Wellness Wednesday: Crystal Therapy

Crystals have an interesting backstory. Some extremists have gone to great lengths to harness this unachievable “power” emptying their bank accounts and making headlines which have contributed to the ‘voodoo/hocus pocus’ reputation these mystical rocks have gotten. Whether you are a believer in the power of crystals or not it is undeniable that any natural mass has the ability to harness energy and affect the environment around it. Those who believe in their power are convinced certain crystals harbor energy and are able to store, transmit and transform energy. Many people who are in the pursuit of health, wellness and […]

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Motivation Monday: The Power of Music

Happy Monday everyone! The start of the week is a great opportunity to set some goals and add an intention to set the tone for your week. I was feeling a little overwhelmed on Saturday morning thinking of all the errands, homework, research, laundry, etc. I was trying to accomplish before I was due to my Pilates studio lesson. I knew I would be in class for 5 hours so I was trying to make the morning as productive as possible. I noticed my anxiousness and in result tried to slow down and see what I could do to prioritize […]

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Motivation Monday: Family Therapy

This past weekend I spent back east with my side of the family. We celebrated, relaxed, got caught up, entertained. It was a whirlwind of people coming from all over to celebrate Easter and also times when we were able to go on walks by the water and revel in the tranquility. I didn’t know how much I needed a long weekend with my family until I got here. I was obviously missing them crazy amounts, but sometimes we get used to our busy lives and forget just how incomplete they really are if parts are missing. Sometimes we just need […]

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Motivation Monday: SELF less CARE

I’m not sure where along the way it became perceived as selfish, but the mere thought of doing something for yourself seems hard to justify. Why is that? I wrote an earlier post on balance and how important it is for your overall health. In fact, the whole mantra of MSF is all about the connection between mind, body, and spirit for health. Not just taking care of your physical well being but your spiritual and mental health because it all connects…neglect one and the rest suffers. I view self care as not only selfless, but something that is necessary and […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Top 5 Reasons You Should Try Cupping

This past week I indulged in some self-care and got some cupping done. This is something I have done from time to time when I felt like I needed a little more than a typical acupuncture or massage session. Most people that saw my back after a session would have a similar reaction, WHY?! It looks like it could be painful because of the bruise-like appearance cupping leaves behind, and most westerners were not aware of this eastern practice until it made headlines in the recent Olympics. Michael Phelps (USA Olympic gold medalist swimmer) had some markings on his shoulders […]

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Feet First: A Look Into Reflexology

Some girlfriends and I recently visited a spa whose focus was on reflexology. The experience was too amazing not to share and is what inspired me to do this post. Reflexology has always fascinated me. Like I shared in earlier posts, there are numerous Eastern philosophies that I practice (yoga, meditation, acupuncture, etc.) and although I indulge in massage therapy and BEG my husband to rub my feet at night, I didn’t give too much thought as to why it feels so good to have that physical contact, especially on your feet. After this last reflexology visit, I felt so […]

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Needle Therapy: My experience with acupuncture and fertility

Here is where it starts to get even more personal. I feel I connect with blogs and books that are honest, raw, and unfiltered. That is the approach I hope to take when writing my posts. If it is not authentic, why waste your time reading it? Well here it goes. Fertility. Who knew it was such a hot button topic for women and men? I honestly did not give it any thought until a close friend of mine recounted how hard it was for her and her husband to conceive their miracle baby. It got even more real when […]

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