It's been a little over a year since I enrolled in Modern Institute of Reflexology and am now a certified reflexology practitioner. I chose this school for its Christian based, full- spectrum teachings and its longstanding foundation. It's the oldest reflexology school in the United States.
I was very pleased with the curriculum and the availability of counsel with Dr. Brinkerhoff, MIR President and Director of Studies.
I'm continuing my studies with old and new techniques and developing my own form that fits me and my clients. God has been with me on this journey.
Young Living and Scribble Shots
Not long ago, I started incorporating Young Living Essential Oils into my practice and am now a distributor. I also started using the Vita Flex technique along with reflexology for some clients to better suit their needs.
You can purchase these oils at youngliving.com, and my member #1482780.
These oils have definitely taken my reflexology practice to the next level. I'll occasionally be sharing some news here of my favorite oils and tools and why they impress me.
First book signing!
My first book, Scribble Shots, was published about a year ago. I've only participated in one festival for book signings and selling my photography this year, and it was wonderful. I had a great time selling and discussing my work with those who came by for a look around my booth.
I cannot describe the feeling I got when someone walked away with my work clutched to their chest because the book or image spoke to their heart. I plan on being part of another festival at the end of the month in New Harmony, Indiana.
Last fall I was able to attend a workshop for raindrop therapy for equines . The next day my husband and I found a park to have a picnic and a little chill out time before the trip home.
I relaxed and checked out one of my new booksKnow You Know, Your Horse, by Marry Morrow and Eunice Rush.
It helped me a great deal knowing myself and my horses' personalities better, therefore we are more unified in our time together.
If you want to know what your horse is best at and more comfortable with this is a book that could help you.
A short stay at Shades Park
On our way home, we traveled over to Shades Park, in Waveland, IN, where we saw many canoers on the river and crossed over a couple of covered bridges.
I would love to do somesquatching up in this area some time within the next year, and maybe some canoeing when the place is not so crowded.
Photo ops in Cherokee & Gatlinburg, TN
On our way home from the island of wild horses , which I wrote about in my last post, we traveled through Cherokee, North Carolina and camped between there and Gatlinburg North Carolina.
The elk decided they wanted on the other side of the road. We sat for awhile and later, after they were situated in a field, I took a few more pictures. They are beautiful creatures.
I will also share a picture of the river that we camped next to for a night. Some of the hiking trails were closed because of bear activity in the area, but I was fine just hanging out on the river with my camera.
Hoosier gardening 2014
This spring I decided to do things a little different with my garden. I am going to try raised beds and see how we like them.
They are not raised very high but it's a start. I told my husband the older we get the higher they get, lol.
This is a shot of my lettuce coming up. I have not decided what ground covering I am going to use between the boxes yet. I am definitely not a master-gardener, but I love digging in the dirt, it is my zen I guess you could say.
A friend asked me if I would like an almost-dead fern to bring back to life. I decided to take the pitiful thing.
It's coming back to life and looks promising to be a nice addition to my front porch.
We've had lots of thunderstorms passing through so I set it out in the rain, on the front lawn, to get fresh rainwater.
It seems to be working.
I was blessed to find this hand blown glass pitcher and matching glasses at our local church yard sale this year.
Our church does this to raise money for Sheaves For Christ. I love hand-crafted articles for our home.
I paid five dollars for this little treasure.
I often work from home. This is my studio set up for giving araindrop therapy session. I use a table for this instead of my reflexology chair.
We had a big snow on the ground and it was still snowing at the time I took this picture.
One thing I love about this therapy is how it makes my house smell ... amazingly wonderful!
After a whirlwind of change and happenings in the past year, I feel I'm finding my seat. When you find your seat on a horse you work in complete unison, your movement is fluid. You become one with each other.
When my life turns to the right I'm on it -- or a hard left, I'm on it.
This view of my life came to me in a vision during a worship service this past month. I was on my horse, riding bareback, and I had found my seat once again.
You see, a good while back, I felt like I'd lost it (my seat) after some hard falls, coming off my horse. One of those times, a bad thunderstorm blew in, while riding Touching Fire (my mare). It was frightening and and we both where changed -- disconnected sort of.
We just weren't the same afterwards.
This can also happen in life. Storms arise from nowhere and can disconnect us. Or, it could be some very fast and unexpected turns. But, if I can keep my seat, I can make it to the trail-end, keeping my seat through prayer, spending time with Jesus, family prayer with my husband, every day making time no matter how chaotic life gets.
Fire and I have been riding better since the falls of last year. We stay close to the farm these days. No more wandering out across the fields and back-roads by ourselves.
We're working together in a more quiet way, finding our seat again, and boy does it feel grand.
I hope you've found something in this collage of happenings that are uplifting or comforting. I'm thankful for God giving me this vision of finding my seat, on horse and life in general.
God bless you all and thanks for the read!
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