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The Naughty Corner

The Naughty Corner

Saturday morning and my four-year old son is over excited. “I’m getting carried away,” he says, having heard me say it often enough. He’s jumping on the couch, dragging his little sister around the living room, tossing toys, being outside-loud and brash. No badness, just madness. And all the while we’re admonishing, pleading, reasoning (well, … Continue reading

Doubt Takes a Back Seat

I’m coming up on my first anniversary as a Reiki Master next month. With a houseful of small children, and an overworked, stay-home partner, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to stay in practice, from winding babies to healing backaches to clearing negative or chaotic energy, not to mention self-healing that helps me to be more … Continue reading

Reiki and the Daily Obstacle Course

Some days seem to be laid out in an obstacle course of hassles and distractions. You wake up with a clear idea of the BIG IMPORTANT THING you want to accomplish today, but you can’t find a matching pair of socks. You finally find the car keys under the sofa, but when you start the … Continue reading

Everybody’s Right

Everybody’s Right

One day when we were all rather bored in college, somebody came up with the idea of creating stories based on the cover of Cat Steven’s album “Tea for the Tillerman”. I don’t recall what those stories were, as we went around the room. I do recall that, after a quite detailed bit of fiction, … Continue reading

No Dumping

Emotional baggage is a peculiar thing. It is invisible to the naked eye, but it can feel so heavy when you carry it. I’ve let myself get weighed down under such baggage, and struggled in such a way as to attract attention to my load. And it does attract attention, usually in the form of … Continue reading

Helping Someone Help Themself

Have you ever tried to help someone who doesn’t seem able or willing to help themselves? Frustrating, isn’t it. You might see clearly what changes your friend could make to alleviate or completely remove their stress and emotional pain. But what they seem to want is for the world to change around them, to enable them … Continue reading

Taking a Few Moments

So, early this morning I’m in the shower calling in Reiki for the day. I start to hear the babies, awake and crying, impatient to be fed no doubt. It’s hard to tell whether it’s both twin boys or whether our 1 ½ year old daughter is in the mix. My partner is downstairs – … Continue reading

Newton’s Law of Politics

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Newton’s law is as good an explanation as any for what is going on in American politics these days.  With two months left to go, the red and the blue armies, the colors of this political civil war, are exaggerating, misrepresenting and just plain lying … Continue reading

Do You Want to be in Work Today?

I’m acclimating myself to a day job that is everything that the last one was not in so many ways, including the social culture. Even though there are several hundred people working out of a couple of buildings (or maybe because of it) there is an effort made to get people interacting on a social … Continue reading

Office Reiki

Some of my regular readers might be wondering at this point, “So how is the new job going? Y’know, the one that you said was going to keep you from blogging for a couple of weeks, which turned out to be more like six. Just sayin’.” Mea culpa. I should know myself well enough to … Continue reading