Don’t Let Anxiety Take Over!


Have you noticed that anxiety has become something of an epidemic in our modern culture? I sure have! I work in the trenches with people on a daily basis, and I’ve noticed that many, many people often feel very stressed out and anxious.

What triggers anxiety? You name it. In the video above, however, I offer some energetic tips to help you cope.

In a nutshell:

  • Remember to breathe deeply and calm yourself down
  • If you’re in a stressful work environment, get up, take a break and walk outside whenever possible
  • Start a meditation practice and do it DAILY
  • Charge your solar plexus chakra with light and protective symbols
  • Spend time in nature without noise or distractions (try gardening or outdoor sports too)
  • Disconnect from your electronics!
  • Do creative, relaxing soothing things to calm your aura
  • Make sure you are well-nourished and well-rested
  • Try Bach’s homeopathic drops, lemon balm, or kava kava
  • Get western medical support if you need it!

You don’t have to suffer; you can manage anxiety and come out on the other side feeling calm, optimistic, and hopeful. It’s OK to set parameters for yourself, too; to create a space and place for you to just BE. This is especially important before bedtime: don’t look at your phone after a certain hour. Give yourself a cushion of time in which you can luxuriate and wind down.

Just because it has become “the norm” to feel too busy, rushed, stressed, and anxious, doesn’t mean that you have to adapt and be that way too. You can be calm, cool, collected, occupied, and not overwhelmed. And when you are strong and calm, you give others around you permission to match your energy and do the same. We as a collective race of beings are very much influenced by those around us; so why not shine bright and set the example?  Not only will you feel better, but those in your life will, too.

And remember, if there’s anything in your life that you need assistance with, I’m here to help with readings, energy healings, on-demand meditations and my psychic development training program. So just reach out! 🙂


Summer is here and we’ve been making ice cream, popsicles, and fruit slushies galore up in the kitchen. It made me think of the summer of 2011, six years ago, when I was hugely pregnant with Ivan and religiously eating ice cream DAILY because A) It was hot B) I could and C) it had calcium to help build that baby’s bones! 😉

I’ve been meaning to chat about my magical and spiritual pregnancy and labor for some time now, so here it is. I was quite fortunate in how the whole thing went down, and I communicated with Ivan daily up until the day I told him he could come – and he did, that same night, just 6 days early.

I can attribute the easy labor to a few spiritually-centered factors:

  • An angelic Doula (my friend for over 20 years) who did energy work
  • The calm and patient help of my husband
  • The teachings of midwife Ina May Gaskin
  • Using a fun and easy mantra
  • Visualising 2 powerful divine feminine archetypal symbols
  • Calling the angels into the 4 corners of the delivery room
  • Summoning the spirit of my Irish Catholic Grandma Loretta Murray who had 8 babies

And there you have it!

Whether you are pregnant now, intend to be at some point in the future, or are just interested in the process, I hope this info is helpful and/or at least interesting!

I’ll keep it short and sweet this week in honor of SUMMER FUN!

And remember, if you need help with connecting to your own intuition or would like guidance in any area of your life, I’m here to do readings, healings, spiritual coaching packages AND one-on-one psychic development training – so don’t hesitate to contact me for a session at

Are you an extra-sensitive person?

If so, you KNOW it’s not easy. You feel everything, whether you want to or not. The worst part about being extra sensitive and empathic is trying to figure out a) why you felt fine before, but you don’t now b) where or who what you are picking up on is coming from and c) how to clear it and get back to your own normal vibration. Trust me – I know! And doing readings makes it even harder, because I feel the energy and emotions of the people I work with. I have to work extra hard and spend a LOT of time doing energy work on myself simply because I’m a sponge that way.

One thing I’ve noticed, though, is that a lot of people don’t talk about the positive aspects of being an extra-sensitive person. And that’s why I made this little video chat about it.

Those of us who are sensitive have the benefit of feeling really GOOD energy more strongly than others do. We avoid negative people, places, and situations, which keeps our vibration high, and we’re excellent at helping others, and relating to them differently because we can tell what they need and why.

There really isn’t much you can do about being a sensitive person other than to embrace it and make it work for you. If you try to dull your senses, you’re just blocking out your own high vibration and shutting off your magic. But if you learn how to celebrate it and to work with it, it can help you in so many ways.

