Nov 17, 2011

What does Success Mean to You?


Is success determined by a bank account with a certain amount in it? A certain car or home? When you search your heart and spend quiet time listening inside; you may discover success is a feeling and not money or material things. This is a great time of year to determine what success is and look at how successful you have been this year at creating the feeling of success.

Throughout the end of the year I will be posting blog post directed toward empowering you to make goals and lay your foundation for abundant success for 2012. The first step toward success is to determine what it means and what supports the feeling of success in your daily life.

Take a moment and close your eyes. Imagine that you have a blank canvas and that you can create anything on the canvas. This canvas is your life and the canvas is limited only by your imagination. Give yourself permission to step out of your self imposed box, and go beyond your old programming and beliefs. Spend time for the next week listening inside and writing first thing in the morning on your canvas. What is it that your heart wants that you have denied yourself?

Through the end of the year all of our retreat guests will create a vision board to create their dreams. Retreat from your daily life for at least fifteen minutes a day and see the blank canvas begin to be filled with your dreams.

Nov 16, 2011

Retreat In the Comfort of Your Home

Retreat and listen to our visualization recording for releasing your stress and reconnect to inner peace. Take a short break and light a candle and allow the healing energy to clear your stress.

From now until the end of the year is a great time to nurture yourself with an aromatherapy bath. Run a tub with warm water and add pure oils of Lavendar 3 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, and Marjoram 2 drops in a tablespoon of honey. Swirl this into your tub and relax and let go.

Remember us when you are ready to visit Sedona we would love to facilitate your retreat. Sedona Retreats also make a wonderful gift for those you love to bring inner peace. We offer gift certificates for all our retreats.

Nov 15, 2011

Retreat and Receive FREE Reiki Wednesday 4 pm MSTD



Retreat from your hectic day and find inner peace through our Free Reiki Distance healing. What is Reiki and what does it offer you? Reiki is that healing energy that courses through your body throughout each moment repairing, healing and rejuvenating each cell. Stress through the environment, food, water, noise, and emotions can block and imbalance the flow of this energy.

We will be offering as a "give away" a free distance healing for all the people who like our Face Book fan page and leave their name on our wall. This time of the year is not only stressful from all the hurry, worry, it can be a very distressful emotional time for many people. As part of our gratitude for all that we have in our life we are setting time aside on Wednesdays at 4 pm throughout the end of the year. You can also find us here join us live for a free meditation, at 4 pm MSTD. Like our Face Book fan page and leave us you name to be included in either our Love's Secret give away and or the Reiki Distance healing.

A spiritual retreat, wellness retreat or a personal healing retreat is a wonderful holiday gift. Just let us know ahead of time so that we can prepare your gift certificate for your loved one. Our retreats offer a lasting gift of renewed love, health and inner peace.

Nov 2, 2011

Relationship Bucket List~Retreat and Heal Contest



Relationships are like a fine wine; it requires care and nurturing in order to age to perfection. What is included in a loving relationship bucket list? Caring, sharing, communicating, loving, compromise, resolution, dreams, growth and ever deepening heart connection. What is included in your relationship bucket list?

The couples who come to Sedona are often overwhelmed with pain and are unable to reach compromise and resolution. During the passionate stage of relationship most couples never think about a time when they will need skills to resolve fights and conflict.

What was your role model for conflict resolution? Most often the role model for conflict is either avoidance of conflict or one partner uses anger to control the situation. Following either role model is a sure behavior destined for disaster.

Compassionate communication is a must for continued heart connections and happiness in relationship. The golden rule for compassionate communication is to keep your heart open and speak from your heart and ask for what you want. This language is always started with I feel followed by what I want. For example: I feel really hurt when you seem distant when I am speaking, what I want is to feel like what I say has meaning in your life and I want to feel loved by feeling heard.

Sometimes when couples are stuck in pain and drama it requires a professional to assist them to move out of pain and back to their heart connection. Our retreats empower couples with tools to get beyond old habits that push love away and reconnect to love.

The bucket list for one of our recent Couple's Retreat guest follows along with their testimonial following their retreat. Bucket list: 1.To feel the love we first felt when we got married. 2. To make love more often. 3. To enjoy our life together and grow as we live the rest of our life together.

Testimonial:
Annie and Jerry,

We arrived at Retreat and Heal and did not have any idea of what we had gotten ourselves into! What we did "get" was MORE than we could have ever imagined. To say it was a wonderful and amazing experience is simply not enough. From the moment we stepped out of our car we felt surrounded with warmth and love.

Our "journeys" with Jerry and sessions with Annie were all so invaluable and exciting. We are so grateful. Thank you for sharing your immense knowledge and special gifts with us. Also for teaching us Reiki, EFT, Reflexology, meditation and sharing "your" Stupa and vortexes. And that is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. I will, and have already told friends (and strangers) about our life-changing experience. Thank you for your honesty, sincerity and love.

Yours,

Britt and Ted

Click here to go to our facebook page and enter to win a free copy of Love's Secret. Just like our page and leave us a comment on what is included in your Relationship Bucket list and we will enter you name in our give away. Each time you return to our wall until our give away your name will be entered in the contest.

A couples retreat is a wonderful holiday gift to reset your old habits that push love away to support love and a deeper heart connection. Our retreats are offered year round and you can change your relationship from stuck to happy and loving in as little as three days.

Oct 31, 2011

Retreat and Heal Contest for Loves Secret

Relationship stuck in unhealthy patterns? At your wits end as to how to shift from pain and drama to love? Not sure how to break the iceberg that has crept between you and your honey?

Try my love bytes for a starter.

When you think of your partner. Think good thoughts. Remember the best of who they are. Throw out all the "little" things that your mind focuses on that creates distance and pushes love away.

