Wabi Sabi: Tale of a Recovering Perfectionist

There's a period in my life that I don't talk about much.  Only those that have known me most of my life or that know me very, very well are privy to it.  I bury it in the trash with the journals that helped me through it.  Not because I'm ashamed, but because I don't want it to define me.

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Reiki in the Energy

My health coaching and nurse practitioner philosophy is one of holism.  I recognize the importance of the mind-body connection and the role of spirituality in bridging the gap between the two.  Yet, despite encouraging patients and clients to find strength in their spirituality, I've done very little (aside from an occasional half-ass attempt at meditation) to adopt my own spiritual practice.  I have a science-oriented, practical brain and I believe in evidence-based practices.  Not to say there isn't an evidence base for certain spiritual or mind-body therapies (meditation holds a significant body of reliable evidence in it's corner), but I remained somewhat a skeptic.  

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The Importance of Honoring Your Needs

The past 1.5 weeks have been among my most challenging so far during the last 3.5 months of Remote Year (RY).  There have been other challenging moments due to things that happened at home, but this is the first time I've had a difficult experience related directly to the RY adventure I'm undertaking.  Ok, so my Instagram has been feeding off glorious and enviable photos of the turquoise blue waters and sun kissed skin of island life.  I must be exaggerating, right?

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