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The month of February ushers in a lot of things...Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Groundhog's Day, Lunar New Year, President's Day, Superbowl Sunday, Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Susan B. Anthony Day and Rihanna's Birthday just to name a few. And this particular February brings with it something extra...the beginning of year three with COVID. We've now been living with COVID for two full years. And though things are getting better, it's still daily news. Restrictions, illness, and precautions still affect our daily lives in both big and little ways. COVID is still a topic of conversation and a consideration before making plans. It's still the reason we panic every time someone coughs. And if I may so boldly assert--IT'S A LOT! So I'm checking in. How are you doing? I'm asking with all sincerity, how are you really doing? Have you taken a minute to check in with yourself lately? Or are you still in day-to-day survival mode like so many of us are? If it feels comfortable to you, see if you can take a pause here. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and check in with yourself. What do you notice? What thoughts come up? How does your body feel? Do any emotions arise? Stay in this stillness as long as you're able to. And come back as often as you'd like. Simply quieting your mind and noticing what comes up for you will benefit your nervous system in a meaningful way. Perhaps you can practice some gentle self-care this month? It doesn't need to be fancy, expensive, or too time consuming. (I don't subscribe to store bought self-care.) I believe self-care is anything done with intention that brings you joy. Self-care can be as simple as a deep breath when you step outside. A warm shower using your favorite smelling soap. Reading a book in bed. That first sip of coffee in the morning. A walk with a friend. Journaling. Stargazing. Meditating. Singing. Dancing. Laughing. The list is as long as your imagination. See what comes up for you. Wishing each and every one of you a month of abundant love, care, and connection. With a grateful heart, Kristen
I've recorded a new 10-minute meditation to use any time you're feeling overwhelmed, over-burdened or out-of-sorts. This free meditation is particularly helpful for empaths to use for clearing and grounding, as they're prone to feeling "spaced out" from time to time. Use this meditation as often as you feel called to. Find a quiet space with no interruptions. Sitting outdoors with your bare feet in the earth is highly recommended when possible. Headphones are also recommended for the best listening experience. Enjoy! LISTEN
THE REIKI BLESSINGS BOWL Need an extra dose of positive energy for a person, situation or issue in your life? If so, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add your request to the Reiki Blessing Bowl. The Reiki Blessing Bowl is open to anyone and everyone at no cost. No request is too big or too small. All requests are kept confidential. The bowl consistently receives Reiki for the highest and best good of all involved. As a reminder Reiki is not affiliated with any religion--its positive life force energy is open to all. SUBMIT REQUEST
Nourishing My Soul
What I'm Reading
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
The Great Alone: A Novel
What I'm Shuffling The Sacred Forest Oracle
What I'm Up To
February 1, New Moon Magic Meditation with Denise Elizabeth Byron
February 1, Reiki with Jess at Naturally Rooted
February 2, Past Life Regression Therapy with Susan Lyons
February 16, Full Moon Circle with Jenna Monaco
February 24, Connection & Creation Gathering with Wise & Wonderful Souls
February 27, Celebrating my 20 year wedding anniversary :)
Every Monday, Cosmic Compass Conversations with Denise Elizabeth Byron
Every Tuesday, Sensuous Unwinding Meditation with Jess at Naturally Rooted
RECIPES FROM THE HEART Cooking has always felt magical to me. You take a bunch of stuff, that on its own isn't very interesting, mix it together, and create something new and divine. That's energy. That's alchemy. That's magic. PESTO SHRIMP WITH ORZO I've been making this dish for 12 years and I absolutely love it!! Figure if I'm sharing recipes with ya'll they may as well be my favs :) Find more of my recipes online at: whatskpcooking.com
Ingredients: 1 cup orzo, uncooked 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided 1 cup fresh green onions, chopped 1 can petite diced tomatoes, undrained 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest Salt and pepper, to taste 24 large uncooked shrimp 2 Tablespoons basil pesto
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Clean and de-vein shrimp, removing shells. Leave tails on.
Cook orzo in water according to package directions. Drain, then put in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in 2 teaspoons olive oil, green onions, tomatoes, feta, lemon juice and lemon zest.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Spray large baking dish with cooking spray.
Transfer orzo mixture to large baking dish.
Place uncooked shrimp in a single layer over orzo mixture.
Cover each shrimp individually with a dollop of pesto.
Drizzle remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil evenly over entire dish.
Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes (until shrimps are pink and tails are curled).
How May I Help You? REIKI FOR PETS Energy Healing for dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles. May be done in person at your home (withing Bay Area, CA) or over Zoom. Both are equally effective. BOOK PETS INTUITIVE GUIDANCE Using a variety of oracle/tarot decks, we'll tap into universal energy and pull an array of cards meant specifically for you. BOOK READING REIKI ENERGY HEALING This ancient healing technique is a gentle, no-touch practice which treats the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit. BOOK REIKI ENERGY CLEARING FOR SPACES Clear negative energy from your home, car, or workspace with Reiki. In person appointments are offered within the Bay Area. BOOK SPACES
BOOK A PRIVATE EVENT Throwing a birthday party? Coordinating an office teambuilding? Planning a girl's weekend? No matter what kind of event you're planning, Palo Alto Reiki will bring the magic! You schedule the time, place, and attendees, and together we'll create an event filled with bonding, mysticism, and fun. Private events may be booked as card readings, group meditation, group Reiki, or any combination of the three. I will work with you and your interests to tailor the event to your preferences. I will travel to your location (within the Bay Area), or the event may be over Zoom anywhere in the world. Email to discuss in detail and book your private event: email@example.com MORE INFO
AS A REMINDER: Palo Alto Reiki COVID Precautions I offer both in-person and Zoom sessions for all appointments. Please make your own decision on which to schedule based on your personal levels of risk and comfort. I am fully vaccinated and boosted. Vaccinations are required for all in-person clients. I practice proximity Reiki, which means I beam Reiki from a distance of 6-feet, requiring no hands-on contact. The room is wiped with Clorox between clients and has two seperate air ventilation systems, plus windows to open (weather permitting). Masks available for use.
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ENERGY SPRAYS I lovingly fill each 4 oz. fine mist spray bottle with an original blend of the highest quality therapeutic grade pure essential oils, witch hazel, and purified water. Each bottle also contains the ancient healing power of crystal chips and the pure white light Reiki life force energy. SHOP SPRAYS ENERGY CANDLES I personally hand-pour and create each energy candle, combining the ancient healing power of crystals, with the medicinal properties of flowers and herbs, and the pure white light of Reiki life force energy. SHOP CANDLES MEDITATIONS Take time to quiet your mind and experience profound relaxation with my one-of-a-kind guided visual meditations. Click below to purchase and download the audio files to listen at home. SHOP MEDITATIONS
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"Coming in I was really nervous, but Kristen introduced herself with open arms and a clean, safe space. She explained every step. After the session, she told me what she saw and told me things to keep in mind. I felt safe the entire time. I will be going back to stay rebalanced." Ralphael S., Bay Area, CA Add Your Review