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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.

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.

Time to Go Barefoot~why Earthing is Healthy

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Time to Go Barefoot~ it’s good for your Health

Hooray, it’s June!! I love this month….ok, in truth I love something about each month.  But June is extra special (for me) because it has the Summer Solstice in it. Celebration time!!  And June means there is more light around, warmer days and evenings and we can run outside in our bare feet!

It is the perfect time to do Earthing or grounding. What is Earthing?

It’s simply reconnecting with Earth’s healing energy.  Human beings evolved in connection with the Earth’s energy. We walked barefoot and we slept in contact with the Earth never realizing that its surface contained limitless, natural, healing energy.
Walking around barefoot is not our main mode of travel any longer. We live indoors much of the time and when we do walk or run outside we wear rubber soled shoes which prevent our feet from being able to absorb the Earth’s subtle energy. Rubber is not conductive, but our bodies are!

Don’t you just feel better when you are outside in nature for long periods of time.  Why do you think so many people find gardening so meditative.  Most babies will prefer to walk barefoot on the grass….they KNOW!! 😉

Why should you ground?

Your immune system functions optimally when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. In recent years, inflammation has come to the forefront of medical attention and has been recognized as the leading trigger of chronic pain and most major health disorders, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. “All roads to chronic disease lead through inflammation,” researchers are increasingly saying. Bodies are on fire.

Earthing appears to extinguish the flames through the transfer of negatively-charged electrons from the surface of the Earth into the body where they neutralize positively-charged destructive free radicals involved in chronic inflammation. The Earth’s energy makes the ground beneath our feet an extremely effective and abundant antioxidant! And it’s free. No pills, no prescriptions. All you have to do is reconnect. is earthing

We walk around like cut flowers ~disconnected from the Earth’s healing energy. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

It’s so simple…….go outside, kick those shoes off and stand on the grass (especially after it rains), lay on the sand at the beach and soak up some healing energy. 🙂

EMF’s and Harmful Effects

Are You Aware of EMF’s and Their Potentially Harmful Effects?

There is so much going on in May~ there’s Mother’s Day on the 8th, my birthday, the official kick off to the “summer season” on the 2/4 weekend….:) but this month I want to draw your attention to something I’ve known about for years and just couldn’t stop thinking about lately. It has nothing to do with the month of May; only that I think it’s important to be aware of.

It has to do with Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)~ also known as “dirty electricity.

What is Dirty Electricity?

Dirty electricity is a dangerous form of electrical pollution that is invading our homes. Until recently, this phenomenon has largely escaped the attention of the general public and medical communities. Now emerging scientific research strongly suggests that poor quality of electric power may be making many of us sick.Most of us assume that the danger from electricity is confined to the electrical wires in our homes, schools and workplaces, but in fact it’s becoming increasingly contaminated with invisible microsurges of dangerous radio-frequency radiation, now referred to as “dirty electricity”.

Devices that contribute to Dirty electricity

  • Fluorescent/Compact Fluorescent / 12-Volt halogen lighting
  • Dimmer switches
  • Computers/laptops
  • Television sets
  • Microwave ovens
  • Most Treadmills and furnaces that have variable speed motors
  • Some UV filters and ionizers
  • Wifi networks

The body of scientific evidence linking EMFs (Electric and Magnetic fields) to many adverse health conditions and diseases is very compelling. Electrical Hypersensitivity” (EHS), an allergic-like reaction to exposure to EMFs, is a growing worldwide health concern.

The steady increase in EMF exposure in recent years has now been scientifically linked to many of today’s “new-age” health problems, including nervous system disorders, sleep problems, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, headaches and others. EMF exposure is also being linked to many chronic diseases… including Alzheimer’s’ disease, Parkinson’s and ALS, and to many cancers.

Here in North America the EMF problem has been buried by the organizations that profit from the multitude of EMF products they sell. Here in North America EHS remains an unrecognized illness and EHS sufferers remain undiagnosed and untreated by the mainstream medical community.

There are devices you can purchase (and they sure aren’t cheap) that claim to counteract the harmful effects of EMF. But why would I want to plug in yet another electric device into a different electric device??  Seems redundant to me…..and being the “nature girl” I am, I decided to search out the more natural way for protection. Obviously!!

I don’t claim that one way is better than the other, however I personally choose to use the natural healing properties of crystals. So, I wanted to pass on some handy beauties that act as protection.  Here is a lovey list…:)

Amazonite, Aventurine, Black tourmaline, Clear quartz, Galena, infinite stone, Malachite, Unakite, Turquoise, Herkimer Diamonds, Jasper.

Use Amazonite to block and absorb all types of EMF emissions and the objects that give off these emissions.  This in turn protects you from having these EMF’s enter your energy field.

For cell phones, Aventurine (any color) will help to act as an EMF barrier, absorbing the energy and protecting you from it.  Try taping a piece to your cell phone or wearing Aventurine earrings.

