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Year of the Fire Rooster!

Posted on: January 27th, 2017 by healing_arts_admin
Year of Fire Rooster!

Year of Fire Rooster!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!! Year of the Fire Rooster! 

1/27/17 New Moon Aquarius marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster. The Rooster calls Cockadoodle-Doo @ the break of dawn to WAKE US UP! & get us to work on the farm! This year already feels like a Wake Up Call in so many ways.  New Year & New Moons are a great time to "Reboot" & this energy is calling us to make big changes in any area that is not working for us. I just read, if you don't like where you are right now, MOVE, you're not a Tree!

A lot of shifts happening this year for many of us, which can be challenging but also exciting... This is a time to learn more, do more, be more, the energy of the Fire Rooster will INSPIRE you to step out of your comfort zone & try something new. It's a go, go, go kinda year, which can be exhausting so remember to take time out for self care as well.

This year is the most auspicious time for Space Clearing, purging, cleaning out your closets, sock drawers & tidying up.

This year will fare best for Roosters & Dragons.

And if you are looking for a local Chinese New Years Celebration, Oregon Tai Chi will be having a Chinese New Years event Saturday, more info on their site here:

And if you want to know what 2017 holds for you personally, remember that I am offering Free 9 Star Ki Astrology (Chinese Astrology) readings with your Massage or Reiki Session right now! I also do Space Clearings...

SuperMoon Water

Posted on: November 15th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
SuperMOON Blue Water O'ponoOpono

SuperMOON Blue Water O'ponoOpono


Supermoon Water O'PonoOpono 11/14/16

On this Supermoon, I'm making Full Moon Charged Water in the O'PonoOpono (Hawaiian tradition) using cobalt blue bottles filled with fresh, purified water, placed in my window sill awaiting the Moonlight.  This water is known to charge the body with Lunar Energy & clean spots from your soul, leaving your auric field shiny! Can't wait to drink it up & also use it for my Supermoon Aromatherapy Spritzers! (available for Christmas!)

Bend Health Guide deadline 11/11/16

Posted on: November 12th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
Bend Health Guide

Bend Health Guide

11/11/16 is the deadline for the Bend Health Guide but we may have a little wiggle room as we just added 8 more pages due to increase in contributors!


Full Moon Infused Oils

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
oils blessed by Full Moon

oils blessed by once in a lifetime SUPERMOON

On the Eve of this Supermoon I made Moonlit Infused Aromatherapy Infusions!

I decided to make my favorite Aromatherapy Blends just in time to be infused w/ the Full Moon Energy of this powerful Lunar eclipse we will be having on Friday!

I made Abundance, Immunity, LOVE & Fertility blends utilizing O’ponopono blue water for the spritzers & all organic, ethically harvested oils. Then of course I Reiki’d the blends w/ powerful Reiki Symbols!

Abundance Oil contains Orange, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense, Myrrh, Star Anise, Amber, Cedar, Fir Balsam & Patchouli. All of these oils are money magnets, especially useful in the Fall when we harvest our abundance!

Immunity Oil contains Eucalyptus Globulus, Red Eucalyptus, Ravensara, Oregano, Clove, Tulsi (Holy Basil) ,cinnamon leaf, lemongrass, Orange & Fir Balsam. These oils were used during the time of the plague, by thieves, to ward off illness as they took watches, shoes and clothing of those who had died plague, pretty morbid history, but it does illustrate the effectiveness of these essential oils for decades before! My favorite application of Immunity oil is to put it on your feet when doing the wool sock remedy, anytime you feel a cold coming on. This is a strong oil, so I do not recommend putting it anywhere near your face, better for chest & feet. Immunity spritzer is great for clearing a space where illness has been.

LOVE is St. Johns wort, Sandalwood, Rose & Ylang Ylang & is a powerful uplifter for Winter duldrums & attracts true love.

Fertility Oil contains Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Angelica & ylang ylang. This oil is wonderful for regulating hormones, easing menstrual tension and increasing libido! Use with caution, may produce babies!!!

