Author: healingwithdawn

Christmas Gift Boxes are HERE!!!!

I’ve created 3 different gift boxes to choose from.  Message me to order yours by December 15th!

Natural products all created by me

1) The Essential Holiday Retreat basket~ Gift certificate $90, Lavender bath salts, Mint Chocolate Body butter, chocolate mint lip balm, Christmas candle, cozy tea mug with tea and of course Lindor chocolate to balance it out

$120

2) Mrs. Claus 🤶 Foot Spa package~Gift certificate for $70, Natural Peppermint foot cream, cozy socks, and Lindor chocolates   $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Holiday Elf Basket~ $40 Gift certificate, Relaxing room & Linen spray, Calming Lavender Bath Salts, Christmas candle holder.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Mint Lip Balms also available on their own.  Great stocking stuffers!!

$4 each

Am I Living My Life Right??

You are Ok.  Exactly Where You Are Now

Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself to Be more successful, Lose the weight, Be more productive, go outside more, wish you were more social, or more creative, want to be a kinder, nicer person, Be better at managing money….Be Happier…….?

Ugh, that was exhausting…..

Hey, I have been EXACTLY where you’ve been or are feeling right at this very moment. I have on numerous times (sometimes daily) beat myself up verbally for things I didn’t get done or I believe I really SHOULD be doing more.

There is nothing wrong with having Goals.  In fact I LOVE setting goals for myself and then tracking my progress.  But do you often feel like you aren’t doing enough?

Well, my friend, can I be the one to let you off the hook right now?  I want to tell you that you are doing AMAZING right now.  And if you are feeling let down by life or lost or just bored, this is just a rough patch.

We are ALL a work in progress.  And this is something we all have in common!  Isn’t that nice….You are not alone.

 

It came to my attention that the things I was saying to myself weren’t always super positive.  We all have those days.  I think we are conditioned to believe that if we aren’t having positive emotions all the time, then we aren’t doing it right!  Anyone relate??

We need to have negative things come up.  This is how we find out what areas we need to look at and move to change them….if we choose to since we all have free will!

But we DON’T have to change things ALL AT ONCE! 

 

I think that is where a lot of us get tripped up.  We berate ourselves for not moving fast enough to change ourselves.  I know I can be very impatient with myself….which is odd since as a Taurus, I am SUPER patient with everyone else.

Think about the things you say to yourself in your head on a regular basis.  If it errs on the side of abuse (as often it does), stop and ask yourself if you would actually say that very thing to your best friend.

This is my NEW favourite “word” this year.  Flawsome!!

You are doing exactly what you need to do.  Hang in there!!  The weather will get warmer and you will change with the seasons too.

And just in case you’re worried about life and the question “Am I doing this right?” here are some fine life tidbits from the world of Dawn… 🙂

You do not have to wash your hair every day, only when it’s dirty, but you do have to wash your face every night.  You can have your hair short or long at ANY age.

You should always bring something when someone invites you over for dinner and send a card or email to the host(ess) after a dinner party.

You don’t have to apologize for disagreeing with someone but you do need to think twice before posting on social media.

You do not have to answer the phone every time it rings or reply to that text right away.

You don’t have to feel guilty for leaving negative friends but you do have to show gratitude to those good people in your life and make sure to tell them.

You do need to do something to help make this world a better place but you don’t have to solve the entire world’s problems.

And you must know where your money is and what it’s doing for you (check your balance regularly and do it with a smile no matter what).  But Never compare your life to someone elses~ comparing is the death of happiness.

Finally, you do have to forgive people who’ve hurt you, but first forgive yourself.  And yes, yes, YES you will!!

Yes, Reiki Will Help Heal Mental Illness

In 2017, 234,000 young Canadians between the ages of 15-24 had experienced such severe depression that they considered suicide. In any given year 1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness. By age 40, 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age. https://cmha.ca/about-cmha/fast-facts-about-mental-illness

Depression and anxiety has touched many of us; some of you reading this may be struggling with it right now.  I have treated and also spoken to many of my clients about the benefits of alternative healing to help with mental illness and I am extremely passionate about helping those who suffer.

With a family member currently going through depression following a trauma and seeing doctors prescribing (in my opinion) very dangerous medication has made me “hyper aware” so to speak.

Ok, I do admit the picture on the left may be a bit harsh but not lacking in truth.

