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OK Slip Falls surrounded by beautiful trees

Feel the awesome power of the strong, grounding pines surrounding these waterfalls.

Those of us who have been blessed to bathe in the essence of the abundant, beautiful, Hemlock trees, can sense their power.   Even if we are not consciously aware of it, there’s something amazing about a hemlock forest  that makes you want to return again and again.  They renew and refresh us, ground and connect us.  The presence of the Hemlock trees is a gift with which the earth has been graced.  It is simply irreplacable.

Intention: To send healing and protection to the beautiful Hemlock population

Date: Saturday, August 12th

Background:  The Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) is an invasive species that has been known to cause widespread Hemlock mortality in areas it has inhabited. First found near Richmond in the 1950s, it had avoided the Adirondack Park until this July.  It has already effected much of the east coast of the US including the Catskills and Hudson Valley.  Loss of these trees could have a devastating effect on the ecosystem.  The Hemlocks provide protection for both local and migrating species of animals, prevent soil erosion, and contribute to water quality.

Please help with this intention in whatever method you are comfortable including reiki, prayer, meditation, journeys.


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method in which tiny needles are used to assist your life energy, or chi, in flowing freely.  When your chi flows properly, your body is able to heal itself.

No, it is not painful.  The needles go a tiny fraction of an inch into you; it’s not at all like getting poked.

Yes, it can be uncomfortable if you resist.  Certain points can be sensitive.  If you let go, any discomfort dissipates quickly in my experience.

I’ve been going to acupuncture for about a year and absolutely love it.  I’m amazed at what a difference it makes.  My favorite is when the doctor treats the anxiety points and nothing at all is a problem any more.  That would be followed closely by the point he uses when I’m about to go hike a high peak.  Even though I have a very mild form of asthma, when he pre-treats that point, I ascend that mountain easily and have to wait for my husband to catch his breath.  So great!

Rainbow of Trees at the peak of Fall


I’m very excited to be beginning the journey to bring forth this website for you.  It comes from my heart with the sincere desire to assist those who seek.

My plans for this site include :

  • Business information for my work as a Reiki Master and Shamanic Practitioner
  • Peace To All Things, a place for practitioners of all types to work on joint projects
  • Complementary Healing Reference, a blog to present my experiences with a variety of alternative healing modalities intended to help others determine which may be the next step on their own journeys

It will be fun to see where else it leads.  Let me know what you’d like it to include!