Why I Quit Doing Massage

"I feel sorry for your husband," said my client.  "You're strong!"  A smile spread across my face and we both laughed.  I miss this part, building relationships, connecting in this quiet space, but I don't miss my massage practice.  I closed that over a year ago.  My license expires at the end of the year … Continue reading Why I Quit Doing Massage

A Lesson On Grounding

I am quickly remembering who I am. I didn't think I needed that, but maybe I do. I am remembering through my senses, vibration and energy. Public transit is harsh that way: homelessness, mental illness, business suits and brief cases. You see it all from the window. Some of it comes within feet. That's the … Continue reading A Lesson On Grounding

Donuts and Green Juice

I was nearly thirty-five when I went to massage school. I had been a credit union employee for several years at that point.  My roots were in North Dakota.  I was raised on the family farm in the heart of cattle country. Self-care wasn't exactly taught.  Sit down and rest for a few minutes was … Continue reading Donuts and Green Juice

What Are You Holding On To?

I've gotten in the habit of mentally asking my client's spirit what it is ready to release and then observing what happens. I did this recently and immediately saw steaming, smoldering garbage coming from the abdomen. There was a lot of it. Steam and smoke don't usually go together, but there it was. It made … Continue reading What Are You Holding On To?