June is PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) awareness month in the United States and there’s never been a more crucial time to explore the impacts of trauma on our health. With the current state of the virus pandemic, social unrest, and economic instability it is becoming more and more difficult to remain balanced and healthy. Working through our emotions during these uncertain times takes a commitment to self-care.

The word “trauma” can refer to both physical and emotional. Physical trauma would be caused by something like a car accident when the body suffers physical damage. But emotional trauma can be just as dangerous with effects lasting even longer, possibly for the duration of somebody’s life. When you experience emotional trauma, like we all are during these difficult times, emotional healing may be critical to your ability to move on. Traumatic experiences might include things like:

  • The death of a family member, friend, or pet
  • Accident or physical injury, such as car accident
  • Divorce or hurtful breakup
  • Serious illness
  • Pandemics or natural disasters
  • Social unrest or war
  • Domestic abuse or sexual assault
  • Being the victim of a crime

Any kind of traumatic experience may cause emotional, spiritual, mental, or physical harm. Ideally, those feelings eventually pass and fully process. But all too often the emotions are too much for us to process and the feelings end up grabbing hold and not letting go.


Emotional Healing After Trauma

If you experience any of these persistent and lasting effects, emotional healing may be critical for you.

  • Dramatic mood swings & extreme irritability
  • Nervousness or anxiousness
  • Feeling hopeless or very sad
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty thinking and concentrating
  • Insomnia or desire to sleep longer hours
  • Appetite changes
  • Isolation or withdrawal from things and people you usually enjoy
  • Headaches, nausea, or other physical signs of stress
  • Worsening medical conditions

Energy Healing for Emotional Healing

In addition to seeking the help of professional psychotherapists, there are some energy healing modalities that can be quite helpful. One of them is using the Emotion Code®. A trained practitioner can identify and release trapped negative emotional energy. These sessions are short, inexpensive, and can be very powerful. Best of all, they can be done over the phone or video chat. For more information on Emotion Codes, please click here.

Another very powerful emotional healing modality is a Pranic Psychotherapy session. During one of these sessions, negative emotions are removed from deep inside the chakras and they are replaced with positive emotions. Any cords with other people are cut and your aura gets cleansed leaving you feeling much lighter and more refreshed. This service is also available via remote or distance sessions. For more information on Pranic Healing, please click here.

Other practices like meditation, mindfulness, and physical activity could help improve your outlook and combat the negativity that could hinder your recovery process. None of us are immune from experiencing trauma, but being emotionally healthy to begin with helps you process negative emotions.

I had a rather interesting experience last week related to some emotions that arose due to the current COVID pandemic. I feel that this is important to share because it really illustrates how living through these challenging times is going to impact our health – in very negative ways. And there’s just no telling at what point we are going to feel some of these effects. Some people may already be suffering with a list of new physical ailments that recently cropped up. Others may not realize any physical problems for many months to come. But eventually, I fear that we will all be subject to new physical issues as a result of the stress we are going through. So let me tell you about my experience.

My First Trip Out In The Big Scary World

For the past month, I have not ventured out into the big scary world. I’ve done all my grocery shopping online with either home delivery or curbside pickup, and aside from those occasional grocery pickups, I have not gone anywhere. Last week I decided that it was time to venture out to the grocery store. I was actually excited to get out and had a great attitude on my way out. I had positively zero fear and I looked forward to being able to select my own food for a change.

But then I got to the store and everything went South. It was very scary to see everyone walking around in their masks and being faced with instructions all over the store as to what I was supposed to be doing, which way I should be walking, etc. Add to that, the fact that the entire bakery, deli, and seafood sections were completely abandoned. I always had this peace of mind in thinking that “It’s a good thing we live on the shore because we will never run out of fish.” Then I get to the store and there is no fresh fish. 🙁

Seeing the limited choices on the shelves and struggling to figure out my proper shopping protocol was a lot to handle. When I arrived home my husband was waiting at the door for me, asking me how it went. When I walked into the house my answer to him was, “It was really hard on me to see the reality of this world right now.”

The Immediate Effects of Stress Were Clear

I got home just in time for our afternoon walk so I slipped off my clean sneakers in preparation for changing into my hiking shoes. That’s when I suddenly noticed that my left foot was very painful. How strange. Where did that pain come from all of a sudden? It was remarkably painful to walk barefoot across the floor. I put my hiking shoes on and that made the pain subside a bit so off on the walk we went.

But when I returned the pain was much worse. It felt as if the bone on the side of my left foot was bruised. It hurt to touch it, it hurt to flex and straighten my foot, and it really hurt to walk. I simply could not walk without limping. I said to my husband, “This is so bizarre. It’s not like I went trail running and banged my foot on a rock. All I did was walk around a store in super comfy sneakers. This just doesn’t make any sense.”

