The Place Chicopee will be moving in at 362 Front Street Chicopee.

I will be renting a room at a well established office, at 362 Front Street in Chicopee, with 4 well experienced massage therapists. Office opening pending licence.

Office owner, and full time massage therapist Tony Shannon,

Kristen Theil, Bryan Thayer, and Mary O’Connor.

I will be offering Massage, Reiki, CranioScaral Therapy, and Ashiatsu/Thai Massage, HotStone, and Crystal Massage by Appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Monday nights I will be offering small classes on Yoga, meditation, and massage, with a focused on Heart Resonance.

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Showing off My Sprouts

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I thought I would show off a little at Epic Skill Swap, and make a sprout salad for the Friday night pot luck. I forgot, then started the seeds a little to late.

The new plan! 

I’ll bring the sprouting seeds, so everyone can watch them grow! They should be ready to eat by Sunday.

Hey, I might be sharing a skill this year after all!

I taught massage last year.

I could also assist at Christine’s yoga class.

I could also give a demo on wire art, with beads.

Or maybe I’ll help the massage teacher, I sure needed Christine’s help last year!

http://www.epicskillswap.org/

Proof the Universe conspires on your behalf.

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What stories do you tell yourself everyday? Have strong feelings about it? Very powerful! This can bad…..or good!

Try this one on. Every time something goes your way say,

“Proof the Universe conspires on my behalf!”

or

“Proof the Universe loves me!”

Imagine what your subconscious mind will do with that! Really. Imagine it. When you start to get excited, FEEL it.

If you don’t believe in the Universe, you could say God instead ;).

Diane’s version of yoga.

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I’ve been questioning my style of teaching in yoga. ‘I’m not like other teachers’ , my inner critic will say. I do not feel the strength as a yoga teacher, that I feel as a massage therapist. I love yoga, and love teaching, however teaching yoga does not light me up the way teaching Reiki used to. It does not light me up the way giving a massage does. 

I’m looking at the reasons I wanted to teach yoga, and they were never to be like other yoga teachers. It was to have an audience to do guided meditation, and include the body. The body is where we store old beliefs, old programs, and energetic body armor. 

I might change

Yoga with Guided Meditation

to 

Create Change Classes with Guided Mediation, and Body Movement. 

I think it will feel more like ME. More like something I feel passionate about. 

Cheese Steak Salad

I know this is obvious, but you can turn any of your favorite sandwiches into a salad. It makes it much it lower in carbs, and much better for anyone diabetic, or insulin resistant.

I sauteed the onions, peppers, and mushrooms in one pan.

In the second pan I fried the shaved steak. As soon as I flipped the steak, I turned off the pan, and added a slice of cheese. 

I used baby Romaine lettuce, and ranch dressing. 

It was delicious! Not missing the bread at all.

I have 26 years of experience of being diabetic, and I’m trained as a hypnotherapist, massage therapist, and yoga teacher. If you live in the Chicopee Imagearea, and want some help, book a massage, or come to yoga class. 

Good for diabetes, strawberry shortcake

blog 006Coconut flour biscuit, Greek yogurt, and fresh local strawberries.

This recipe for biscuits from http://glutenfreehomemaker.com/coconut-flour-biscuits/ is not only gluten free, it is also high in protein, and low in carbs. The Greek yogurt adds more protein. I really like the plain Cabot Greek yogurt.

For a diabetic, the protein slows down the intake of carbs, and the reduces the spike in blood sugar after eating. For someone with insulin resistance, the protein prevents the insulin spike. Either way it helps to stabilize the blood sugar.

Massage, and yoga can also help!

Low carb for a diabetic, week 2

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At the start of week 2, I lost about 5 pounds, my blood sugar is the best I’ve ever seen it, and I’m learning to adjust some things.

This is my coffee. I learned that I don’t really like heavy cream in my coffee, and whole milk in my coffee, is where I want to put my carbs. I also notice that if I add cinnamon, I can cut down on the Stevia, just 3 drops. Cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar, as well as being very tasty. I put the cinnamon in before frothing the milk, it blends it right in, instead of sitting in clumps on the top.

Yesterday my son Nathan made a cake for his stepmother’s birthday. He cut the top off the cake to frost it. It reminded me of mother, who baked cakes to sell. As a child it was treat to get those little pieces of cake. I ate a few bites of the cake. It tasted WAY to sweet to me. My taste buds are getting used to less sweet. I threw the rest in the trash. It was still just a little warm. As I was throwing it in the trash, I knew I was committed to doing things differently. It felt really good.

Curry Chicken Salad, with Broccoli Slaw

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If you put some effort into eating low carb, it can be very good food! I buy organic rotisserie chicken. This time I used some of the breast meat for Chicken Ceasar Salad, with homemade dressing, capers, and olives. No croutons.

Second dish, curry chicken salad. I pulled the chicken off the bones, and put it in the food processor with celery (onion would also be an option, or scallions would even be better!), add mayo, and curry powder. I topped it with fresh sprouts (I sprout them…another blog).

The salad is also my recipe. I use broccoli slaw. The dressing is mayo, cider vinegar, and a sprinkle coconut sugar. I book bacon, and then chopped onion in the bacon fat. That gets added to the slaw, and then I topped it off with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sliced almonds. Image

Low Carb Eating, and Diabetes

I started taking Amino Acids a few weeks ago, in an attempt to feel better more consistently. In these changing times, I get very high mood highs, and when the shadow shows up, it feels pretty awful in contrast!

The very first thing I noticed, was my blood sugar dropping. After a week of chasing lows, which means eating quick carbs, I felt fat! I slowly decreased my basil rate, which is the rate of insulin being given throughout the day. I went from a total 14 units per day, to a total of 12. Pretty good right?

Now to get rid of this extra belly. I started eating very low carb, and notice two big things.

First, a massive headache! Because of the extra sugar always in my blood, I have a problem with yeast. I’m sure I’m going through die off. Added extra Probiotics, starting drinking more water.

Second, and this is the exciting part, I went from taking a total of 45-55 units of Insulin a day, (basil and bolus combines) to 16-17 units! My blood sugar normally goes up after eating, until the Bolus for the food intake has time to work. It is why Diabetics wait 2 hours after eating to check. I’m barely taking any Boluses, and not getting the spike after eating. My blood sugar is almost normal, all the time.

There are carbs I really enjoy, and the thought of giving them up entirely is sad, however I have to ask myself if it would be worth the benefits of less Insulin, less yeast growth, and over all Imagestable blood sugar.

Wouldn’t it be cool if__________?

I’m on personal mission of spiritual ascension. What do you think the difference between spiritual enlightenment, and knowing yourself on all levels of consciousness is?

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could learn to use your consciousness on levels, to grow on all levels?

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could use your imagination to create change, on all levels of consciousness?

Wouldn’t it be cool.if you kept going up into the super consciousness, if we were all connected, and just by using your imagination, you could create change in the world?

Wouldn’t it be cool if you had a great idea, you could just look at what other people were saying, and writing, and find out it was already happening? Wouldn’t it be cool if no one was looking for credit, because everyone knew it was for the greater good?

Wouldn’t it be cool if every time you felt love, for anyone, or anything, it created change?

Wouldn’t it be cool if every time you felt your own personal bliss, it send out waves of bliss to anyone who cared to tune in?

Wouldn’t it be cool if the less you felt you were working, and the more you felt you were loving, the better it was for everyone?

Wouldn’t it be cool if I started sharing my musing, and other people chimed in with their imagination?

Wouldn’t it be cool if it became a network of support?

Wouldn’t it be cool if you added what you imagine would be cool?Image