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We are Celebrating Our Seventh Anniversary!

We turned SEVEN!

I can hardly believe that it’s true, time goes by so fast! While some of you are celebrating an even longer anniversary with me, the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing has been open in Regent Square for 7 years now!  The past seven years has been a beautiful journey of the manifestation of a dream, which has been close to my heart for as long as I can remember!  While, owning and running a business, like most small business owners will tell you, has not been all moonbeams and sunshine, I can honestly say that providing a sanctuary for peace and healing for each of you has been an incredible gift.  And for that I say THANK YOU!

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Valentine's Day Romantic Services!

For February the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing is focused on indulging the senses! For those individuals or couples that are looking for the ultimate pampering experience and a great way to say I love you, these luxurious sessions are it.  Also, for those busy individuals Spa Gift Certificates are available online, what great way to say "I Love You"! 

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DIY Home Remedies for the Cold or Flu

We're in the deep end of cold and flu season and family members, friends and colleagues are falling like snowflakes around me.  I thought I would share a few of my favorite all natural DIY home remedies for the most common symptoms.  Get well soon!

A therapeutic bath:
Medicinal baths have been used throughout the world to detoxify, soothe and heal the body since ancient times. Whenever I start to get that achy all over, I'm-getting-sick feeling I like to take a hot soak in the tub with some Epsom Salt, baking soda and essential oils. It always works wonderfully to help me feel better and get a good night's rest.  Just draw a nice hot tub and add the ingredients below before stepping in. Soak for up to 20 minutes.  Moisturize (I like to use raw coconut oil) and bundle up immediately after drying off.

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Meditation Tips for the New Year

As the new year arises many of us turn to resolutions and promise to lose weight, exercise and eat better. This year my goal is to learn to have more time for meditation.

Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, develop patience, compassion, love, generosity, forgiveness and even an inner sense of peace.
Individuals that incorporate the practice meditation may notice a clearer mind and find an ease of many health issues, such as high blood pressure, anxiety or depression.

To help those of you that might be interested in adding meditation into your daily lives, here are some basic and simple tips:

How do you mediate?

  1. You can listen to guided mediations.
  2. You can set your intention for relaxation an unwinding of a belief or clearing of the mind.
  3. What ever you want to focus on use that as your starting point.
  4. You can practice movement such as walking or yoga.
  5. Find a position of relaxation whether sitting or lying down if not interested in moving.
  6. With any meditation I like to calm myself with deep long breathes and relaxing each of my body parts starting with my toes working my way to the crown if my head.
  7. And then just allow myself to be.
  8. You may find focusing on something that brings you peace or joy helps as well.
     

How long to meditate?

Usually 15-30 minutes is a good meditation. However, if you have 5-10 minutes a short mediation can make a huge difference in your day.
 

When to meditate?

Meditation times really depend on you as an individual.
Do you have trouble falling asleep? Then meditate in bed at night laying down.
Stressed at work?
Take 5-10 minutes to gentle give yourself space to breathe and relax your body. Your day will dramatically change.
Need energy for the day?
Start with a movement meditation that incorporates yoga or walking. Better than a cup of coffee any day.

How often to meditate?
Meditating twice a day is ideal. However, if you only have time once a day, that is still going to make a difference:)

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