Come along for the journey with me. I will be posting love bytes and tips to heat up your bedroom and empower you to reconnect to love. Each time you leave me a comment on this blog or on our facebook page your name will be entered to win a copy of Love's Secret. So leave me a comment, and give me your challenges and success.

And of course as always remember us when you need a break from your hectic life, need help with your relationship, or when Sedona calls you. We offer retreats that focus on you and your needs and fit your budget. A Sedona retreat is a perfect gift that creates happiness for a lifetime. video

Oct 25, 2011

Retreat and Reconnect to Love

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Couples enter relationships with 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.

Reconnect to love by creating a vision of what you want in your relationship and commit your heart to your vision. Each partner creates a vision of what is wanted in the relationship then co-create a vision from the two visions.

Compassionate communication empowers each partner to speak up and compassionately ask for what they want. Through speaking up each person learns to keep their compassion and commitment alive. Our retreat couples learn to stay current with their emotions and speak up and ask for what they want.

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.

Oct 24, 2011

Retreat from Overwhelm and Empower Your Health

Retreat from overwhelm and empower your immune response for the fall and winter season. Are you looking for ways to stay healthy this fall and winter? Follow these tips to boost your immune system and say no to cold and flu bugs.

1. Spend time in the sun each day without sun screen, and without sun shades. This boost your ability to absorb vitamin D. Vitamin D strengthens your defenses against cold and flu viruses.

2. Spend fifteen minutes each day either in prayer or meditation. During this quiet time hold gratitude for the things that you have in your life. Practice alternate nostril breathing and hold a vision of yourself healthy.

3. Drink at least eight glasses of water. Bless your water before drinking it and ask it to cleanse the toxins from your system.

4. Buy a netti pot and wash your sinus each day before you retire. Add a small amount of celtic sea salt to the wash. Continue this each night throughout the fall and winter.

5. A Sedona Retreat empowers you with tools like the ones above. EFT, assists you to empty your emotional bag, deepen your connection to Divine Source, and release the feeling of overwhelm.

Follow these simple daily rituals to stay healthy and boost your immune system. Our retreat guests find inner peace and clear away stress and feelings of overwhelm. Sedona is a beautiful place to retreat and find inner peace. video

Oct 20, 2011

Stop Fighting and Make Love

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Are you sick and tired of drama? Want to run away? Did your role models for relationship teach you to retreat and close your heart. These 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 and hold a vision of the thing you love most about your mate.

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 reacting from past hurt and trauma, and never from what is or has happened in the present moment. Until you heal the old 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.

3. Agree on a word that can be used by both partners as a signal to stop the fight. Make an agreement to 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.

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.

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 couples issues, core issues, stop smoking and weight loss. Gift yourself lasting love, invest in a couples retreat and begin 2012 with renewed love a couples retreat is a gift of lasting love.

Oct 17, 2011

Addicted to Clutter? Retreat and reset your normal


A retreat away from your normal environment can help you reset what feels normal. According to Denver Post Clutter can be caused by many different influences. For me I grew up in an environment where stress, chaos, and clutter felt normal. Here are the new habits that I found that helped me reset my normal feeling of clutter to organized and relaxed.

Follow these three tips to shift your life from clutter and chaos to inner peace and happiness.

1. Clutter comes from a habit of self sabotage and a feeling of holding on. Practice Yoga at least three times per week. Yoga is a great way to expand your mind, body, and spirit. Yoga creates inner strength to break free from patterns and habits; creating a calm clear mind.

2. Meditation has been proven to shift your mind and create new thought patterns. Most of our retreat guests have a challenge slowing their mind down from the hectic pace of their life. The best way to slow the mind down is to practice breath awareness. As you observe your breath, just watch your thoughts. Become the witness and slowly you will notice your thoughts becoming more peaceful. One of the most powerful and popular meditations that we teach is the "inner smile" meditation. Find a peaceful place in nature or in your home. Play some relaxing music and hold the intention to let go. As you smile and send the love that you give so freely to others to yourself you will feel a beautiful glow growing inside. The "inner smile" has been proven to change your brain chemistry. As you clear away the cobwebs of "inner judgement", "inner anger" and "inner criticism" you will find it easier to change your outer environment.

3. Include something in your day that you love. If you can, take a walk in nature and allow yourself to slow down and welcome peace into your life. If you love dancing this is a great way to release stress. Listen to your inner urges they will guide you to peace.

Retreat and Heal is a small boutique retreat specializing in personalized retreats that cater to you and your needs. Fall is a beautiful time to pamper yourself and declutter your life. Gift yourself a retreat to reset your normal to inner peace and happiness; you deserve to live your life in love.

Sep 7, 2011

Stuck in Drama and Chaos? Retreat In Nature To Rewrite Your Story

Is your inner guidance system always pointing you upstream toward challenges? Were you conditioned to believe that life is a challenge? If your environment was filled with chaos and struggle as a child chances are that this is what has become your normal.

Our retreat guests often arrive at the end of their emotional rope. They often feel hopeless to change their life drama. Here are some tips to change your old story and write a new one full of happiness and love.

1. Take a yoga class that helps you navigate your inner world. Yoga helps you to stretch your old limits and begin to feel comfortable being outside your self imposed box. Just because your have become accustomed to trauma and drama doesn't mean you need to stay there. Break free and stretch into happiness, joy and success.

2. Take time to learn to clear your mind. A cluttered mind is a chaotic mind. Even though it may feel normal it is difficult to make clear decisions based on what you want and deserve in a cluttered mind. Until you break free from old habits you will continue to recreate the same habits and patterns of trauma/drama over and over. You deserve to be free so take time to develop a clear and calm mind. Take the reigns back from old habits created in your childhood.

