This summer, like most people, I've been unable to travel very far. As a result, I've been taking a look at doing things that are nearer to home and trying to think creatively about how we can enjoy something slightly new. Sometimes this has involved trying a new sport such as kayaking in the local river. Other times it has taken the form of a road trip to see a particular garden or just simply taking the time to eat dinner outside. I have found it calming to slow down to enjoy the simple things such as watching a sunset, listening to the cicadas or spying on the antics of the Finch family that lives in our backyard. Tuning into nature like this is a good way to be present in the moment. This can leave us feeling peaceful and makes us more likely to realize when our bodies need rest or TLC. I think that simplicity is part of the reason that so many people love to get back to nature by going to a cottage or camping in the summer.
I am pleased to finally be able to offer Reflexology and Indian Head Massage sessions again with COVID protocols in place. Faith's story, below, is a reminder of how important it is to stay in touch with your own body and ensure you get the TLC you need!
Faith* brightens a room just by walking into it! She has a big heart and her smile radiates warmth. She works long hours in long term care, where her expertise combined with her wonderful sense of humour bless everyone she encounters. However, after giving so much to others day after day, she can become physically and emotionally exhausted. When she is able to make time for a Reflexology session at Time for Healing, she is always amazed at how good she feels afterward, "I feel so so good, so light, like a weight on my shoulders is gone! I feel so good on the inside and the outside!" By taking care of herself, Faith finds the strength to carry on with the critically important work that she does to keep others safe.
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* True story used with permission, but her name was changed.
Donna-Michelle Rancoeur is a Registered Reflexologist (RRPR), a Reiki Master and an Indian Head Massage Practitioner.