“The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” (Neale Donald Walsch)

Thought of the Day

Quotation Celebration


I realize it’s more than two weeks before Thanksgiving. At least in the United States. But it’s never too early to be thankful. So let’s take a look at this quotation on gratitude. 

Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch is an American writer, known best for the series of books he began publishing back in 1995 entitled, “Conversations With God.” Not only did the first book spend nearly three years on the New York Times Best Seller list, but the success of the other books in the series has been no less than extraordinary. Though I don’t intend to discuss the theology of Walsch, the way these books came about is remarkable. 

Walsch experienced a number of tragic losses in his life back in the early 1990’s. He lost all his possessions in a fire, his marriage ended, he lost his nearly 30-year career, and he was in…

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Seasons of Change

Inspired by O is for Open Your Arms to Change, but Don’t Let Go of Your Values – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE


Go with the flow, but don’t follow the crowd

The path of least resistance, but stay on The Path

Seasons of change, stay with the times

Holding on, letting go

The winds are howling, don’t let go of who you are


open your arms to change, but don't let go of who you are

New Year’s Resolution – To Your Health!

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New Year’s Resolution – To Your Health! Help improve your health with regular Reflexology Treatments – Book now!

Who doesn’t want to improve their health? A regular health maintenance program is a good way to start! Yes, you want to eat healthier, exercise, and get more sleep – but why not get a little help in reducing stress, improving circulation and energy, as well as boosting immunity? Regular Reflexology Treatments can help you achieve this great health goal.

Now is the time to commit to your health! Make a S.M.A.R.T. Goal (SMART Goal) – For example: I will help to improve energy and reduce stress through 12 Reflexology treatments in 2019, beginning this month, by booking the appointments now. The Healing Hand is currently accepting new clients. Contact me now at www.thehealinghand.ca/contact and take advantage of my Loyalty Program!

The Healing Hand is located in the beautiful Town of Port Perry, and is a short drive from the surrounding Durham Region areas of Uxbridge, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Courtice, Ajax, Pickering, Stouffville, and Peterborough. The Healing Hand also offers the following treatments: Reiki and Hot Stone Therapy.

Happy New Year to you from The Healing Hand!

The Sequel


Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!



The Sequel – A Poem by Darlene Wiggers

Words unspoken

Thoughts that abound

Emotions are reeling

The healing that hurts


Once upon a time

Happily ever after

The sequel is ending

A new story begins


Pain and suffering

Humour that heals

The heart is aching

Searching for hope


Life is for living,

Laughing, loving, and forgiving

Not judging and regretting

But understanding and appreciating

Your Feet are in Good Hands!



reflexologyReflexology is a natural healing art in which special technique pressure is applied to reflexes in the head, feet, and hands, which correspond to other parts in the body.

When special gentle pressure techniques are applied to the reflex points and areas, the corresponding locations in the body are stimulated and blockages and toxins are encouraged to clear. Thus, reflexology stimulates the body to heal itself.

Reflexology can help balance the body’s condition, improve your health, as well as boost your immune system. It is an overall support for wellness, and there has been success with treatments. For more info, please visit http://www.reflexology-research.com/?page_id=161

The main goal of reflexology is to help you relax by triggering the body into a parasympathetic state, which then stimulates your body to heal itself.  Besides releasing endorphins and reducing the production of stress hormones, reflexology also improves your circulation of blood and energy.  As a regular treatment, it can help you maintain your health.


EgyptianGraphicReflexology is not a new therapy. It

has been around for over 2000

years. Reflexology was practised in

both China and India. There were

even records of it found on walls in

Egypt. Clearly, reflexology has stood

the test of time.

Modern day reflexology is rooted in Zone Therapy which started with Dr. William Fitzgerald in Connecticut in 1913 and spread with his colleague Joe S. Riley, M.D and student Eunice Ingham. According to Dr. William Fitzgerald, the body is divided into ten vertical zones. Energy travels throughout these body zones via the nervous system. Applying pressure in any of the zones sends a signal throughout the body via the nervous system, stimulating improvement in body functions. The body is balanced and in good health when our energy is flowing freely through the zones. But when a blockage occurs, often felt as a crystalline or gritty deposit (likely from uric acid), the body becomes out of balance. A reflexology treatment works to break up the deposits and helps to restore the natural flow of the body’s energies.



It doesn’t’ matter what your age is, you can benefit from reflexology. While the modality of reflexology does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat for a specific condition, it can help improve your overall wellness with respect to the following:

  • relax your mind and body,
  • improve your circulation and energy,
  • balance your body’s condition,
  • maintain your health,
  • and boost your immunity.
  • And many clients report that it makes them feel good!

Reflexology should be a part of your health maintenance program!

Furthermore, success has been achieved with evidence based research.

According to Reflexology Research Project, http://www.reflexology-research.com/?page_id=155 “The proven benefits of reflexology include:
• Creation of relaxation
• Reduction in pain
• Amelioration of symptoms of health concerns
• Improvement in blood flow
• Impact on physiological measures
• Enhancement of medical care
• Complement to cancer care
• Adjunct to mental health care
• Post-operative recovery and pain reduction
• Easier delivery and post-partum recovery.”

Reflexology is a good choice for everyone, unless your feet have been injured or altered. For localized conditions, modifications to the treatment can be made. For example, in the case of pregnancy, there are certain areas I would avoid during treatment. Or in the case of neuropathy, the amount of pressure used would be adjusted. For this reason, it is important to communicate with me in regards to your health conditions, and also to complete your intake form with care and accuracy. And if at any time during the treatment, you experience any sensitivities, please let me know so we can discuss and so that adjustments can be made. Individuals with medical conditions or health issues are advised to consult a healthcare professional where appropriate. Always take your own health seriously and seek advice when needed.

 Book an appointment today and you can be a part of “Reflexology for a Cause”. https://thehealinghand.ca/2018/03/29/your-feet-are-in-good-hands/Give your feet some lovin’, while at the same time supporting a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds from each new Reflexology appointment from Heart Month to Ride for Heart Day will go to advance Heart&Stroke research. Click on the following link to find out why this cause is important to me:  http://support.heartandstroke.ca/goto/thehealinghand