Kirsten Antony

Flower Power: The Rose

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Long before humans took their first step on the earth, growing and flourishing next to currently extinct flora, fauna and animals, was the rose.  Fossilized evidence show that the rose is one of the oldest flowers to bloom on Earth, early as 35 million years ago.  The rose has endured […]

​Flower Power: Lavender

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Certain fragrances have a way of transporting us to different places and time.  Lavender is a timeless fragrance that has the power to commandeer our senses. It may carry us off to a dreamy landscape where we may frolic through the fields of purple and bask in the warm summer […]

Exploring Energy Medicine: Vocal Toning

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Since the beginning of human history, people have been using sounds to heal, manifest, communicate, express and create.  Sound is a source of creation and manifestation and we all have the ability to create our reality through what we vocalize.  We communicate out to the world around us, but we […]

Exploring Energy Medicine: Breathwork

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Just breathe.  These are two incredibly powerful words that can transform your health.  Seize the moment right now and just focus on your breathing.  Take an inhalation through your nose deep into the depths of your belly.  Feel the power of your inhalation.  Feel the power of your exhalation. Repeat […]

Exploring Energy Medicine: Healing Touch

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Mystics and healers have always acknowledged the interconnectedness and oneness of reality.  This entanglement between all things is being revealed through the science of quantum mechanics.  Quantum mechanics exposes the fact that what we see as reality is far more mysterious and miraculous than anything we can imagine.  Through our […]

Exploring Energy Medicine: Reflexology

By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ The universe is governed by balance.  Everything living seeks balance and homeostasis to sustain life.  The human body seeks this harmony through the regulation of our energy, what some refer to as Qi, or life force energy.  Our bodies are truly a miracle- we are light and energy dancing to […]

Diabetic Foot Care

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is on the rise worldwide.  Complications can arise from diabetes and affect the body from the head (retinopathy) to the toes (neuropathy) and many of the systems in between.  Type 2 diabetes occurs when it becomes difficult for the body to metabolize […]

Connecting with Mother Nature

By  Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ We celebrate Earth Day this year on April 22nd.  Reduce, reuse and recycle continue to be important components to bring awareness to the environmental movement in caring for the planet.  There is also a need for a deeper level of awareness that most indigenous people of the world have always […]

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 […]