3. Retreat in Nature and reconnect to inner peace. Often life seems so busy that it feels normal to go on auto-pilot. Auto-Pilot recreates the same patterns and dramas over and over. In our retreats this is the number one cause of unhappiness and depression. Most of our guests soon feel overwhelmed, confused and hopeless to change their drama. Stop and and take a break in nature. Nature is healing and offers time to listen inside for inner guidance.

Our retreats empower you with tools to change your emotional set points from drama and pain to inner peace and feeling empowered. Through EFT, Reiki, Inner Child healing, Time Line Therapy, Hypnotherapy and healing massage we gently empower you to row your boat down stream and create habits that support a happy successful life. Retreat with us and create the habit of happiness. video

Aug 31, 2011

Is Fear Keeping You Stuck?

Are you attracting what you want in your life?The law of attraction hasn't always brought me what I wanted. Or at least it wasn't my dreams it seemed to bring. Instead my worst night mares and fears appeared until I learned to clear away the fears that blocked my dreams. I knew there was more to life than surviving, but I didn't know how to apply my talents and gifts to live my life purpose. Here are the steps I took to clear my fears and beliefs, that blocked my purpose, and passion.

1. The first and most powerful step is to get clear on where you are. I had a mantra (short phrase I repeated to myself) who am I, where am I, and what is my purpose here? I did this for several months throughout my day. This serves two purposes. First it keeps your "inner critic" quiet and takes your inner talk off "auto-pilot." It also keeps you focused on your intention to find your purpose.

2. Create times to breath consciously and listen inside. This means that you must create the ability to be still. For most of us in this hurry-worry world this is our biggest challenge. Our mind is racing from appointment to appointment, and focusing on what is next on our calendar. Two secrets to finding your purpose, passion, and taking charge of your power, is your breath and a quiet mind.

3. Keep focused on your intention. In rushing through life it is easy to loose focus and thus loose your connection to the Divine. When we maintain our connection to our spiritual essence, we are connected to our purpose, passion, and our power. Schedule time into your calendar for spiritual renewal. A spiritual retreat once a month is a great source to renew your body, mind and spirit, and master the law of attraction.

Need clarity to find your purpose, and master the law of attraction? I invite you to down load our life mastery quiz and empower yourself with clarity. Next set aside time for 21 days and commit to bringing clarity to your life.

When you feel stuck and can't make yourself anymore "inner work", it might mean that you need some gentle help. We offer a safe place to retreat and heal.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1248701

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Aug 24, 2011

Retreat to Release Dis-Ease

Health, healing, happiness, and spiritual growth are the focus for our retreats. Your journey starts with wanting to get healthy. Suffering from high blood pressure? Insomnia? Overweight? The journey to health begins with the desire and commitment to change bad habits that have created dis-Ease with healthy habits.

1. What is Dis-Ease? Dis-Ease shows up as headaches, tight shoulders and neck, low back pain, and can become chronic and create serious dis-ease symptoms. The more serious dis-ease shows up as auto-immune dis-ease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and heart attach or heart dis-ease. Another very common dis-ease is depression which comes from stuffing frustration and anger.

2. Ways to release dis-ease? 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 dis-ease.

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.

Our Sedona retreats include EFT, Reiki, and other powerful healing tools to get to the root of dis-ease. Let us design a retreat especially for you designed to fit your needs and budget. Take a look at our video retreat testimonial from Terry who fell in love with Sedona.

Aug 2, 2011

Retreat and Row Your Boat down stream-Tips for living in tune with the flow

Is your inner guidance system always pointing you upstream toward challenges? Were you conditioned to believe that life is a challenge? If your environment was filled with chaos and struggle as a child chances are that this is what has become your normal.

Our retreat guests often arrive at the end of their emotional rope. They often feel hopeless to change their life drama. Here are some tips to change your old story and write a new one full of happiness and love.

1. Take a yoga class that helps you navigate your inner world. Yoga helps you to stretch your old limits and begin to feel comfortable being outside your self imposed box. Just because your have become accustomed to trauma and drama doesn't mean you need to stay there. Break free and stretch into happiness, joy and success.

2. Take time to learn to clear your mind. A cluttered mind is a chaotic mind. Even though it may feel normal it is difficult to make clear decisions based on what you want and deserve in a cluttered mind. Until you break free from old habits you will continue to recreate the same habits and patterns of trauma/drama over and over. You deserve to be free so take time to develop a clear and calm mind. Take the reigns back from old habits created in your childhood.

3. Retreat in Nature and reconnect to inner peace. Often life seems so busy that it feels normal to go on auto-pilot. Auto-Pilot recreates the same patterns and dramas over and over. In our retreats this is the number one cause of unhappiness and depression. Most of our guests soon feel overwhelmed, confused and hopeless to change their drama. Stop and and take a break in nature. Nature is healing and offers time to listen inside for inner guidance.

Our retreats empower you with tools to change your emotional set points from drama and pain to inner peace and feeling empowered. Through EFT, Reiki, Inner Child healing, Time Line Therapy, Hypnotherapy and healing massage we gently empower you to row your boat down stream and create habits that support a happy successful life. Retreat with us and create the habit of happiness. video

Jul 27, 2011

Relationship in Slump? Try a Love Byte!

Relationship in a slump? Ready to try a little tenderness? Not sure how to break the iceberg that has crept between you and your honey?

Try my love bytes for a starter.

When you think of your honey. Think good thoughts. Remember the best of who they are. Throw out all the "little" things that your mind focuses on that creates distance and pushes love away.

