Jun 15, 2015

Is your comfort zone a war zone?

Are you addicted to drama and pain? Did your childhood create cycles and patterns for the chemicals connected to pain, drama and fighting? Running away, shutting down, or trying a new partner can't change these patterns. As a child you may have learned to shutdown your heart and emotions as a way to gain control, and these patterns and habits feel normal yet push love away. and often end in divorce. Our couples retreats empower you with tools for communication, teach you how to let go of emotional hurt and pain, and assist each partner to open their heart and share their love. Through the end of the year each retreat includes a copy of award winning Love's Secret Live Your Life In Love.

Follow these tips from Love's Secret to stop fighting and make love.

1.Fighting over the same issues? Keep shutting down and stuffing your feelings? This habit results in an explosion of hurtful words and pushing each other away. Stop. Take a deep breath. Hold a vision of a beautiful pick rose. Allow the rose to absorb all the hurt and pain. Let it all go. Breath in the love offered by the rose and allow it to bath all your cells and fill your heart.

2. EFT or Emotional Freedom empowers you with tools to heal your past hurt and trauma and stop toxic fighting patterns. Realize, that each of you are triggered and reacting from past hurt and trauma. Until you heal the stuck hurt and trauma, it will continue to be brought to the surface to be healed and released. Remind yourself that love and connection are your intention and let the old hurt go. Hurt and pain may feel normal, (like an itch that begs to be scratched), but be strong and let it go.

3. Make a commitment to love, by agreeing on a word used as a signal to stop the fight. Honor each other and your love by stopping the argument when the word is said by either partner. This word must have meaning for both of you. Words used by previous couples include: love, partnership, agreement, commitment, healing, what is important, the past is over, freedom, I choose love. You can also decide on a symbol of love and unity ie: a Dove, heart, a pink bubble of light. When you feel yourself stuck in reaction say the word and hold the symbol in your mind and breath. Each time you choose love over fighting you will feel more and more freedom from the past.

4. If you become so triggered that you can't keep yourself from reacting; you are hitting a core survival issue. When this occurs you might need help to get unstuck. Find someone who has experience working with couples and EFT and give them a call to either work in person, or over the phone. I offer both phone sessions and skype sessions individually and to couples.

Our Sedona Retreats offer tools for healing your core issues with EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique. I also work with clients throughout the world by phone and have great results with relationship issues, core issues, stop smoking and weight loss. Gift yourself lasting love, invest in a #couples retreat or #personal healing retreat and gift yourself with inner peace and happiness. a couples retreat is a gift of lasting love.

Jun 10, 2015

Sabotaging or Empowering your Dreams?

Retreat and Heal empowers you with tools to focus and manifest your dreams. Are you sabotaging your dreams? When you think of your dreams are you able to hold feelings of "Yes I can" or is there a feeling of "I can't really achieve this"? Your feelings are the most important tools you hold for creating your dreams. Use them creatively and often. Here are some tools to keep you focused to create your dreams;we share these tools through our personal healing retreats, day retreats and even our phone coaching sessions.

1. Start each day with quiet time to visualize and hold the feeling of living your dreams. Listen to music that calms your mind and creates the space to focus. See yourself living your dream and hold the feelings of gratitude and excitement.

2. Through out the day allow yourself to day dream and hold the feelings of gratitude for the things already present in your life. Then visualize your vision for what you want in your life, and hold gratitude for having it.

3. Smile throughout the day. Each time you smile hold the feeling of gratitude for your health and for living your dream.

We hope to see you soon at one of our Day Retreats, or Personal Healing Retreats. Our retreats include tools to clear past beliefs and support your dreams.

Sedona is beautiful during our summer monsoon season, you might just find your rainbow, it is a great time to schedule your #Personal Healing Retreat.

