Jan 122012

HeartofFlowers Free Day of Qi Gong for Healing

My teachers are offering a free day of Qi Gong for Healing – I’ll be there!

Something from the Heart – a Valentine celebration. Our Valentine gift to you! Open to all, come early, stay late.
Drop by to sample a day of free on-going Qi Healing, and Karen’s Therapeutic Massage. Demonstrations and Mini-classes on the hour.

When:  Saturday February 11, 2012 (11a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Where: Qi Gong for Healing, 67 Mountain Blvd. in Warren, NJ (908-647-1563)


  • Tai Chi at 11am
  • Simple Qi Gong remedies at 12 noon
  • Swimming Dragon with Patty at 1 pm
  • An overview of Clinical Qi Gong at 2 pm
  • Soaring Crane at 3 pm

I’m looking forward to spending the day seeing old friends, meeting new people and enjoying qi gong.

Namaste, Lady Rose

Qi Gong for Healing (previous post) – Qi Gong is a form of energy work and healing techniques that are over 8000 years old. It is both simple and deeply profound, connecting the body-mind-spirit through breath, movement, and meditations. In class we learn self-help practices for our own well-being, balance, and inner peace and how to gather, build, store, circulate, and transmit qi healing energy to help others. The techniques can be done any where, any time, and do not require any special tools.

Brief Definition of Qi Gong (from Wikipdia): a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as “intrinsic life energy.”

Nov 172011

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Last Thursday 13 I listed my top 13 Weight Loss Tips. To fully answer the question “how did I lose 173 lbs” I need to include other changes I made to help create an overall healthier lifestyle.  My weight loss was not just because of the food I ate and I wasn’t losing weight to fit into a smaller size pair of jeans – I lost the weight because I wanted to regain my health and reduce or eliminate the daily pain I was in.  I wanted more energy and to have a quality life physically, emotionally and mentally.  My journey to lose 173 lbs and reach my goal of a healthy weight (135 lbs) included making a lot of changes to improve my overall health. I didn’t do these changes all at once – but gradually, making one or two changes at a time.  Here are some of the changes I made to help create a healthier lifestyle.

  1. Drink more water, most of us are suffering from dehydration and are not even aware it.  Cut out the soda and sugary beverages, reduce the caffeine (herbal tea is a nice substitute)
  2. Rest – stop fretting about sleep, when you can’t sleep meditate, relax and just breath.  A few hours of meditation are more restorative to your body than a few hours of fitful sleep.  Yes sleep is important – but worrying about it only makes it harder to actually get to sleep.
  3. Add more fresh, whole foods to your meals – pick one meal to improve, than another, than another, make changes gradually and find healthy substitutes for overly processed favorites (i.e. a baked sweet potato instead of potato chips)
  4. Eat more veggies (especially dark greens) – one way to do this is to add lots of veggies to soups and sauces
  5. Take a quality multi-vitamin – our soil is depleted and our foods are less nutritous, so even when eating healthy it is harder to get all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need
  6. Add more fish or other source of Omega 3 to your diet
  7. Cut back on meat gradually, goal is to use meat more like a condiment rather than as a the bulk of the meal (and when you do eat meat select organic whenever possible), have a meatless meal several times a week and when you do use meat have it be the “side dish” not the featured item on the plate.
  8. Add more raw food to your daily menu, an easy way to do this is green smoothies –  I use a good blender (I use a Blendtec 13 Tips To Improve Overall Health; a Vitamix 13 Tips To Improve Overall Health is also very good) to blend fruit and dark green veggies together (and it is delicious!). Two books that are very helpful and got me started with Green Smoothies: Victoria Boutenko’s  Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health 13 Tips To Improve Overall Healthand Green for Life 13 Tips To Improve Overall Health.
  9. Switch to more natural cleaners, and use less chemicals in the home
  10. Forgive yourself and others, let go of past hurts and anger
  11. Smile and hug more, reach out to others
  12. Gratitude and respect, cultivate a positive attitude about life, the earth, and others
  13. Learn more about herbs and their nutritional value (for cooking and natural remedies) – using herbs doesn’t have to be complicated and there are dozens of ways to use the herbs that are already in your kitchen. Below is a link to a FREE herbal course.

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Oct 072011

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Here are a few “Protected by Witchcraft” badges that I put together. Free to use, but as a thank you if you’d like add blissfulmoon.com to your blogroll, follow our feed, join us on networked blogs or “like” our blog on facebook it would be appeciated. (**right click image, save as *name* on your harddrive, upload to your blog**)

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Oct 032011

Mandalas – FREE Coloring Pages
(For All Ages)

Mandala is the Sanskrit word for sacred circle, polygon, community, or connection.  Native American, Hindu, and Buddhist Tantric practices have used Mandalas for thousands of years as an aid for meditation, and to express illuminated states of consciousness and for healing the body, mind, and spirit.

The dictionary defines a mandala as any of various ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe; a generic word for any geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically, a view of the Universe from the human perspective.

Mandalas can be colored for fun, relaxation, intent, focus, or meditation. Here is a nice collection of resources around the web for free coloring pages:

Large Collection Mandala Coloring Pages (at edupics) – from ages 5 and up, many for adults also, complex, beautiful, 100 to chose from in 6 categories  and various themes (i.e. animals, scarabs, Christmas)

Mandalas to Color (12 coloring pages at freekidscoloring.com, very nice selection)

Papercrafts for Kids – Mandalas (geometric designs, click on colored images to view larger black & white printable image to color in) – site also has a lot of information to learn more about the art and symbology of mandalas.

Mandala Coloring Pages (6 printable pages)

June Moon Visionary Art Mandalas (19 coloring pages, nice selection)

Mandalarbre volume 1  (French website – 90 Mandala Coloring Pages for older kids and adults) – click on images to view larger image.  See also:  volume 2, volume 3, volume 4.

You May Also Like:
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 Mandala Coloring PagesMandala: Luminous Symbols for Healing, 10th Anniversary Edition with a New CD of Meditations and Exercises (Judith Cornell)



 Mandala Coloring PagesHealing Mandalas: 30 Inspiring Meditations to Soothe Your Mind, Body & Soul (Lisa Tenzin-Dolma)

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