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Can We Talk About Being a Single Mom?

Written and posted by Jackie Olmstead, Monday, June 30, 2024 – Hey, I could say that I have tips for all single parents but… I’m not a single dad nor will I ever have that experience! I’m sure, however, that some of you dads could potentially benefit from my tips as well. I became a …

Nothing Is Impossible Without Your Consent

Written and posted by Jackie Olmstead, Monday, June 24, 2024 – I would love to say to you out loud, “Please really let the title of this post sink in: Nothing Is Impossible Without Your Consent.” and then really look at you and see what comes up for you. I cannot imagine that anyone doesn’t …

Happy Father’s Day! Is it a joyous one?

Written and posted by Jackie Olmstead, Sunday, June 16, 2024 – Sending massive hugs to you all on this Father’s Day 2024! For me, this holiday is wonderful because I was able to connect to my daughter’s father in person, my father and brother on the phone and my other family members on social media. …

Is the Healthcare System Actually Getting Better?

I’ve written about it, I’ve followed other healers and listened to what their take on it is, I’ve talked to numerous friends, relatives, coworkers… We all have the same opinion: That it’s simply NOT working, and when I say it’s not working I mean that it’s not working for the people who are hiring the people in this system to make us better. I think my dad might even admit that it doesn’t work like it should and he’s been a part of the same system for decades.

Take the Fear Out of Finding Alternative Care

But what it really gets down to is:  Are you picking practitioners who are taking care of your greatest and highest needs in the setting of healing work? I’m including ALL therapists too, by the way: Massage therapists, Reiki masters, Sound Healers, Breathworkers, anyone who will work with your energetic health. I think there are plenty of practitioners who do the right thing and who are taking care of their clients with their highest intentions in mind.

What Is the Still Point?

So what I want you to do with all this information is practice. Evaluate what feels best for your body, create connections in your own meditation so that you can find better understandings of what your body is about. Gaining knowledge about your own body and mind is priceless and no one else can do it for you. They can point you in a direction of ideas on how to honor yourself more. 

Italy Slice of Life and Meditation

Some of the best meditative, self-reflective and breathtaking moments I have spent on this Earth was when I studied abroad in Italy back in 1989 and 1989 for a total of a year. 

In the summer of 1988 I studied Italian (intensive) at the School for Foreigners in Perugia. The school paired the students with others around the world. My roommate was from Germany. She was tall and blonde and I remember respecting her a lot. I don’t remember a whole lot of details as to why except that she was intelligent, was kind, her English impeccable and we shared a commiseration about our “house mother.”

What I Ate Today & Desert Guided Meditation

Some of you often wonder what a plant based person eats in a day, some of you already eat plant based and wonder like I do, what other plant based people eat. This will be a lighter post than the last couple I have written lately! I hope you enjoy this information and it helps you to create new ideas about what kind of foods will get your taste buds excited and energized while you build a new repertoire of recipes for you and your family.