If you are stuck in a situation where you need help with psychic protection, I’ve got an MP3 that will help: Psychic Protection for Empaths and Sensitive People. 

In a nutshell, though, here are 3 steps to help you create stronger boundaries:

1. Get a sense of your own true vibration (the easiest way is to check in with how you feel first thing in the morning)
2. Notice who (and what) triggers your change in mood or energetic vibration
3. Clear your energy by mediating, praying, going for a walk or working out, listening to music, or doing anything you really love to do. (Funny tip: I noticed a few months ago that standing right near a waterfall magically clears my energy like you would not believe!)

I wish you all the best in your journey through navigating being a sensitive person! We are the ones who are more perceptive, more intuitive, and more tuned in, so let’s use it to our benefit and to the benefit of those around us!

P.S. The gold-sheen obsidian crystal I have on the bookcase helps clear my energy too! My favorite aunty gave it to me and it’s amazing…

Can you see people’s auras with your physical eyes? I can’t. In fact, a magical friend and I tried to see each others auras a few years ago by standing in front of a blank wall and kind of half-closing our eyes, and all it did was make us break out into fits of giggles.

While I don’t see auras (unless I’m in bona-fide psychic mode and ready to do a reading and go there), I CAN feel people’s vibrations and can tell if they’re in a positive space or not-so-positive space. And I’m sure you can, too!

And it’s true that other people react and respond to your aura and vibration more than your physical appearance, posture, weight, height, etc. No matter what you look like, it’s your aura that says it all. A happy aura, positive vibration, and a sparkle in your eyes is more attractive…and wonderful…and appealing! than anything else.

In this video, I cover 3 easy ways to clear your aura and keep your vibration high. They’re super simple and practical, and they work! 🙂

And as I mention in the video, contact me to set up a reading, energy healing, or to train with me so you can activate your own intuition and psychic abilities!

2015 has been one roller coaster of a year, and I for one am glad to see it come to an end. Amidst all the chaos this year brought to my life, I gained a couple pounds and wasn’t diligent about losing them. A few friends said the same thing happened to them, and now that the holidays are upon us, with all the yumminess they bring, and that means at least an additional 2, 5, or even 10! extra pounds coming in, if you count water weight gain too.

That’s why I think NOW might just be the best time EVER to take my MP3 downloadable audio workshop, Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Heal Your Body with Energy Work.

Why wait til January to get a handle on things? If you approach it with the right mind set, you won’t need to put on extra pounds this year, and you won’t need to worry about losing them in the New Year.

And – best of all – it won’t be a challenge. You won’t feel like you’re working your butt off or starving yourself or not letting yourself enjoy all the treats you love (and deserve) to indulge in.

In fact, just thinking of putting the exercises and techniques in this workshop into practice again has helped me shift my mindset. I signed up for Cardio Barre again and have gotten back to a great yoga practice, in addition to regular gym stuff. I’m not going overboard, but just doing things that are fun and make me feel healthy.

This workshop will show you that it’s not about being strict and overbearing with your body, but about getting in sync with what you need and love, and being kind and patient with your ego-personality and your mind while you heal your body with energy work. If you practice the exercises presented in this workshop while you’re walking, riding the elliptical, or just sitting or lying down, they will definitely help shift your energy, change your vibration, re-calibrate your mindset, and help you lose weight, get in shape, and heal your body. You will notice yourself doing things differently, maybe exercising smarter and making more conscious, loving choices when it comes to what you eat. Perhaps you’ll give yourself body treatments you’ve been wanting for a while, or at least just treating your body as a vessel that you love, not one that you tolerate or even dislike or resent being in.

For more info or to grab this instant download audio workshop, follow this link and scroll down:

Thanks and Happy Holidays!


PS I will be sending a regular newsletter out re. this workshop too, so if you receive this message/video twice, I apologize. A few changes are taking place with my whole system, including a new website launching soon, so there might be some glitches etc. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Bodywork (like massage therapy), in-person energy healing sessions, and distant energy healing treatments are all extremely helpful in maintaining a sense of balance and keeping your body and energy healthy and clear. With so many options and different types of therapies available, the choices are almost limitless. But today I just want to chat about bodywork vs. distant energy healing. Do you ever wonder if it’s better to get a healing treatment in person vs. a distant energy healing session?