Jun 9, 2015

Retreat from fast food and retrain your taste buds

Quinoa Garden Tabbouleh Salad

I grew up on 150 acres in Tn. Summertime brings back lots of memories of the truck patches that we farmed, and all the fresh produce that we ate during summer. Tabbouleh is traditionally made with wheat but my new favorite version is Quinoa. Quinoa (pronounced keen wah) has all the amino acids and is a complete protein. It is very filling and gives you lots of energy. The plants on top are basil and purslane. Purslane is a weed that grows in my garden and is a vegetable source for omega fatty acids. So try my Tabbouleh Garden salad and let me know how you like it.

2 medium size fresh tomatoes
1 medium size cucumber
2-3 sprigs of fresh basil
2 sprigs of fresh mint
2-3 cups of cooked Quinoa(trio of red, white, and black are my fav)
2-3 tbsps organic apple cider vinegar or Balsamic (I switch back and forth)
1 tbsp celtic sea salt
2 large leaves of Chard cut fine
2 large leaves of Kale cut fine
1/4 cup purslane (my new favorite source of vit c, vit E and plant omega 3 and lots of minerals including magnesium)
2 tbsp organic olive oil
Handful of pine nuts

Mix this all together and add salt or vinegar to taste. Anyone care to guess what the flowers are? Enjoy and leave me a comment with your favorite garden recipe. Have you discovered Purslane yet? It may be growing wild in your garden or your yard. It is a natural plant source of vit C, vit E, and Omega 3. Let me know if you need seeds. It is very prolific.

Have you made your trip to Sedona Arizona yet? We offer year round retreats and we would love to be your #Spiritual #Retreat guide to #Sedona.

Jun 8, 2015

Retreat to Sedona to release #Sadness #Depression and find #Inner Pease

#Sedona Retreats are a great way to take time out of your hectic life and reset your switch to inner peace. Often stress and drama become a habit just like many other addictive habits. Our brain patterns get set to feed the chemicals of stress, anxiety, anger, and other toxic emotions. In order to change these addictive emotional habits and chemicals we need to stop and press pause. Take a look at the video to see how our guest gained tools to change her feelings of overwhelm and #depression.

When you take a time out you are empowered to look at patterns that are feeding the stress chemicals in your life. Through #Reiki, #Meidtation, #EFT, #Hypnotherapy and #massage we empower you to make the changes you want and deserve. Personal Healing retreats are our specialty. Retreat with us for a day, three days or a full week and reap benefits of renewed clarity and restore your batteries. A #Sedona Retreat is an investment in your healthy future.

Jun 7, 2015

#Couples Retreat In Sedona to Reconnect to Love

#Retreat and Heal give couples tools to reconnect with their heart connection. Couples start their relationships in euphoric love, high hopes and positive expectations for their dream romance. Fighting and pulling away are never part of the dream. Yet, old patterns from the past surface and seem stronger than any dreams and take over. Most couples who come to Sedona for our retreats find themselves stuck in hurt and pain without tools to heal. Our retreats empower couples to reconnect to love.

Commit to love by creating a vision of what you want in your relationship and open your heart to your vision. Each partner creates a vision of what is wanted in their relationship then co-create a vision from the two visions. This gets both partner current and committed to love. When each partner feels heard and understood the relationships is released from the toxic patterns of the past.

Compassionate communication empowers each partner to speak up and compassionately share what they are feeling and ask for what they want. Through speaking up each person learns to keep their hearts open while keeping compassion and commitment alive. For the past eleven years our couples move from feeling stuck to feeling deeply in love with their partners.

The next step is to keep your heart open and ask for what you want. Invest daily into your relationship account by smiling and holding your vision. EFT, hypnotherapy, energy medicine, shamanic healing, sacred vortex tools, all part of our couples retreat based on your needs. Invest in your relationship by scheduling a retreat and reconnect to love.

Jun 3, 2015

Retreat to Create Balance and Harmony in body, mind, and spirit

#Retreat and Heal empowers you with tools to heal body, mind, and spirit. Are you feeling off balance and out of touch? Follow these tips to boost your immune system and turn on your healing light. In our retreats we teach Reiki, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
and help each retreat guest connect with their inner healing energy. Reiki is a tool to clear stress and old emotional baggage. Follow these tips to connect with your "inner healer."

