House Blessing and Clearing
Rites of passage Ceremonies
As a Minister and Medicine Woman, ceremonies are created to honor traditions and to create a sacred space and connection for all participants.
After practicing and teaching meditation for 35 years, I strongly believe there is a form of meditation for each individual, and I am committed to finding what works best for the personality and chosen lifestyle of each of my students.
As holistic family wellness specialist, I assist families in developing routines and environments that make it easy and fun to live well. I am most often asked how to make time to fit this into already packed schedules. The first step is to assess where you are, the second is to determine your destination, and third is to create action steps to get there. There really is no finish line, so it becomes an ongoing process of growth, measured by a personal sense of peace.
There are six essential elements of wellness that help in connecting all of these aspects. What you eat, and drink, how you move, breathe, think, and rest. These are the building blocks for your well-being.
There is an opportunity to explore the freedom to create a healthy, meaningful life through integrating your body, mind, and spirit with a sense of clarity and gratitude. By focusing attention to all aspects of the self, by developing an awareness of the needs and desires of others, and by considering the practice of generosity a sense of wholeness and balance envelops the individual and their family.
“The only way anyone can change is by choosing to do so.”
Yoga is so much more than a series of ancient postures perfected over time in a studio. It is a way of living.
There are many ways to “live yoga” and Yoga can be practiced on many levels. Having an open, compassionate heart is a true goal of a practice. Jesus, Bhudda, Krishna, Kuan Yin, The Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, The Divine Mother, all have a common thread, with lives rooted in service, and full of love and compassion. Compassion can spring from considering your actions from three levels, your thinking mind, your spirit (or your heart), and your body. Keeping thoughts, words, and actions all in alignment with the practice of ‘nonviolence’ (the use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about change) can be challenging in this contemporary culture.
Is there such a thing as yogic eating? Absolutely! Making healthy choices instead of convenient ones, making vegetarian, even vegan choices has a lower impact on the earth, not to mention on your digestive system. Reducing the amount of packaged foods that you consume has a two-fold benefit. You will reduce waste products in the environment, and you will consume fewer refined foods, which are full of additives and toxins. By eating locally grown whole foods, you will reduce the waste of fossil fuels from trucking in foods from afar, and will benefit local businesses.
Remember, there are degrees with any practice! Finding balance means beginning with a level of comfort so that one does not become discouraged and give up.