Join Marissa Orchard for this great webinar all about boundaries!   There are a million books about this, and everyone says “just set those boundaries,” but what are boundaries? How do you know if they’re healthy or not?   Learn: What are boundaries. When do we need boundaries. With whom should we set boundaries. How to set boundaries. What to do when someone tries to push those boundaries.   When: Monday, April 29, 2019 6:30-7:30 We will be on a Zoom call. When you register, you will be sent an invite to join the class as well as all of the other information needed.  Read More →

Reiki is an amazing modality that you can use for yourself, your family, or add it to your professional life.   Reiki is a traditional Japanese relaxation technique that Dr. Mikao Usui founded in his quest for a way of more spiritual healing that didn’t have a specific religion tied to it. He searched for a type of bodywork that could help everyone! Through his search, Dr. Usui had a profound spiritual awakening that lead him to create what we now call Reiki.   Reiki can be broken up into the parts “Rei”  which means “Higher Power” and “Ki” which means “life force energy,” eachRead More →

Stressors come in all kinds of forms: work and school pressures, relationships, health concerns, uncertainty about the future. Even changes that are generally positive can still be incredibly stressful, like gaining a family member or starting a new business. Left unchecked, stress can lead to a host of symptoms, including headaches, disrupted sleep, nausea, irritability, lack of focus, and poor impulse control. Tips for stress management are frequently repeated and generally well-known: Get some exercise! Talk with a friend! Breathe deeply! Get a massage or acupuncture!   But while most of us recognize at least a few of these symptoms from stressful periods in ourRead More →

It’s not hard to think up great ways to treat yourself. We’d all love a spa day topped off with a meal prepared and served by someone else. Maybe get a sitter for the night, so the little angels are asleep when we get home. Or making yourself a cashmere, velvet candy cane, with velvet slippies, cashmere socks, velvet pants, and a cashmere sweater.   But for every article about self care, it’s easy to think “Who can afford that?”  Yes, it would be great to have an afternoon by yourself and a bucket of fried chicken and a cookie dough chaser. But that’s notRead More →

    “There is a bridge between time and eternity; this bridge is the individual soul, the Jiva.” Chandogya Upanishad     What is a chakra? Chakras are part of Hindu practices, but have also have played a huge role in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Buddhism, Reiki, Healing Touch, and so many other energy works.    Chakra means “wheel” or “vortex” in Sanskrit. With your chakras, you have these energy vortices that act as a bridge between the spiritual and the physical. They are not physical–you can’t pick one up and sell it. It’s an essence of the individual. It’s an aspect of consciousness, much likeRead More →

The Chinese New Year this year begins on February 5, 2019 and goes until January 23, 2020. The Chinese zodiacs go off of years, but because the Chinese New Year is a little different than the Gregorian Calendar we use today, you have to make sure which year you fall under if you were born in January or the first part of February.   What is the Chinese Zodiac, and why is it different? Like most great folklore and legends, there are stories that explain why we think or believe or do something certain ways. The origins of the story of how we have these 12Read More →

Our Podcast is full of ways to help you Survive the Holidays. Be sure to check out our other episodes.   Listen to our latest episode: Here’s the transcript: Tip: Don’t Overfill Your Schedule This, and many of these other tips, are really just reminders to myself. I am notorious for overfilling my schedule and being optimistic that I can accomplish more than someone actually could in one day. Which is why I haven’t done a podcast in a couple of days! I plan my day, I add approximate times it takes to do everything, and oftentimes, before noon, I’m behind and I want toRead More →

For our Podcast with Surviving the Holidays, we had 2 episodes that focused on fighting loneliness.   Listen to both episodes here: Part 1: Part 2: Here are the transcripts: Part 1: If you’re one of those people who has a big family and doesn’t know the meaning of being alone on a holiday, then that’s awesome! Not everyone is so lucky. The holidays can be extremely stressful because of all of the social obligations, but it can be equally lonely for so many others. Some people are only children who’s parents have passed. Some people have either been ostracized from their family, or they haveRead More →

This is part of our Survive the Holidays series on our Podcast.   Listen here:     Here’s the transcript: Today, we are continuing to talk about our tips on how to enjoy the holidays instead of dreading them. Today’s tip is: Limit Alcohol Intake Alcohol is one of those things that is totally recession proof. When you’re down on your luck, you need a drink. When you want to celebrate, you need a drink. And it’s totally fine to celebrate and enjoy the holidays with an adult beverage in your hand. It’s also fine to take the edge off of uncomfortable situations with aRead More →

Tips on Surviving the Holidays are part of our new Podcast. Be sure to check out our other episodes.   Listen here:     Here’s the transcript: Today’s tip: Accept Last Minute Changes   You do not have to do everything! Not even all of the things you agreed to do. And sometimes, things don’t go your way! And that’s okay.   If you’re trying to have a Pinterest Perfect Holiday and you Nailed It, in the worst ways possible, just accept it and move on. Perfection is dull and boring, so if you succeeded in your Pinterest Perfect Holiday, it would just be thatRead More →