If you are around computers all day, set up a small grid using a combination of Flourite.  Blue Fluorite and/or Purple Fluorite work very well for this purpose.  Wear a lovely Rainbow Flourite pendant, necklace or bracelet.

Try sitting a few tumbled Sodalite on top of your desktop computer (or tape to a lap top) to block and clear any EMF emanations. Also use Black Tourmaline under your computer screen or between you and the screen to help clear and protect.

May seems like a great month to take a trip to the Rock Shop in Collingwood. 🙂

Cheers to a more Healthy and Happy month!

The Power of Rose Quartz


Everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE crystals.  I am wearing some type everyday on my person, they are often in my pockets, they are ALL over my home too!  Crystals all have their own special vibration and they are able to affect our energy bodies and also our environments.  They can be used for protection, for clearing space and negative energies; they can even be used to attract abundance into our lives.  I made my very first Crystal Abundance grid last month and I kid you not, I saw a mega increase in that department!

One of my all time favourite crystals is the gentle and all loving Rose quartz.  During my Reiki sessions I place crystals on my clients to help amplify the healing energy; to draw out the negative energies and remove the difficult blockages.

If you suffer from anxiety or have trouble feeling love and compassion towards yourself, than I suggest you go to a crystal shop and choose a Rose Quartz.  With an open mind, feel the crystals available, hold them in your hand for awhile and you’ll know which one is right for you.

Don’t forget to cleanse your new crystal once you bring it home.  You can place rose quartz in the sunshine for a few hours, smudge your crystal, charge it monthly by the Full Moon too.

Amazing facts about Rose Quartz:

  •  It is the stone of unconditional love and opens the heart chakra
  •  Perfect for every type of love not just romantic
  •  One of the greatest help in learning to love yourself
  •  Helps strengthen any type of relationship if the relationship is for your greatest good
  •  Helps balance emotions
  •  Brings comfort
  •  Remarkable abilities in aiding in the transition of dying
  •  Helps release emotional wounds and traumas no matter how deep or horrendous they may be
  •  Can draw ideal relationships to you
  •  Can draw your ideal partner to you
  •  Can shift your way of thinking to that of love and positivity
  •  Relieves anxiety
  •  Helps remove emotional blocks
  •  Great source of protection
  •  Can be worn as beautiful pieces of jewellery
  •  Can give your clients a physical reminder of their healing session which aides in keeping them on a new healing path!

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Book Me For Your Girls Weekend

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Having a few friends up or planning a getaway?

I will come to your home or hotel room and provide treatments for you and your guests. 

Choose from Reflexology, Reiki, Indian head massage, Myomassage and Intuitive card readings or a combination!

Minimum of 3 hours; $90/hr.

Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach and Barrie area.

**Please add an additional $20 total for travel and set up costs to Collingwood, $30 total for Wasaga Beach and Blue Mountains and, $40 total Barrie.**

Each guest gets to choose their personal treatment. Perhaps a 30min Head massage followed by a 30 min Foot and leg massage is just what you need. Or a Reiki and and a luxurious scalp massage combo…..or a Massage and Intuitive reading….Together we can even decide what you need the most!

Contact me for more details and to set up your Day and Time.

findbalance@healingwithdawn. com or

Call or text (705) 796-3860

I look forward to being a part of your relaxing, fun Girls Weekend!!


5 Signs You NEED a Reiki Treatment

If this is YOU, we need to talk right away! 🙂

But all joking aside, Reiki is in fact a wonderfully gentle and yet extremely powerful Healing tool.  And nothing brings me greater joy than sharing it, talking about it, tapping into it, teaching it……you get the point.

So how do you know when a Reiki healing is right for you?  Here are 5 basic signs to look for.

1) You are having trouble sleeping at night.

When our body is unable to get adequate sleep, it becomes stressed over time and loses our ability to heal. When we are relaxed our body moves into a parasympathetic nervous system.  If a poor sleeping habit becomes a chronic problem, it can lead to serious health issues.  If you’re trying to lose weight, but are restless during the night, you’re fighting a losing battle.

2) You can’t seem to focus and your mind is scattered

People often tell me that there mind seems to race, and they are unable to keep it calm or even to focus.  They feel overwhelmed and are bouncing all over the place.

Reiki works not only on a physical level, but emotionally, spiritually and mentally.  Because it works to clear away toxins and “anything that no longer serves you”, a treatment will ease the mind, relax it and allow you to focus and feel calm.

3) You have been dealing with a lot of negative people/situations around you.

We are an Energy being and therefore we are constantly and quite literally emitting energetic frequencies through our thoughts and feelings.  People who are vibrating at a low energy level~ the Negative Nellys, the “life is horrible mentality”, and the “MY problems are SO much worse than yours so you must listen to them, etc”~ are known as Energy Vampires and suck the life energy from you. You are left feeling drained, irritable and sometimes sick.  Reik will recharge your energy body and remove the toxic energy stuck to you from others.

4) You don’t feel like you can trust your decisions or having trouble making up your mind.

