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Inspired Health Energy Medicine is a Holistic based wellness hub created out of Joy and Love and with a vision to bring conscious awareness to you through Powerful Energy Medicine & Coaching Sessions, Private Classes & Group Workshops.

If you are faced with physical illness, emotional turmoil, loss of a loved one, career-related stress and want to grow spiritually these sessions & programs will provide you with the boost you need to successfully move through your life transitions.
Immerse yourself in restorative, healing treatments and educational workshops and get on a path to maintain and increase your well being with consistent support through private sessions, talks, workshops & classes. Unique online and in person programs we help you focus your intentions, reclaim your health, your energy, and your life.
This is a platform to help you move to the next step of evolution and live life with joy, compassion and love as we all learn how to heal ourselves and others.

Find relief and discover Joy in your Life! Read on...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ahh... the Martyrdom!

November Newsletter

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Be Joyful with your "giving" time.


Oh yes, the martyrdom!
Well I was just sitting here minding my own business and this little idea popped in my head. I started thinking about all the things we do in life; the ones we enjoy and the one's we don't enjoy so much. I mean let's face it - for me writing a newsletter can be daunting some times. And it is also a lot of fun, once I get started. I just need to get there.
So this morning, it is Wednesday. For me and my kids that means late start at school - they don't have to be in at 7:15 am which means I have the choice of not getting up at 5:30 am to get things rolling. Except for... my daughter wants to be at school early to spend time with her friends! At 7:30 am! So today she took the bus. No breakfast from me. No lunch. She'll have hot lunch :-[ Ah, yes. Here kicks in the shame, guilt and disgust. If you know me a little, you'll have an idea of how adamant I am about good nutrition. This did not sit right with me.
But I welcomed the extra hour of staying under my covers all cozy and warm. Winter time seems to be especially hard on me. It's still dark outside and it's cold. And I am just not as driven to spring out of bed, enjoy my quiet time and then eventually start my day. My mornings include making breakfast and lunch for my kids, so they have something wholesome to eat in the morning and at school. When I think of the days, weeks, months and years that this routine has been in place. And yes, some mornings I'll think to myself: I wish I could sleep in.  Will they die if they have hot lunch once in a while? But then I get up and go about my usual routine of getting them ready for school. Sure, at this point they are old enough to make their own breakfast and lunch. But I love doing it for them. Or is it the part in me that wants to keep control of their life a little bit longer? Indeed, part of it is even my martyrdom kicking in. That little voice in the back of my head that reminds me of all that I do for others. BUT, here's the kicker. I ENJOY every moment of it. I guess this is part of my Mediterranean upbringing. It is gratifying to me and it brings me satisfaction. Sure I'll complain some times. I get overwhelmed. And the past few weeks have been very busy and tiring. So I welcomed the little bit of extra rest that was thrown my way this morning. And my daughter said: It's all good mom - lol. Erase my guilt ;-)
My point is, if the work that you do is fun, then it is ok. Perhaps it is soothing to your soul, it triggers your motherly care. It instills a routine in your life that keeps you feeling grounded. Then it's allowed. It awakens life in you. It feeds you crazy bones and keeps you smiling. Do it for yourself and by default others will benefit from it. It is like volunteer work. While we feel good giving our time to a good cause the people receiving our care benefit immensely. We all need something to do that expresses who we are. Be original. Be you. Express yourself to the max. And have fun with it. As long as it kindles that little spark in your heart that keeps you alive and kicking. Then it is ok.
Everything else will fall in place.

Halloween treats
 
...these were our Halloween snacks. Orange pumpkins, banana ghosts and apple/peanut butter lips.
Yes, we had some candy as well!

  
In celebration of YOU, 
Corinna ♥
Gray 
 

Monday, October 10, 2016

The importance of Color in our lives.



