Archive for the Task #5: Faith & Trust Category

My ego? Or your healing?

Last weekend someone asked to come see me for some healing. They said, “How about Monday?” I gulped. Between clients and especially on weekends, the massage therapy table in my office can become like a kitchen counter — a magnet for stuff that’s “between locations.” This time, I […]

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Ode to Healing New Jersey (hurricane Sandy)

It is the job of poets, writers, artists, and healers to both uplift society in dark times and help them enjoy the good times. As a former resident of New Jersey, the photos and news of hurricane Sandy has been personally shocking and devastating. As a writer/poet […]

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Going on a pilgrimage… see you this fall!

I’m going on a pilgrimage, and have agreed to give up something of great value to me. Right now, it’s all swirling in my head. This is spring, a time of rebirth, newness, and growth. Perfect timing. A pilgrimage is a journey to a place of great […]

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Let’s think about this criticism thing…

Yesterday I had the most wonderful time at a writer’s group. I was productive, ate great quiche, met other writers, and enjoyed being with other people who spend all day writing or thinking about writing. Best of all, after working, we took turns reading some of what […]

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Is Your Intuition Scaring You?

As a coach or mentor to healers, I often meet folks who are really weirded out by their own intuitive gifts. I get desperate emails from strangers asking what to do because they see double numbers on the clock all the time, or feel other people’s emotions, […]

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Is it a sign? What does flying tea mean?

Just went to the cabinet to get out some tea. When I opened it, one box jumped out at me and kerplunked on the counter. Kombucha. Detoxing tea. (What do you think? Anything meaningful there?) “It means I’m supposed to have that kind of tea!” exclaimed one corner […]

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Welcoming Pisces: The Beauty of the Heart’s Ache

My yoga teacher, Sofia Diaz, recently described the difference between intensity and pain in our daily practice. She said intensity was like a low hum in the body, stretching us to our limits and asking us to let go into something greater than ourselves. Pain is sharp […]

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After a fight, who needs to forgive whom?

When you have a fight or other painful event in a relationship, how do you get back on track? Many folks would say forgiveness. I agree — that is a great place to start! However, I’m going to step out on a limb here so you can […]

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Why it’s OK to want to change, but not do anything about it… yet

Is there some area of your life where you know you need to make a change, but you just… haven’t… done it yet? Maybe you’ve been intending to lose that extra 10 pounds, start a newsletter for your business, finish your book, or do that scrapbook. I […]

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Shot through the heart: is it too late?

It is the worst feeling in the world when you unintentionally cause someone else pain. You wish you could rewind, unsay, and erase, erase, erase. It is like lightning striking your relationship, too. It hurts both sides. I’m at a loss to understand or amend what happened […]

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Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is NOT insane, its…

Just who was it that said, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”? According to wikiquote, this quip is most often misattributed to: • Benjamin Franklin (perhaps because he was insane for flying a metallicized kite in a lightning storm), • Albert […]

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The true value we seek in a role model

I’ve been searching hard for a good quote about being a strong role model for others. It’s an important role to play. Role models shine their light brightly to help those behind them find their way. They uplift and inspire. As healers, we need to be great role […]

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What flavor of psychic are you? Part 1: Claircognizance

With energies shifting, more and more of us are becoming aware of our intuitive abilities. How about you? Do you know what form your intuition takes? Do you know how to recognize it and what to do with it? Intuition comes in many guises. Intuition is simply […]

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Afraid of negative astrology (or other) predictions? Shift beyond them like this…

~ Daria’s Wednesday Wisdom column ~ The client called out of the blue. “You have to help me!” he said, “I’ve scheduled an important event and now my astrology says it’s a terrible day where everything will go wrong!” While some people scoff at astrology, I find […]

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Is the dark side of serving others holding you back?

~ Daria’s Wednesday Wisdom column ~ How can helping others hold you back? More easily and subtly than you think. When clients come to see me, they are stuck, stuck, stuck. They can feel a healing gift bubbling inside them, but they cannot figure out what it […]

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Healers — Yes, Healers

~ Daria’s Wednesday Wisdom column ~ This post is an excerpt from Gift of the Healer by Daria Boissonnas, reprinted with permission. (Book is due out by end of 2011 — stay tuned!) …The leaders and teachers I soon began studying and questioning — the ones producing unlikely […]

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Inspirational Quote: It is always OK to heal

“It is ALWAYS OK to heal.  Healing is not rejecting what was, but shifting into a new way of being that moves beyond what was.  It is always OK to evolve this way spiritually, physically, mentally, in relationships, with your environment, and in your self-relationship.  Always.” –Daria […]

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Healing story: It was hard to become a healer, with all my doubt

It was hard for me to become a healer.  I am a child of unassailable logic and practicality.  My family of origin worships science.  And I was raised to be more concerned with what everyone else thought of me than with what I thought of me.  (Thus […]

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Healing can happen Instantly, an Awakening Healing story

“Moooooom! Can you do something for my leg? It hurts!” My 15-year-old is in his tuxedo for the band concert, running upstairs for socks. “What do you mean your leg hurts?” I ask, concerned, following him to the bottom of the stairs. He turns the corner towards his […]

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Wide Awake Tip: Mastery & Inspirational Quote: Ansel Adams

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” — Ansel Adams   I love this quote because it demonstrates Adams’ mastery. He durn well knows the standard rules of how to make a “good” photo.  And as a master, he knows how to break […]

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