Is my pain physical or emotional or both?

Is my pain physical or emotional or both? As you continue down the path of practicing Meditation and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping to support you with your health and well being, you may have already enjoyed the amazing benefits of pain relief with this practice. Thank goodness for EFT!  It’s simply magic. If you have yet to try tapping or have yet to truly integrate it into your self-care, now is the time to begin. Pain relief is one of the simplest and most effective applications for EFT. When I first learned tapping, it was for relief of really nasty chronic back pain.  I tapped every day for two weeks and the pain was gone!  Really. It’s never come back, except briefly last summer, … continue reading

A True Story of Forgiveness

A True Story of Forgiveness When I was 17, my best friend stole my boyfriend.  Yes, it’s true! I have been listening to the Tapping World Summit all week and during one session, I focused on healing a current relationship with a dear friend. When I asked, as we are encouraged to do, when I’ve felt this hurt in the past, I zoomed back in the space of awareness to being 17 years old. I was a senior in high school, having a wonderful time.  I loved school, I was dating a terrific guy – we’ll call him Mike.  My best friend – we’ll call her Jane – and I would go often to Huntington Beach and life was good. Then, suddenly I wasn’t hearing … continue reading

Bringing More Good Into Your Life

Be Thankful   Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?   Be thankful when you don’t know something. For it gives you the opportunity to learn.   Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.   Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.   Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.   Be thankful for your mistakes – they will teach you valuable lessons.   Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference.   It is easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes … continue reading

I still feel guilty sometimes when I take time off to relax and play …

I still feel guilty sometimes when I take time off to relax and play . . .   When I launched my photography business, 30 years ago, I didn’t have a clue about work/life balance.  Never even heard the term until years later. I threw myself into the business and loved every minute of it.  Worked in my home office, marketing and doing paperwork, all week long, then went out to photograph weddings and families on the weekends. And I did that for 15 years until my body gave out and I was forced to slow down.  Ahhhh… Gradually I learned to take Fridays off and one week of vacation each year.  I still vividly remember the first time we landed in Hawaii and stepped … continue reading

Overcoming Resistance to Change by Examining Your Limiting Beliefs

    “As much pain as negative beliefs can cause, we aren’t always  taught to evaluate them.  Whether we adopted them from  our immediate environment or they were passed down to us  from our parents, they often appear disguised as facts.  As we get  older we tend to settle into beliefs and think what we believe is  just how the world is – and, more dangerously.  This is just who I am.”  Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence     We all have stories we tell ourselves about who we are and how we are.      What is your story?       Do you find yourself struggling to start a new activity or continue once you’ve … continue reading