The Sweet Sound of Cats

For my clients who can’t handle or don’t want the big responsibility of a dog (I love them but always have too much going on the get one), I recommend getting a cat or two.

It’s proven that the purr of a cat is beneficial to our health. Check out this article by Melissa Breyer for more info: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-healing-power-of-purring.html

There’s also a lot of entertainment value in the various meows of cats. Though they’d prefer to communicate via their visual cues cats seem to have learned the value of “talking”  from us humans.

Take a look at this great article about cats and communication:

http://www.wikihow.com/Communicate-with-Your-Cat

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Our cat Krikit who loves to chat and express herself with various meows. Her purr is amazingly stress relieving.

The Measure of Wealth

paulotus:

so true

Originally posted on The Weaving Serpent:

Learned something special today after hiking into Lava River Cave. It was a challenge to say the least…but we did the walk and I felt a sense of accomplishment I hadn’t felt before was we finished. And I learned what real wealth is.

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I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. In 30  minutes I can hike in forests, caves, canyons and deserts. I am surrounded by beauty. And I am surrounded by abundance.

Money can’t buy that. And money can’t buy that sense of accomplishment.

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Loved

when you realize how fortunate you are to be loved and to love where you are, life is good.

It’s not always easy to stay in the light, but when you focus on those that you’re deeply connected to, your life can be brighter.

when I realize how lucky I am to have met the love of my life Melissa, trying times can be less so

when I realize how lucky I am to have met the love of my life Melissa, trying times can be less so

Sound Healing Vs. Music Therapy

People ask me if I’m a Music Therapist. Though I’ve studied psychology for years, I’m not a therapist. I’ve been a certified mental health Counselor but that’s as close as I’ve come.

Music therapy is based on a psychological model similar to occupational therapy. According to the American Music Therapy Association: “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.”

Sound healing is about applying therapeutic techniques like weighted and unweighted tuning forks to energy areas on the body along with utilizing tools like Tibetan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, gongs and even didgeridoos. It’s a holistic approach to healing that can have physical as well as psychological benefits for clients.

Even though I’m a musician, I don’t use music for healing on people in the same way that I utilize sound healing. I certainly play melodic and peace-inducing music with my guitars and computer and will use my recorded work for other people’s health benefits.

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Relaxation, Sound & Music

Listen to your favorite piece of chilled out music. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it slows your nervous system down. Now notice how your body feels – feel your heart and notice it’s beating. Is it slowing down?

Find the areas of tension or pain in your body. With you mind’s eye take a good look and feel the energy of that music working its way into those regions.

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