3 Simple Ways to Embrace the New Moon and New Beginnings

New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest. What matters is that you’re committing yourself to your vision, and open to receiving guidance, healing, and support from Spirit.

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Like the tides, the Moon ebbs and flows, a rhythm that women understand intimately. New Moons are a blank page on which to speak your dreams out loud, and Full Moon are for taking action and celebrating the fruit of your efforts.

How to embrace the energy of a New Moon…

  1. Meditation is a perfect way to connect with the energy of the new moon and new beginnings. Before your meditation set an intention. Think of a situation you have been trying to figure out and ask for insight to come to you during your meditation. The Loving Kindness Meditation is a 27 minute guided meditation available to you always. Click here to meditate, http://msi-healing.com/meditation
  2. Start a lunar (evening) and solar (morning) routine. The start and end of your day are perfect for mentally preparing yourself and reflection. A great way to incorporate an easy morning ritual is to pick a daily affirmation and tape it to your water bottle for the day. Such as ‘peace joy love’ and tape it to the bottom of your water bottle. Dr. Emoto states clearly that water with the most suitable high energy information could result in improvements in health and well being. In the evening take time to pamper yourself. Pick one pampering gift for yourself like making a cup of tea, facial, a walk or bubble bath.
  3. When no intentions come: Think of the essence of what’s come up. It might be as simple as, “more fire, water, earth or air.” Or, the powerful act of surrendering to your highest good, and letting spirit do the rest.

Big Things Often Start With Small Beginnings. Happy New Moon To You!

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Creating a Sacred Space

As the heavens open up to a new energy of resolution and developing new healthy skills, we launch a wonderful goodbye to our recent mercury retrograde.

Yes, with all it’s lessons and surprises we can truly grow and mature into our wisdom filled journey, we call life.  I have personally found new and profound insights from this retrograde.  With new constituents, resources, healing energies and courage to pursue and develop MSI is such profound and empowering ways.

The certainty of  Meditation and focusing on opening our minds to the great knowing that the universe and the Creator will definitely provide interesting challenges, however, these opportunities can give us our most loving gifts of wisdom, healing and of joyful insights.  We will see through the fog and realize the gifts we have to offer and also find friends who will support our healthy body mind and spirit and even help us to share our gifts and great purpose to the world.

This retrograde was about seeing the value of our values and to pursue the extension of those values through people, places, and even new inventions or discoveries we develop and  give to the world.  All done in a wisdom filled way and a loving way for ourselves and others

We celebrate with you and would love to hear about what you have experienced, learned and plan to gift to the world.   We look forward to hearing from you – many many blessings namaste !!!

– Morning Meditation Message from Billie Topa Tate.  Learn more about her classes, private appointments and services please contact the MSI Wellness Center 847-866-0505.

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FUN IN THE SUN | Vitamin D

As summer is fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about a semi-controversial subject….the sun! Worshiped by Aztecs and later by extreme tanning
enthusiasts, the glowing orb that fuels our little planets energy systems, is a vital part of
the human body’s well being.
I am not advocating exposing yourself continuously to the harsh UV rays of the sun until
your skin is either burnt to a crisp or cured as a leather, but what I am saying is that
sunlight in moderation is not only good for you, but necessary for optimal well-being.

How UVB Rays Are Good For You:

The UVB rays in the sun (the very same rays that cause sunburn) cause the body to
synthesize a certain chemical, that is present in the skin, into Vitamin D. Vitamin D
actually works in the body as a hormone. It helps the body with the absorption of
calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D also helps protect the body from autoimmune and
certain female organ cancers. It also helps with mood regulation, one of the reasons
people often suffer from SADD is due to the lack of sunlight in the winter months.

Ways To Get Your Daily Vitamin D:

While there are many factors that prevent people from getting the vitamin D necessary
from the sun alone (sunscreen, fully covered in clothing, smog, etc), it is important to
accept this simple gift mother nature has to offer and try to spend 15 min a day in the
unfiltered light. For any deficiencies of vitamin D, there are lots of fortified foods and
supplements. If you are worried that you may be deficient in vitamin D, you can always
ask your doctor for a simple blood test to find out.

Vitamin D Healthy SummerSo get outside and enjoy the weather! And remember, the simplest sun protection,
comes from what you eat. Eat the rainbow, getting full antioxidant support to fight off
free radicals.

