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Accepting change

Change.  Whether we like it or not, it is our natural state of being.  Everything in our
lives; our bodies, the aging process, the seasons, the weather, the internal and the
external are always changing.  The Incan culture holds reverence for this cycle.  
They look at it as the continual cycle of birth, life, death and resurrection, happening
over and over in our lives.  What causes stress in our lives is the desire to control the
change, to stop it from happening.  This struggle for control takes us out of the
present moment, and allows life to pass us by without fully finding joy in living.  
Often it is said that time goes faster and faster as we age, but I wonder is it just that
we are missing the present moment, and once it has past feeling sorrow for the
missed opportunity of those moments where we were busy longing for something
else than what was already in front of us?

I have felt this in myself these last few weeks.  The weather has been such a great
teacher.  As the cooler days of fall begin I catch myself longing for the days of
summer that have past.  The sunshine, the warmth on my skin, and the afternoons of
being by the pool feeling like there is nothing more important to be doing than
BEING.  And simultaneously find myself anxious about the future with cold, dark, icy
days of winter that MIGHT come.  Thankfully I have been able to catch myself in this
cycle though, and when I do taking a moment to take a deep breath, and bring
myself into the present moment of mindfulness.  I ask myself, “What do I know to be
true right now?”

I am reminded that there is beauty in each part of the cycle.  Knowing that nothing
last forever, so embrace the here and now with an open heart.  Fully experiencing
life rather than letting it pass yinz by.


Dalai Lama, “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is
called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love,
believe, do and mostly live.”

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Receive More by Giving Thanks!

This time of year we focus on giving thanks for what we have and what has happened over the year that we area grateful for in our lives.Why do we do this, or even more fitting for most individuals is, do we really still do this? There is more reason to this than many individuals realize. There is a universal law that whatever you focus on, and what ever you give thanks for will increase in your life!

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National Massage Therapy Awareness Week: Fertility Massage

Fertility Massage is a specialty which was started by Massage Therapist Claire Marie Miller with the Nurturing the Mother, Fertility Massage Specialist Certification.  Nikki Remic, Founder of the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing was trained in this method in 2008, becoming Pittsburgh’s first and only Certified Fertility Massage Specialist.

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2010 National Massage Therapy Awareness Week Daily Deals offered October 24-30th!

In honor of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, starting October 24th, the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing will be posting a daily massage blog focused on such things as educating you about various styles of massage, massage therapy benefits as well as offering a different DAILY DEAL to promote many wonderful massage modalities!  You will only have the one day to save though, so check back daily to see how you can further enhance your well-being and quality of life!

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New Spa Menu...We have a Winner!

Well, actually we have about 13 Winners!  

We received so many wonderful ideas for our New Spa Menu Contest that I could not only choose one winner.  Really, I was in bliss just reading all of the entries let alone practicing them! 
 
Monthly before the holidays we will be announcing new treatments some of which were the ideas of cleaver clients like yourself, or created by an inspiration of one of these entries. 

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