Trust Your Intuition

For a while last year, I worked with a powerful healer over the phone, and the sessions were phenomenal. I could literally feel my energy shifting. Then, after a while, I started to feel like it was rushed in a way, and my energy started to stagnate. So I felt like not doing that anymore. I spoke to a couple of psychic friends who said it seemed like I specifically needed to work with female healers. I did a couple of distant energy healings with two different ladies; the first was amazing, and the second was good, too. I signed up for a third session and while it was good, it wasn’t as great as the first one.

Massage Therapy

My intuition kept nagging at me that I needed to get bodywork done – actual in-person healing massage therapy. So I googled around and found a healer who sounded wonderful on the phone, and went to her for a session. It was so great I got a package of sessions right away, because my body, mind, and soul SO needed it. I hadn’t had a massage since before Ivan was born (he’s 3.5 now). And my body was holding on to so much stress, anxiety, and tension from that major life change, as well as work (and my work can be hard, because people usually don’t go to me when they’re all happy and life is perfect), that I desperately needed some actual in-person bodywork.

Age and Stress

I never was big on massages; I just never needed them. As we age, though, the effects of intense emotions and stress can wear down our bodies, and if we don’t release what we’re holding onto, imbalances and eventually illnesses can develop. I spend a lot of time meditating, and I exercise regularly (though not as much as I used to), but I can really tell now when I’m overwhelmed by tension and stress. I hold it in my jaw, neck, and shoulders. In fact, one day last week it was so bad my jaw actually ACHED. Yes, energy healing can help with that, and even doing my own meditations has helped, but there is something to be said for getting help from other people. You can’t do everything yourself.

I realized how much my body was holding onto the stress I’d been feeling, and decided I needed another massage, though I’m still of the mindset that it’s a luxury (though that is changing). The other massage therapist I’d gone to was booked up, so I tuned in and asked if an acupressure massage at my favorite Korean spa would help, and got a resounding YES. I’ve never had a massage there and didn’t know what to expect, but this was fantastic. She really focused on my neck and shoulders, and helped my body release so much tension and pain. My body relaxed and the pain disappeared completely. I felt restored, refreshed, and renewed.

Do What You’re Drawn To

Sometimes distant energy healing is exactly what you need, and other times it’s more important to have someone actually touch your body and work on you in person. In the end, it’s all about what you really want and what you feel will help. Before you book a session with anyone, though, do a gut-check and ask whether or not they’ll be good for you. Don’t just get a massage at any old place with any old person; don’t just go to any old energy healer. Read reviews, ask friends, and check in with your own intuition to decide what will be best for you.

And that’s my two cents!

I just listened to a meditation, and something interesting crossed my mind. The mediation was a healing one, and it reminded me of a series of energy healing sessions I did with someone over the phone last year. As I listened to the meditation, my energy shifted and I matched the vibration of what the guy was talking about. It wasn’t anything super profound; in fact, it was blissfully simple.

Regardless of that, the clearing effect was great. It made me wonder just how helpful and/or necessary it was to work with the person last year. I didn’t decide that yet, the thought just floated through my mind. Now that I think about it, I think it was great to work with the healer, and there was a reason for it. But I also think there are times when guided meditations work just as well as energy healings do. The point is to get your energy field (and mind, and body) to accept a shift in vibration. And whether that happens through a live session or through a meditation doesn’t really matter, as long as it happens.

Sickness is always about an imbalance in the body, which usually begins on an energy level before it affects the human body. So if we can sense that something is off, and then match our vibes to a frequency of wellness, or something more uplifting, we can start the healing process.

It’s hard to do just do a healing on yourself, all by yourself. It’s certainly not impossible, but it takes a focused effort and level of concentration. If you have doubt or fear about what you’re doing, you might block yourself from letting the healing take place. That’s why it’s great to work with someone, or to listen to meditations that you can do over and over and over again, to raise your vibration and get healed.

Know that as you’re experiencing an energy healing session or listening to a healing meditation, you just want to be able to will your mind, body, and energy field to get to a higher vibration, and that’s when the real healing takes place. If you set it up so that you simply KNOW and BELIEVE that you are being healed, it will help exponentially.

