08. October 2018
Thanksgiving is upon us once again! A time to celebrate and be thankful for all our friends and family we share our lives with! It is a time to be grateful for all we have and to share with others. As we celebrate with a delicious meal let us be mindful of all we have today. Enjoy a lovely walk with your family today and explore the local parts where you can see the fall colours and have a well deserved break. At Katsura Reiki we are thankful for all the support from our clients and look...
30. September 2018
Fall is here! Today you can feel the chill in the air the winds whipping around your face when you walk to the lake. Your cravings for cozy vegetable stews and hot pies increase! Take advantage of the season and enjoy all those local fall fairs and festivals in small towns across the province! Go apple picking/pumpkin picking and spend time with your families living in the moment and being mindful. Put the phone away for a bit and just enjoy the moment. As we approach the Thanksgiving weekend...
02. September 2018
Exploring Prince Edward County. Enjoying the summer weather out on a road trip to Prince Edward County. I tried out Slickers Ice Cream -which is delicious in Bloomfield..rhubarb with ginger...awesome.. I also stopped by Lake on the Mountain- a beautiful stop to just enjoy the water and the scenic views...so peaceful and very windy today! It was great to just relax and be in the moment..to think of nothing more than the next turn in the road... Practicing this mindfulness exercise is so...
14. July 2018
There are so many benefits to walking in lavender fields. There is the heavenly perfume which surrounds you, the lush green landscape of trees and and flowers. During a recent visit to one of the farms I was able to explore the nearby woods which led to another lavender field. It was fantastic. One can easily practice mindfulness while at a lavender farm as it really is a peaceful place. It also offers an opportunity to recharge, take a break and just enjoy some peace and quiet. Using a...
22. June 2018
As I explore more companion planting in the garden it seems so natural for the herbs-Mojito Mint and roses with lavender to grow together. The plants seem to thrive in this mixture and remain relatively pest-free. I am trying out new varieties of lavender from Richters in Uxbridge. So far Profusion Lavender is most impressive- an early bloomer- and it keeps on going. The French Lavender I grow in pots and store in the garage in the winter- and it has done outstanding this year too. It is just...
27. May 2018
As I write this blog I realize I lately have been the reluctant blogger. Often I find excuses, chores not to write my blog. With the delay in summer starting- the warm weather has only just arrived there have been so many chores to accomplish. Finding quick solutions- yes ready-made baskets at the garden store are an amazing quick fix, especially as the season is so short. I need great looking plants- thank you Witzkes Greenhouse in Courtice for your amazing flowers. I have been busy at...
02. April 2018
It has been a long winter and slowly signs of spring are emerging. Making changes and trying new things all come hand in hand with the new season. As we try to get fitter, learn new skills and explore new areas all of this is more appealing in the springtime. As we fill our bird feeders and watch nature from our windows it is important to still go out for a mindfulness meditation. Even a short one will be beneficial. As stress accumulates in our lives we need to explore new ways of dealing with...
06. February 2018
As we fight the bitter cold we look for ways to stay warm and fill up on comfort foods. Now is the time to enjoy those carbs! It is harder to get outside to exercise this time of the year, so it is often a good excuse to head to the mall. When the days are not too frigid, it is great to go outside if even for a brief walk to clear your mind and practice some mindfulness. As I take fresh photos for my blog today I was briefly outdoors. The cool air is refreshing and clears the debris from your...
17. January 2018
As we look outside our window and see the snow coming down it does look pretty. However, January is a difficult month as there is a lot of pressure to change. Whether it is to change your outlook, career, relationships all are evaluated in January. We take stock of our lives and decide what we want to make better. It is often during this time of change that we become less optimistic. The weather and light levels definitely alter our moods. That is why when it is a bright, sunny, very cold...
27. December 2017
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season! As we enter this deep freeze weather now is a good time for organization as the new year approaches. It is a time for tossing out all those extra things that clutter our closets and houses. It is also a time for reflection and meditation. Take some time for yourself and reflect on how the year was for you. What would you like to change that happened this past year? How can you make 2018 an even better year for you? Now is a good time to start...

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