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8 Tools for Your Spiritual Toolbox 

Your spiritual health is important for your overall health and well-being. Balance comes from a strong mind/body/spirit connection, and spirituality goes a long way towards grounding and centring you as well and supporting healthy immunity and reducing chronic pain and inflammation. You practice self-care for your physical body with good food and exercise. A healthy spiritual practice is another important aspect of your overall health.  … Read More

Which came first, your smile or your joy?

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,  but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ~Thich Nhat Hanh    You know you’re living a heart centred life when you have to wonder ~ which came first the smile or the joy? As you open your heart to the beauty of life it’s pretty easy to go about your day with … Read More

How to Reduce Whole Body Inflammation

Chronic Pain

Is there something you love to do, with someone you love doing it with, but your chronic pain makes it difficult, if not impossible? Or do you force yourself to do it, only to find that your pain makes it an unpleasant experience rather than a pleasant one?  Next thing you know you are avoiding socializing and turning down invitations. Learning how to How to … Read More

The Benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowls in Meditation and Healing

Nancy Crites plays a Tibetan Singing Bowl during one of her QiGong classes

Good Vibrations!   It is with pleasure that I introduce sound healing to my QiGong practice. Each session, in person and by distance, will include the beautiful healing energy and vibration of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Sound is an important element in QiGong practice. Sound carries a vibration, and this vibration addresses body, mind, heart, and soul. The vibration from Tibetan bowls addresses disease, or dis-ease, chronic … Read More

It Hurts Me To Admit This

I’ve been circling around this for a few days but it’s time to come clean. I fell off the wagon face first, and it really hurt.  Here’s how it happened.   As part of my inner circle, you know that this summer has been a big one for me, it’s been great. It’s been fun and exciting, filled with loads of new experiences. It looked … Read More

A Garden of Delights

It’s summertime and this past week has been a Garden of Delights. That gave me an idea for a new weekly routine. Let’s share the joy in the form of delights. By honouring gratitude and living in the moment, Joy is a practice that keeps you grounded and aware of the blessings in life. In my Rainforest Qigong group, we ‘Share a Joy’ each week, … Read More