A rare find

When you find someone or something special that is unique, you may refer to it as a rare find. On a recent trip to Grand Rapids to visit relatives, they took us on a tour of the city and surrounding areas. Before we left the house, they told us of something special that they were…

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Acceptance

Acceptance There is one thing that you can count on throughout life and that is change. Nothing stays the same. Change can be trivial, or shattering. With that comes resistance to accept unwelcomed situations and unwanted outcomes. What I have learned from resisting acceptance is that it causes agitation and unhappiness within.  Being accepting of…

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Taking care of our graduates

It’s high school graduation time! This rite of passage event can create many emotions for the graduate. Even though it’s been 40+ years since I’ve graduated from high school, I remember the feelings of fear, excitement, and uncertainty of my future. Just as those fears were my reality way back then, many of the graduating…

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We’ve all made mistakes

You’re having a really busy day, driving from place to place, you didn’t plan ahead and you’re hungry. You pull into the nearest fast food drive thru and place your order. You pull up to the window, pay for your meal and drive home as quickly as you can to devour your food. You get…

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Push through it

When was the last time you tried something new for the first time? Were you good at it? Were you satisfied with the results? More importantly, will you try it again? Have you ever heard the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again?”  Let’s say that you decide to take up a…

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Practicing patience

“True patience is the ability to remain calm and composed in the face of difficulties, challenges, or frustrations without losing one’s temper, becoming anxious, or giving up. It involves being able to endure hardship or delay without becoming irritated, frustrated or angry.” How many of you read that and thought, yeah, right, who actually can…

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The I AM retreat

Susan and Denise have been hosting an I AM retreat for about a year. The retreats were always held once a month during the winter at Denise’s house in a Saturday from 9am-3pm. On Monday mornings after the retreat was held, Susan and Denise would come into work smiling and say how wonderful the retreat…

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Hybrid Health

Oftentimes, we will get new clients at Healing Waters that are frustrated with Western medicine. They don’t feel heard or they’ve been put into a category of “you’ll just have to live with it.” They’ve tried numerous medications but nothing seems to help. We understand the frustration behind that and also know that there is…

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Inner Peace

I am a person who likes to read quotes, sayings or short stories. I especially like to read things that cause me to reflect and see where I’m falling short. I like to apply these messages to myself for encouragement, positivity and to shift things so I can be the best version of me.  I…

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How important is a dash

What makes up a year? 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds We measure things in years. Things like how old you are, when you got married, when you bought your first house, when someone died, when you moved, when you got your first job, or a new job, and…

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