It’s OK to just decide when you feel you’re drawn to something or need something. If there’s a period of time in your life when you benefit from working with energy healers, that’s great. If another time comes when you feel like meditations are better for you, that’s great too. There aren’t any rules, and the more flexible and adaptable you are, the easier and more fun the whole process is.

If you’re interested in more energy healing techniques, check out the recorded workshops I’ve done HERE. They’re chock full of healing meditations, practices, and tools that will help you raise your vibes and accomplish whatever you’re seeking to work on both physically and energetically. From losing weight, to protecting your energy, to releasing blocks so you can create a life you’re loving on every level…it’s all here. I’ve put years of practical experience into these recordings and I know they work!

Those of us who have pets are so lucky to be the caretakers of such precious friends. A lot of human beings feel that they’re more intelligent than other sentient creatures, and while we may have more complex brains that process things differently, it doesn’t necessarily mean we are technically smarter or more advanced than the animals who share this planet with us.

Many animals incarnate as pets in order to teach us how to be kinder and more evolved beings. They rely on us, and it’s our job to treat them with love and kindness. If you share your home with animal friends, and you’d like to know how to use your intuition to better care for and respect them, here are 3 things that will help:

1. Quiet Your Mind and Focus on Your Pet.

Put your phone away, turn off your iPad or laptop, and turn off the TV. Just sit with your pet quietly. If it’s someone you can pet, pet him or her. Just try and be near them, and breathe deeply. Share the space with them, and try and sense how they’re feeling. If you can do this for 15-30 minutes, that would be great. Notice what impressions come up. Think about how much your love your pet, and recall funny or sweet things he or she has done in the past. As you do this, you’re actually communicating telepathically with your pet’s spirit, and letting him or her know how much you appreciate their presence. Let your mind wander to what your pet might need from you right now, and what might be good for him or her. When you’re done with your session, record some notes of your impressions, and follow through on any advice you received. Notice how your pet reacts to any changes you might make to his or her diet or lifestyle.

2. Talk to your pets – and then listen when they talk back.

As I’m writing this, I’m feeling bad, because lately the kind of talking I’ve been doing to my two cats has been exasperated chit chat. Like yesterday, when I found a hairball right below my pillow on the bed (thanks). Or earlier today, when Aloysius curled up EXACTLY where I sit to write on my laptop. Or a few weeks ago, when SOMEONE peed on the blanket I accidentally left on the floor. Now clearly, these are signs that the cats need more TLC, since the majority of my attention and energy now goes to 3 year-old Ivan. So as a healer and intuitive, what I’m going to focus on doing more is talking to my cats lovingly, and then listening to their requests. Does Aloysius need another energy healing session? Yes. Would Coco like some tuna? Absolutley. Do both of them want more scratches and pets? Of course. And as I’m thinking about it, I think they wouldn’t mind a new cat scratcher, and some catnip. And some playtime. No wonder I haven’t been talking to them much lately – they have a lot of requests! But seriously, animals do want to communicate, and they will, even more so when you open that door and show them you’re willing to listen and give them what they want and need.

3.  Send healing energy – it’s easier than you’d think!

Because you have such a close bond with your pets as it is, it’s easy to send healing energy to them. There are a couple of ways to do it: one way is by just breathing in, and then directing, colored light into their bodies. A soft, gentle color is best, and one of the prime colors to begin with is a light, lovely pink. Pink is very healing, and most animals love it. Just pet your pet, and imagine you’re breathing in pink light, and it’s flowing out through your hands to your pet. If you can’t pet your friend, just hold your hands out – if it’s a fish, over the water, or if it’s a bird or reptile, just hold up your hands and beam the light out through your hand chakras.

Another way you can send healing energy is to imagine the light of God, or your creator, or the Universe, pouring down through your crown chakra, down through your arms, and out of your hands and hand chakras to your pet. Let the divine light flow, and think about how much love you have for your pet, as you allow the healing energy to flow through you and out. You don’t have to do anything else.

Have you communicated with your pets before? What kinds of insights did you get?