Come along for the journey with me. I will be posting love bytes and tips for you to say yes to love. It is always great to hear some good feed back. So leave me a comment if my love bytes make a difference for you. I will be randomly choosing a person who leaves a comment to gift a copy of Love's Secret Live Your Life In Love.

And of course as always remember us when you need a break from your hectic life or if Sedona, Arizona calls you. We offer retreats that focus on you and your needs and fit your budget. video

Jul 24, 2011

EFT for Health and Healing

EFT is software for the emotions. Do you have stuck emotions causing pain in your body? EFT can release your blocks and bring your body back to health.

1. How does EFT work to release emotions and pain? 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 dis-ease.

2. 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.

Our Sedona retreats include EFT, Reiki, and other powerful healing tools to get to the root of dis-ease. Let us design a retreat especially for you designed to fit your needs and budget. Take a look at our video retreat testimonial

Romance or TV? Retreat and Heal reveals Loves Secret

Do you find romance dwindling, with sex taking a back seat to the TV? Today's hectic pace of life and auto-pilot living take over, and leave romance and love in the dust. Take control of your love life by planning a romantic evening to heat up your bedroom.

o If you idea of celebrating love is sitting on the couch with your couch potato. Turn the TV off and set the mood for romance. Your partner may have lost their libido to the remote control. Follow these rituals to create a magical romantic evening.

o Pick up her favorite flowers and a mood candle. Make sure that you show up first before her. Put the flowers on the nightstand and light the mood candle.

o Put clean red sheets on the bed. Leave a love note on her pillow with rose petals under the sheet.

o Run a hot bath in the tub five minutes before she arrives. Add three drops each of lavender, ylang ylang, rose geranium, clary sage and marjoram to a teaspoon of honey and add this to her bath just before she enters. Put on her favorite music and quickly get in the shower.

o When she arrives take her directly to the bathroom and help her undress. Have her slip into the bath. Roll a towel and slip it under her head.

o Once she is ready to leave her heavenly bath. Have a nice bathrobe for her to slip into. Lay her on the bed in her bathrobe on top of the rose petals. Take a relaxing lotion like lavender and massage her feet.

She is now relaxed and in the mood. The rest is up to you. Take your time to focus on what you love about each other and make the most of the moment. It is up to you to create love or push love away with an over busy schedule and collapsing in front of the tv. Seize the moment and create the love you want. Click here for information on couples retreats to help you recapture love and romance.

Our couples retreats offer you the tools to heal old emotional pain and return to love. Spend a day, three days or a full week with us and live your life in love with the one you love.
© copyright by Annie B Lawrence, Ph.D, CHT.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1144685
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Love, Sex, and Happy Relationships


What is the most important component of a happy relationship? Love or sex. You may have sex and passion without love but it will be short-lived. To keep love, sex, and passion alive long after the initial lust and passionate stage of a relationship, it requires a vision of what you want, a good foundation, commitment, and unconditional love.

Love's Secret offers an action plan to build love habits by releasing old habits and conditioning and learning to focus on love. Focus on what you have in your life that you love, and also focus on the things you love about your mate, and release the habit of nit-picking. Write down what you love about your life and also look at what you don't like. Once you are aware of what you want then spend 15 minutes seeing a picture of this in your mind. After you have a clear vision of what you want, feel how it feels to have it in your life. Play some beautiful music that makes you happy and hold your vision. Feel the happy feelings and then feel how grateful you feel for having it in your life. This is the magic of creation.

Let me know you thoughts and feelings that come up from practicing your manifestation vision. Make a commitment to yourself to set aside time daily to hold your vision of love. As you create love in your life and create the life you want you will be assisting in creating a world in love.

I work with couples via skype, phone and in person through our retreats. Having a love coach empowers you to focus on love and rise above old habits and the ego urge to be right at all costs. Let us create a retreat that fits your needs and budget. Sedona has the beauty and our retreats are packed with fun, tools and experiences to get your relationship back on track.

Jul 23, 2011

Retreat to Regroup


Ever had one of those days when you feel that life has passed you by? Time to regroup. When you feel that you are lost and can't find your way. Treat this as a message that you need to let go and find a new way. Everything in life is a message including feeling lost, overwhelmed and depressed. There is a dream deep in your heart that you lost trying to get your attention.

Try this tension tamer. Turn off the computer, cell phone, tv and run a warm tub of water. Light a yellow candle, and put a tblsp of honey, 3 drops of lavender essential oil, 2 drops of clary sage, and 2 drops of rose geranium. Put your favorite music on your ipod and relax and let go.

When you emerge from your retreat. Sit down with a pen and pad and just allow whatever is on your mind to go on paper. Take a look at what your heart is wanting to express. For the next week repeat this exercise as often as possible. Without judging just allow time to listen to what has been shut inside.

Sedona is a beautiful place to retreat and heal. We offer a safe place to heal your feelings of being lost, overwhelmed and disconnected. Visit us for a day, long weekend or a full week and our retreats will empower you to align with your purpose and find inner peace.

Jul 21, 2011

Retreat and Return to Love

Retreat from your fighting patterns and return to love. If you find yourself fighting more than making love; retreat from your old habits and advance toward love. Many couples start out deeply in love only to find their love buried in life and patterns that push love away.

When couples disagree, shut down and give each other the silent treatment, research has proven it creates health problems. Research studies also show that married women who keep silent during marital disputes have a greater chance of dying from heart disease and other conditions than women who speak their minds. The research, from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, showed that how couples fight affects not only their relationship but their health.

Further research studies in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry found that after marital spats, blisters generally healed more slowly, a sign that stress interfered with immune system functioning. In hostile couples — those who hurled insults or rolled their eyes when arguing — healing was 60 percent slower than in couples who didn't display antagonistic behaviors.

