A wildfire in a jar A flame contained but still a hot enough to burn those who get to close or are not prepared With him I was like a roaring winter fire, safe in a hearth and a comforting sight fed with dark, dry wood and contained inside boundaries, inside a love that patience Read More

Cleansing Ritual

Dear spirits of our hearts, gods and goddesses that guide our lives, we ask for your blessing on this our  cleansing ceremony. The sun and moon and stars above us, the earth and underworld beneath us, the directions before us, behind us, to our left and right and we are centered. With love, wisdom, and Read More

Are you listening?

Notice. Be aware. What is happening in your heart? If you can’t notice that then what is happening in your body? If you can’t notice that or “nothing is wrong” then where are you physically? Are you in Montana? Main street? What does it mean to notice and see life? We only get one chance Read More

The power of self

Our brains are an amazing thing. The body’s job is to stay alive, through unbeleivable circumstances the body will move muscles to become more dominant to compensate for weaker or injured ones. Nature is much the same way in that it will continue, always seeking equilibrium. I had the opportunity to visit yellowstone and be Read More

Mindfullness without possession

This morning I was in charge of group meditation. It’s been a long time since I led a meditation, probably years. I  was assigned a reading about awareness and it said “Awareness is seeing the discovery of mindfullness. We do not have to dispose of or keep the contents of the mind.” The Song of Read More


My understanding of practices of grounding, centering and presence in my life is pretty comprehensive. I’ve spent nearly a decade inside the pagan religion and using meditation as a way to enter into aware states of consciousness so as to connect with nature and the spirits around me. The moment I take outside the door Read More

Military Spouse Triggered

What is posted below is an attempt to process a very unexpected, unknown trigger to the trauma I experienced as a supporting military spouse.  History: My husband was in the military for 8 years. We were married in 2004, he was in the reserves. He joined active duty in 2005 and was deployed 2005-2006 and Read More

piles of books

When I was first looking into massage school I used to wonder why I didn’t see any student massage blogs….with 138 days left in my own education I now know why! There are literally not enough hours in the day between homework, trades, and studying to think about anything but learning the information….if you are Read More

A note about Massage Therapy

I was asked to give an interview about my experience at school so far. Here are my answers 🙂 1. Your first name and the program you’re in at Health Works. My name is Kassie and I am a Massage Therapy student 2. What excites you most about pursuing a career in massage therapy? I’ve always Read More


I have started on my yearly internet fast, which gets more difficult each year due to the insane amount of time we are supposed to spend on the computer. School, social, and organizations duties keep me checking at the very least, email once a day. Learning to be alone is a process but an important Read More

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