Upcoming Class: Intuitive Eating and Cravings July 26th Sunday 10-11:30am

Register early to receive 25% off  http://msi-healing.com/event-registration?ee=1079

About the Author:

nutrional healthy eatingLeslie Kemp, CHHC. I have been actively involved in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years. I graduated from The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in 2000 as a massage therapist.  This journey led me to also study aromatherapy, Thai bodywork, and Reiki. In my quest for studying and sharing healing modalities the missing component in my tool belt seemed obvious.  Hippocrates said it best, “Let food be they medicine and medicine be thy food.” So I attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. During my training, I studied over 100 different dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.

I am a member of The International Association for Health Coaches. In my practice, I work with women who have lost their spark to help them get their sass back by empowering them to make lifestyle choices that will allow them to thrive.

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What is a Light Therapy Infrared Body Wrap

MSI Wellness Center is very excited to welcome our Light Therapy machine which provides an Infrared Body Wrap that can rejuvenate skin, reduce cellulite, assist in weight loss, and detoxify the body.  We can also customize your treatment to meet your goals and help you tone the parts of the body you want to focus on.   The Infrared Body Wrap helps to relieve pain from joins, muscles, inflammation and arthritis all of this while laying down and relaxing.  Our Light Therapy machine is from Barcelona Spain and FDA approved with great benefits for a fit and toned body.

Benefits of Light Therapy:

  • Helps tone muscle and cleanses the lymphatic system
  • Aids in weight loss by metabolishing  fat cells in muscle, especially in mid-section, hips, thighs
  • Works with muscle and bone pain
  • Helps with inflammation
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Stimulates the metabolism

How Does The Light Therapy Work:

The Light Therapy system uses short and long infrared  wavelength 8,000 anstroms penetrating the dermis, hypodermis and the deeper fat layers, to stimulate adipocyte metabolism and to improve circulation.  Penetrates the subcutaneous level stimulating adipocyte metabolism and improving circulation.  Infrared energy body temperature increases and stimulates metabolism.  Thermolipolysis is a fat burning process, the increased thermolipolytic action of the light therapy wroks from the deep fat layers to the superficial tissue (dermis). Each treatment is 45 min and is recommended to be performed twice a week for up to 10 weeks depending on the client’s target goals or problems

What is Light Therapy Infrared Body Wrap?

Light Therapy  is a system that uses short and long infrared waves, penetrating the dermis, hypodermis and the deeper fat layers, to stimulate adipocyte metabolism and to improve circulation. Six independently controlled silicone bands house the infrared filaments and the client is bathed evenly with the light therapy. The treatment is very comfortable and relaxing.

What is Thermolipolysis?

Thermolipolysis is the fat burning process, which is activated by the increased body temperature and metabolic rate. The increased thermolipolytic action of the infrared works from the deep fat layers to the superficial tissue layers (dermis).

What are the procedures during Thermo  Light Therapy treatment?

By making use of infrared technology, our Light Therapy machine creates thermolipolysis and offers a rapid treatment giving spectacular results in  toning the body, weight and inch loss. Each treatment lasts around 45 mins and is recommended to be performed twice a week for up to 10 weeks depending on the client’s expectations or problems.

Is it painful?

Absolutely not. The intensity of the treatment is regulated by the therapist and generates a feeling of warmth, comfort and relaxation.

Does it help when treating cellulite?

Thermo Light Therapy  acts on all the different skin layers including the dermis and hypodermis where cellulite is located. Water retention problems causing swelling of the adipocytes are improved through thermotherapy and blood and lymphatic circulation is increased. Light Therapy is an excellent complement to non-invasive mechanical body contouring techniques such as Endomassage®.

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Can it replace a diet?

A organic, plant based diet, with a good use of fiber is recommend , plus exercise to keep flushing fat cells and toxins out of the body.  It is important for 48 hours after your treatments you drink a lot of water and exercise to see the best benefits.

The pounds lost are from thermolipolysis, (infrared heat penetrating deep into the tissue to break down fats into a more liquid form, as you perspire the blood vessels dialate and allow a waxy yellow body secretion containing excess bodily water, toxins and fats) the resulting weight loss will remain after the treatment. Thermo Light Therapy  provides a technological attack on dimpled thighs, tummies, arms, and derrières via infrared thermal energy absorbed through the skin penetrating from between 1.5 to 2 inches of inner tissue.

Thermo Light Therapy Morfologic Body Wrap is also utilized as a complement of therapeutic treatments to relieve pain in bones, joints and muscles. The anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic actions of thermotherapy help to reduce swelling and get rid of toxins, providing a relaxing effect. The dry and penetrating heat is useful in relieving both the cause and the symptom of pain.

