‘MY STORY’ by Frandi Mars When my youngest daughter was 2 1/2 (12 years ago) she was experiencing all kinds of health issues. She was having digestive issues, major bloating, and chronic infections. After taking her to several different doctors, each specialist gave her a diagnosis within their specialty of medicine. For example, the GI doctor diagnosed her with Irritable
Don’t let anxiety keep you from flourishing.
One of the most common issues I deal with as a therapist is helping people change their negative thinking. As humans, we are wired to negative input more easily than positive. This most likely evolved for a good reason—to keep us out of harm’s way. From the beginning of human history, our survival depended on our ability to avoid danger. The
Bumper Sticker Motto As a personal trainer, I have heard the sharpness of “I should” stated time and again. Clients say, “I should exercise more; I should eat less!” Others will ask, “How many crunches, squats, lunges…should I do and should I do them everyday?”A personal motto of mine is: I Could. “I could” sounds softer than “I should” As in,
About Reiki … As a Reiki practitioner, I often am asked about the practice. Although becoming more mainstream—a number of hospitals now make it available to patients—Reiki does not lend itself to a simple explanation. As I understand it, Reiki is conscious energy that is provided through a hands-on healing technique. Some would say that Reiki has been shown
It has been a very difficult year for my family. As a family and individually, we have faced some very tough challenges, changes, and painful experiences. Usually, when I write about my children, I point out how wonderful they are, the things they have accomplished, and that I think they are the best kids a mother could ask for. And