Put Self-Care at the Top of Your List This Holiday Season


Every year around the holidays so many of my clients tell me they are stressed out and burned out from trying to be all things to all people. As self-care authority Eleanor Brown says, “Self-care isn’t selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” But especially at the holidays, we attempt to do just that,…read more.

My newly designed website!


I’m excited. With the help of the incredibly talented Lara Marsh at ratherthanrunning, I’ve just overhauled my website, yourhealinginsights.com. Wonderfully, we’re no longer constrained by geographic location and I wanted my website to reflect that. I would love to work with you—whether you live in Iowa—or somewhere else in the nation or world. Nutrition Services…read more.

Feeling Anxious? Try These 8 Tips


No matter your politics, we’re all feeling a bit anxious these days. With the unrest here at in the U.S. and abroad, it can be challenging to not feel anxious. That’s especially true if you’re dealing with clinical anxiety. For people suffering from anxiety, worry, fear and terror can become a pattern of thought that…read more.

4 Tips for Choosing Peace in Chaotic Times


At 6 a.m. on Friday, July 8, I reached to turn on my cell phone only to have it ringing already. It was my daughter. “Mom, I’m okay,” she said. I had no idea why she was saying this. I then learned at a very personal level about the chaos that enfolded after a gunman…read more.

Your Body: Post-operative


This has been a year of my healing focusing on my eyes. I recently had bilateral cataract surgery with great success. I am grateful to each person from start to finish for the assistance through this process. I am especially grateful to Maggie Mowery, my day of surgery escort and Ellen Remley Wetzel, Karuna Reiki…read more.

It’s the heart that knows the path


As February moves along we notice in the media and stores the emphasis on relationships, love, the heart, and the color red/pink. This month is designated as “Heart Month.” The heart has come to represent many things but not been given enough credit for what is does. For centuries science has labeled the brain as…read more.

Where does self-care go when we are too busy?


I have moved into my new Coralville office with the help of several friends and of course my never tiring husband. The entire process took more energy and time than expected. I could easily become overwhelmed at times trying to make so many decisions. I am very grateful for those who helped me organize and…read more.

One Great Way to Cope With Stress


Stress? Many people don’t even realize how stressed and up tight they are. Reiki is the best way to manage stress. Monthly, I receive Reiki treatments. Reiki shifts my symptoms of stress and provides another way to cope with a busy lifestyle. Reiki clears the cluttered mind, reduces pulse and blood pressure, relaxes the muscles,…read more.

Reiki is for Helping


Reiki helps with all levels of healing. I know this to be true because I have been using Reiki in my self-care practice and with clients since 1993. Stress is so prevalent in everyone’s lives these days. So how does Reiki help stress? Reiki is an energy healing therapy for stress management and relaxation. Much…read more.

Four Tips About Our Winter Weather And Being Your Own Valentine


Everyone would agree, the winter weather has been a challenge and is taking its toll on our nervous systems. Besides the challenges of the cold, wind and trying not to be home bound too long; there have been significant swings in the barometric pressure. Barometric Pressure is air pressure, pounds per square inch. When the…read more.