Click here to schedule your session to experience the benefits today 847-866-0505.

Session duration     45 minutes

Session cost           $65

5 session package  $500

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*The Infrared Body Wrap is a fully clothed treatment.   Wear a comfortable long sleeve shirt and sweatpants or yoga pants.

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Give Yourself the Present of Presence

One of the best things you can do for your overall well being is to remain active and accountable for your own health choices. By this, I mean many of us go about the day mindlessly and simply going through the motions. We get hungry. We eat. We get thirsty. We drink. Tired? Sleep. But where is the enjoyment, the zest, the LIFE, in that way of living?

My suggestion for you is to, as much as you are able, to stay in the moment with your choices.

It is very easy to get a bag of chips and soda from the vending machine or a donut from the break room if you are absent minded and simply responding to your body’s queues of hunger and thirst. But if you are present and in the moment, you may realize that what you truly need is a glass of water and some sliced veggies and hummus instead. OR if you really want chips and soda, at least you can be in the moment with it and truly enjoy it.

Staying Accountable With Your Actions:

What I mean by accountable is if you are making choices absently, it is easier to pretend that it is out of your control. You ate the donuts because you don’t have will power or time or everyone else was eating them. You have removed your own responsibility for yourself.

But if you are truly present, you are naturally in control of your own actions and you can make choices fully aware of their benefits.

So take a deep breath and look around. We were blessed with five senses to experience this beautiful world. Enjoy!

Enjoy Our Intuitive Eating Video:

Register Now For Our Next Intuitive Eating Class And Receive 25% OFF!

Intuitive Eating and Cravings with Leslie Kemp

Description:

Every body is different and each body changes throughout our lives as we age, face
different stresses, embark on new and exciting challenges both physically and mentally,
and simply as our knowledge of the world and likes and dislikes evolve. So how do we
learn to feed our unique and beautiful, one of a kind body when it seems that all the
nutrition advice we are reading and hearing is contradictory? We learn to listen to our
own bodies. With all the hustle and bustle that life has to offer many people have
forgotten how to do just that. That is the purpose of this class. To teach you how to get
back to the basics of listening to and feeding your body in the most optimal, efficient, yet
still enjoyable way.

Learn How to:
The basic principals of bio-individuality
What a “craving” really is
Deconstruct your food cravings
The difference between primary and secondary nutrition
How to stop sabotaging yourself through diet

Click here to Register

 

nutrional healthy eatingAbout the Author:

Leslie Kemp, CHHC. I have been actively involved in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years. I graduated from The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in 2000 as a massage therapist.  This journey led me to also study aromatherapy, Thai bodywork, and Reiki. In my quest for studying and sharing healing modalities the missing component in my tool belt seemed obvious.  Hippocrates said it best, “Let food be they medicine and medicine be thy food.” So I attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. During my training, I studied over 100 different dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.

I am a member of The International Association for Health Coaches. In my practice, I work with women who have lost their spark to help them get their sass back by empowering them to make lifestyle choices that will allow them to thrive.

Spring Your Body Into Clean | Healthy Changes

As we now enter Spring in full force, it is a good time to clean out the winter cobwebs, not just in our homes, but our bodies as well. Through the winter people tend to nourish themselves with comfort foods. These heavier foods are appealing especially for those of us that live in cold climates. As Spring settles in and we head into the warm months, it’s good to clean out and lighten up a bit. There are many ways to do this from the extreme cleansing enthusiasts who jump into a multiple day juice cleanse to the more gentle spirit who simply incorporates more water daily to help flush those hard working kidneys.

Here are a 5 ways you can help move your body into the next season:

  1. Eat fresh greens: Baby greens, dandelion greens, baby kale and chard.
  2. Berries, berries, and more berries: As the lush variety of berries begin to come into season, enjoy! They are full of antioxidants and are extremely cleansing to help you flush out the winter doldrums.
  3. Asparagus: Go ahead and risk the stinky pee. Your kidneys will thank you! This natural diuretic has anti-inflammatory properties that make it perfect for a spring fling.
  4. fresh airAnd of course hydrate: Drink plenty of water to help flush winter and any accumulated toxins out of your body. Make your water fun by adding, cucumbers, lemons, any citrus combination, or berries. The possibilities are endless.
  5. And finally, get outside and move: Walk, bike, or whatever your outdoor pleasure…After being cooped up indoors for all winter, your skin will love the sun. Your lungs will love the are. And your whole body, head to toe will love the increased circulation.

