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Jizo: A Gift for Mother’s Day

I don’t know when Mother’s Day is this year. I know it’s in May, but my mom is gone, so I kind of avoid it. If you’ve lost your mom, maybe you can relate.  But loving my mom and loving the Jizos I have created moved me to contemplate Mother’s Day. Motherhood. Jizo. […]

By | 2014-04-14T13:03:42+00:00 April 14th, 2014|Holidays, Jewelry, Shopping, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham. […]

By | 2014-03-27T13:01:17+00:00 March 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tapping and the Jizo Bodhisattva

My Jizo Therapy is wading into the waters of what is popularly known as tapping.  Tapping, aka EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques, can be found on countless websites, in dozens of YouTube videos, and at pain clinics. The very basic idea is that we have acupressure points in our bodies that, when tapped, move energy [...]

By | 2014-03-21T15:26:14+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Releasing Tension: A Jizo & Chibi Dialogue

So, Chibi has a stomachache. (Note to new readers: Chibi means “little one” in Japanese.  For this author it includes all children and inner kids, as well.) Chibi usually feels great on the weekends, but by Sunday night or maybe Monday or Tuesday, Chibi gets a stomachache. Or a headache. Or a backache. Let’s assume [...]

By | 2014-03-20T19:19:46+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Social Anxiety…You Are What You Think

A dear friend asked me about social anxiety today and as I wrote back, I thanked her for giving me my next blog: Social anxiety is so sad. I have had it, too, at times. I remember a time when I felt I literally had grown three dress sizes in an hour. I felt so [...]

By | 2014-02-05T15:53:10+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Mindfulness, Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Honor of St. Valentine, a Ruby Jizo

Ruby is the stone of the heart and the breath, of love and life.  It is revered for removing roadblocks to intimacy. It is believed that a ruby can heal a blocked root chakra, which may manifest as a sense of not belonging. Jizo helps you open to new life and new connections. Wouldn’t it be lovely [...]

By | 2014-01-31T11:12:47+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Jewelry, Shopping, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Listening to Your Body, Hearing the Tension

Today in yoga I became deeply aware of the dance of tension between my mind and body.  I am only learning this lesson  because I have to.  After many experiences with somatic therapies, letting my body speak volumes about my life, my feelings, my experiences, I got it, in real time, that anger and hatred [...]

By | 2013-12-14T15:35:18+00:00 December 14th, 2013|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments