>Healing can also be a state of mind, and loving kindness is a state of being that we can all benefit from on this planet. There is a book called The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci which explores the magnitude of this power in small daily acts that have big impact. The chapters explore different ways we can be kind to ourselves and others, from honesty to respect, and ending in joy (what else would be the concluding chapter?). A pleasure to read and to share, this book is a kind reminder of the power that can come from empathy, generosity, and service.

Another great book which can heal is Ask and It Is Given by Jerry and Esther Hicks. This book literally changed my life after I applied the principal of feeling to my intentions. The basic premise is that we can think and wish for things to manifest, but until we FEEL it, our thoughts do not have the power to create. The simple premise of being honest about how we truly feel and taking a small step toward a better feeling, is the basis of this book. If what you wish is unbelievable to your emotions, then ask yourself what would feel better AND be believable? So many books talk about manifestation, but these are the original authors of the principal that your emotions must be in alignment with joy and truth to create what you desire (more joy and truth).

Sometimes healing is needed by your body; for those of us who have any kind of muscle pain or soreness on a regular basis, Arnica Gold is one product that we must have in our medicine cabinet. This is the highest concentration (20x rather than the 1x sold at most health food stores) of the arnica montana flower that is available over the counter. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and they sell this to surgical offices for patients to apply after surgery to prevent scarring. Massage therapists use this on clients who have chronic pain and I prefer its’ nearly odorless formula over the less effective and smelly ointments we all grew up slathered with whenever we were achy. My massage therapist, Jessie, offers it for sale at his studio. They even have a smaller travel size that is refillable, so you can take it with you when you travel; you never know when you may need a touch of healing.