Love's Secret offers couples easy to apply tools to release emotions and stay connected to love. Couples who learn to express their emotions have a greater chance of long term success in their relationships. Use this tip to stay focused on love when you are discussing an issue that brings discord. Find a word that has meaning to both you and your mate. This word can be anything that will bring you both back to your love. It can be as simple as "LOVE" or "I choose love" or whatever will work for the two of you. When one person repeats the word agree to each take a deep breath and for a moment back away. When you take a breather focus on what is important to you. And most importantly remind yourself that you are committed to stay connected and release the emotions causing you to want to shut down.

Many times arguments are over little things and couples allow little things that don't matter to push love out of their life. Comment on my post and give me your ideas and secrets that help you stay connected to love.

Take a look at a testimonial from a couple who learned to return to love. When you are ready to stop pushing love away and say yes to love; retreat to Sedona.
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Jul 6, 2011

Live Your Dream~Retreat and find your spark


Is there a dream hidden in your heart that wants to be expressed? Use these secrets to stop pushing your dream away; and express your divine spark of imagination. Retreat from your busy everyday life to empower your dreams with tools for creation.

Fear blocks the expression of your dream that lies deep inside your heart. Our retreat guests share that fear is their biggest block to manifesting their dreams. Fear takes many forms including fear of losing what is now accepted as being comfortable because it is known. The acronym for fear is False Expectations Appearing Real. What we expect whether it is known expectations or hidden in the subconscious mind, always determines what we see in our lives.

Retreat advances you toward your dreams. Confront old beliefs and patterns started in your childhood and replace them with new choices and habits that support who you want to be, and what you want in life. Follow these two tips to empower you dream.

* Each time you feel uncomfortable, take time to look within. Look fear in the face and take you power back. As a child fear was used to control you by your parents, teachers, family and friends. You have the power to say good-bye to fear and stop the habit of controlling yourself with fear. Anchor in the feeling of being safe to change and become the new You. In your mind hold a vision of you living your dream with people supporting, and nurturing you.

* Each day advance toward your dream by building goals and action steps. If you have no map or vision then you'll never know when you arrive. Each day you have a choice to keep doing what you have done and getting the same results or go through growing pains and create what you want.

Retreat and Heal empowers you to advance toward your dream and build a foundation for success and abundance. EFT and Hypnotherapy help you look at core beliefs that keep you from living your dream. Here is a recent testimonial from our retreat guest.

"I wanted to thank you again for the extraordinary retreat. I've been on a path of Personal and Spiritual Growth for more that 6 years now and I received more value in a few short hours than I've gotten in years of growth. The accommodations were fantastic and the healing sessions were just what I needed. You and Jerry continued to over deliver and I greatly appreciate that. I will absolutely return and share this experience with my family, friends, and colleagues. Thanks again, Manny Goldman, Founder and CEO Real Growth Worldwide, Author The Power of Personal Growth

We hope that you will remember us when you are ready to Retreat and advance toward your dreams.

Jul 1, 2011

Retreat to talk about Love

Love is one of the major topics our retreat guests come to discuss. Have you found the love that you want? Do you have your mind and nervous system connected to love? Do you have love connected to hurt and pain?

As a child you craved love and connection, yet when you felt hurt or rejected you trained yourself to separate from your feelings and shut down. Over and over you conditioned yourself that feelings were not safe. Is it possible to find love when your heart is armored and shut?

You can start your journey to love by opening your heart to the love inside. Focus each day on what you love about yourself. Spend time in nature, breath and focus on your heart. Practice seeing an inner smile and see love radiating from your smile to your heart. Feel gratitude for the courage to open your heart and feel the love inside. With an open heart and the ability to feel the love inside, you can share your love, rather than the endless search looking for it outside.

Our retreats include a copy of Love's Secret Live Your Life In Love and tools to empower you to open your heart to love. Sedona has the beauty and our years of experience make Retreat and Heal the destination to find the love you deserve.

Jun 29, 2011

Retreat and Advance To Inner Peace


Retreat in the moment and connect to inner peace. Is inner peace harder to find with anxiety and stress feeling normal throughout your days and evenings? Learn to anchor in peace at a moment's notice.

Create a word, phrase or picture and train yourself to anchor peace into your body and mind no matter where you are or what you are doing. Press pause and stop feelings of being fragile, unstable and insecure. Choose to be happy by controlling your thoughts, and your emotions. If you have a pattern of reacting to life with fear, frustration, or irritation; that habit will continue until you replace it with a new habit. See a picture and connect it to a feeling and when you visualize the picture; it is a great way to train your mind and body to react differently. Follow these tips and anchor in peace throughout your day.

Start your day with 15 minutes of stillness in nature either in your mind or if possible physically. There is never a better time to begin than now.

* Stay present through out your day, recognize; acknowledge your emotional warning signals. Practice conscious breathing throughout your day and check in with your body. Most people are detached from their body and travel through their day on auto-pilot.

*Use your breath to keep yourself present and stop what you are doing in the moment. Your breath can stop your automatic stress response and stop your automatic response to your addicted emotional cycle.

* Breathe away negativity. Your breath is another anchoring tool to change your addicted emotions, and habits. You can choose to release the internal sensation of anxiety and overwhelm from your body. Your breathing facilitates the release of negative energy and keeps you focused on love, success, and inner peace.

Our years of experience teaching and facilitating personal healing and empowerment make us your complete healing destination. A spiritual retreat with us offers a safe place to meditate, and change your old beliefs and patterns with Reiki, healing massage, time in nature at the healing vortex sites, EFT and Hypnotherapy.