Funny side story, I was clearing my windowsill, so I would be able to place the Aromatherapy bottles in the window for a Full Moon infusion, when I found a baby grasshopper! He was so cute, I got side tracked into making a little terrarium for him to live. Then I just had to read the shamanic meaning of grasshopper…Turns out Full Moons were known to coax beautiful music out of a grasshopper, wonder if I will hear his sweet melody on Friday night. They are also bearers of Good Luck, Prosperity, Health & Fertility! How funny since these oil blends are about prosperity, health & fertility! I like to think these blends have been infused with grasshopper magic also, since he sat peacefully in his terrarium, eating clover leaves & watching me pour oils.

It took all day to make these special blends & I can only hope they last through Christmas time, because last year when I made my oil blends I sold out in two weeks & didn’t have time to make for Christmas shopping, so stock up now! Oils will be available for purchase beginning w/ this Saturday's First Degree Reiki Class.


Acorn Squash Soup

Posted on: September 28th, 2016 by healing_arts_admin
Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn Squash Soup

This Soup tastes like Autumn!!!

Acorn Squash (some say Danish squash) Soup

Acorn Squash cut, boiled and Vitamixed or  food processed to a puree 1 leek, cleaned & chopped fine 1 walla walla onion, chopped fine 3 tbls coconut oil fresh ginger root, minced (3 tbls) garlic 1-3 cloves to taste turmeric 3 tbls sprinkle of salt & pepper to taste 1 cup vegetable broth or miso broth 1 can coconut milk Chantrelle mushrooms, chopped. Fresh grated nutmeg to garnish while serving

First cut and boil your Acorn Squash, takes about 30-45 minutes. Then puree in either a blender, Vitamixer or food processor. Then in a soup pan, sauté leeks, walla walla onions, ginger root and garlic in coconut oil for about 5-7 minutes, until shiny. Then add the Squash puree, the broth, the coconut milk and spices. Stir until well blended. Add the Chantrelle mushrooms. Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Tastes like Fall!

Nettle Soup

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by healing_arts_admin
Nettle Soup Recipe

Nettle Soup Recipe

Nettle Soup Recipe

Nettles (Urtica)

It’s Nettle Season once again, time to harvest Nettles as they shoot up in the woods or maybe even in your yard.  There are many places to harvest Nettles here in the Northwest.  I hope if you do go out harvesting, you use the rule of 20, which is you only pinch off the tops of one plant for every 20 plants you see. I have seen some real devastation of Nettle groves in area parks and it’s heartbreaking. If you don’t feel like putting the rubber gloves on to harvest them yourself, I have seen them @ the Ballard Farmer’s market.  Nettles are nature’s antihistamine, if you eat fresh nettles at the beginning of Spring, you will prevent allergies to pollen.  Nettles are also rich in minerals and calcium. As a mom, I have found nettle tea to be the most effective treatment for growing pains (my son is going to be tall, he gets these all the time!)  Nettles are extremely nourishing to your blood and chi.  Nettles have a unique earthy flavor I just love. I came up with my own Nettle Soup recipe, it’s similar to Potato Leek Soup w/ Nettles. 1 tbsp grapeseed oil 1 tbsp Olive oil 3 tbsp butter 3-5 cloves garlic 2 Large Leeks, washed & sliced 5-8 potatoes (Yukon golds are my fave for this) Generous Quantity Nettles, fresh picked & rinsed 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 tbls lemon juice) Salt & Pepper to taste 1 tsp thyme Saute Leeks and garlic in the olive oil, grapeseed oil and butter for 3 minutes, toss in chopped up potatoes, add 3 cups broth, simmer with lid on for 15 minutes.  Then add Nettles, simmer low with lid on for 5-10 minutes until the nettles look like cooked spinach. Turn off heat, add salt & pepper and juice of one lemon.  Then blend the soup in a blender or with a penguin hand blender.  I like to add roasted pine nuts and parmesan to this soup just before serving.