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This is What Doggie Reiki Looks Like by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine This very relaxed dog is Bailey. For her birthday this year, Bailey's generous human companions gave her the gift of a Reiki session with me. Lucky me! I love ... Read on »
Art Card Give-Away by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine As some of you know, in addition to posting on this blog, I also post my art on my other blog, Quiet Girl Gallery . I began that blog as a way to get myself creating art ... Read on »
Your Relationship to Time by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I've been slowly reading (savoring, really) Sarah Susanka's inspiring book The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters . I'm now at the section which ... Read on »
Masks by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I juggle a lot of identities and worlds. How about you? For instance, I'm a small business professional taking care of marketing and financial details; I am ... Read on »
Spring Cleaning by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine As you can see from the little changes with the design of this blog, I'm doing a bit of interior design and spring cleaning. I know it is not yet spring, but I am pret ... Read on »
Confidence by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine 9" x 12" collage painting: "Confidence," Courtney Putnam I made this piece in college, which was about ten years ago. In my "Dreams, Imaginat ... Read on »
Archetype Cards by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I just purchased Caroline Myss ' Archetype Cards . This colorful 80-card deck includes 74 archetype cards and six blank cards (for you to place your own ... Read on »
A Bit of Emotion by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine When I was a student at the Brenneke School of Massage, I had the opportunity to work with Heida Brenneke , the founder and then-president of the school. I took ... Read on »
Spring Special: Renewal by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I seem to be herb-centric these days. I hope that you don't mind. I have herbs and plants on my brain and sunshine in my heart. It's no wonder then that I chose ... Read on »
Herbaceous Essential Oils by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I send a big thank you to Juliet who provided such great information about herbs that grow well h e re in the northwest (see her enlightening contribution in the post ... Read on »
Herbaceous Green Thumbing by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Alright Seattle green-thumbers, it's time to think about happy green growing things. I tell you, even on gray days, playing with plants and dirt lifts my spirits. ... Read on »
Henna and Wax and New Friends by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Last night I hosted another art show at Rising Bird Healing Arts , and it was quite an event! Kara and Hawk Jones joined me for the festivities, providing th ... Read on »
What I Did During 15 Minutes of Sunshine by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine During a brief bit of sun yesterday (meaning about 15 minutes), I managed to plant a few spring things in the pots along my fence. Since I don't have much of a ga ... Read on »
April Happenings by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine April is finally here and with it comes many lov ely, creative opportunities and events (not to mention the general fabulousness of spring)! I hope to see you at my art s ... Read on »
Positive Touch by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine It's obvious, yet sometimes forgotten: giving positive touch for those who are rehabilitating and healing from physical trauma can be powerful medicine. This ... Read on »
The Healing Nest Newsletter is Here! by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Hello springtime friends, The Spring 2008 Issue of The Healing Nest Newsletter is hot off my computer (my keyboard and hands are still burning!) ... Read on »
My Reiki Master is on TV! by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Polly Klein, owner of Tonglen Healing Arts , trained me in Reiki years ago, and she continues to inspire me with her amazing work with animals. In addition to being a Reiki ... Read on »
Living the Creative Life by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new book (well, it's handsomely used) just arrived on my doorstep today. It's called Living the Creative Life: Ideas and Inspiration from Working Artists by Ri ... Read on »
Soul of Compassion by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Last night I attended a powerful "Muse Studio" with facilitator Alia Calendar. The theme of the evening was "Nature as a Force of Healing." Using soul collage tech ... Read on »
Before I Go To Sleep Tonight... by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine ...I will set an intention for waking up. I sometimes wake up a bit altered. Does this ever happen to you? I tend to have vivid dreams during sleep, an ... Read on »