Ends Regular Run

My Precious Grandchildren

It is a bittersweet moment as I write this post — my 150th — and as I make this my final regular post.  I started this three years ago as a fun project and as an activity to keep my brain stimulated. It has definitely been fun and I’ve never been at a loss as to what to write. I’ve always been on the lookout for interesting topics, at least to me and hopefully to you, too, and they have always come my way. However, a couple of months ago, I launched a “Gracefully Age” newsletter with my Gracefully Age Program, so I’ve decided to put my efforts into the newsletter. Please sign up for my newsletter on the Home page of my new Web site,

Additionally, everyone knows most seniors have health issues. Have you gotten together with your senior friends and noticed that inevitably, the topic of conversations revolves around health or most likely, lack thereof. Do these sound familiar?

  • My back hurts or my neck hurts or my knee hurts.
  • I’m a pre-diabetic or I’ve become a diabetic.
  • I can’t keep up with my grandkids.
  • I don’t sleep well at night.
  • Etc.

As an energy healer, I have studied and practiced a number of modalities, but most recently, I came across one called, The Emotion Code (TEC). Previous to finding TEC, I had studied another modality which I liked, but it was very hard to explain to my clients. TEC turned out to be similar, but uses words that my clients and I understand. So I became certified in TEC.

I am really excited about being able to help people and seeing their pain and problems disappear using TEC. Depending on the number of trapped emotions that the person has, it could be a very quick session or it might take several sessions. It could be done in-person, over the phone, or simply by my being your proxy. Understand that everything is energy and that you simply need the desire to rid yourself of your trapped emotions that could be causing any number of health issues or diseases. For more information, please go to

As I say goodbye for now, I want to thank everyone for their support. As I shift my energies in other ways to help the senior population, I hope you will join me in my new endeavors. If you’re not getting up excited every morning to pursue your passion, then perhaps I can help. Check out the Gracefully Age Program and sign up for your complimentary session.

Good luck and all the best for the rest of your awesome life!

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Get Fit in Just a Few Minutes

A few months ago, ran an article on how to “Get Fit in Just a Few Minutes” by fitness expert Joan Price, author of six books including, The Anytime, Anywhere Exercise Book. Price is a fitness speaker, writer, and instructor whose specialty is helping beginning exercisers start and stick to an exercise program. It’s all about moving just as my new Gracefully Age Program (GAP) is designed to get you to do. Her passion is line dancing and she calls it the most fun you can have without a partner. I love it, too, as described in this post. So I share some of her suggestions to get fit in just a few minutes.

Joan Price says: Lack of time is a primary reason people give for failing to get the recommended 30 to 60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise most days of the week. Admittedly, it can be tough to find such a big chunk of time in your busy schedule.

Here are a few of her suggestions that I like when you’re out and about:

At the gas station — instead of sitting in your car as the gas flows, clean all your windows, alternating the hand that holds

When parking — instead of finding a spot close to your destination, get one a few blocks away.

Upon entering a store — if all the items you need will fit in a shopping basket, choose a basket instead of a cart.

As you shop — if you need a cart, do 10 bicep curls with weightier items — soup cans, juice jugs — before placing them in your cart. (If you feel silly doing this in public, do your bicep curls at home as you put the items in the pantry.)

While waiting in line — work your abdominal muscles. Suck in your belly and tighten your abs… hold for 10 seconds… relax. Repeat five to 10 times. And if that’s not enough, I would add, stand on one leg for a few seconds, then the other to hone your balance skills.

At the end of the day, close your eyes, breathe in and out deeply 10 times, feeling grateful for all that your body was capable of doing during the day. If you had worn a pedometer (which I always do) all day, you would also have an idea of how many steps you walked. Experts recommend 10K steps a day. Here’s a simple pedometer I love.

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Energy Healing — Reiki and Cellular Response

As an active student of Cellular Response (CR) energy healing, I am also interested in other energy healing arts. A few years ago, a reiki practitioner volunteered her reiki healing to help me recover from an injury. More recently, I listened to Eva Arciszewski , a reiki master, talk about her practice, Reiki Wisdom, and watched as she demonstrated on a volunteer at one of our energy healers meeting. A couple of weeks later, my sister (Dianne), a level two trained reiki practitioner, and I exchanged the experience on each other, with Dianne performing reiki on me and with me performing Cellular Response on her.

According to Eva, we are all energy. Any information comes to the heart chakra first (the heart chakra is one of the seven centers of spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy — then it goes to the brain. Illness results when we are unbalanced — it originates in the energy field.

Eva Arciszewski

Eva says reiki can be learned. There are three levels plus the master level. Neuropathways are opened and we can feel more energy. The healer is the vessel for energy to flow, not the energy itself. You need to trust your own body as a source of self-healing.

Dianne added that in reiki, the practitioner is not treating the person, reiki is doing it. It is like a garden hose that’s serving as the vessel to go to someone else. In order to practice, you must be initiated by a master.

As I experienced reiki, the biggest differences as compared to Cellular Response were the touch and breathing. In Cellular Response, the touch is very light, whereas with reiki, it was a heavier touch. In reiki, there is no specific breathing pattern, whereas with CR, there is a specific breathing sequence in order to bring up the energy. As I experienced reiki, I could feel the energy in my feet. Reiki also involves symbolism which is not part of CR. In both modalities, permission must be granted before the practitioner can work on you. After the treatment, I felt a greater energy balance.

With seniors facing more and more health challenges each day, energy healing offers the possibility of having the body heal itself and perhaps avoiding the need for medication. It is definitely worth the time to investigate the energy-healing modalities.

Alzheimer’s Disease Blog — New!

I have started a brand new blog on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Although I have had immense joy in writing this blog (and will continue to do so on a weekly basis — watch for me on Wednesday mornings), I have a special passion and interest in AD. So please visit me at I look forward to seeing you there.

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