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Top Ten Chicago Outdoor Activities

Getting outside is a tried and true stress management tool. Especially in Chicago, where the weather can make enjoying the outdoors challenging at times. Spending time outdoors feels even sweeter after hibernating indoors during the winter.  Here are the top ten Chicago outdoor activities in no particular order: Ping Tom Memorial Park Located at 1700 S Wentworth Ave in Chicago’s […]

Where to Buy Crystals that Are Ethically Sourced

As a child, I have fond memories of collecting rocks. I’ll never forget the signs posted at national parks advising visitors to “leave what you find”. Removing rocks apparently displaces wildlife and disrupts the ecosystem. So, I’ve always felt a twinge of guilt collecting rocks from unregulated areas like public beaches or campgrounds.  In recent years, I’ve come to learn […]

The SUNSET Rule And What It Means For Your Health And Safety

I recently wrote a blog about the lack of FDA regulations on vitamins and supplements. Franky, I was shocked to learn that due to the lack of oversight on these products; many vitamins and supplements are at best, ineffective and at worst, dangerous.  Yesterday, I learned about a lawsuit that was filed in California challenging a Trump administration rule that […]

I Hate Diet Culture

Ugh, let’s talk about diet culture. I am not a huge fan of dieting. Too often, dieting values weight reduction over actually being healthy. Diet culture makes you question every calorie you put into your mouth. Did you earn that food, or are you being bad? Do you need to punish your body with an intense workout because you *gasp* […]

Does the FDA regulate vitamins?

We know that the FDA regulates our medical products and drugs. So, it stands to reason that the FDA must also regulates vitamins, right? The answer is…nope. The United States Food and Drug administration or FDA for short, regulates almost everything Americans consume. So, many of us assume the FDA also regulates vitamins. Even though we see that “not evaluated […]

I have been confronting cults and extreme beliefs

  I am not a person who’s interested in cults or extreme beliefs. I’ve always prided myself on being reasonable and balanced. So, I was shocked when I realized how close I came this past year to joining a cult with extreme beliefs. That cult is QAnon. I could have fallen prey to the QAnon movement because the group has […]

What is aromatherapy

At this point most people are familiar with aromatherapy. You have most likely had someone recommend you try one essential oil or the other because of some proposed benefit. This makes sense to me because aromatherapy is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to approach your health and beauty. So what exactly is aromatherapy? Well, it  involves smelling or applying […]

What is a Thai massage

I’ve always been fascinated by Thai massage because it focuses on improving the flow of energy throughout your body. I find my work with reiki is similar to the energetic healing that happens with Thai Massage Sen lines. So, I was excited to research the history of Thai massage and how those techniques are being used today. Thai massage combines […]

What is Stretch Therapy?

Never stop learning! This is especially true for a massage therapist. A couple of months ago I interviewed at a massage chain in an effort to find a safer working situation during these Covid times. While I ultimately decided that was not the best career move for me. I also discovered there has been a shift in their massage services. […]

Using Gemstones and Crystals for Healing

Gemstone and crystals improve our health by plugging into our bodies chakra-energy-fields. If you want to learn more about your chakras I recommend checking out my previous blog. Healing stones embody unique energies that resonate with our chakras in various ways. The energy of the stones ampliphy our body’s innate healing forces. Each stone provides its own therapeutic effects. The […]