Energy and the Food You Eat


We were at dinner with a healer friend recently, and he made a mudra with his hand and drew a circle around his food before he ate it. I remember that other healers I know do that, too. It’s not something I tend to think about that often because with 3 year old Ivan, I’ve had the tendency to just shovel whatever into my mouth before, after, or while I’m begging him to eat. I also tend to be more of a “closeted” healer, and I don’t do stuff like that around other people. Though I might start doing it now!

My husband Ryan and I asked him to explain his particular method of food blessing, and he said he directs golden white healing light through his hand and fingers, and then sees and feels it surrounding his food and ridding it of bad vibes. He said our food goes through so many things before it reaches the table – chemicals, handling, packaging, and then the energy of the person preparing it. When he blesses his food, he heals the energy of it and balances it so the sort of “ph” is good for his body.

And that reminded me of something. Recently, someone we know who is one of the best cooks I’ve ever met in my life, brought over a couple of dishes she made. I won’t say who she is for privacy’s sake. Usually we gobble up her food and it is AMAZING. But this time, I got the worst most awful indigestion. And Ryan did, too. Two totally different dishes, with totally different ingredients, and we just couldn’t eat the rest, though it felt crazy to not devour it like we would normally. The flavors were technically right, but the food was just “off.” And I realized that she had been off, too, just not herself lately, and kind of depressed. So I surmise that she was not having a great day when she made those dishes, and her energy went into the food.

It’s something I try to be conscious of when I’m cooking. When I’m in a bad mood or ruminating about negative things, the food I make kind of sucks. But when I’m happy, and grateful, the food is pretty good. I love cooking from that happy place, because it is really so much fun, and it feels wholesome and right.

Everything we eat has it’s own energy, and that energy is then shifted by the artist who makes a meal out of it. If we direct our consciousness to treat our food with love, and care, gratitude and respect, it will definitely nourish and heal our bodies accordingly. One of the most beautiful books of fiction I’ve read that captures this idea is “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Escuivel.

For more information on healing your body and losing weight with energy work, check out my downloadable MP3 workshop, “Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Heal Your Body with Energy Work.” There are tons of great exercises included, and it totally helped me shed my 10 pounds of baby weight this past spring and summer. YAY!

I am a highly sensitive person, and I’ve had to be pretty cautious with keeping my energy clear considering the work I do, but it wasn’t until after my son Ivan was born that I started to have a real problem with protecting my energy during sessions. With some people, it felt like my very life force energy was being sucked out of me. It would take me two days to recover.

So, I went on a quest to figure out what was wrong and how to fix it. I discovered, through many readings and healings with some incredible professionals, some amazing techniques, and with practice, found the ones that work best for me. Here are three of them:

1. Replenish your energy with WARM GOLD.

Warm golden energy is very healing to the human nervous system. If you feel drained, worn out, or fried, imagine you’re pouring warm liquid gold into your crown chakra at the top of your head. Let it circulate throughout your head, and then down through your entire body. Imagine your cells are drinking the energy in, and see it flow all throughout your being. Let it fill up your entire aura, and just bask in the golden light. Keep running it until you feel better.

2. Ground yourself with CHOCOLATE BROWN.

I do this when I’m done with sessions for the day, and I love it. The dark brown energy is really restorative, and helps you disconnect from the crazy world of everything, and just kind of go into a healing, hibernating, safe mode. Imagine your crown chakra is turning the most gorgeous shade of dark, rich chocolate. Let it circulate throughout. Then flow that luxurious chocolate energy all throughout your body. It might move more slowly than the gold energy, because it is more of a slow, sort of thick vibration. Just relax, and watch and feel this energy encompass you.

3. Surround your aura with COBALT BLUE.

Cobalt blue protects you, and has a bouncy quality that helps repel other vibrations from your energy field. Imagine your aura surrounding your body, and notice how far out it extends. Is it 6 inches from your skin? A foot? Or bigger? Next, visualize your aura as a giant egg extending above your head, and below your feet. Fill it up with the richest, most powerful cobalt blue, and see it coursing though your aura. Notice how clean and clear it is. Just let that blue swirl through your aura, and notice how it strengthens and buffers your energy field.

If you’re feeling tired, run down, overwhelmed, or worn out, just try one or all of these techniques once or twice a day for a week, and see how you feel overall.

It’s a great way to get yourself into a meditative state (which is healing just on its own), and it will definitely help shift your overall vibration. Let me know how it goes!