… and the livin’ is easy

Flor Taboada blog, Healing, Lifestyle, Self-care, Stress

I love summer. Long hot days give me a sense of freedom, relaxation and expanded possibilities. No matter if you are planning a trip home to see family and friends, going on a “solo vacation”, checking out a new destination or staying local, here are a few ideas to make the most of summer easy living and the free time …

Pen to paper or the benefits of daily journaling

Flor Taboada blog, Healing, Self-care, Stress

  For the last year or so, I have been writing (almost) daily in a free kind of way. My inspiration comes from Julia Cameron’s “Morning Pages” and her fantastic book” The Artist Way”. I have found daily writing a very powerful, simple and accessible therapeutic tool and a great self-care exercise, within everyone’s reach. And the research confirms the benefits …

You are a Hero!

Flor Taboada blog, Healing, Self-care

I have been reflecting a bit on my own life lately and have come to a conclusion that I´d love to share with you. It is not rocket science but I think it is worth mentioning or, at least, reminding. Here it is: We all have a story to tell and that story is often more fascinating than what we give ourselves credit for. When seeing …

Sweet Chestnut Flower Essence: Be the Phoenix rising from your own ashes

Flor Taboada blog, Flower Essences

“WHAT WE CALL SUFFERING BUDDHA CALLED THE PATH” PEMA CHÖDRON Sweet Chestnut holds a very important place among the 38 Bach Essences because its healing properties are about bringing relief and inner strength in times of great distress and suffering. The loss of a loved one; A chronic illness; Extreme anguish and despair; Feeling our endurance is been tested to its limits; …

On Tears

Flor Taboada blog, Healing, Healing Touch

“THERE IS A SACREDNESS IN TEARS. THEY ARE NOT THE MARK OF WEAKNESS, BUT OF POWER. THEY SPEAK MORE ELOQUENTLY THAN TEN THOUSAND TONGUES. THEY ARE THE MESSENGER OF OVERWHELMING GRIEF, OF DEEP CONTRITION, AND OF UNSPEAKABLE LOVE. ” WASHINGTON IRVING At the end of our session, a new client cries for the first time since her cancer diagnosis 2 years earlier. She hadn’t allowed herself to do so before …

Mind Clearing anyone?

Flor Taboada Healing, Healing Touch, Stress, Uncategorized

“I can think again” said one client after a HT session that included the Mind Clearing technique. Mind Clearing is one of the most popular Healing Touch techniques. I use it a lot in my practice. It is specifically designed to quiet and relax the mind, promoting inner peacefulness, focus and clarity. It can be a very helpful technique for work and …