Most of all, enjoy the new season!

Eating for Beauty Class:
Join Leslie Kemp on April 12th Sunday 10am – 11:30am.  Learn about the top “beauty foods” and the techniques to maximize the beauty of health.  Click here for more information, http://msi-healing.com/event-registration?ee=975.

About the Author:

nutrional healthy eatingLeslie Kemp, CHHC. I have been actively involved in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years. I graduated from The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in 2000 as a massage therapist.  This journey led me to also study aromatherapy, Thai bodywork, and Reiki. In my quest for studying and sharing healing modalities the missing component in my tool belt seemed obvious.  Hippocrates said it best, “Let food be they medicine and medicine be thy food.” So I attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. During my training, I studied over 100 different dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.

I am a member of The International Association for Health Coaches. In my practice, I work with women who have lost their spark to help them get their sass back by empowering them to make lifestyle choices that will allow them to thrive.

Quick Health Tip | 5 Breaths

Health Quick Tip By Leslie Kemp
MSI Instructor

One of the simplest things you can do that will have a dramatic effect on your dietary experience is to take 5 deep breaths before eating a meal or snack. This simple technique can be applied anywhere, anytime.

 

 

 

Benefits of taking 5 deep breaths before eating a meal or snack…

  •  It will allow you to connect with your food, bringing focus and added enjoyment to your meal. With this connection you are more likely to taste what you are eating and because you are more aware and centered in your body, you will better be able to gauge when you are full or still hungry so as not to over or under eat. As a nice side effect, being connected with your core, helps you to naturally make wiser choices while feeding your self. Remember anywhere you add breath, you add awareness.
  • Centering and calming your self before eating, will also aid indigestion. A
  • Relaxed system, with increased oxygen flow, is more receptive to nutrient absorption and less likely to experience indigestion.

So relax, breath, and bon appetite!

Eating for Beauty with Leslie Kemp April 12th Sunday 10am – 11:30am

Beauty is found in health. The by product of healthy diet is bright eyes, glowing skin, healthy hair,  and a normalized body weight whether that means a size 0 or size 12. Learn about the top “beauty foods” and the techniques to maximize the beauty of health.

Topics Covered …

*List of “Beautifying” foods, nutritional information as to why they have this affect.
*Recipes to utilize these ingredients
*Body image and its impact on diet
*Emphases on Health being Beauty

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About Leslie Kemp:
nutrional healthy eatingLeslie Kemp, CHHC. I have been actively involved in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years. I graduated from The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in 2000 as a massage therapist.  This journey led me to also study aromatherapy, Thai bodywork, and Reiki. In my quest for studying and sharing healing modalities the missing component in my tool belt seemed obvious.  Hippocrates said it best, “Let food be they medicine and medicine be thy food.” So I attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. During my training, I studied over 100 different dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.

I am a member of The International Association for Health Coaches. In my practice, I work with women who have lost their spark to help them get their sass back by empowering them to make lifestyle choices that will allow them to thrive.

 

IET Training Chicago

What is IET Training? | Integrated Energy Therapy Illinois

IET stands for Integrated Energy Therapy, literally integrating the healing energy of the angels into a hands on therapy. Angel energy is the energy of compassion and love.  IET is for everyone who wants to learn more about energy medicine and energy flow. This 8 hour training course is not only for Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) but also for Moms, dads, nurses, and teachers. Everyone can benefit from this gentle self-care tool.    These techniques work because they are so gentle, loving and easy. You can just relax and let the angels do the work.

 What you will learn in the IET training course at MSI Wellness Center:

  • The 9 cellular memory centers. These are similar to the chakras and aligned with acupressure points. These points hold energy and these energies can be either restrictive or expansive. For example: The shoulder point. In this system, the restrictive energy is the should(s) and the shouldn’t(s) carrying the weight of the world or burdens.
  • The expansive angel energy is Faith and Freedom it brings. The healing energy of freedom releases the shoulders and lightens your burdens.
  • You will receive an attunement to the Angelic Violet Ray. The attunement is a gentle process where you receive energy and information that empowers you to do this angel healing on yourself and others.
  • How to practice and learn an easy step by step process to connect to the heart of the angel and channel this wonderful energy of compassion.
  • A 10 minute empowerment for your own healing. This 10 min. angel empowerment can easily be done daily to promote peace and loving kindness.