And the minute that I heard those words come out of my mouth I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt what the problem was. In fact, I say this to all of my clients . . .

“When pain suddenly appears out of nowhere, and for no apparent reason, there is an energetic imbalance causing it!”

So I grabbed a pendulum and asked the most obvious question of my subconscious . . . “Do I have any trapped emotions causing this sudden pain in my foot?” And of course, I did. I had only one trapped emotion related to this new pain and that emotion was shock. I marveled even further by the fact that we (Eden Energy Medicine practitioners) treat shock by working on the heels of the feet. For some reason, shock likes to go to the feet.

I released that one emotion and within an hour the pain started to improve. The next morning there was a big improvement and I could walk around in my slippers with no problem. Since walking barefoot was still a bit tender I decided to do the “releasing shock” protocol from Eden Energy medicine and the next day the pain completely disappeared. It’s been a week and it hasn’t resurfaced at all.

Stop Physical Problems Before They Start

So my point of telling you this long story is to illustrate just how quickly our bodies can respond to all the new stressors of living through this pandemic. My biggest fear is that the long-term health problems from this event are going to continue long after the pandemic subsides. The actual virus is all over the news and everybody is very concerned about catching the illness, but it seems not many people are thinking or worrying about what this situation is silently doing to the masses. Self-care has never been more important than it is right now. Please be very aware of your body and take notice when sudden changes occur. The sooner you address problems that crop up, the faster you can get rid of them.

And please remember that I can perform Emotion Code sessions over the phone or video chat. Those sessions are only $40 and may very well be the best $40 you spend during this pandemic. For more information on Emotion Code sessions, please click the button below.

We are just now entering what is being called “the saddest week of the pandemic.” We are being set up to deal with extreme sadness and our expectations have been set to prepare ourselves for the worst. In some cases, I can understand the benefits of this, but I also want to take this opportunity to offer some advice.

Are you familiar with the term entanglement? Our energy gets entangled with those we spend time with. It is certainly entangled with our family members, loved ones, and friends. But it also gets instantly entangled with people that we happen to be in close proximity to. Have you ever walked into a friend’s house, perhaps just after members of the household had an argument? You might not be able to pinpoint the source of your unease just walking into the room, but you know something doesn’t feel right. There is tension in the air, so to speak. Your energy just became entangled with their negative energy. It happens that quickly. When you are near other people their emotions affect you whether you realize it or believe it.

I think most of us have probably experienced this and believe that it happens. But here is something that we need to also consider. This entanglement also happens online. We may go to Facebook for some much-needed social interaction, but when we get there we inadvertently get exposed to political negativity, panic, anger, etc. All the emotions of all your friends, both good and bad will immediately enter into your energy system. In many ways this is great. You feel connected to the friends that make you laugh, inspire you, bring you joy, or make you feel good. But how do you prevent the fear, anger, panic, and negativity from dragging you down? In a nutshell, you can’t. What you can do is to control or limit your exposure to negativity.

I’m not sure what the latest statistic is on how contagious the COVID-19 virus is and what your chances are of picking it up upon exposure, but I can tell you this . . . exposure to all emotions is 100% contagious! If you are exposed to negativity you are entangled with it and it is having an effect on your immune system, your nervous system, and many parts of your physical body (depending on what the specific emotions are).

But on the flip side, if you are exposed to inspirational thoughts, joy, and happiness that is also having an immediate effect on your systems. I realize that suggesting you stay away from all news is impossible right now, but let me just offer the suggestion of consciously adding some positivity into your daily routines.  There is plenty of out there if you go looking for it. Here are some suggestions on where to find some uplifting content:

  • My favorite spiritual guru Sadhguru – I listed this one first because I feel it is the most relevant right now and discusses what I personally think is THE MOST important thing that we (this country) can do to combat the virus. Our political divide is literally killing us and nothing inspires me more than watching India come together as a nation. In this short video, Sadhguru illustrates how ridiculous some notions of politics and religion can be and explains the importance of coming together for a common good.
  • Deepak Chopra videos – He added a new section specifically for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Calm YouTube channel – lots of free and easy meditations to get you started along with some personal stories from people who changed their life with meditation.
  • Dr. Wayne Dyer website – so much inspiration content on this site in various forms including streaming videos, articles, very inexpensive online classes.
  • Hay House – You Can Heal Your Life podcast – a free podcast that invited you to take a step back from life’s stress and anxieties—and replace any negativity with life-changing insights and real-world solutions. Learn from some of the world’s greatest teachers in spirituality, health and wellness, and more.
  • Dr. Joe Dispenza Blog – Educational and inspirational content about how powerful you are in creating the life you want
  • Just some fun inspirational quotes and images

I doubt that there’s a human being alive right now that is not terrified of catching the Coronavirus. It is monopolizing all of our thoughts. Most people are glued to the TV, computer, or news app, obsessing over the data and being driven further and further into despair. It’s almost impossible to escape the seemingly never-ending bad news. Every time we turn around we hear of more cases, more deaths, more political fighting, more financial disaster. What we are not talking about is the danger of just hearing all of this bad news.

