Alternative Universe

Have you ever tried reiki? Or experienced a sound bath? Had a human design reading? What about a natal chart reading?

Haven’t even heard of any of these? You’re not alone.

Over the past year and a half, I’ve tried a number of practices, including all of the above. Five years ago, I would have laughed if someone would have told me I would actively seek out these alternative practices – they seemed too new age, flower crown at Coachella, monk on a mountain…I can go on and on with the stereotypes.

And then…

Early last year, a former colleague invited me to an event at Saffron and Sage, a local holistic wellness center. I read the description of the services offered and my first reaction was to politely decline. But after some coercing from my husband, I decided to attend and participated in my first sound bath. It opened up my world and inexplicably left me in tears. (Not the wailing kind, the pretty ones).

My next series of posts will break down each of these alternative/holistic therapies and my experiences with them. I’ll share which ones I’ve incorporated into my self-care routines and which ones I’ve passed on. My hope is that I can help demystify these practices and encourage others to give them a try.

For my first post in the series, we’ll explore sound baths…

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