April 29, 2019

This is Suki. We met on a recent trip to Thailand where I had the dubious privilege of witnessing an event that left me shocked and profoundly altered. A paradigm shift supplicated my examining all the possibilities and outcomes that life throws at us daily. I wasn’t prepared for the intense grief, the permanence of loss, and how, even when your world changes in harsh abrupt ways, the sun still shines  - even if you don’t want...

April 11, 2019

Reiki Ascension

One Friends’ Journey Across the Threshold 

I am sharing this intimate event with you at the request of my dear friend/teacher/mentor Sandra. She passed in December from cancer. She practiced and taught Reiki and was the embodiment of the sacred principles of her craft. It is her desire, and my privilege, to take you through this “divinely blessed” Reiki journey. 

The last conversation we had was over the phone in...

August 17, 2018

You CAN do it!

Love yourself first.

It is vital, no imperative, that you take care of your own needs; emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental. We get caught in a trap of being “nice”, so others will like us. Your body is an ecosystem in itself that needs balanced love and attention. When you do this, you contribute in a meaningful and loving way to others that have their own ecosystem to take care of.  It’s okay to say no whe...

May 12, 2018

There are people walking the planet thinking that they know what is best for others.  Shocking information! They are chronically giving unsolicited advice. They have ALL the answers to every topic, even if they have no basis in fact. They will decide on your career path and doing business the “right” way, aka their way, with no wiggle room for nuances and gaping discrepancies in values, and ethics. They will tell you how to fi...

April 8, 2018

I recently received a “friend” request on Facebook from a boy I knew in high school. I physically cringed with a healthy dose of trepidation as to why he would send me a request. After all these years, after what he did to me – did he remember? – did he care? – is he sorry?

In my grade there were a half dozen boys that formed a clique. They were extremely insecure, mean, and highly narcissistic. Their modus operandi was to buil...

March 24, 2018

Frenemies – 5 Reasons to Let Go and Move On

Frenemies – (friends, lovers, co-workers) - we all have them to one degree or another. You know - the ones that basque in your success by association or steal an idea and then take credit for it in front of you. They can be sweet as sugar in your presence and tell a tale of lies and deceit when your back is turned for a millisecond.  To move forward and be successful (I mean happiness...

February 23, 2018

 Photo Credit - Meg Benedicte - 12d shield

Deep Relaxation – Chakra Balancing – Stress Reduction

Why does music affect our moods and emotions so readily? Why does it evoke memories with feelings of pain in our hearts or cause us to weep with joy?

Music is the universal language of connection, and awakens every emotion and feeling we have, revealing the core of our bonds, our wounds, and our intuitive connection to each...

February 11, 2018

Have you been subjected to a symphony of lies, broken promises, and repeated soul-crushing bouts of cruelty? Do you feel exhausted from trying to make sense of irrational behaviours that sap your energy, and create confusion and chaos, while your partner gleefully skips along to a lilting tune that doesn’t fit the mood of the nightmare you are living?

If so, you are potentially in a relationship with a narcissist. The examples...

March 16, 2017

Narcissists, the garden variety: loud, boisterous, and obvious, can be spotted a mile away. We see them coming and brace ourselves for the lies, manipulation, and embarrassingly vocal expressions of pomposity and putting others down.  Their ego is worn on their sleeve with no hidden agenda. They will often brag about their conquests, and take pride in hurting others.

The Covert Narcissist is a different species. They will almos...