Crazy eclectic, loves collage, endlessly inspirational, cat-lover….perfection.
So much cool info on the body, health, chakras, essential oils, personality types….
Life of a FREELANCER Massage Therapist and Collage Artist
Around 7:30 AM: wake up
Tea (or hot water with lemon) ((at this time of year I love juice–cranberry, lemon ginger echinacea, apricot nectar, apple cider–whatever I’m in the mood for, mixed with hot water. Add cinnamon and ginger and voila!! Yummy.))
Journal (try to write at least 2 pages)
Yoga or Barre workout (I use YouTube videos: Melissa West for yoga and Jessica Smith for barre)
Clean a little
Try to get outside
Exercise (fitness blender on YouTube is excellent)
Talk to TJ
Go to bed
Of course, some days I am totally lazy and waste my whole day on Facebook and blogs and laughing at YouTube videos….lets just be honest.
What is love? (“Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more….”)
Love. According to the bible:
Love is patient, kind, does not envy, does not boast, is not proud, is not rude, is not self-seeking, not easily angered, keeps no records of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
But, what does that MEAN? I have heard those words over and over but haven’t really REALLY grasped the concept. Sooooo I got out my trusty Rogets International Thesaurus ((yay.))
What love IS
Love is patient. Love supports, sustains, bears with, puts up with, stands for, takes what comes, braves, holds still, stands still for, submits, grins and bears it, is armed with patience.
Love is accepting, understanding, indulgent, long-suffering, enduring, disciplined, self-controlled, persevering, humble, adapting. All in good time. Good things come to those who wait.
Love is good, decent, gracious, warmhearted, tender, loving, affectionate, sympathetic, compassionate, brotherly, sweet, mild, easy to get along with, agreeable
Love is bighearted, generous, considerate, thoughtful, attentive, tactful, mindful of others, has good intentions.
Love is humble, modest, simple, Christlike.
Love comes on bended knee, treats well, does right by, is at ones service, spoils, has heart in the right place, makes love not war.
Love minds ones manners, observes etiquette, waits upon, is graceful, old fashioned, chivalrous, well-mannered & well-spoken, housebroken, refined, ladylike, suave, thinking of others, makes a sacrifice, does unto others, is unpretentious.
Love is devoted, committed, unpossessive, great souled, openhanded, noble, doing the right thing, upright, honest, pure, clean, innocent.
Love plays by the rules, practices what it preaches, speaks the truth, is frank, tells it like it is.
Love is virtuous, full of integrity, openhearted, straightforward, direct, heart to heart, trustworthy, reliable, responsible, faithful.
Love defends, shields, guards, advocates for, champions, fortifies, shelters, keeps safe, nestles, unmolested, undamaged, founded upon a rock, out of harms way, snug, cozy, alls well!
Love takes to heart, attatches weight to, takes on faith, trusts ones word, is confident in, satisfied, certain, easy in ones mind, secure, sure, no doubt, no second thoughts.
Love counts on, looks for, expects, trusts, confides, presumes, feels confident, rests assured, relies on.
Love is optimistic, sunny, of good cheer, upbeat, thinking positively.
Love puts a bold face on, cheers, inspires, supports, promises, looks up, encourages.
Love persists, keeps going, endures, holds on, stays.
Love is faithful, undiscouraged, rain or shine, come what may, all the way.
Next we will look at what love is NOT.
*provides mind-blowing mini-massages in shops downtown:
Cranberry’s every Friday from 1-5
Made; every Sunday (Nov/Dec) from 12:30-5
*performs myofascial release (gentle, deep-tissue massage) for Year of Massage clients in her home office on Sears Hill
*helps out at Alls Well Massage on Beverly Street
*hosts collage art parties around town and in home
*helps women set goals and craft treasure maps to their hearts’ desires
*hosts powerful women’s retreats which teach how to be EXCITED about your life
It all began with lefty-scissors and a trip to Spain.
Not only do Collage and Massage rhyme, they BOTH provide spiritual healing for mind and body.
When I’m not actively working with women to improve their lives, you can find me hosting full moon parties, doing nutrition research, making eye masks & aromatherapy bath fizzies. Also, drinking wine, eating food, and dancing….
*I know how to tango
*I’ve been to England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain (twice! &first time all by myself!!), France, & Italy
*My hair has been at least 10 different colors
*I went to Governors School for Art when I was in high school
*I started working for myself when I was 24 years old.
*I studied at The Steiner Institute of Massage in Charlottesville, VA
*I’m an only child of a single parent with mental illness
*I work mostly with busy women (entrepreneurs, teachers, mothers)
*I’m a liberal Christian, tree hugger, wild child, & pixie kitten
*I want more than anything for women to take time to take care of themselves and live lives that make them excited to get up in the morning.
I believe that there’s always time for a great glass of wine, life is too short not to eat as much as you like, & buying organic is important. I believe you should always be yourself and tell the truth: no holding back. I believe people will be just as happy as they allow themselves to be. I believe you can cure what ails you using natural foods, supplements, & essential oils instead of running to the doctor for medication. I believe touch is the universal language and it’s SO important to connect with each other.
Find out how to make time for yourself, take care of your body, and live your most exciting life: http://www.artisticdrama.WordPress.com
Message me to set up an appointment:
PlanetJoy: Otherworldly Massages, Planet-Friendly Collages
Just a little mix of songs I’ve been listening to lately!
October playlist 2014: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKcuyDIHajORtYfq17QN7vJQogUayp93H
Infection, pain medication, stress, alcohol, bile reflux
Made worse by:
Poor digestion, poor metabolism, & blocked elimination
*2 cups of coconut water every day
*lemon juice relieves vomiting sensation and bloating
*hot water with cumin
*milk (only low-fat or fat-free to control stomach acid)
(Do not drink with meals–dilutes digestive juices and delays digestion)
Lean meats: chicken, cold water fish
(Key words: broiled, grilled, or roasted)
Broccoli (actually KILLS h.pylori)
Potatoes, asparagus, carrots, peas
Apples (apple juice, apple sauce)
Pomegranate, grapes, peaches, pears, melon, kiwis
Bananas (eat with low-fat or fat-free milk in the morning)
Garlic, Coriander, cardamom (soothing)
Do NOT eat fried food
red meat, red pepper,
sour foods, pickles,
oranges, grapefruit, figs, berries, dried fruit
black tea, coffee,
sweets, and aerated drinks
Stop eating at least 2 hours before bedtime.