Celebrating my first Plantain Spit Poultice

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What? or Why? seem to be the most likely responses to my title, “Celebrating my first Plantain Spit Poultice.” I’d always heard that plantain was good for mosquito bites, but had yet to try it directly on myself. When I got bit today and watched yet again my typical response to bug bites; the standard […]

Salmon and Cicadas and one turtle

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I knew shortly after getting my cast on my leg 4 weeks ago that it needed artwork and specifically fish. I felt the need for swimming upstream salmon with swirling waters all around. I googled fish images until I found one that I could imitate, I practiced a couple of times and then drew them onto […]

I know the darkness and the darkness knows me

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I have conquered my darkness in the past after years of negotiating with it. I recognize its familiar tendrils creeping into my psyche, retreating and reasserting. I am not totally surprised that my dance with depression isn’t completely over; more intrigued to see what must be revealed so that it can be healed once again. […]

How do you get rejuvenation into your life?

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As a Reiki practitioner I am very interested in rejuvenation. I know how it feels to be rejuvenated, restored and renewed. I am also keenly aware of how it feels to be exhausted, worn out and depleted. Many of us learn to live with a constant state of exhaustion or a low level of energy. […]