Category: Self Care

Empathy

POSTED BY ginntree | 04.10.18

Empathy has been an especially big topic of discussion these last couple of years. I full-heartedly believe it is one of the most important ingredients in cultivating peace and love in this world. We often lose sight of the humanity in people when interacting through a screen or watching from afar. To tap into the human experience and remain fully…


Simple Affirmations

POSTED BY ginntree | 01.22.18

Affirmations are mantras that we can say to ourselves to help manifest positive conditions in our lives. They can be as simple or elaborate as the imagination allows. Here are several affirmations that I’ve collected over the years and love dearly. Choose one to meditate with, say throughout your day, or make it the theme…


Reiki Tips: Everyday Uses

POSTED BY ginntree | 12.04.17

Regular use of Reiki, healing energy, and mindful intentions can have a positive impact on our lives. Whether or not you are attuned specifically to Reiki, anyone can charge or infuse everyday items with a healing intention and loving energy and benefit throughout their day. To charge or infuse something: While holding or hovering your hands over…


Boundaries (Holding Space)

POSTED BY ginntree | 11.06.17

Zulu Alpha Kilo When I started in the massage industry, an interesting thing happened: many of my friends and family members would serious-joke about getting free and in-the-moment massages while we were dining, catching up with coffee, at get togethers and parties, on vacations, and even during the holidays. Isn’t it strange how people will assume…


Spirit and Reiki

POSTED BY ginntree | 10.02.17

As my clients settle in for their Reiki session, I let them know they can invite a supportive being to be present for their healing at any time during their session – God, a deceased loved one, their spirit guide, etc. Sometimes the invited will have a message for my client, while others simply want to be present and not interfere. I’ve found that people…


Oh To Be Healthyyyyyy

POSTED BY ginntree | 06.02.17

I see a lot of clients, friends, and family (and myself) who struggle to establish healthier habits. Many fret about their struggles and how they’ve had to neglect other areas of their lives while working to accomplish their goals. They’ll often run themselves down, throwing their energy and chakras out of balance. It’s a fabulous thing to want to do…


They Look Like Big, Good, Strong Hands, Don’t They?

POSTED BY ginntree | 09.14.15

The other morning I threw a tantrum like a little baby while doing some chores around the house. I stopped myself before it got all full bells-and-whistles size, but I was still able to get a whyyyyyyyyyyne in with a bit of foot stomping. Things just kept falling out of my hands – garbage, detergent…whatever I was picking…


Forcing vs Pushing

POSTED BY ginntree | 08.04.15

I have struggled with weight and self-love for much of my life. But the age of the Internet and social media has made access to articles full of practical health tips, inspiring stories, and deliciously healthy recipes as easy as PIE (mmmm pie). One trend that intrigues me is the idea that ‘loving me’ means allowing me to…


Friends Forever

POSTED BY ginntree | 07.28.15

Some things speak to us instantly. I saw this image in my social media feed today and just about cried inside. Yes. I have wanted to be friends with my body my whole life. Yes. Thank you Internet. What would your conversation be? Image credit: unknown Courtney Ginn is a certified Reiki Practitioner in Sacramento, CA. She combines her…


Reiki Tips: At Home Use

POSTED BY ginntree | 07.14.15

Can’t find time to make an appointment with your Reiki practitioner? Here are a few simple ways you can incorporate Reiki into your daily life to keep you going (many of these involve charging items with Reiki beforehand for use at any time): Bedtime As you lay in bed, set your intention, lay your hands in…