Most of us are sitting home, locked up in our private houses and thinking that we are safe from getting sick because of it. Unfortunately, the effects of all this bad news and stress is taking its toll on our bodies. There may be no physical symptoms yet and there is no test that we can take that tells us that we are “infected” with a detrimental virus, but the reality is that stress is absolutely compromising all of our immune systems. Our president is calling the current situation “a war against the invisible enemy” and that is exactly what we need to be combating inside our own bodies. Our systems were not built for this constant state of stress and there’s never been a more important time to make self-care a priority.

It’s great that we are all taking extra precautionary measures like washing our hands and conforming to the social distancing recommendations, but I would like to suggest that you add some more precautionary measures to your daily routine. It is crucial that you force yourself to spend time each day reflecting on some positive thoughts. The most powerful way you can spend a spare 10 (or more) minutes is immersing yourself in gratitude. When the body is in a state of gratitude the chemistry inside of us changes. We have a pharmacy inside our own body that goes to work mixing up all the right ingredients to push immunity-boosting self-made chemicals throughout our system. It is so important to give our bodies a break and let it reboot and refresh itself.

Finding and Feeling Gratitude

Granted, it may be a challenge to find things to be grateful for today and during the days to come. But let’s just imagine what it is like to get our power back after a storm leaves us in the dark for several days. How thrilling is it to just turn the lights on right after the power is restored? Let’s put ourselves in that mindset when searching for things to be grateful for. Maybe start by asking yourself these questions?

  • Am I home right now instead of laying in a hospital bed?
  • Are my family members with me?
  • Do I have power at home?
  • Do I have heat in my house?
  • Is there food in my pantry?
  • Do I have an extra roll of toilet paper?
  • Is clean water running out of my tap?
  • Do I have clothes in my closet?
  • Do I have a pet at home that gives me unconditional love on demand?
  • Do I have someone special that I can call just to say hi?
  • Do I have any good books on my bookshelf?
  • Do I have a fuzzy blanket that I can snuggle in?

OK, you get the picture. Let this list serve as a starting point for your gratitude list. Once you get going, you’ll be amazed at just how many things you will find to be grateful for. The more you find and the longer you sit quietly, the more benefits you will get. It has been scientifically proven that feeling grateful can, amongst other things:

  1. Lower your blood pressure
  2. Improve immune function

But here’s the catch,  . . . You can’t just robotically read a list of things that you should be grateful for. You must actually FEEL the gratitude in your heart. Why not start today? Maybe grab a journal and start making a gratitude list so that when you do find the time to sit quietly and reflect you’ll be armed and ready with what you are grateful for.

Here’s a short video to further explain the importance of gratitude. Thank you for reading. I’m grateful for your time!

In as little as three days you could actually make a difference in your level of happiness.

Despite the fact that most of us think that we need to find happiness outside of ourselves, the reality is that happiness comes from within and that we can consciously choose to feel happy by directing our thoughts. Here is a crash course on how you can achieve more happiness in just three short days:

1. Constantly point out what you love.
All day, as much as possible, look for what you love and say it out loud. (example: “I love these mittens.” I love this tea”)

2. Take 8 minutes in the morning and 8 minutes in the evening before going to bed to sit alone and undisturbed.
Remove all distractions, all books, and electronics. Sit and list off some qualities about yourself that you are proud of or that you want to become. Say everything out loud and start with “I am . . . ” (example: “I am smart. I am kind.”)

3. Every time you go to the bathroom, pause for a moment and think of two things, people, or experiences that you are grateful for.
Allow yourself to really feel a sense of gratitude for these things.

4. Don’t watch or read any news.
This may be difficult for some, but give it a try. What do you really have to lose?

If you do these things for three days, conscientiously and with persistence, you can transform your perspective and your outlook and, thereby create a more beautiful and joyful life.

Did you know that practicing gratitude can boost your immune system?