Again when your mind is cluttered by all the energy circulating around us all the time, it can really mess up our inner compass.  We start mistrusting ourselves and we have lost faith in our abilities and as a result our self confidence suffers.

Many of my clients are walking around with a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra~ our Power centre.  When this chakra is all out of whack, how can we begin to feel powerful and in charge again.  Reiki will clear out and balance this important chakra and help you find your confidence once more.

5) You suffer from Anxiety.

We are complex beings and we deal with not only physical issues in our day to day lives but on top of that, we are subject to all the Energetic vibrations around.  Some of us are more sensitive to energy than others and simply being in large crowds, or in bars, or absorbing negative media displays can cause us deep anxiety.

I see many clients suffering from anxiety and they do not want to rely on pharmaceuticals anymore to help them.  We are more than just a symptom.  Reiki works on a holistic healing level to bring our body~mind~spirit back into balance.


Take the time to reconnect with your soul.  You are so much more than you even realize.






My Rituals to Attract Abundance



All of us have our own rituals we participate in everyday.

We usually wake up the same time every day.  Head to the bathroom, wash face, brush teeth, feed cat…..

Rituals are simply activities we have set up and do so often that our subconscious mind is programmed quite efficiently.

So what if we can program (or reprogram) our subconscious mind to attract money on a regular, daily basis. We CAN!!

Because just saying something alone doesn’t help it come true.  We must BELIEVE it.

First there are 3 basic parts to a ritual:

  1. When-at what time are you doing the activity?
  2. Where-where are you doing the activity?
  3. How- in what order does it happen, what things do you need.

For example, you decide you are going to start a yoga routine. So you decide that after you wake up but before work (8am) you will do the yoga routine (When) and it will be done in your living room(where) with the new yoga DVD you purchased on your new yoga mat (how)  You see, with the when, where and how clearly DEFINED after a few weeks, this whole thing will just become automatic.

You can apply this to any activity you want to become subconsciously routine. So how about attracting more Money.

A very important component to attracting more money (well, anything really) into your life is first you must BELIEVE you deserve it. 

Do you think money is hard to come by?  Do you believe you must struggle and work hard to deserve it.  Are people with money rude and snobby?  Don’t worry, we all have different degrees of our belief based on how we’ve been raised. But fear not! We can change it by focusing our energy using rituals. 

There are many different things you can do but I wanted to share with you some of the things I’ve been doing to attract more abundance and money into my life. (A lot of them involve using Reiki, but you can do them anyway without it.   Or better yet, consider becoming attuned in Reiki in order to tap into that Energy)

  1. Every morning when I wake up and before I go to bed I write these words in my journal~Thank You Universe for the abundance of money flowing into my life at all times. If you’re attuned in Reiki, create a ball of energy over the paper and draw the power symbol in the 4 corners.  It’s important you feel the Gratitude for what you have now and for that which is on the way.
  2. Carry a Citrine crystal in your wallet and wear one on your person.  Be sure to cleanse your crystal and program it by asking it to bring money and wealth to you.citrine
  3. Money Box Choose or make a box (doesn’t have to be fancy) and every day write an amount of money on a piece of paper that you would like to receive.  Start with reasonable amounts so you’re ego doesn’t block you with disbelief.  Place it in the box (and send some Reiki to it).  You can add physical money or coins to the box, a citrine crystal as well.  Don’t forget to take pieces of paper out occasionally and tear them up or burn them to symbolize spending the money. Money is a form of energy and so there needs to be an exchange.  Feel good about doing it. Say an affirmation like~ I enjoy spending money on my favourite things.  Money is Freedom. Here is a photo of my altar and Money box now. IMG_2573
  4. Clear you home/office/self with a smudging or Cleanse ritual.  Releasing negative blocks and energy opens up space for the Universe to send you more of what you want.  Think of it as cleaning out your closet.  If it’s already stuffed, there’s no room for anything NEW to fit.  home cleansing



5. Crystal Grid– I LOVE using crystals in my healings, I carry them with me all the time, I wear them.  Now use their energy to attract abundance using grids.  You can download templates for grids or purchase a nice wooden one like me.  Using crystals WITH Reiki energy is like a double whammy of goodness.  They are still powerful tools, however, Reiki or not.

Check out this link to help you create your own grid

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Finally, use the power of Intention to attract a certain amount of money you require.  Maybe you want the money to pay rent this month, or you’ve had your eye on a particular item you want to buy, or you would like to take a friend out for dinner…..whatever you desire, use Intention to bring it to you with this ritual.

Write on a piece of paper “I require “X” amount of money so I can…… Carry the paper with you throughout the day. Take it out and read it a few times during the day.  At night call the Angels and the Universe to manifest your desire.  Repeat for a minimum of 10 days.

If you are attuned in Reiki, draw the power symbol on the 4 corners of the paper to seal the energy.  Reiki the paper for 10min.

Have fun creating your Rituals.  Remember whenever we find Joy and feel Gratitude in the things we do, we match our frequency to the Universe and attract faster all the good things we desire!