An added bonus to the IET Course:

The best part of the class is that you will be enabled to give and receive a full IET session. The angels remind us that giving is receiving. So just relax and allow the angels do the work.  You get to relax on the table and receive a full session followed by your turn to practice your skills and give a session as well. It is so fun and relaxing and empowering.

Angel medicine is so gentle, so joyful, so loving and it is for everyone.

I have been working in the healing field for 17yrs as a massage therapist and yoga teacher and about 8 yrs ago, I added energy medicine to my practice. First with Reiki and more recently the angel medicine, IET. – IET Master Teacher – Jill Kempner

Feel free to contact MSI with any and all questions to see if this course is for you now.
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Watch a video from Jill Kempner inviting you to join her for IET Training.

All are welcome. All are known. All are loved. – Angel Message.

How To Help A Loved One During Transition

The loving healing energy of the Reiki Symbols has assisted in the healing process of the mind body spirit for years. Reiki Phowa teachings are a beautiful use of the Reiki Principals and Symbols to assist others in the process of transitioning from this physical lifetime. As Reiki Symbols bring peace and serenity to the spirit, a Reiki Phowa session is used to assist someone in the process of their transitioning or someone who has already transitioned. Reiki Phowa will assist in elevating the essence of one’s spirit allowing for the process of transitioning to be an experience which is lovingly peaceful with less resistance.

When you touch someone’s life – it is a privilege.
When you touch someone’s heart – it is a blessing.
When you touch someone’s mind – it is an honor.
When you touch someone’s soul – it is a triumph.
When you touch someone’s spirit – it is a miracle.
Dr Jeff Mullan

Next Reiki Phowa Course In Illinois:

Reiki Phowa taught by Chuck Killman opens opportunities to assist in one of the most sacred processes we as human beings experience.  These teachings are offered in a one day training on February 27 Saturday 10am -3pm.

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The 4 types of situations where Reiki Phowa can assist are:

  • Someone currently undergoing the physical death process
  • Someone who has physically transitioned (regardless of passage of time)
  • Someone who has asked for help in preparing before the time of death
  • Someone who experienced the death process in an accident or abrupt event

It is an Honor to share the journey in the sacred process of transitioning.  Reiki Phowa teachings assist in supporting our human spirit through a transition or event in life that can be stressful, although is one of the most sacred.

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Journey Into Gentleness with the Angels

This year, 2015, is the year of the ‘heart center’ and getting to know yourself better. What better way to do that then to invite the energy of gentleness into your life with the help of the angels.

Gentleness is a soul quality that is part of our nature. But our karmas of self judgment and harshness can block the flow of our natural state of gentleness. The angels in this upcoming course Healing Angels of the Energy Field, can create a bridge for us to return to the space of peace and calm within.

The Benefits of Gentleness:

Everyone and everything can benefit from energy of gentleness. Gentleness reminds us to slow down, breathe deep and take it easy. It allows us the space to take good care of our bodies and minds.

The angels have told me time and again that gentleness is the best medicine. Gentleness washes away pain and suffering by helping us to see ourselves through the eyes of love.

About our course: Healing Angels of the Energy Field Meditation with Jill Kempner

Each week we will connect with a awesome angel that has a healing gift to offer. Thru a simple and gentle Heartlink process, we connect directly to the heart of the healing angel and receive energy and information for our highest good.  The doorway to the heart is gratitude and gratitude opens us to being gentle w ourselves and each other. Gentleness is a gift from our soul and serves to soften our relationships, esp w our own bodies and minds.

If you are interested in cultivating more gentleness in your life this year, then this 5 week meditation with the angels is for you.

Simple steps to connect your heart with the angels…

  1. Placing your hands on your heart and inhale
  2. As you exhale, feel into any hardness or tension that may be present
  3. Breathe in filling your heart w gentleness and the angels love
  4. Breathe out, relaxing your shoulders, letting tension melt away

Healing Angels of the Energy Field Meditation Series Jill Kempner

In this course, we will:

  1. Offer a prayer of invitation
  2. Establish an angelic heartlink
  3. Experience the angels presence, practicing discernment

This is a 5 course series running every Thursday’s 7:00pm – 8:30pm beginning January 29, 2015

 

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About the Instructor:

Jill Kempner
Jill Kempner has been in the healing field for 15 years. She works as a massage therapist and yoga teacher integrating the love and wisdom of Reiki and the angels into all her healing sessions and classes. Jill loves working as an IET Master Instructor and connecting with the angelic realm because their offerings of love and compassion is the true healing power.