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There is something about the wellness industry that is just transformational. First you start by taking the time to take care of your self in one small way, and then you find your self making more small choices in many areas of your life. A gift can turn into a journey of delightful proportions This is how I became involved in the wellness industry. In 2004 I was working for a large high tech firm in the vibrant city of Austin, Texas, and I received the gift of a massage for my birthday. Little did I know then that this massage would change my life! This single hour started a process in me to live differently, to think differently, to enjoy my...

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Do You Smudge?

Smudging is a practice to purify and protect Smudging has been part of spiritual rituals dating back thousands of years. We often smudge during workshops at Bliss. This "smudging" practice is the burning of herbs and other plants to create a sacred space. American Indians and other indigenous peoples hold smudging ceremonies in which sacred plants, such as cedar, lavender, sage, sweet grass, and yerba santa, are burned. In India resins like Frankincense or Myrrh are burned. We love the cleansing smoke of a smudge in the way that it bathes the body and purifies the spirit, restores balance and eliminates negative energy. Burning incense and diffusing essential oils can also serve to purify a space and lighten the mood. [caption id="attachment_15130" align="aligncenter"...

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