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  • Could My Legs Feel Better?

    Have you ever asked your doctor if that ache in your legs at the end of the day is something more? Or do you wonder if you might get varicose veins like your mom? Vein, or venous, disease is very common among the U.S. population. According to the American College of Phlebology, 80 million Americans struggle with some form of vein disorder. Often, those experiencing symptoms of venous disease live with their symptoms because it’s gone undiagnosed, or the source of their symptoms has been left untreated. Even if you are experiencing only mild symptoms of venous disease, as...

  • The Healing Modality of Reiki

    As I am preparing to teach a class in Reiki level I, I find myself looking back to when I had my 1st Reiki session in 2004 and then my subsequent trainings in 2005 and 2006. I had no idea back then how much Reiki would change the trajectory of my life path. I was completely ignorant as to what Reiki was all about; I was in pain and someone I knew offered to “do Reiki” for me. I was open-minded enough to say, “yes” once I was told that it was “energy healing” and that I didn’t need...

  • Resource Parents – Today’s Foster Parents

    Phill and Vanessa are relatively young resource parents, which is a term used for foster parents since it more accurately depicts the job description of being a resource for children and their biological families. They are in their thirties and they have been resource parents since 2006. It’s not typical that individuals and couples begin fostering kids and teens in their mid-twenties, but Vanessa has known since she was a young that girl she wanted to foster and adopt children. She remembers as a child “wanting to adopt 100 kids and thinking she would need 3 school buses to...

  • 15 Essential Facts about Lyme Disease

    In researching on Lyme disease, it becomes immediately obvious that understanding Lyme re-quires embracing complexity. Many people—patients and practitioners alike, shy away from a delving into Lyme because it feels overwhelming – and it can be. Here are 15 overlooked, but essential facts in understanding Lyme disease Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) that can be trans-mitted to humans and pets by the bite of an infected tick. Not all ticks are infected, and even if they are, that doesn’t mean they will infect you if they bite you. Lyme disease can lead to...