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Teaching Life Skills…

Life SkillsI recently had an opportunity to play the harp at the hospital bedside, working in tandem with a Healing Touch practitioner/instructor. It was all about teaching life skills.

The patient was a man who had had a procedure to rid his knee of infection. He had just finished physical therapy so was in some pain (7 out of 10) and was extremely anxious (9). He was worried whether or not the surgery had eliminated the infection and if not, what this meant for next steps. His wife and adult daughter were also in the room.

We began immediately doing Healing Touch and playing healing music. About 15 minutes later, he looked like he was crying. I motioned for his wife and daughter to come over to the bed to comfort him – the wife stood on one side of the bed and his daughter held his feet.

I whispered to the daughter, “Would he like the song ‘Amazing Grace?’” and she said, “Yes and also ‘O Danny Boy’ – this was the song that he and I danced to at my wedding.” These songs brought tears to everyone present.

We talked to him about his breath and how breathing could help him release any fear or pain. As we finished our work together, he was peaceful and very grateful. His pain score was 4 and his anxiety was also 4. To discuss breathing with patients and families in the hospital environment always feels like we are giving them a life skill. What an honor to get to do this work!

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Hay HouseBack in March, I attended a Hay House Writer’s Workshop in San Francisco. All attendees are allowed to submit one book proposal and Hay House will select one winner to publish and award an advance. The proposals are due today!

I e-mailed my submission of “Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy” on September 19th. The 31 women in the book and I have been stating this positive intention at 8 a.m. in our respective time zones each morning for the past six months:

Hay House awards the San Francisco Writer’s Workshop advance and contract to the “Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy” book. This is a unique and amazing opportunity to expand our destinies, as well as touch and impact millions of women around the world.

Hay House will notify the winner by 10/23 … fingers crossed and ready for the next phase of this book/project …

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Pro BioMat Set with New ControllerIs autumn your favorite season? It sure is mine!! The pleasant days and cool evenings … I find this time of year invigorating and refreshing. I hope you do too!

And especially with the cooler nights, I’m aware that I’m using the BioMat and enjoying it even more than usual!  It is comforting and deeply warm … perfect for this time of year!  Some of the health benefits include:

  • Relieves pain and eases joint stiffness
  • Promotes relaxation and sleep
  • Increases blood circulation and cardiovascular function
  • Improves immune function
  • Removes waste and toxins and assists in detoxification
  • Helps to drain the lymphatic system
  • Burns calories
  • Improves skin.

Love, love, love this product! Click here for my website or e-mail me and I’m happy to connect!

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Christmas Card CD 814_5.inddWe are excited to introduce this new product – a holiday card/CD so you can delight those on your holiday card list!

Songs include:

  • Pachelbel’s Canon/The First Noel
  • Ave Maria
  • An Angelic Medley
  • Still, Still, Still
  • O Holy Night

Prices are:

Quantity Price per Card/CD

1-25

$4.95

26-100

$3.95

101 +

$2.95

(Shipping charges not included)

This new product is not available on my website … please send me an e-mail or call me at 952-829-1919 to order!

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2012 PhotoI always love speaking and wanted to let you know about several opportunities to attend:

Looking very forward to a wonderful autumn!  And as always, if you need a speaker, I welcome these opportunities. Click here for more information about my presentations. I look forward to working together!

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E-BookWe are excited to announce the “Women as Healers” e-book price has been reduced to $3.95. Click here to get your copy today!

You can also download the music that accommodates the book for $9.99 by clicking here. Enjoy!

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Happy 5th Anniversary!

five year anniversaryIt was five years ago today that all of the 31 stories from the women came flooding into my inbox to create the “Women as Healers” book. I remember the energy and excitement like it was yesterday … and now it’s been five years!!!

So what has happened in those five years? Well, here’s a few highlights:

And what will happen in the next five years … stay tuned for the exciting ride!

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Relaxation Time…

Happy SummerI have heard several people say recently, “I haven’t been on a vacation for years and I’m going this year!” I’m not sure why this seems to be a current theme … perhaps because it’s summer (a natural time for rejuvenation) or because the economy is perking up or it’s simply time to “press pause” from our busy, sometimes stressful daily lives.

These comments have made me aware that it’s really important to get away and have some total “down time.”

That’s what I’ve scheduled as a birthday treat next week and am really looking forward to taking some time to relax and be. Ahhhhh…

Are you taking some time to relax and rejuvenate this summer? I hope so…

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WorldHealing women have a big role in the world … and perhaps now more than ever.

As I reflect on all that’s currently happening in the world, it reminds me of a conference I attended in the Netherlands in 2002 called Leading to the Edge. It was a gathering of 180 people from 14 countries. The conference was an invitation to participate in global healing through lively, enriching conversations about education, health care, politics, agriculture, business, economics and leadership. As we connected, we shared our joys, sorrows, frustrations, differences and commonalities.

Today, the need still exists for us to continue to understand one another and be in the vibration of love.

The book, “Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy,” is a call for global healing, both individually and collectively. We continue to step more and more into this role!

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A Rose…

RoseFrom many of the postings here, you already know I love connections. Last Saturday, I attended a lovely 70th birthday party for a friend … and I ended up re-connecting with a woman who I hadn’t seen for a couple of years. She shared this beautiful story of connection…

“I have been doing landscaping and gardening, but also discerning and hoping for something new in my work. Creating fairy gardens and giving workshops in how to design indoor or outdoor miniature gardens where God’s tiniest angels reside has turned out to be my ‘something new’ and has brought so much fun and joy into my work! This next chapter became quite clear with the guidance of a dear friend, Sister Roseann Giguere, who died on June 9th. One of the ways Roseann celebrated the sacredness of life, including nature, was through her solstice rituals.

On June 21st (the summer solstice), we had a powerful storm that uprooted a huge birch tree in my front yard. The tree just missed landing in my garden and rested on the edge of my house. I did a letting go ritual and final blessing of the tree before the tree trimmers hauled it away. Although I was sorry to lose that beautiful birch, I now had much more sun in that garden. The tree had literally and metaphorically been blocking my vision. Now, from my window, I could see the Canadian redbud tree at the edge of my yard and its leaves formed a perfect canopy to shelter the fairy garden I had begun to create.

On the day of Rosie’s funeral, I asked for a confirmation sign of my new fairy garden path of work. The table at the entrance to her ritual held a lovely little fairy garden!

Some weeks later, the tree trimmers who had removed the birch tree came back to do more work. One of them showed me a photo of the birch tree because he was amazed by what he saw – an image of a rose!”

Without any doubt Rosie is here in spirit … and what a lovely connection!

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