I dream of a gracefully aged grand piano in a space where you can hear your steps on the wooden floor and birds chirping outside. Space where the breeze from the open windows whirls around white, soft linen curtains and light plays and makes patterns on the ceilings. Piano that stores and shares stories and […]

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For some time I have thought about different ways to deepen my meditation practice, as it is so easy to slouch on a chair without really feeling connected to the earth, and sitting cross legged for more than five minutes causes bad pain in my ankles so that it’s impossible to stay relaxed and thus […]

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Balancing Chakras Through Reiki and Meditation

by Merja Willock on January 28, 2013

in Mood + Self-Care


For quite a while, I have been aware that energy in my body doesn’t flow freely, and have been observing it more consciously. The fact is that many of my limiting and negative thoughts are stuck in different parts of my body and manifest themselves as physical symptoms, needing deeper healing and loving understanding, compassion […]

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Nature is my healer, my meditation, my space to tap into the free flowing energy without walls and electricity that restrict it’s movement. It grounds me and fills my lungs and heart with calmness and soft words of the knowing that everything is constantly shifting in the movement of flow and seasons. White and golden […]

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// Starting the day with relaxation on a spike mat, listening to guided meditations or visualizations in the soft morning sunshine. I most often listen either Gabrielle Bernstein’s powerful meditations or Louise Hay’s affirmations. After that, it is time to read the passage of the day from Melody Beattie’s Journey to the Heart. // Squeezing […]

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shedule self-care into your calendar

Take out your calendar and start scheduling self-care into your routine like it would be the most important thing in your life to do, because it is! We put our own needs at the bottom of the list, keep complaining, and mistreating our bodies. We have the mindset that only when we have achieved our […]

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natural alternatives for motion sickness

Flying has always been an unpleasant experience for me because I suffer from motion sickness and easily get panicked and nervous. During one really bad landing, I broke out into a cold sweat, and experienced dizziness and constant waves of nausea. While gripping my sick bag, I decided that I would need to find something […]

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Establishing a Daily Meditation Practice

by Merja Willock on March 1, 2012

in Mood + Self-Care

Tibetan Tingsha Bells

How do you feel in general on a daily basis? Are you one of those people who think that meditation is a waste of time? I used to be like that too. Or have you already found how helpful it is to your overall well-being and health? This morning when I started to think about […]

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Let There be Light – Healing Light Meditation

by Merja Willock on February 13, 2012

in Mood + Self-Care


Valentines Day is tomorrow. Why not to start this week by loving yourself and bringing light into your and other people’s life with this powerful light meditation which is adapted and translated from AnnastinaVrethammar’s book – Ajattele Elämäsi Hyväksi (Think Your Life Well). Our mind has a limitless capacity to heal our body and soul. […]

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positivity challenge - week 3

As the last day of January and after 21 days of positivity challenge (which came to and end on Sunday), it is a good time to re-evaluate these three weeks and thoughts and feelings that they had on me. My tendency has always been more towards negative thoughts and my mood can change really rapidly […]

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