Pen to paper or the benefits of daily journaling

Flor Taboada blog, Healing, Self-care, Stress

I find 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 of it. Research supports the idea that writing about stressful events helps you come to terms with them, thus reducing the impact of these stressors on your physical and emotional health. Here is how …

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 …

4 ways to revitalize yourself this summer

Flor Taboada blog, Nature, Self-care

“We need the tonic of wildness.”  D. H. Thoreau   Summer is my favorite season, always filling me with a sense of freedom, happiness and vitality. And, knowing what NY winters are like, I’m trying to make the most of it. We are very lucky that the City has to offer so many great outdoor activities and events during the …

10 reasons why you should consider Healing Touch

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

Healing Touch is a gentle complementary therapy that uses light touch to balance and restore energy that has been depleted due to mental or emotional stress, trauma, illness and/or medical procedures. Healing touch uses very gentle touch. It is not massage and it is given with the client fully clothed. Here are some reasons why you should consider Healing Touch …

Self-care is essential

Flor Taboada blog, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Lifestyle, Self-care, Stress

Self-care is what we do in order to take care of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health:  all those things, sometimes big (going on a nice vacation or a retreat), sometimes small (taking some full deep conscious breaths or going for a walk in the park). Self-care helps us feel more connected, happier and present in our lives. Self-care …