Does color affect our mood and our body?
As a kid I was always into painting and coloring, making collages and using color in every way possible in order to express myself. As an artist and an interior designer (part of my past explorations of life), I was also exposed to loads of color in my life. It wasn’t until a few years ago however that I started consciously paying attention to how certain colors affected me and realized that I could change the way I felt by adding specific colors to my daily routine.

This addition of color could come in the form of the foods I consumed, the colors I chose from my wardrobe, crystals I “played” with that day, wearing color glasses for a few minutes each day and even paying attention to what wall and furniture colors I was around at home and work. Investing some training in color therapy led me to become more knowledgeable on how color works and realize the depth of how it affects us in an emotional and energetic way.

Have you ever noticed that if you find yourself in a red room it is very hard to relax? But subtle blues can make you feel calm and serene. Yellow can be unsettling, Gold might inspire you to spend more $$ and black will drain your energy? Color can indeed dramatically affect moods, feelings and emotions. It is a language of the soul and affects us subconsciously in ways that are so subtle we often do not notice. Color is consistently used in the marketing and advertising world to attract us consumers, entice us to shop and tempt us to spend more money in goods. Certain colors are associated with increased appetite and metabolism – such as yellow for example. Yellow evokes energy and increases appetite. Does your stomach begin to growl when you pass those golden arches even if fast food is not your thing?  Other colors subconsciously give us the feeling of affordability – Orange might do the trick – can you think of a large chain depot that sells home goods? Pretty affordable right, if you do it yourself that is.  And White – ah the crisp, clean color of white that represents purity and innocence. That brings about a sense of calm and spirituality. But for some cultures like India it is a symbol of mourning worn at ceremonies held for honoring the dead.

It is a little researched topic but the fact is that all colors cause psychological reactions; the key is to be alert and notice how we are being affected in order to not be led without our consent. But what is it that causes color to have such a deep effect in our lives? While there is not extensive research into color psychology and Chromotherapy (the use of color for healing), we cannot deny from our own experiences that these dazzling pigments, to some extent, rule our lives. Some color systems such as Aura Soma and the Spectro-Chrome light therapy are gentle ways for bringing about balance and health to our fields. I have found that by means of exposing the body to specific color and light spectrums it is possible to aid our bodies in returning to a healthier and more balanced state.

If you were taught art in school you will remember that red, orange and yellow belong to the warm color spectrum. These colors can cause and signify high energy, anger, change, creativity as well as a feeling of warmth and safety. While blue, green and purple belong to the cool spectrum and can feel cold, distant, removed but also help us feel calm, serene, connected and perhaps indifferent.

According to a book by Ted Andrews on “How to Heal with Color”, here’s a quick breakdown of some of the colors and how they can assist us. Please do note however, that different persons and cultures might attribute different meanings for different colors:


White:

Since the color white contains the entire light spectrum it is strengthening to the system.  It is cleansing and purifying and can awaken creativity.  It stands for modernity and is often used to promote the honesty of a company. Can you think of a white apple symbol that signifies an honest company?

Black

Black contains the entire color spectrum and can be protective, grounding but could also cause depression so should be used sparingly. It should always be used in combination with another color as it can be very heavy. In the marketplace it is the color of sophistication and provides a sense of style.



Red

Red is a stimulating color – it awakens, activates and energizes. It strengthens the physical energy, is beneficial for colds and can help in treating poor circulation. In many ways red in a company log can lead to addictive use of products, but can also silently cause us to cease an action such as hitting the breaks at a Stop sign.


Orange

This is the color of relationships as well as joy and wisdom. It can help with healing depression since it is considered an uplifting color and can also be beneficial for the digestive organs. In the buying market this colors is associated with fairness and affordability.


Yellow

Yellow is a mental color. It is associated with knowledge and learning, excitement for life, confidence and optimism. Also great for treating depression but too much yellow can have the opposite effect and create nervousness instead. It also stimulates the appetite and hence used effectively in some fast food restaurants.

