Kirsten Antony

Reflecting on Color Therapy

By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ This time of year, as the days get shorter and the nights get colder, we can find ourselves longing for longer and lighter days. Every season should be a celebration of life, and for these dark, winter days and nights, light and color have come to symbolize hope, love and […]

T’ai Chi and Longevity

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ As I sat with Rosa Lee Floyd, a 92 year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, she broke into song, “We Shall Overcome” and began to describe her remarkable life which included many years of service as a missionary in Africa, Deaconess of her church as well as playing a part […]

Mindfulness Practice During the Holiday Season

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ So true is it that some of the simple things in life are the things most enjoyed yet can be so elusive. For those of us that celebrate Christmas, the nativity story can be seen as simple. The Christ child is born in a manger and is born to […]

A Message of Peace and Gratitude at Thanksgiving

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for all the blessings in our lives. I would like to share this beautifully written Thanksgiving Address written by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy / Six Nations). I hope this message of peace rings true for many in our country and world at […]

Demystifying Energy Medicine

~ By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ Many people adhere to a Newtonian worldview and to the tenet that seeing is believing. Quantum Physics is turning that belief flipside and shows us that believing is seeing. Studies show that on a quantum level, an observer can affect what is reality. In other words, consciousness creates reality. […]

Guided Imagery and Visualization

~ By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ Whether it be emotional or physical pain that we are looking to ease, the statistics are alarming. One in six Americans take a psychiatric drug which may include anxiety medications and/or antidepressants. Depression happens to also be the leading cause of disability in the world. If that wasn’t shocking […]

Staying Hydrated This Summer

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ It is summer in Colorado and as temperatures soar, it is a good time to be reminded of the importance of hydration. Dehydration can occur when the amount of water consumed is less than the amount of water leaving our bodies. Many of us think of the importance of […]

Essential Oils and Foot Care

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Essential oils and the therapeutic use of, known as aromatherapy, have been used throughout history to help heal the body holistically. The field of aromatherapy has grown over the past few decades as well as all the products available on the market. Many people associate aromatherapy with fragrance and […]

A World Full of Dandelions

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Curious are the little yellow flowers popping up in lawns everywhere known as dandelions. For some, they are a nasty invasive weed. For others, they are a valuable medicinal herb. To many children of the world, they hold the power of granting wishes when the seeds are blown into […]

What is Neuropathy?

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ An extremely common question I get on a daily basis is “why do my feet tingle, feel numb, feel like they are burning and are painful?”  The answer is that those symptoms are common to a group of nerve disease or damage called neuropathies. Sometimes the feet may be […]

Gut Feelings

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ As plentiful as butterflies in the stomach, metonyms abound when describing how nerves can affect our “gut feelings”. Whether it be a “knot in the stomach” while awaiting news from a doctor, or a “punch in the gut” from receiving traumatic news, these emotional triggers are known as the […]

Laughter Yoga

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ How long has it been since you had a good laugh- a big, hearty belly laugh that made you feel great the rest of the day? If you are like many Americans, it has been too long. We all know laughing makes us feel better. Seriously, why don’t we […]

Sound Healing

~By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ The sweet sounds of a babbling brook. A tuning fork calibrated to 528 hz. Gregorian or Sanskrit chanting. Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum”. These examples listed above are a variety of sounds and music that can heal the body, mind and soul. They can be used as healing modalities known as music […]

Peace on Earth

~ By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ Peace on Earth is a sentiment we see so often this time of year. It is a sentiment many of us seek to express especially right now given the political climate and the devisiveness now seen all around the world. In many families across our country, family feuds have […]

Against the Grain

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N., C.R. ~ As many of us gather around the dinner table for the holidays this year, some of us may have noticed that menu planning for some of our guests have changed over the years. Gluten-free, Paleo and Vegan are not new diets in America, but more and more of […]