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Pathway to Pain Relief

2017-05-16T21:33:45+00:00 Chronic Pain, Guided Meditations|

Deep relaxation releases streams of healing biochemicals in your brain and body. Your muscles relax, you have a rest from pain, and your body can begin to heal. This guided meditation is filled with healing imagery to comfort your body and support you as you deal with chronic pain. Guided meditations calm and [...]

Because Meditation Can Take You Further

2017-06-16T09:47:54+00:00 Latest Thoughts|

I’m not really a computer person - I’d actually rather read.  So why do I struggle to decode computer jargon, wrestle with recording programs and risk crashing the whole site when I mess up?   Because I know something important, and I want to share it. Here's the bottom line:  Stress causes damage.  It [...]

Money for Travel – 3 Steps to Get You on the Road, Fast

2018-03-06T20:27:04+00:00 Featured Resource, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Some people live paycheck to paycheck.  I live trip to trip.   The world calls my name, and I love it.  Places I’ve never been, exotic places with unpronounceable names.  Water so clear you can see the shadow of the boat, rippling on the sand at the bottom of the sea.  An ancient walled [...]

5 Great Reasons to Try Guided Meditation

2017-05-07T15:40:50+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts|

Guided meditation brings deep relaxation. Healing imagery is most powerful when you're deeply relaxed. And good things happen. Here are 5 great reasons for you to try Guided Meditation with healing imagery. Great Reason #1: Repair the negative effects of stress on your health You know stress causes physical health problems, and you know [...]

Your Healthy Self: Guided Imagery for Healthy Habits, Healthy Weight

2017-05-11T14:57:22+00:00 Guided Meditations, Health And Wellness, Meditation|

This guided meditation will move you into deep relaxation.  There in that deeply relaxed place, the healing imagery can strengthen and support your healthy self. Discover your beauty and wisdom. See yourself strong and satisfied, living at your healthy weight, nourished and full. Live a healthy life. Become the person you were always meant [...]

5 Ways to Stop Thinking and Start Meditating

2017-05-07T15:41:22+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Meditation|

“How can I meditate?  My mind won’t stop, my thoughts race – it makes me want to give up!” It’s a familiar problem. Meditation sometimes feels like a thought-wrestling rodeo. But you’re not alone - intrusive thoughts are normal. I laughed out loud when I first encountered that truth. I was a new [...]

Reduce Anxiety with Automatic Writing

2017-05-07T15:41:50+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Jessica (not her real name) was anxious and exhausted when she came to see me. She’d never seen a psychologist before.   A young mother of two, she enjoyed her work and her children, and for the most part she felt like she had a good life. But at night she would wake with her [...]

Six Tips for Healthy Sleep

2017-05-07T15:42:20+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Health And Wellness, Resources|

Healthy sleep is absolutely necessary for a healthy mind and body.  But your body can’t sleep if your brain is “running on empty.”  Give your body what it needs so you can have the healthy sleep you need. Eliminate (or limit) alcohol. Yes, alcohol puts you to sleep - but then it wakes you [...]

Using Guided Imagery for Healthy Weight

2017-05-11T15:04:05+00:00 Guided Meditations, Health And Wellness|

Guided meditation allows you to move into deep relaxation, opening your mind and body to the healing imagery that will allow you to strengthen your ability to make healthy choices, and achieve and maintain your healthy weight.  This brief introduction gives you an overview of the process.