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Launch Something; Learn Empathy

Posted on April 19, 2018 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Health Should be Fun

Putting something new out into the world can be terrifying. Saturday morning I woke before my alarm, even though it was early and I had been up until 1:00am the night before working on the final details. Launch day – time to ship. For the last 7 months I have..
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What does success feel like to you? Literally.

Posted on March 10, 2018 · Posted in Health Should be Fun

I was recently interviewed for a book and this was on the list of questions. I had been given the list in advance, so I had some time to prepare my answers. I made a few notes that were probably pretty unremarkable: happy healthy family, the ability to travel, knowing..
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An unconventional meditation

Posted on February 26, 2018 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Health Should be Fun

I am not the type to sit quietly and cultivate stillness. I understand all of the reasons why I am supposed to, all the benefits for mind/body health. And yet, any time I have tried to sit peacefully for an extended period of time, what I end up with is..
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Unlikely Warriors

Posted on January 14, 2018 · Posted in Reading/Writing

Thoughts on ‘The Warrior Ethos’, By Steven Pressfield Tomorrow I begin Seth Godin’s altMBA program. Our first writing prompt was to create a one-page actionable summary of a book most will not have read that changed our minds. This is mine. I’m the kind of person that my father would..
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Homesteading Goals 2018

Posted on December 28, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Permaculture

Last year around this time, I broke my rule of ‘don’t tell people your goals’ and published a blog post about three things I was hoping to accomplish around our little homestead through the year. I thought that this might be an interesting time to take stock of the situation:..
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Touch for Health Instructor Training – Some thoughts.

Posted on December 9, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine

John Thie’s original vision for Touch for Health involved having people on every street helping their families, friends and neighbours achieve health and balance in a gentle and holistic way. This is the legacy we find ourselves entrusted with nearly 50 years later. Great strides have been made – you..
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Touch for Health Testimonial

Posted on November 20, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine

What’s it like to take a Touch for Health Intensive in Costa Rica? After teaching my first one here in August I wrote this blog post called The Power of One (which you can read here) about the experience from my perspective and what I learned in the process. Today..
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Quiet/Noisy Life

Posted on November 9, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

This life is full of contradictions. The one that I am thinking of today has to do with noise and what that means to us. Because it is never quiet here: the river rushes steadily below us, the cicadas sing in the rainforest, the rain cascades unrelentingly through the leaves...
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GEMS Nutrition

Posted on October 28, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Fabulous Food, Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

We love food. I have written before about how, when you start doing any type of homesteading, you become basically food-obsessed. I think many people in the holistic health industry find themselves in this position, learning more about the body means learning more about how to feed it for optimum..
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Brush with a Hurricane

Posted on October 9, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Permaculture

When I was little, I loved the book “I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Solew” by Dr Seuss. If you’re not familiar with it: there is a wonderful land, Solla Sollew, on the banks of the beautiful River Wah-Hoo where they never have troubles, at least, very few. But..
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