Elicia Miller ~ Understanding Eating Disorders & How to Heal

I am so glad my colleague Elicia Miller made this important video, which I know will speak to many!

In this video you will learn:

  • Elicia’s journey with her eating disorders from age 15 – 39
  • What is at the root of eating disorders
  • Why cleansing, fasting, and extreme restrictive diets and exercise are other forms of bulimia
  • Why telling other people that your diet is the best way to eat is coming from your own shame
  • How to recognize an unhealthy relationship with healthy food and your body
  • How to release the chains of perfectionism
  • Why just changing your thoughts about yourself and/or letting yourself eat whatever you want doesn’t heal your eating disorders
  • How to be supportive, and not shaming, of someone who struggles with their relationship to food, their body and their emotions

Elicia’s Core Emotional Healing programs are good for anyone struggling with eating disorders, addictions, physical and emotional symptoms and/or relationship struggles. Since we share so many clients, I have witnessed huge changes in people who’ve had the courage to work with Elicia on these issues. Many thanks for sharing your story and professional experience!

Finding Your Own Center

Another 2014 post wants to go up again. Just substitute today’s headlines for the ones I mentioned then. My heart goes out to anyone facing challenges or feeling like another guru, politician, city, and/or religion has let you down. More and more, we need to return to our own true center, from which we radiate any positive influence we can ever hope to have in this world. Your path is YOUR path, and your path always offers choices.

Coming back to center allows us to address the scary things from a position of strength, to grieve the loss from a place of regeneration, to transmute anger or outrage into positive, healing actions. Peace in, peace out. This, too, shall pass.

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It’s always so interesting to read or watch world or national events “unfold” online and then have a session with someone from that area who usually provides me with very different details and experiences. So far today I’ve spoken with someone in Japan (who initially contacted me right after Fukushima) and another person who just left Kiev and plans to return for awhile to see their lover before returning to their own country. Tomorrow, I speak with a Nevadan who happens to be married to a California farmer who’s well aware of “riparian rights” and the huge implications of “changing regulations.”

I have another friend traveling in Japan and China right now, and Goshen’s got a large Ukranian population — not that I know any of them. Yesterday, I received word that my high school experienced a “three hour lockdown” as someone had called to say armed men entered the…

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Garden Update: Late Summer Colors, Crops, Kundalini and Moldavite

I’ve been waiting for the asters to bloom before putting up a new garden update. Finally, they did this weekend! Last Friday brought such chilly temperatures that I actually needed to turn on the cozy fire while writing in my morning journal:

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Those cold temps meant one struggling tomato plant gave up the ghost and got replaced by more chard, spinach and golden beet seeds. The lettuce I planted a couple weeks ago is also enjoying the cooler weather — good thing, too, because all my other lettuce has gone to seed!

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Best Friends

So adorable! ❤

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Such a beautiful and sweet interspecies bond that proves that love has no boundaries and sees only with the heart. My dad shared this with me this morning and I felt inspired to share it here too.

Hope you enjoy this heartwarming video of stunning images captured that share their incredible friendship.

You can also visit these links to read about it and see images:

The Unlikely Friendship of a Dog and an Owl

Tiny Owl Adopts Belgian Shepherd

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Reiki 1 Certification Class in Kalamazoo, MI

Just a quick reminder that we’re rapidly approaching the 9/1 deadline for a $25 discount on the first Reiki Level 1 Certification Class I’m teaching in Kalamazoo on Saturday, 9/16.

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REIKI LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION CLASS

WHERE: Private residence in Kalamazoo (address provided upon registration)
WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
COST: $175. (Pre-registration required. $25 discount if prepaid by 9/1)

Reiki (pronounced “RAY-key”) is an ancient method of healing from Tibet. “Rei” means “universal” and “ki” corresponds to the “life force energy” known as Chi or prana in other Eastern systems like acupuncture or yoga. Thus, Reiki refers to the healing qualities of “universal life force energy.” Rediscovered in the late 19th century by a Japanese monk named Mikao Usui, Reiki works on physical, mental and emotional levels, restoring balance to body, mind and spirit. After completing this workshop, students will be certified Reiki 1 practitioners.

Instruction includes:

• History, nature, and science of Reiki.

• The Reiki Principles, Precepts & Ethics

• Experiencing Reiki energy

• Discussion of 21-day cleanse

• Essence…

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Gayatri Mantra

Another one of my favorites from way back — a good reminder and focus for eclipse day, or any day. The Gayatri Mantra is one of the most powerful and positive reality shifters I’ve come across besides Reiki Healing Attunements.

 

Timothy Glenn ~ Heads Up, Keep Your Head Down

Many people privately have inquired what David and I are doing for the eclipse. Are we traveling to see it? Will we be doing something special? The simple answer is no, not really. We’re nowhere near the path of the eclipse, and David needs to work.

The longer, more accurate answer is that even if we were near the path of the eclipse and David had loads of vacation time left after our move, we still wouldn’t be traveling to watch the eclipse. It’s a potent portal, yes, and because it’s so potent, I intend to utilize those energies in the strongest, most focused way possible. For me, that doesn’t mean gathering in large crowds of uncertain, chaotic energy. It means spending time in nature  on that day and then during the actual eclipse window, going inside and doing a Reiki Healing Attunement for David and me, plus Reiki support for those who signed up for the August Special.

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