Green

One of the most predominant colors on the planet, it is very healing and balancing and increases our sensitivity and compassion. It is very soothing to the nervous system and promotes hope, faith and peace.  Green is also a color used in the market to represent eco-friendly choices and is usually more attractive to environmentally conscious customers.



Blue

As noted before blue is calming and relaxing. It is helpful to our respiratory system and it awakens our intuition. It can also be beneficial in awakening artistic expression and inspiration. In the business world it promotes trust and dependability. Often used by large corporations and those in the finance industry.  Patrons are 15 percent more likely to return to stores with blue color schemes than to those with orange color schemes, according to a 2003 study published in the Journal of Business Research.*
Indigo

These deeper shades of blue can be very healing on a physical and spiritual level. It is strengthening to the immune system and good for detoxification. It is also balancing to the brain hemispheres and its synapses. In the industry it is a color of royalty and status and in fashion an indigo, violet, burgundy shade may promote luxury and the need for an expensive look or a product that is a must to our collection even if the price is out of our range.


While all the above is general information on how color might influence our life, if you are looking to experience Chromotherapy as a health promoting treatment please make sure to seek an experienced practitioner to assist you. While color can be used for healing and balancing using color therapy without deep knowledge of the system may be harmful to your wellbeing. All above information is to be used as such – just information - and is in no way meant to direct you to remove yourself from the care of a qualified practitioner.


Should you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me.

In living color…

Corinna ♥

References
+ How to Heal with Color, Ted Andrews
 
·      - O'Connor, Z. (2011). Colour psychology and colour Therapy: Caveat emptor. Color Research & Application, 36 (3), p229-234. http://www.academia.edu/16361504/IMPORTANCE_OF_COLORS_AND_THEIR_IMPLEMENTATION

·        - Blue streetlights believed to prevent suicides, street crime. (2008, Dec. 11). The Seattle Times. Retrieved from http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/blue-streetlights-believed-to-prevent-suicides-street-crime/
- Color Psychology: - A critical review, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/20865770_Color_psychology_A_critical_review
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Monday, October 3, 2016

Time to go within - Are you ready for some rest?


This month in our
Healing Corner
  • Are you ready for fall? 3 tips to help you transition.
  • Reiki I workshop on November 13th, 2016
  • Allergy Class on October 15th, 2016
  • Special Offer/Coupon for October

Are you ready for Fall?
For us here in the Northern hemisphere nature is signalling her fall colors and reminding us that it is time to go within.


Summer was full of energy with the sun shining down, stimulating travels, feet wet in the ocean, fun times with the family and it is usually filled with a sense of excitement and accomplishment.
We are now a few days after the Autumnal Equinox and approaching a New Moon, affectionately called the Black Moon as it is the first moon of the fall that brings a ray of light and a new energy for the quieter months we are about to enter.

Yeah, it is time to go within!
 
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...and go outside and stomp on the leaves!

Here are 3 things that can help your transition
:
 
1. YOUR SPIRIT
Schedule consistent time to go within each day. Whether you call it meditation, quiet time, or a walk in the park, 15 - 30 minutes every morning can help you transition into the darker, colder mornings of 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Reiki I workshop - November 13th, 2016

Is it time to take charge of your life?

Do you find yourself running all day long and not having enough time to accomplish what you want?
Does stress, anxiety and depression run your life?
Energy Medicine can help you take control of your life and find joy once again.

Reiki I Workshop - History, Techniques, Benefits & Self Practice
There are no prerequisites to taking Reiki Level I. The workshops are open to all lay people interested in learning about energy medicine and supporting their own and their family's healing journey. Isn't time you took care of you? It is hard to give from an empty glass. The Reiki program is open to all groups of people, including health professionals, therapists, Spiritual Counselors, and anyone who would like to understand more about the energetic healing modalities and how the body works when in balance.
Join me for a fun, educational, hands on workshop on November 13th, 2016, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
 
Attunement, Manual & Certification included
Click here to register and reserve your spot.