I just read an article by one of my favorite gurus, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and I thought this would be the perfect time to share it. In this article, Dr. Joe explained how he performed a study on gratitude in one of his workshops where 120 people were measured for levels of cortisol and IgA levels at the start and conclusion of the workshop.

Cortisol is produced when the body is under stress and that stress can be actual real stress (like a grizzly bear is chasing us) or imagined stress (we are simply thinking or worrying about something that hasn’t even happened yet). When the body is under stress it has very little energetic resources to use for repair, growth, healing, or inner defense. This, of course, lowers our immune system significantly making us much more susceptible to getting sick. As cortisol levels go up, a chemical called IgA goes down and IgA is one of the strongest building blocks of life.

During the course of Dr. Joe’s workshop, they asked the 120 participants to move into an elevated emotional state such as love, joy, or gratitude for nine to ten minutes, three times a day. What he found was that at the end of the 4-day workshop the participants had significant changes in both their cortisol and IgA levels. Their cortisol levels dropped and their IgA levels shot way up!

This means that we have the power directly within us to make chemical changes in our body – the same types of changes that real actual chemical drugs make – simply by changing our state of mind! And the trick here is to really feel it. Don’t just say, “I’m grateful for the food on my plate” this Thanksgiving Day, but really truly feel those feelings of gratitude. The more you feel, the more internal changes you are making.

The video below features Dr. Joe Dispenza speaking more about gratitude. Please treat yourself to a few minutes of viewing pleasure by clicking on the graphic below. (Please note that you will have to “skip” the annoying ad at the beginning of the video.)

It’s been a while since I posted an article on the hidden secrets behind your chronic pain. I often run into clients with mystery pain in the legs. This post will refer specifically to pain in the hips, calves and general legs. Knees are a whole ‘nother story so please stay tuned for an upcoming article that will talk about the hidden reason for knee pain. If you have general pain in your legs, hips and/or calves, please read on . . .

What is pain in your legs, hips, and calves trying to tell you?

Your hips, legs, and calves represent how you move forward in your life. Your legs, calves, and feet can store much of the trauma, resentment, jealousy, and emotional pain from both your past and present. This is especially true regarding issues that relate to your family. Problems in this area show up as a block in the Root chakra, which makes you feel fearful of moving forward or making changes. Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward in life? Does it feel that something is holding you back? You may also be experiencing issues regarding your self-identity. Other indications may be that you don’t feel any support in your life and you are the one supporting everyone else.

If this sounds like you and you would like to learn how the Emotion Code™ can release any trapped emotions related to resentment and jealousy, please click the button below.

This is the third season in a row that I slipped into some sort of “Fall Funk.” My body is so consistent that I can almost set my calendar (if there was such a thing as setting a calendar) to my body getting thrown off balance. The first time it happened I just suffered through it, counting down the days until I go away to Mexico to escape the end of a Maine winter. Nothing cures all of my physical issues like that remedy! Works like a charm every year.

The second time it happened (last year), I decided that I need to take action. So I started digging into possible imbalances. I even did a lot of private work with a much more advanced Eden Energy Medicine practitioner. Together we found all sorts of energetic causes for all my symptoms, which included: insomnia, severe constipation, excessive dryness (skin, hair, eyes, mouth), not to mention painful sores on my fingers. We discovered that I had a major elemental imbalance in my Metal element and worked for months to try to fix it. I was completely fascinated by the clues that my body was giving me to explain what was going on “under the hood.”

Last year I managed to control the symptoms pretty well, but I still suffered from insomnia and constipation and it lasted from Oct until I got to Mexico in late February. This year the entire process started all over again and, with my new knowledge of the problem I declared that my ‘Metal imbalance’ was starting again and I worked hard on balancing both my Lung and Large Intestine meridians. Just so you know, imbalances in these meridians will keep you awake from 3am – 7am. I tried all of my usual tricks but was still forced to take sleeping supplements that sadly never really totally worked.

Here’s where the story gets crazy. Last week I taught Part 3 of my “Intro to Energy Medicine” class. During this class, I was introducing the concept of trapped emotions and how they can wreak havoc on the body. Just for demonstration purposes I found and released one emotion from my own body. I always explain to clients that the body is infinitely intelligent and it will always pick the emotions in a prioritized order, meaning the most detrimental emotions will come up first. So during my demo, my body identified Grief as the emotion that it wanted to release. My first thought was, “That’s odd, I don’t think I have any grief.” I am quite a happy person and was not consciously dealing with any grief. But hey, I never question Universal intelligence.

As I’m going ahead with my demo, I discovered that it was a recent emotion that I was dealing with. While I was releasing the emotion it occurred to me that Grief is processed in the Lungs and the Lung meridians are in their “high tide” during 3-5AM. This was always the timeframe in which I awoke every single day. I shared this tidbit of knowledge with the class and thought nothing more of it.