1. Spend time in the sun each day without sun screen, and without sun shades. This boost your ability to absorb vitamin D. Spend 15-20 minutes early in the day before 10 am.

2. Smile and hold the feeling of gratitude. When you are smiling and breathing you can't be in the past (anger and regret) or in the future (fear and anxiety).

3. Drink at least eight glasses of water. Bless your water before drinking it and ask it to cleanse the toxins from your system. Hum and send love to all your community of cells.

4. Decide a "inner peace" anchor. This can be a rose, sunflower, or even a rainbow. Anything that you value and has meaning. Each time you feel the old habit of "stinking thinking", stop and see your anchor and take three breaths, smile and fill your cells and heart with love. The more your practice the easier it gets and the more you begin to smile throughout the day. You create a vicious snow ball effect for more self love and health.

5. Practice "Faith" and positive expectancy. As a child we sometimes created the habit of thinking the worst as a way of protecting ourselves and preparing for the worst. Begin each day by visualizing the very best day possible and then hold gratitude for a good day.

6. Our Sedona Retreats give you tools to release your stress and learn new ways to connect with inner peace.

Follow these simple daily rituals to stay healthy and boost your immune system. Retreat and Heal offers retreats year round that empower guests to embrace their inner healing energies, create inner peace, and clear away emotional baggage. We look forward to meeting you in #Sedona, Arizona one of the most beautiful places on earth to #retreat and heal.

May 19, 2015

Retreat to create Wholeness in Body, Mind, and Spirit

#Retreat from your stress habit and create balance and wholeness. Is stress and stressful thinking a habit for you? Do you cycle between thinking the worst? Find yourself angry at the negative thoughts; yet find yourself helpless to change your negative thinking? Many of our guest arrive feeling overwhelmed with their negative thoughts and emotions; and leave feel alive and renewed.

#Sedona wellness retreats help you refocus and create inner peace and spiritual connection. Your journey starts by waking up and becoming mindful. Suffering from feeling emotionally overwhelmed leads to insomnia, headaches, body aches and pain and other physical issues when ignored. The journey to balance begins with the desire and commitment to change bad habits that have created disconnection and overwhelm with healthy habits. Begin a health journal and make a commitment to these habits for a month and notice the change.

1. Start today with a smile. You might think that you don't have anything to smile about-but go ahead and try it for seven days. Think about things that you like to smile about. Research has shown that smiling can change your brain chemistry and begin creating the Law of Attraction; and you will begin to attract more to smile about.

2. Ways to release over-whelm? EFT also known as Emotional Freedom Technique is performed by tapping on energy meridians that traverse the body. The tapping acts to move and rid the body of uncompleted emotional energy that become major contributors to depression and overwhelm.

3. What symptoms can you use EFT to release? EFT has been used to release energy and symptoms associated with low back pain, headaches, and even more chronic dis-ease. It can be learned and applied for self treatment or you can receive a treatment from a practitioner. Both can be equally effective. EFT can also be applied to rid the mind of subconscious patterns and belief systems that create habits and addictions.

4. How often do you need to apply EFT to be effective? This will vary. Sometimes you will get immediate relief of symptoms. Other times you will remove one layer and then need to apply again within the same day or the next day and remove a deeper layer of emotions to go deeper to the core issue.

5. EFT has been used to quit smoking, release weight, stop sugar cravings and most cravings and urges, including serious addictions. It can be a key to unlock the hidden emotions that cause chronic depression and other nervous disorders including anxiety and panic attacks. It has been called the emotional energy cleanser and also the "miracle worker".

The most wonderful news is that you can learn this amazing self-help tool and apply it daily to release stress and bring your body back to health no matter what your symptoms.

Want to find out more information about EFT? My book Love's Secret Live Your Life In Love shares stories at the end of each chapter and includes EFT techniques to empower you to release your self-sabotaging habits. Attend a free afternoon workshop and gather #EFT tools to heal old trauma and stress May 31 at the Illuminate Film Festival or #Retreat and Heal is offering a group EFT Retreat this fall to assist with releasing beliefs and habits that block the expression of health and happiness.