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Fire Cupping: A Healthy Alternative to Heal

A year ago, I tried my first fire cupping session to see if it would melt away stress and anxiety. I love trying alternative healing methods and Fire cupping is the most traditional, form of Chinese medicine. It uses glass cups and fire to create suction and pull out toxins, knots and revive achy muscles. Within, the first two minutes of my session, I felt the type of zen you get from an hour long massage and I was hooked. Is it painful? Although it may look like it is, it is anything but. In fact, you can have your practitioner also adjust the pressure of the cups in case it’s tugging too much at the skin and giving you...

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How to Cut Out Toxic People Gently

We have all experienced a toxic person at one point in our lives. This could be anyone from an ex to a friend to even a family member. Perhaps, you hoped it was "just a phase" that person was going through. Yet, it turns out, it has been over a year now and they don't seem to have grown much. Maybe you thought spending less time with them, would alleviate the situation, but in fact it didn't leave a dent.  If you reached the level of having a heart to heart and confronting them on the matter, yet nothing has changed. It might be time for you to take a break for a while to see if they can grow...

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The 411 on Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde is currently in full effect till March 28. While it can be a little daunting and frustrating for some to experience especially when past issues resurface and wires of communication go haywire such as technology, Retrograde isn’t all that bad considering these 5 facts. Fact 1: People from your past will step back into your life. There will be many making amends and healing during Retrograde. This doesn't necessarily mean people will be part of your permanent posse, it only means forgiveness. Some people will run into others just to see how much they’ve outgrown another person and some people are returning permanently after your words diverged at some point. Fact 2: Unresolved issues resurface to be solved once...

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Venus in Retrograde & A New Moon Arrives, What To Know & Do

Venus is in Retrograde and that means relationships, in general, will be affected across the board from romance to friendships to even colleagues until November 16. Retrograde brings everything to the surface that finally needs to be resolved. It will nudge you till you do, too.  Is it time to end a relationship or tell your boss you're being overworked or need a raise? Perhaps a certain family member needs to be distanced or brought back into your life. Whatever it is, it is time to reflect and address the situation with the highest compassion and kindness for we are all souls on a journey growing at different speeds.  Single ladies out there, exes are sure to be reaching out. Be prepared to sage them away and start using...

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Full Moon in Pisces: Restarting Our Flow

It's time to channel your inner mermaid. This Sunday, August 26, a full moon rises in Pisces. This moon is about flowing, creativity, connecting with the dream world and tapping into our psychic abilities. After a tough Retrograde filled with many lessons, Pisces moon will wash us anew and make us feel ready to go after our passions. Our dreams drive us and often times, we allow obstacles to stop "our flow" and eventually some of us give up. Yet, re-starting "our flow" is what this moon is all about.   What did you put off that has been on your mind lately? Is there something new yo want to embark on? You will be getting a new burst of...

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