tuesday's healing word balance

Balance – a mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc. Lifestyle Balance – a way of living that creates harmony and stability which allows you to experience greater levels of health and happiness in your life.  The great Greek writer Euripides (480BC-406BC) wrote the following on balance: “The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us.  If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.” (woman)tuesday's healing word balance

“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection

to balance out how much of ourselves

we give away.”

~Barbara de Angelis, author

tuesday's healing word balance lifestyle

I create harmony in my life by maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

I balance my work with my leisure time perfectly.

I enjoy a well balanced lifestyle.

tuesday's healing word balance

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”

- Thomas Merton

kidney 3 hormonal balance & more

Kidney 3 Benefits:  Is one of the most important acupoints for promoting good hormonal balance besides strengthening the vital energy of kidneys, adrenals, urinary bladder, and gynaecological organs.  This can help regulate menses and prevent menstrual problems.  K-3 acupressure can also relieve insomnia, asthma, sore throats, ear problems, toothache, and low back pains.

Location:  On the inside of the ankle in the depression halfway between the ankle bone and the back of the ankle.

Technique:  Place the fingers of opposite hand behind the ankle for support and locate  K3 point with thumb. Apply pressure perpendicularly for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, using sustained pressure or small rotations angled slightly upwards.  Continue working on the other ankle’s K-3 acupoint.

Contraindications:  Strong pressure should be avoided during pregnancy.  Also no acupressure used when person is under the influence of alcohol or non-medicinal drugs.  Great care taken if person is extremely weak, sensitive or fatigued.

K3 hormonal balance & more

 Consider adding K3 acupressure to your self-healing tool kit!


 nature's green symbolizes master healer

Color is Nature’s healer.  Positive healing effects of the color green for the body and the soul were recognized by St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179), a famous medieval healer and author.  We in the Pacific Northwest are surrounded with the beauty of Nature’s greens which symbolize the master healer and the life force.

nature's green symbolizes master healer

Nature’s green can bring balance and calmness with a walk in a garden, park or a hike in a forest.  If you spend time with this master healer, it can help with nervous conditions, emotional problems, high blood pressure, heart, lungs and ulcers. nature's green symbolizes master healer

Give yourself an opportunity to receive a green smile from Nature today!

Voice Toning-healing instrumentvoice toning-healing instrument

The voice has a tremendous ability to be an instrument for healing. It is a powerful tool for relaxing, improving sleep patterns, releasing stress, and bringing balance/harmony to the body. Ted Andrews is a pioneer in the field of healing with sounds. In his book Sacred Sounds: Magic & Healing Through Words & Music he explains “the method of opening by the vowels can be better understood if we realize that breath penetrates deeply into the region concerned, according to our thoughts. The breath takes the energy of prana and combines it with the vowel tones and together they open specific inner regions of the body or consciousness.”

HEALING VOWEL SOUNDS (featured in Ted Andrew’s book)
Vowel – Area of Body Opened by its Sounding
U – Pelvis, hips, legs, feet, and lower body in general.
O – Lower trunk, abdomen area from solar plexus to groin.
A – Chest cavity, heart, and the body as a whole.
E – Throat, upper chest, back of the skull and head regions.

More on toning with vowel sounds see Healing with Chakra Toning Vowels, and Vowel Sounds Balance Chakras.

august gratitude cutlivating peace

We are now looking at the eighth month of visiting Angeles Arrien’s book Living In Gratitude.   August is all about the gratitude of cultivating peace.   The author asks this question “Is it time for you to ‘make peace’, to literally create more peace in your life?” Cultivating peace does not mean avoiding conflicts.

august gratitude cultvating peace

 In The Peace Book, Louise Diamond writes “It simply means to move through in a clean way, without verbal or physical attacks, to find a peaceful and powerful resolution.”  We can move forward through conflict by practicing our problem-solving skills, grounding ourselves, meditating and reminding ourselves to be grateful for the opportunity to create greater harmony and ease for ourselves and others. 

august gratitude cultvating peace

Cultivating Peace

~Plum Village Chanting and Recitation Book

Thich Nhat Hanh’s community in France

I vow to offer joy to one person in the morning,

and to help relieve the grief of one person in the afternoon.

I vow to live simply and sanely with few possessions,

and keep my body healthy.

I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety

in order to be light and free.    

august gratitude cultivating peace