You Betta Belize It

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Back in February, I went to Belize for the Arvigo Technique of Mayan Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) Professional training (in case you are new here, I have been an Liscensed Massage Therapist since 2001!).  Back in January of 2012, I took the introductory level training and it blew my mind. Since that first training, I have been… [read more]

Tapping To Reduce Toddler Meltdowns

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Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a healing tool I have used for nearly a decade. At first, it was something I only did in therapy sessions with the therapist walking me through the process. As I became more comfortable with the technique, I started using it by myself at home, in the shower,… [read more]

Crystals for Healing

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So many of you enjoyed the post I did about amethyst crystals for protection and had lots of questions about how exactly crystal healing works and where to find and buy crystals, I wanted to share a more in depth about crystals. I was utterly shocked by the positive reaction to my first crystal post! Like… [read more]

Breathe In, Breathe Out

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One of the most amazing things I have learned from my longtime healer and mentor, Mary Beth McBride, is to simply be with my emotions. Since Penelope arrived, I am much more conscious of my emotions and allowing myself to really feel them. Previously, I had spent a lot of energy in stuffing them down and ignoring them… [read more]

20 Great Ways to Take Care of Yourself!

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I am a huge believer in self care.  Taking care of yourself is vital to both your health and your ability to care for another person. I spent years wishing I had been mothered and taken care of better, but then it dawned on me that I could just take care of myself. Instead of hoping… [read more]

Placenta Encapsulation

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Last year I took a certification course from Full Circle Encapsulation and learned how to encapsulate placentas. I had no intention of doing it for a living, but I am so glad I got the information.  I feel that information about placentas is really a lost art and I am thrilled to be a part… [read more]

Balancing Hormones for Conception

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Since this spring I have felt the call and tug of a little soul wanting into our family.  At first the tug was gentle and patient because I was not ready yet. I flatly asked the soul for patience during our communication through meditation (check out this guided meditation I recorded to help you connect with… [read more]

Detox Baths

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I love taking a bath at night as a way to relax and unwind, they have long been a place a solace and restoration for me.  When I pregnant with Penelope, I took one every night and used that time to talk and connect with her spirit.  They are the most cost effective self care/body… [read more]

Causes of a Displaced Uterus

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This is the year of the uterus here at M+BL!  I took a life-changing training back in January about how to put a uterus back into it’s proper place.  I also learned about all the health issues that can manifest in women who have a displaced uterus and some amazing self-healing tools like Vaginal Steam… [read more]

Crystal Powers: Amethyst Crystal For Protection

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  When I was 18 I started apprenticing and training with an energy healer and medical intuitive. I trained with her for many years and I became a Certified Reiki Master. One of the many things I learned during my training and certification process was how to use crystals for healing. I know it can… [read more]

Yup, I am Gonna Talk About Vaginal Steam Baths

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Oh Lordy, y’all are gonna think I am insane. But I have already talked about energy healing, eating my placenta and making sure your uterus is in the right position. Besides, Martha Stewart and Oprah have talked about vaginal steam baths, so here it goes… Vaginal steam baths are basically a detoxing facial for your lady parts.… [read more]

Heal Yourself by Laying Down with Castor Oil Packs

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Castor oil packs is an ancient healing technique that is incredibly easy and simple to do at home. Edgar Cayce, also known as the father of holistic medicine, brought castor oil packs back to modern holistic/alternative medicine. Check out one of his books, The Edgar Cayce Handbook for Health Through Drugless Therapies to learn more.   Castor oil… [read more]