Playing Full On

When is the last time you played like a child – carefree, full on, with abandon? The ability to play is something I have been thinking about lately. When I ask participants in my Hook a Healing Mat workshops what drew them to take the class, a common theme is the need to learn how to play again, to reconnect with a sense of joy which has been lost due to grief or responsibilities over the years. Here are some of their comments: “Awakening is how I would describe the Healing Mat Workshop. The workshop has re-awakened my creative and spiritual life. Continue reading »

I am enough

What does enough look or feel like? How does it feel to have enough? To be enough?   Do you find yourself needing to sit and relax, but keep thinking of one more thing to do?  Do you accomplish a goal only to race off to the next goal? Or do you take time to sit and appreciate each step in your process before taking another step? If some of this sounds familiar, I hear you. For many years I have had the habit of pushing, always doing just one more thing before I rest. Where does this habit come Continue reading »

How to Become a Heart Listener and Get More From Life

  I think we all have the capacity to know what is best for us and to listen to our own inner wisdom. I call this listening to our own inner wisdom heart listening. Many of us are out of practice. We spend a lot of our time overriding our hearts and letting our minds lead. We push our bodies beyond the point of exhaustion because this is what we think we should do. A Personal Account of Heart Listening The decision to leave my 20 year practice in the health professions was like that. I had invested years of Continue reading »

My #Truthteller story on

I’m very pleased to have my story featured on the Women for One Truthteller series.  Click on the link (highlighted) to leave comments on the Women for One website. One Loop at a Time: A Story of Rug Hooking, Healing, and Creativity  

Inspire, keep breathing

My word for 2017 is Inspire. I want to inspire women to take a step towards life – to love, to joy, to creativity through my work. Inspire is to breathe in, to take in all the good the world has to offer.  To keep breathing, taking breaths deep and slow and long. To concentrate on what I can do and keep moving forward. To be breathing is to be living.  I’m grateful, thanking my body for healing and for allowing me to live to keep creating and inspiring. To inspire, to keep looking and making time for inspiration. Each Continue reading »

Answering the Call

Hello – it’s your soul calling. I’ve arranged a special event for you. This event will remind you to check in with me, nourish me to see how I am doing. What is a wake up call? For some women it can be a serious illness such as breast cancer. For others it is a significant life event like the kids leaving home or a divorce or retiring from your profession. Losing a loved one can be a wake up call. Narrowly avoiding an accident on the highway can be a wake up call. What do all of these situations Continue reading »

From Homeopath to Rug Hooker

In 2011 I was celebrating the launching of my new website design and blog.  Now in 2016 I am celebrating many things.  I am celebrating my recovery from breast cancer and all of the joy and new opportunities this brings.  I am  excited to announce that I am launching the next phase of my career – and it involves rug hooking!  I am planning to teach workshops on Hook a Healing Mat and will be speaking about how I used my health wake up call to heal and move forward with what makes my heart sing.  I will be working Continue reading »

Why I chose Miranda Castro Healing Creams for my shop


I began carrying Miranda Castro’s Joints & Muscles healing cream for my patients in 2013. I had tried other topical homeopathic creams in my practice but was never satisfied. Either they weren’t very effective, or the base (non-medicinal) ingredients contained products that I have learned can be harmful and/or the homeopathic remedies they contained didn’t make sense to me as a homeopath. Going way beyond any simple arnica cream, Miranda Castro’s Healing Cream for Muscles and Joints is a clean, paraben-free cream. It is enhanced with the finest herbal and homeopathic remedies that target muscle or joint pains caused by inflammation or Continue reading »

Flu prevention, treatment and recovery update


Flu, or influenza is a viral illness that is more intense than a common cold, and can include fever, muscle aching, headache and fatigue.  Homeopathic remedies can help in flu prevention, to lessen the severity of a flu and aid in your recovery.  Homeopathic remedies are selected by looking at your particular symptoms and matching them to the symptoms characteristic of that remedy. Prevention For flu prevention I recommend the homeopathic remedy Influenzinum 9C.  Take one dose per week for 5 weeks, then take one dose per month during flu season. If you are being constantly exposed to the flu Continue reading »

Is Motion Sickness Ruining Your Travel Fun?

Woman on the deck of the ferry from Norway to Denmark

  Do you dread getting in the car for long drives?  Do you avoid boat rides on the harbour because they leave you feeling nauseous and dizzy?  Does anti-nausea medication make you drowsy or have other side effects? Homeopathic remedies can be very effective for the treatment of motion sickness – without the side effects of conventional medicines. Medicines are selected by looking at your individual symptoms, (what makes them worse or better and how these symptoms affect your mood) and matching them to a remedy. The four most common homeopathic remedies for motion sickness are Nux vomica, Cocculus indica, Continue reading »