I am NOT saying medication has no place for people suffering mental illness, nor would I ever tell someone to stop taking medications their doctor prescribed.

What I AM saying is that I worry doctors will not look at the root of the problem to help their patients and instead prescribe medications as a “quick fix”.

I would like to see more doctors working WITH Reiki practitioners and other healers.  I truly believe incorporating more alternative healing modalities with Western medicine would help on a much greater level.  This is why we call treatments like Reiki, Reflexology, and Massage, Complimentary Therapies!

So how does Reiki help those suffering from Depression?

Reiki is such a gentle and yet powerful tool that can be used to deal  with mental stress, feelings of failure, loneliness and very high expectations, which are some of the main causes of depression.

When we aren’t feeling like ourselves; feeling lost, distressed, angry, unfocused, etc, it means one or more of our Chakras are out of balance.  The energy flow in our body is blocked or stagnant and cannot move freely.

A Reiki practitioner channels energy and uses specific symbols they’ve been trained to use to break up any blockages in the energy system.  Toxic energy is shifted with the higher vibrational Reiki energy.

When we remove this stagnation and shift the energy, we are more able to experience a deep sense of well-being, feel more relaxed, our thoughts become more positive on a consistent basis which in turn helps our body-mind to Heal.

Depression has its main location in our Base or Root Chakra and also the Heart Chakra (self worth) but a practitioner will make sure all chakras are balanced and the energy is flowing freely after a session.

 

It’s important that you connect with your Reiki practitioner, especially when you are looking for help with mental illness.  Because this is an unregulated healing modality at the moment, make sure you are actually receiving a Reiki treatment.

Ask to see a practitioner’s certificates, who their Master Teacher was and if they know their lineage.

Reiki doesn’t need to be a mysterious, mystical treatment although I am often still blown away by the experiences I have had with my clients. And they are ALWAYS positive ones. 

I think most people have a difficult time understanding Reiki because it works on an invisible energy level.

But I can tell you that EVERYONE who has had a Reiki healing with me leaves feeling calmer, more at peace, lighter and focused.

Reiki treatments allow people to “let go” of the worry, anger and emotional pain that usually are part of the experience of depression. The deep relaxation from Reiki sessions can provide the sense of well being and restore a sense of purpose that is missing for people who are suffering from depression.

Reiki isn’t going to be a “quick fix”.  Healing is often like peeling an onion; when 1 layer is healed another surfaces for it’s turn.

But the bonus with Reiki~NO sketchy side effects…only Peace. 

AND when you work to Holistically heal your body (and why I choose to help people this way) you are decreasing your chances of Dis-ease manifesting in your body and your life becomes softer, more gentler.

And then can you see, feel and live more joyfully and more compassionately on Earth.

A Better You Means a Better World.

Self Care February

  Be Self-Less and Show Yourself Care

February Self Care Package~ 1.5 hours

Begin your treatment with a warm Foot Soak of Dead Sea Salts and Lavender. While your tootsies are soaking receive an Intuitive card reading where you receive messages from your Guides and Angels.

Following that you will get cozy on the heated table and receive a DE-stressing back massage and release the knots in your shoulders and neck.  End with a luxurious foot and leg massage.

Your time ends with a Gift to take Home!

Your very own Self Love Crystal Bath Kit I designed specifically to help you enjoy a ritual that rejuvenates us, helps to balance our chakras and reminds us to take care of ourselves.

BOOK NOW

$120

 

Crystal Energy Bath Kits

Crystal Energy Baths are  fantastic Self-Care rituals that we absolutely need.  By introducing certain crystals and their unique healing properties along with specific essential oils,  we can absorb the energy easily in water and help to keep our Chakras balanced and our body/mind/soul cleansed and rejuvenated.


Self Love and Care Kit  

When you need some help healing your heart chakra, feeling lost or experiencing a break up, this kit is designed to help clear away the blockages.  Using the compassionate healing energy of Rose Quartz crystals, and the essential oils of lavender, geranium and rose, help yourself remember the loving and worthy being you are and always will be.

In the kit, you receive 2 rose quartz crystals, 2 bath fizzies, candle and instructions on how to do your Self Care Ritual.

You deserve it!!  Time to take care of the most important person…..YOU.

$25

LIMITED EDITION TRAVEL MUGS

Every choice we make has an impact.

 

Challenge yourself today by refusing to use throw away cups when you’re out getting coffee and tea.

Use this limited edition and rather stylish mug instead! 

