It’s time for a gratitude timeout. As part of my work exploring ways to coach individuals in the healing, creative, and business fields in creative thinking tools and centering meditations through Great Lakes Healing Arts, I’ve been piloting various times and locations for meditation classes and intuitive arts circles. These classes teach novel meditation techniques pulled from the martial arts and shamanic and therapeutic traditions for connecting with the intuition for relaxation, improved health, and creative inspiration. It’s perfect both for healing and guiding life path decisions, and for high-level creative thinking in business or the arts. I should have known by now that good friend and co-host of my first intuitive arts circle in Brighton, Michigan, Heather Heffley of The Awakened Soul, herself a gifted Reiki master and intuitive, wouldn’t steer me wrong when we collaborated to test a class north of Ann Arbor.
Another busy couple of weeks on Cronicle and writing for local papers. Some highlights include the release of my latest Kids in the Community column for Crazy Wisdom Journal, where I venture into some interesting local animal rescues and find out the proper etiquette for your kids wanting to get involved.
In the last few years, I discovered and studied several healing and meditation modalities that shifted me from healing myself from trauma and stress-related injuries and illnesses to being able to offer other people healing and meditation practices. It was a life-changing moment I’ve been waiting for a very long time. Most of my life has been extremely complex and confusing, experienced through chronic pain and trauma and sorting out a childhood of apparent miracle healings, psychopathic and sociopathic abuse, and bizarre out-of-body trauma. I spent about 25 years of personal research and healing studying modalities that would address my own situation while western medicine was still catching up to understand mind-body healing and the effects of somatized trauma on the body. I found many answers and deep healing through craniosacral work, chiropractic, reflexology, Reiki, shamanic journeying meditation, EMDR/havening trauma therapy, and more, but my own healing was so long and complicated I wasn’t confident other people would connect with the tools that helped me. I had to study string theory, quantum entanglement and M theory to understand how all of these esoteric healing methods could have a possible scientific explanation, after all, and not everyone wants to go through that or finds it as fascinating as I did.
We spent the week at several tech events around Ann Arbor and Detroit including DevOps Days Detroit, and one theme that emerged very quickly was this: increasingly, business looks to tech leaders to help them understand how to handle crisis whether it’s data breaches or culture shifts, because tech has been dealing with these issues for years and tech now influences every layer of business.
We’ve been busy on Cronicle Press Tech News. If you haven’t checked out this new tech blog out of Ann Arbor, you might like to start with this intro to augmented reality art murals and virtual reality headsets from BrandXR Studios. We post about 3-5 times per week, so be sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter. Also, my Kids in the Community column for the Summer 2019 issue of Crazy Wisdom Journal highlighting mindfulness classes and groups for parents and kids of all ages was the cover story for this latest issue. The last issue of Reiki News Magazine featured and article with me interviewing various reiki master healers about how they combine reiki with other healing modalities for best results.
Welcome to my website about tech and wellness journalism and conscious living. It’s been a few years since I blogged in addition to writing and editing, and I’ve missed you all. I’ve spent the last few years pursuing training in several healing modalities and martial arts, publishing a new tech blog Cronicle Press, and writing for local and national papers. I will be posting occasional links to news articles on these topics. Thanks for visiting, and please follow Cronicle on Twitter or follow this blog by email to stay in touch.