Jun 22, 2011

Reward Yourself with Scheduled Breaks to Release Your Stress

Stress and tension become a normal feeling in your body. Imagine if Medical doctors prescribed a day every month to go on retreat, a long weekend every three months, and a longer sabbatical on a regular basis. These breaks would clear stress and recharge batteries, and diminish the intensity of our societies' high stress levels. Everyone has stress the key is learning effective tools to manage stress. Below find secrets to manage stress and recharge your body/mind/and spirit.

Say no to stress and overwhelm. When you are tired learn to walk away and take a break. This can be as little as 15 minutes, or as much a full week. When you are stressed you are not able to be productive. Take a break, when you return to the project refreshed you bring renewed energy, a refreshed mind, and more successful results.

Develop the habit of deep breathing. Shallow breathing is a habit learned as a child. Shallow breathing is responsible for many diseases and stress related illness. Post signs in your office, in your car, at home, and remind your self to breath deeply.

Develop the habit of a quiet peaceful mind. A peaceful mind has more ability to focus and release stress. Meditation is a good tool to create a more peaceful mind and up-lifting endorphins.

Smile and create the habit of happiness. Happiness is a choice. Most were not conditioned to be happy. It takes commitment, dedication, determination and an ability to embrace change in order to create a happy life.

Create a Plan and follow it. Create a plan for what you want in your life. Do one thing every day that supports your plan. Acknowledge your achievements’ and your accomplishments toward your plan.

Schedule Rewards with short breaks. Your breaks and time away need not be elaborate. They can be as small as scheduling in a long soak in your bath tub or a long weekend at a retreat center that you love. Schedule in short breaks and rewards often for your small and large accomplishments. Our Sedona retreats empower you to create a healthy, happy, and successful life .
Remember Retreat and Heal and Sedona when you are ready to schedule your break. We welcome you for a day, three days or a full week long retreat.
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Jun 19, 2011

Is Sedona Arizona Calling You? What I love about Sedona


Sedona, Arizona first called me home in 1987. You know when something comes to your mind and you can't seem to shake it. It was love at first sight for me with Sedona, below I am sharing what I love about Sedona and why you might want to schedule a Personal Healing Retreat with Retreat and Heal.

• I love the Red Rocks in Sedona and you won't find anything more beautiful anywhere in the world. You won't have to hunt to find them they are everywhere you look.

• The reason I love the red rocks is they are a rare rock formation not found in many places on the earth. The red comes from the high iron content in the rock formations.

• I love the hiking trails located in all directions. People travel from around the world to hike these trails. A hike is a good way to get out among the rocks and soak in the views and healing energy.

• The hiking trails are both easy and challenging and give you as much of a workout as you wish to set up for yourself. Oak Creek Canyon is one of the most beautiful and sought after trails-and one of my favorites.

• I love the sunrises and the sunsets. We have some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the world. When the time comes for sunset you find standing room only on Airport Mesa lookout point.

• Our sunsets are quoted as being the most breath taking and inspirational experiences in the world. Arizona's spectacular sunsets reach their pinnacle here. If you don't like the crowds at the airport lookout, try on the patio at Canyon Breeze restaurant. Another less-crowded alternative is the first turnout going up the hill on Schnebly Road.

• I love the vortex sites. Another natural wonder of the world. Because of the high iron content and the high crystalline content of the limestone white rocks the combination of rock formations form a natural magnetic vortex energy.

• The energy of the sites, are easy for me, as I have been a practicing energy healer for almost thirty years. Some people feel the energy and others consider it new age woo-woo. But most agree that they feel a special peace in Sedona that they have not experienced anywhere else. The beauty along with the peaceful feeling have a large percentage of the people who visit Sedona considering making it their home.

Put Sedona on your vision board as your next spiritual vacation. Imagine surrounding yourself in the beauty of Sedona and returning to your life refreshed with your body, mind and spirit renewed.

Sign up for our free Secrets of the Sedona Vortex sites, by signing up for our free newsletter. We will email you a copy of Sedona Vortex Secrets and a guide to make the most of your Sedona vacation. Leave me a message and let me know what your favorite Sedona vortex site is.

Retreat and Heal offers year round retreats. Our retreats are fun, focused and empower you with tools to connect to your inner peace and passion. Anyone who is wanting clarity, to connect with their spiritual essence, and to find their purpose would love our personal healing retreats at Retreat and Heal.

Jun 18, 2011

Retreat is a Necessity to Capture Your Dreams


Retreat can help you spin a web to catch opportunities to live your dream. Spiders spin webs strategically to catch their meals for nourishment. Our thoughts and words spin webs that attract opportunities to create our dreams. Are you spinning the web you want to attract your dreams?

Affirmations for attracting your dreams.

1. Today I attract the perfect opportunities to manifest my dreams easily and gracefully.

2. I am always at the right place and always at the perfect time to support my goals and dreams.

3. My goals and dreams are unfolding in perfect timing. It is easy for me to make time to visualize my goals and dreams manifested in my life.

4. All people, places, and opportunities in my life support my dreams both intentionally and naturally without knowledge.

5. I am always guided to my goals and dreams naturally. I trust my goals and dreams to manifest in my life now.

Retreat and Heal offers year round retreats for personal healing, couples retreats and day retreats. Are you ready to take your life, career, and relationships to the next level? With our years of experience, retreat experts, and empowerment tools we are your complete retreat destination.

Jun 8, 2011

Need Inner Peace~Retreat In the Moment

Retreat is a necessity in our world today. Weather disasters, economic concerns, and the stress of everyday life. You can retreat no matter where you are or what is happening and reclaim inner peace.

Create a refuge in your mind and experience inner peace in a moment's notice. With the stress of the economy causing more and more anxiety, tension, and stress; stress management is a valuable tool. Here are some quick tools to keep you centered no matter what is going on around you.

