Joanna's Blog

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    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 9:36am

    Happy Spring!

    This weekend is the spring equinox, and I am so excited! Welcoming spring feels like seeing the rainbow after a heavy storm. So uplifting and joyful! Winters are long and painfully cold for me, and I am feeling much more like myself with the longer days and warmer weather. I don't mind the rain one bit because it means it's not cold enough to snow! It takes 1-2 bodywork sessions a week to maintain my sanity during winter, and I want to take a moment...

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    Monday, February 8, 2016 - 10:08am

    "Oh, baby, you should go and love yourself"

    Have you heard that new Justin Bieber song on the radio "Love yourself"? It makes me giggle every time I hear it because what he's saying doesn't match what he means, if you're paying attention enough to catch it. However, if you take the words at face value, it is a message you can take to heart. What a gift it would be to quiet the inner critic with the constant monologue about how you're not pretty, thin, lovable, smart...

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    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 10:28am

    We have passed through the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, and from here on out the daylight hours will start to grow. I celebrate this point at the end of fall as my personal new year because those growing sunlight hours make a big difference in my well-being. It feels like a new beginning! Here's a Return of the Light guided meditation I recorded on the Winter Solstice a few years back. Enjoy...

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    Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:59am

    Thanks for being a part of my community! I am so grateful for you. I just realized this morning that I haven't written to you since the beginning of October. Wow has time flown by!

    It's been a wonderful honor to start my volunteer Reiki rounds this month at BIDMC, giving Reiki on inpatient floors at the hospital.

    Also, I have been immersed in self care these past six weeks, simply because I have the...

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    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:33am

    "Some of the best days of your life haven't happened yet." I found this quote on September 1st, and it seems to reflect the theme unfolding for this month - new beginnings.  Let's back up first though, so I can update you on what has happened over the last five weeks or so.  I moved out of my beloved apartment on Beverly Harbor to a temporary location closer to my day job where I can take my time figuring out where my more permanent home will be. I...

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    Friday, August 14, 2015 - 9:43am

    The sunrise over Beverly Harbor is beautiful and inspiring!  I am so looking forward to what's next - even though I'm not totally what that is yet!  I am going to miss this seaside neighborhood quite a bit when I finish my move in a few short weeks.  The transition of releasing both The Healing Center and my beloved apartment has been emotional and challenging, but so worth it.  Letting go of what no longer serves you is a necessary step in creating a life that makes you...

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    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 3:56pm

    I saw a great quote yesterday: "When you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done." It seems apropo for the energy this summer. What are you doing differently? Change is in the air - can you feel it? What are you releasing to make space for the new?

    If you follow me on Facebook, you are probably aware that I am in the process of closing The Healing Center studio this month. The brand (website, reputation, phone number,...

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    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:34am

    I spent a weekend relaxing at this lovely lake in Maine recently with some fantastic people. It was so peaceful and rejuvenating!

    We are taking it easy around the studio this summer, but there are a few things happening:

    I'll be in this Sunday afternoon/evening July 26th - shoot me a note if you'd like a session! Also, Reiki 2 is starting Sunday evening. If you'd like to join us, let me know asap!


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    Friday, July 10, 2015 - 9:11am

    How are you?

    I am relaxing and enjoying the warm weather now that it has arrived. My mission this summer is to have fun, relax and see where life takes me. One of my dear friends is on an epic road trip across the US by herself, and I so wish I could be traveling with her! She is sharing pictures and stories on Solotravela on Facebook if you want to follow her journey.

    Since I'm just getting warmed up at my new job, I'm doing my exploring locally. I've been reacquainting myself...

  • BassRiver
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:48pm

    Happy June!

    I miss you! How are you? Please write and let me know!

    I just celebrated my 39th birthday on Monday. This picture is from the special boat ride I went one with some dear friends.

    I have been very busy adjusting to my new commute, job and meeting all the wonderful new people in Boston! Mercury Retrograde is the perfect time to be spontaneous, relax and let life unfold instead of always having a plan. I've really been enjoying this...