Until . . .

I woke up the next morning to the sound of my alarm. I actually slept like a baby!!! For the first time in over a month, I slept all night. It was glorious, but was it a fluke? It has been almost a full week since releasing that one emotion and I have slept straight through the night every single night with no sleeping aids what-so-ever.

And then it really hit me. The Grief that I suffer from every Fall must be because I don’t want Summer to end. I hate “letting go” of Summer (which is a major Metal element thing. Metal is all about Grief and Not Being Able to Let Go.) This Fire Element is all about the Summer and she really hates to see it go. Watching my husband put away all the outdoor furniture and winterize our yard has been really hard on me. As much as I love the beauty of fall I can’t handle the end of summer. And this explains why all my symptoms go away when I get to Mexico . . . where it’s always summer.

Never underestimate the power of one single emotion!

To learn how you can have a private session to release your own trapped emotions, please click the button below.

Excepts of this article reprinted from https://discoverhealing.com (the makers of the Emotion Code.)

For most of us, anxiousness is a passing feeling — a situational thing. Maybe you feel it around your in-laws. It might arise a few hours or days before you take the stage or head to a job interview. But once the experience is over, it usually goes away. But what if it doesn’t? What if you feel anxious often? Does this mean you actually have an anxiety disorder?

Extreme or long-lasting feelings of anxiousness that interfere with your life may be a mental health issue requiring diagnosis or medication from a licensed professional. But simply feeling anxious in certain situations, or from time to time, doesn’t necessarily mean you have this problem.

Have you ever had an experience or time in your life that made you really anxious? Most of us have. But if your body hasn’t fully processed that feeling, it’s possible that this emotional energy can become trapped in your body. This can make you feel like an anxious person, when you might not be that way at all.

If this sounds like you, you might think you’re just “wired that way.” You might keep telling yourself to relax or chill out. Hot baths, reading, meditation, or yoga may bring momentary relaxation, but before long, you might feel wound up again. Unless these feelings get in the way of living your life or make you afraid to get out of bed (see a doctor if they do), a simple trapped emotion of anxiousness could explain why you feel the way you do.

The Emotion Code™ energy healing method could help you feel like yourself again as you release the potential trapped energy of anxiousness. You might feel calmer, lighter, or freer than you have in quite a while.

For more information on the Emotion Code, please click the button below.

scale of emotions

The Scale of Consciousness, created by Dr. David Hawkin

The image above represents the Scale of Consciousness, created by Dr. David Hawkin and it illustrates the span of different frequencies of various emotions. Positive emotions resonate much higher than negative emotions. Our bodies are resonating at a particular frequency depending on the emotions that we are experiencing and, as humans, we can constantly fluctuate through the different levels on this scale.

Dr. Hawkins has discovered that there is a critical point (when we reach 200 on his scale) where everything that calibrates below this point makes the body go weak and represents as the absence of “truth.” Everything above 200, makes the body go strong and represents the presence of truth. This is how I can use my pendulum to determine if you are telling the truth or a lie. This is also how I can determine if a substance is beneficial or detrimental to you. Non-truths or substances that carry a low vibration will cause your body to begin to resonate to a frequency of less than 200 and that makes your physical body weak. This fluctuation in your frequency can be picked up via a muscle (energy) test or a pendulum.

It is particularly interesting that Dr. Hawkins says that some people’s overall resonance is above the 200 point most of the time, while some others resonate below this point more often. According to Dr. Hawkins, having a frequency of 500 or above is of pure unconditional love, and it is in this state that we are in complete harmony with our body and our environment. But let’s face it, it’s not very easy to remain at this frequency when the stresses of life get in the way.

When emotions don’t pass completely through the body and get trapped in a certain organ, the organ begins to resonate at the frequency of that particular emotion or emotions that are trapped there. Dr. Hawkins’ work would suggest that if we have trapped emotions in the body, we can resonate at the frequency of those emotions, whether below 200 or above. Most of the emotions that get trapped resonate below 200. and having these emotions trapped within us could contribute to lowering our overall resonance, thus “weakening” the body. You can see how the presence of too many trapped emotions can lower a person’s overall resonance. Do you think your overall resonance falls above or below 200? Is your glass almost always half full or half empty? Getting rid of emotional baggage can significantly increase your overall level of happiness.

This is where the Emotion Code™ comes in. It offers a fast and simple way to fully release trapped emotions from the body, thereby increasing the bodies overall frequency. For more details on the Emotion Code, please click the button below.