1. Decide on a symbol or picture that creates inner peace for you. When I want to feel peace, I visualize a place in nature that I love. When I visualize this place I also hold the feeling of peace. Each time I visit my "peaceful place" and hold the feeling of peace, I deepen my ability to feel "inner peace".

2. Each time you notice yourself feeling stress or fearing or worrying. Hit the delete button and visit your peaceful place. With each visit in the moment you will experience more and deeper "inner peace".

3. Fear and worry deplete your energy and create stress hormones that create disease. With consistent practice you can change your "stress habits" to a "peace habit". Once you can see your peaceful place, and feel "inner peace" add the feeling of gratitude for having this beautiful and peaceful place. As you hold the feeling of peace, say an anchor phrase (I choose to feel peace now), see your peaceful place, and hold the feeling of gratitude. Take five long deep breaths. Feel all the cells, and atoms of your body bathed in love and light.

Leave me a message and let me know how this works for you. Also leave me a message with your most challenging stress and I will leave you tools to release your stress.

Retreat and Heal offers Personal Healing Retreats for healing body, mind and spirit. Below Kim and Preston share their experience from her retreat. You can see that they reconnected with inner peace and gained an ability to calm their mind and emotions. We would love to share the healing energy of Sedona with you. Sedona is a beautiful place to retreat and heal. video

Apr 4, 2011

Are You Living Your Purpose

If you could create anything in the world you want what would it be? What does success mean to you?

You can't apply the Law of Attraction to achieve the results you want until you have a vision for what you want. What does success mean to you? What makes you feel successful and passionate in your life? The abundance and success that you are craving is held in the feelings that come from being successful. Combine the feelings of success doing something you feel passionate about and you find your purpose.

At different times in my life success has had different meanings and my passion has also shifted over the years. When my children were young I was passionate about feeding them healthy foods and made everything from scratch. I also studied holistic health, herbs, and healing and applied it in our family life. Later it became a passion to share my knowledge of healing and health with others and I opened a state approved school of holistic health for eleven years. Then my passion shifted when we sold the school and moved to Arizona. Healing, teaching, and health have been my passion for several years and the feeling of success is seeing others shift their habits from negative out grown habits to habits that support inner peace.

In order to get in touch with your purpose and passion and what success feels like to you. Set aside time to be alone and undisturbed by phones or distractions. Light a green candle and hold the intention to align with your purpose and passion. Then focus on the exercise below.

1. Determine what Success means to you. Once you determine what success means and the feelings that it holds for you; you can build your action plan.

2. Begin to visualize yourself experiencing success in your own personal dream of success. Set aside 15 minutes each day to see, and feel yourself experiencing success on a daily basis. (ie:Imagine yourself in a loving partnership, with loving supportive friendships, and in work that feeds your body, mind and spirit.)

3. The feelings of success are the most important part. Once you begin experiencing the feelings of success on a daily basis. Your feelings and visualizations will draw the success to you using the law of attraction.

Our retreats allow you the time away from your life to gain clarity and focus your attention on YOU. Clarity comes when we remove the stress and old emotions that you may have stuffed from old habits of shutting down. With our years of experience and tools we empower you to live your purpose with passion. We look forward to meeting you in Sedona. Retreat and Heal will celebrate it's eight year serving Sedona with spiritual retreats this year.

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Mar 29, 2011

Spring Retreat to Renew Your Love

Is your relationship in a rut? Try this tool to stop pushing love away.

1. Do you keep fighting over the same issues and shut down and stuff your feelings? This habit will result in an explosion of hurtful words and pushing each other away.

2. EFT or Emotional Freedom empower you with the tools to heal your past hurt and trauma and stop your recurring fighting patterns. First realize, that each of you are reacting from past hurt and trauma, and never from what is or has happened in the present moment. Until you heal the old stuck hurt and trauma, it will continue to be brought to the surface to be healed and released.

3. Agree on a word that can be used by both partners as a signal to stop the fight. Make an agreement to 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, 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.

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.

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 couples issues, core issues, stop smoking and weight loss. If you are feeling stuck and want to reconnect to the love you once felt in your relationship give me a call. Spring is a great time to retreat and heal your relationship and reconnect to love.



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Mar 17, 2011

Angels around you!

Angels are always there waiting to be invited to assist you and guide you to your highest path. However, because of free will, Angels will never interfere unless we invite them.

Are you feeling anxious and fearful of the earth changes and current changes in our economy and environment? Anxiety never protects you but robs you of inner peace and joy. Here are some tips to release fear and anxiety and connect with inner peace and joy.

1. Light a candle and ask your angels to give you the strength to let go of your fear and worry habit. As a child you learned to fear as a way of feeling ready for what happens next. Each time you think fear thoughts and worry about the future your body is flooded with stress hormones. This eventually begins to overstress your organs, glands, and cells.

2. Your body becomes addicted to the chemicals associated with the stress hormones. Spend fifteen minutes seeing and feeling yourself shift from fear to feelings of trust and being safe to be in the moment.

3. Each time you find yourself fearing or worrying about your future--shift from fear to your vision of what you want. Feel the presence of your Angels around you supporting you. See yourself happy, feeling safe, smiling, surrounded by loving supportive friends and family.

Journal about your level of fear and anxiety. How much fear and anxiety do you feel on a daily basis. Perhaps, it has been there so long it feels natural and you would feel too vulnerable without it? On a scale of 0-10 how much fear do you feel? Are you ready to let it go?

Kim and Preston came to Sedona for our Couples retreat to let their relationship stress go. Our Sedona Retreats provide a safe place to connect with your patterns, and we provide the tools to leave your fear and anxiety in the past. Gift yourself or a loved one with a special healing Sedona Retreat. video

Mar 15, 2011

You have a choice...Expect the Worst or Hope for the Best!

