Kirsten Antony

Foot Care as a Spiritual Practice

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~  “Walk as if you were kissing the Earth with your feet”.  This quote from Thich Nhat Hanh epitomizes the sacred nature of the feet and our interactions with the Earth.  It speaks to how we can walk in gratitude in this journey of life.  We can glean from this quote […]

The Frequency of Gratitude

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ As we gather around to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, things may appear different from years’ past.  We may be missing loved ones surrounding us in our homes, our dinner table may have a reduced bounty of delicious foods and our thoughts may gravitate toward the losses we have endured this […]

A Holistic Approach to Anxiety: Sound Healing

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Sound healing has been making quite the noise lately.  From yoga studios to sound baths to resonant chambers, ancient techniques known as sound healing are assisting in relieving stress and anxiety worldwide.  Through the use of music, instruments and through the power of our own voice, sound can be healing […]

A Holistic Approach to Anxiety: Mindfulness

By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ In numerous ways, pandemic of COVID-19 has affected us all worldwide.  Escalating feelings of anxiety are impacting the health and well-being of so many people.  By becoming aware of our beingness: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, we can learn techniques of mindfulness to help combat feelings of stress, worry or […]

Understanding Compassion Fatigue

By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ Compassion fatigue is a subject that has become increasingly relevant and is an important health issue to be aware of. It can affect those in caregiving professions as well as empathetic persons caring for other individuals in any capacity. Polina Rikoun Ph.D. received her doctorate degree at Harvard University in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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