Saturday, October 17, 2009

Helping and a decision

A big decision.

I decided to put my PhD on hold and start working on my first book. I realized that more education is important but I need to have something published to help on the road to public speaking.

In the mean time I work diligently to assist my clients with their healing. My last health consultation was with a man who had such severe food allergies, he was down to about 7 foods he could eat without reaction. What a horrible situation. I suggested hair analysis and it showed that he was high in mercury and other heavy metals. After a heavy metal cleanse and removing a few old fillings he was slowly able to reintroduce some foods. He actually asked his wife last week if they could go for Thai food. Good for him. And I'm glad I could help. Is there anything that you need help with? Let me know and I'll do my best!

Yours in health!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Watching life end

I'm currently working with a terminal cancer patient. She's in her late 40s and is leaving behind a 20 year old daughter. This journey with her has been life-changing for me. I lost my mom to cancer at 18 and I can see now, as an adult, this transition through both the eyes of a 18 year old and an adult. I've watched this woman's body change, lose weight, swell up, the vomiting begin and I feel helpless that I can't make it all stop. If I could wave a magic wand and make the tumors go away and the pain stop...I can't.
But what I can do, is listen and love, massage and be there. I've made her laugh and smile, gotten her used to hugging and have been told that I'm making a difference in her life. And I realize that really all we can do with anyone is just be there. And let them know that we WILL be there.
Anyone who reads this post, I ask you to pray...chant, meditate, whatever you do for anyone that is suffering. And for those who help the suffering. It's not always the easiest of tasks, but the rewards are well worth the struggle.

In health!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Be your own advocate

My father was recently involved in an accident. Someone not paying attention took him out in a crosswalk. He was taken to the ER where his head was stitched up and he was then released. No MRI, no CT Scan, no tests whatsoever. 24 hours later after "falling asleep" in his own driveway and vomiting he was admitted to the hospital with pretty severe brain trauma.

What's the lesson here? Ask for things! Raise a stink! Demand attention! My father ended up being in the hospital for almost a month. He was given medication that was inappropriate and though I was told that someone was making him eat, shower, etc. I found out that some days that didn't happen. Long gone are the days when a nurse is going to take time to rub your shoulders, feed you your dinner and give you a hug.

We have to be our own advocates. Which can be very difficult when we are sick, unconscious or delusional. Have a family member or friend there with you. Ask questions such as "What are those medications you're giving me?" and "What's going into that IV?" Nurses are overworked and doctors are little more than drug dispensories. Health care has become sick care and unless we watch our own backs, it's going to get worse. I hate to say it folks, but it's scary out there! What little faith I had in the medical establishment has been deleted. Take control of your own health. Do things that are preventative and if you end up in the hospital with something that is out of your control....make sure you get the attention you need. It could save your life!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Holistic health on-line

Wanted to share a website with you all called The Holistic Option. It's THE best resource for alternative medicine, and health and wellness options. I've just joined the advisory board and am so excited to be involved with such a great and ethical organization. Look at the site for stimulating articles, podcasts and product recommendations. They will even be offering "ensurance" for people searching for holistic practitioners. Check it out and I'll keep you posted on the latest news from The Holistic Option. Have a healthy day!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

One more push

I feel like I'm about to birth a child, doing this DVD. I had challenges yesterday with dupilicating vs. reproducing. Who knew there was a difference?
But yesterday was my wedding anniversary and it was nice to relax with my husband and have a nice meal, reconnect. He's also about to give birth, to his first book. Generous Fiction will come out in a few weeks and it's the anti-poetry, poetry book, more on that later.

I was speaking with a yoga friend the other day about awkward massage experiences and bodily functions, etc. I have to tell anyone that gets a massage, passing gas is normal. It happens and we're used to it. We also don't judge you on how your body looks. If you've been holding off getting a massage because you think you are too big, too lumpy, too hairy. You know what? We don't look at people in that way. Get your massage! Relax those muscles and treat yourselves to some healing! And do something to help get more comfortable in your body. Love yourself!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In Studio

I've been working like mad to get my massage DVD done for Mother's Day, editors, graphic artists and composers. I'm so excited to share this massage information with everyone and am pleased to say I've already had two pre-sale orders.
Even with this ecomony, my massage business is thriving and I am still as busy as ever. I had a client yesterday who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. When I asked what the doctors were doing for her, she answered that she had denied all conventional treatment and at 87 after living a full and wonderful life she was ready to go. I marveled at her strength and wondering if I could make that choice to give in to nature and death and not fight like mad to survive. I send her all the healing energy I can muster and wish for her to live the rest of her time without pain and bask in the healing that she has chosen for herself!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Point and shoot

I just got done finishing my first instructional massage video. I started at 8 am this morning and am finally winding down at after 10 PM. It reminds me of why I am not pursuing an acting career any longer. The crew was fabulous as was were my models Peter and Laura and my husband who not only modeled but stood by for support. I couldn't ask to be surrounded by better people!
Next we edit, not an easy task and then off to market. The first DVD is a basic back and neck version which will teach people to do at home, what I do in my office every day. The next will be the advanced version. I'm very excited to share my knowledge with a broader audience. Check the DVDs out, for sale soon.