Are you spending your energy on fear and worry and expecting the worst? You can choose to hope for the best. What is the worst that can happen from allowing yourself to focus on hoping for the best?

Do you have the habit of fearing and worrying? Have you convinced yourself that you need fear and worry to feel safe. Are you ready to let fear and worry go?

A smile lifts your mood and vibrations. One of the gifts that you can give yourself and others is to learn the habit of smiling. Life is stressful right now. Tough economy, high gas prices, and world disasters. The mind doesn't know the difference in an imagined threat and a real threat. When you fear and worry your create hormones that stress your body/mind. You have a choice; you can choose to keep smiling and the world will smile with you. Three tips to stop the fear and worry habit.

1. When you notice the old fear and worry habit creep into your thoughts and emotions, stop and breathe. Hit the delete button and take that habit to the trash bin.

2. Next see a beautiful rose in your mind. Create a rose of any color that appeals to you. Bow your head and let that symbolize coming into your heart. Breathe the fear and worry and all the chemicals and hormones created by the emotions of fear and worry move from your body into the beautiful rose.

3. Now see and feel your guardian angel around you. Feel a beautiful waterfall of light washing through your mind and nervous system washing away all the fear and worry chemicals and hormones. Notice the rest of your day going more smoothly as you allow inner peace and the chemicals of inner peace to permeate your cells.

Our Sedona retreats empower you with tools to create the habit of hope and connect with inner peace and passion. Choose a day retreat, three day or week long retreat with us at Retreat and Heal and let us empower your life and dreams.




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Mar 7, 2011

Shift Gears in Your Mind and Create Inner Peace



Inner Peace and Success are possible. 4 Tips to Shift Your Mind and create inner peace now. Sedona is a place of magical beauty and intense healing energy. Follow these tips to create more peace without leaving home. Many people are feeling more and more overwhelm and less peace within on a daily basis. Rising living costs with higher gas prices and the threat of higher food prices create more and more fear; and for many make it harder to sleep at night. Follow these tips to release your fears and choose inner peace.

1. First of all you must take the monster out of the closet. What are you most afraid to admit to yourself? Is the fear that you feel equal to the looming threat in your mind?

2. Often the threat and the fear associated with the underlying fear are only imagined. However, scientific research shared in What the Bleep Do We Know,shows that the mind doesn't know the difference in a "real" threat, or an imagined threat. Most imagined threats are exaggerated by fear stored in the subconscious mind.

3. The only way to make sure that you are not losing sleep over imagined fears is to consciously explore what you are reacting to. One good way to face your fear head on is to journal just before bed and complete all your feelings from the day.

4. Listening to music such as the Reiki Music above is a great way to relax and release fear and worry.

Retreat and Heal offer retreats that help your clear fear and worry habits from the past and create a new habit of inner peace. Email me or leave me a message below and enter to win a free EFT session to release fear and worry habits.

Mar 6, 2011

Create a Spiritual Spa at Home Now!



Retreat from your life and all your stress now! If your body, mind and spirit are feeling overwhelmed create your own spiritual spa at home!

Follow this tip to relax, renew your spirit and release your stress.

First turn off all phones and alert any family members you are not to be disturbed for two hours.

Put on your favorite relaxing music, light a candle (scented with lavendar to deepen your relaxation response) and fill your bath with hot water. Take a teaspoon of honey and add 3 drops of lavender oil, 4 drops of rose geranium, 4 drops of Clary sage. Make sure these oils are medicinal grade and pure essential oils.

Slip into your bath and breathe in the aromas. Concentrate on a picture in your mind of the most beautiful place you can remember. If you mind wants to go into the future or into the past keep bringing it back to your spiritual spa bath and let go. Enjoy your break and make time to create this experience often. Schedule this spiritual spa break often to release your stress and recapture passion and inner peace.

Annie offers phone consultations with clients all over the world. If you are ready to shift old habits like smoking, weight release, or just learn new coping skills to gain clarity and inner peace; set up your Spiritual Life Coaching session today. Sedona retreats bring the peace and clarity you are looking for so call us today. Leave me a message with any questions regarding our retreats or Spiritual Life Coaching sessions.

Mar 4, 2011

Spring Cleaning Tips to Clear Body, Mind and Spirit



Retreat and spring clean your body, mind, and renew your spirit. It has been warm in Sedona for the last few days and I have opened the windows and began my spring cleaning? A clean house feels fresh and has a feeling of vibrant energy. Are you ready to clear away the stuck energy in your life? Here are some tips to retreat and renew yourself without leaving home.

1. Purchase a beautiful new vibrant colored journal. Write down what you love about your life and what you are most unhappy with. Spend time thinking about the things that you want to expand and see the unhappy emotions and habits being replaced by more of what you love. Notice how refreshing it feels to expand what you love.

2. Purchase a small green candle. Light your candle as you write in your journal. Set your intention to connect with your angels or guides (whichever fits your beliefs).

3. Shower each morning. As you allow the shower to cleanse your body. Set your intentions to release your stress from your body, mind, and spirit. As you shower imagine being in a pine forest and how fresh the air smells.

4. After your shower spend time practicing breathing and release your thoughts. As a thought floats in release it to your Angels. Ask your Angels to assist you to quiet your mind and reach a deep meditative and peaceful place inside. Once you are in that very peaceful place visualize yourself happy and peaceful throughout your day.

5. EFT is a very powerful and simple way to release your stress and stuck emotions. Love's Secret is an award winning book that empowers you to apply EFT. Email me if you have questions regarding our Sedona Retreats, EFT or Sedona Readings.