Spiritual Direction, Ways to Pray Series

The Spirituality of a Sweat Lodge Ceremony

When I was 19 years old, my family went to visit my brother in Montana. He had committed to a year of living and working with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC). While we were visiting, the Cheyenne treated us like their own family and offered us the experience of participating… Continue reading The Spirituality of a Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Education, Energy Work

The “Elite Eight” of Energy Work

As many are watching the Elite 8 teams in college basketball play-offs this weekend, I thought, "Why not share my own list of the Elite 8 in energy wellness?" So here it goes: Importance of Grounding Grounding yourself, feeling connected to your body and the earth, is one of the first steps to any energy… Continue reading The “Elite Eight” of Energy Work

Energy Work, Matters of the Heart, Spiritual Direction

How I Rediscovered A Lost Dream Through Energy Work

Do you want to know why I finally got a dog? It all came from a Healing Touch session. You see, when I receive Healing Touch, I often go into a meditative state. And I am not alone. Healing Touch has been proven to activate the parasympathetic system of relaxation and many people's brain waves… Continue reading How I Rediscovered A Lost Dream Through Energy Work