, or do all teenagers want independence? When I was a teenager and even as a young adult I had a bit of a tough relationship with the idea of independence. I wanted independence! I wanted to be able to make my own place in the world, fight my own...

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Honoring Our Ancestors

Honoring Our Ancestors

I do like Halloween, even more now because of my young nephew. He loves costumes and movies and his innocent fascination makes us even more aware of the magic of the season. But more than costumes and trick or treaters, for me this time of year is about remembering and paying my respects to my ancestors.

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The Grass Sometimes Seems Greener

The Grass Sometimes Seems Greener

Sometimes we think others are lots better off than we are and we’re tempted to get down about ourselves or to change what we are doing. Instead of thinking the grass is greener elsewhere and escaping our own situation, we can look at what the dissatisfaction is telling us about what we want in our life. What if we decide to begin to change from within and watch our ideal life begin to take shape before our eyes?

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To the Earth we shall return

To the Earth we shall return

When we work as Plant Spirit Medicine healers, and we begin to listen deeply to the wisdom of Nature in order to help others heal, we can over time begin to receive gifts and blessings in the form of realizations.

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Plant Spirit Medicine Healing & Beauty and the Beast

Plant Spirit Medicine Healing & Beauty and the Beast

One of my favorite parts of the “Beauty and the Beast” movie is the moment when the animated objects run out of time and begin to turn completely into objects — no longer with human attributes such as feeling, speaking, moving, etc. There is something so poignant about those scenes. It absolutely made me think of Plant Spirit Medicine as a healing modality.

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How Plant Spirit Medicine Heals People

How Plant Spirit Medicine Heals People

The inspiration for this post comes from a lovely video I just watched yesterday, thanks to my Plant Spirit Medicine colleague in Santa Cruz, CA, Megan Montero, who shared it with me via her newsletter. I'm including the video here, sharing it with you. Please...

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Thanksgiving & Plant Spirit Medicine Healing

Thanksgiving & Plant Spirit Medicine Healing

The world of Plant Spirit Medicine healing is a circular world. It is a world of relationships, of sacred exchange and limitless possibilities. Today, I am grateful for my tribe, my clients, the world and all its beings. I am grateful for the great privilege of being...

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Healing in summer with Plant Spirit Medicine

Healing in summer with Plant Spirit Medicine

At times clients ask me if they still should receive Plant Spirit Medicine healing in summer, or if they could just enjoy being out in Nature. While it’s great to take advantage of the many opportunities summer provides us to be out in Nature and connect with others, it is absolutely important to receive Plant Spirit Medicine treatments in summer, just like any other time of year.

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Plant Spirit Medicine a profound healing modality

Plant Spirit Medicine a profound healing modality

Plant Spirit Medicine is a powerful, subtle and profound healing modality Founded as a synthesis of Traditional Five Element Chinese Medicine and shamanism, Plant Spirit Medicine calls on the spirits of native plants to help us heal by restoring balance, flow and...

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In Nature, no good deed goes unnoticed

In Nature, no good deed goes unnoticed

This natural world, this world of balance, exchange, wisdom and generosity which has such strong allure for us does have rules. One of them has to do with balance and exchange. In this natural world, no good deed goes unnoticed. We know this in our hearts and souls....

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Is Plant Spirit Medicine Healing Effective in Winter?

Is Plant Spirit Medicine Healing Effective in Winter?

Okay! So we just had another snow storm in the Chicago area. Just when I thought spring time was finally here. I was already starting to be excited by the possibility of the plants, my dear friends, coming back to my garden and surrounding areas! This spring time snow reminds me of my first winter here after becoming a Plant Spirit Medicine healer.

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Cultivating the stance of a Plant Spirit Medicine healer

Cultivating the stance of a Plant Spirit Medicine healer

This morning I found myself contemplating the preparation that healers undergo in order to be able to share their gifts with others. A few weeks back I wrote about right relationship, and certainly this is one of the important things to cultivate with the plant spirits and the entire natural world as we endeavor to alleviate people’s suffering. Here are other ways in which we become ready as healers:

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