Show everyone around you the commitment you’ve made to help our home, Mother Earth.

BE THE CHANGE!

 

 

                                                                          $40

Book a 2 hour Melt your Stress Away Treatment package and your mug is $20

Book a 3 hour Ultimate Healing Package and your mug is FREE.

**quantities are limited so don’t delay

It’s time to turn OFF your “automatic pilot”

 
We have all done it. 

Driven to work or to the shops and when we arrive have absolutely NO idea how we got there.

That’s just one example of ourselves on “automatic pilot” and I bet you can name many more of your own.

I’m “guilty” of exactly the same thing. And then I decided I didn’t want to live my life in a fog anymore;because as I get older I realize that I am missing out on so many amazing things. 

And that started to scare me!  But then I calmed myself down, of course, because what good comes from judging and criticizing yourself??  Absolutely NOTHING! 🙂

We deal with so much stress in our lives and because we get so used to it, the way we deal with it becomes habitual.  We simply tune it out=automatic pilot. 

It doesn’t leave us though. Stress will always show up somewhere~muscles tensing; we experience pain; depression and anxiety happen;  we become prisoners in our own negative self talk.

So what does “BEING MINDFUL” actually mean?

It isn’t just a cliche or fancy word you hear around the yoga studio.  It has real benefits, is easy to do (when you practice it non-judgmentally) and will bring you much happiness and joy.

To practice mindfulness means to pay more careful attention in a particular way. We all have the quality of mindfulness in us.
Mindfulness isn’t a luxury, “it’s a practice that trains your brain to be more efficient and better integrated, with less distractibility and improved focus. It minimizes stress and even helps you become your best self.” https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/06/09/7-easy-ways-to-be-mindful-every-day/

Here’s what you can do to bring more “Mindfulness” into your Life

1)Make an effort everyday!

It doesn’t matter if you do it morning or evening.  All it takes is your genuine effort to bring more mindfulness into your active life. And we aren’t talking 90 minutes of meditation; I sit like a yogi on a cushion……unless you want to do that!

I’m talking simply taking a few minutes throughout the day, everyday to STOP and Breathe. Focus.

When you are making your morning coffee, why not be totally aware of the process of making it.

The smell of the coffee as you scoop it into the coffee maker, the sound of the coffee maker as it percolates and notice the smile on your face when you anticipate that first cup.  Yep, it’s THAT simple to bring some mindful practice into your life.

2)Don’t reach for that phone!

When you are waiting for the coffee to finish percolating OR you are standing at the stoplight waiting for it to change OR you are in a waiting room…waiting, resist the urge to grab the phone and start scrolling Facebook, checking emails or texting.

We are SO connected to our devices, faces jammed into screens that we miss the whole world.

Instead, why not use those few minutes to take some deep breaths, think about the things you are grateful for right now.  Look outside your window at the clouds, notice a bird,  marvel at the world around you.  Look at the other people scurrying around on their phones looking utterly stressed and be thankful that isn’t you anymore. 🙂

 

3)Listen….I mean, really listen when people are talking to you.

There’s nothing more disheartening about having a conversation or hanging out with friends and family and they get on their phones. You can tell they are tuned out while you talk.

This one may take more effort and that’s ok.  Remember, we aren’t judging ourselves or others.  Our loved ones aren’t doing it to hurt us; they are just caught up in the automatic pilot syndrome.

We can set the best example by really BEING there in the moment.  Imagine how much more awesome life will get when we cherish these memories.

4) Meditate

Yes, yes, we all know the benefits of meditation. Don’t get yourself all worrying and crazed if you don’t meditate. Just start…..even if you end up doing it just once a week. The important thing is to just do it, non judgmentally……hmmmm, see the pattern here.

5) Yoga

Starting your morning off with 10 minutes of these yoga stretches will help set your intention to be more present throughout your day.

6) Just Breathe

How often do you check in with yourself and see how you’re doing, how you are breathing.

Why not stop and take a few deep cleansing breaths right before you head out the door for work or for your errands.

The most important thing to remember when learning to be more mindful is to take it easy on yourself.  You’re going to forget most days, especially in the beginning; and that’s a-ok.  There will always be distractions and you may just want to give up altogether and progress may seem slow.

Distractions are just opportunities in disguise, challenges offer us the ability to grow.

And remember to always come back to being grateful for what you are doing, and what you have right now.

Now go Enjoy your New way of Living!