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Welcoming the light đź’«

Welcoming the light đź’«

Winter Solstice is an auspicious time. A perfect opportunity to pause for self-reflection and quiet celebration. Solstice is marked by the shortest day and the longest night of the last 364 days. We have reached a significant turning point where the light is now...

Gifts of Gratitude: A 31-Day Challenge!

Gifts of Gratitude: A 31-Day Challenge!

My Seventh Annual Gifts of Gratitude starts Dec.1! Will you be joining me? I know you have experienced many challenges over the past couple of years. I have too, in fact I am recovering from Covid as I write this from my bed. What an interesting time we're in! It's...

5 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy During Autumn

5 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy During Autumn

I've just spent the last few weeks pickling carrots, digging potatoes, collecting firewood, and closing our cabin for the summer. According to the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine, in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the Metal Element of Autumn. This is the season...

Finding joy in simplicity

Finding joy in simplicity

How are you experiencing joy? This week, those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere officially entered into summer. There has been lots of humidity over here at Sunset Beach, AB, Canada (=plenty of rain!), but it's summer none-the-less! As we enter into summer, the...

Five tips to help you get the most from spring

Five tips to help you get the most from spring

This is an updated post from some time ago, but becomes relevant each spring! Spring is giving you energy! Are you receiving it? Spring is a beautiful season of birth and renewal.  Nature is bursting with colour and sound.  A new cycle of growth and expansion is upon...

Two exercises (and a drink) to support your lovely liver

Two exercises (and a drink) to support your lovely liver

, As June draws near, can you feel the energetic shift in the atmosphere? Those of us in the Northern hemisphere point our faces in the direction of the sun as we step outside. We pause. We smile as we feel warmth and light bathe our skin. As we unbutton our coats and...

A Feng Shui tip for welcoming spring energy!

A Feng Shui tip for welcoming spring energy!

This week in class, I shared a Feng Shui tip to help you welcome in Spring energy as you clear out some stagnant energy of winter. When you welcome new energy into your home it helps your health, energy, mood and liver! As you know, what is happening outside in nature...

Returning to a New Normal

Returning to a New Normal

I hope things are going well in your world. Here, at Sunset Beach, Alberta, Canada, we have experienced an unusually vibrant spring and an early heat-wave to kick off summer. Here, nothing seems normal. Nature is busy displaying its beauty and brilliance. I can’t...

A simple ritual to enhance spirituality

A simple ritual to enhance spirituality

Read on for a simple exercise to enhance your spirituality.It's been a challenging year for all of us but the light is coming and hope always accompanies light! In addition to the pandemic situation, for me this year has been one of healing from a broken knee and the...

A broken leg in Mexico

A broken leg in Mexico

I broke my leg in Mexico last week! I figured you could use a distraction today...amirite? It's true! Last Monday, as I was enjoying my work/play time in Baja, Mexico having just wrapped up my first Qigong by the Sea retreat, we headed out for a bike ride into the...

What does self-care mean to you?

What does self-care mean to you?

I sat down to write a post on self-care as it has been forefront on my mind lately. In doing my research, I found this post from a few years back, dusted it off, did some updating, and thought it would be good to share it with you.  Years ago, when I first heard the...

Christmas past, presence, and future

Christmas past, presence, and future

As the holidays approach, the season of giving and receiving is upon us. This is also a time when our hearts are very open. I love traditions and certain pastimes are ingrained in me, and hopefully, my kids. For example, that they always get to open one present on...

A simple movement to help you have a better life in just 15 minutes

A simple movement to help you have a better life in just 15 minutes

Did you know there is a simple Qigong movement that can help you have a better life in just 15 minutes a day? There is! Qigong is a simple moving meditation that is very effective at shifting your energy. What do I mean by "a better life"? These are some...

Let’s talk Asparagus!

Let’s talk Asparagus!

I am an advocate for eating foods that naturally grow in the current season.  I am also an advocate of eating locally grown foods where possible. This can limit one’s diet, though, living in the boreal forest!  So. . . while aspen bark and rose hips may be very...

The Balance of Solstice

The Balance of Solstice

Happy Solstice! Today is the day with the most light; the day when yin and yang energies are in perfect (or close) balance. It is also the beginning of summer. During this significant transition, what are you doing in your life to achieve balance? I am working on...

A simple exercise to feel happiness and find gratitude

A simple exercise to feel happiness and find gratitude

In a recent post, I talked about how feelings of happiness and joy can lead to health and healing. Some questions I received related to how one can find happiness and feel it more often. When things are not going so great, it can be difficult to find moments of...

How Happiness and Joy Lead to Health and Healing

How Happiness and Joy Lead to Health and Healing

(This blog on happiness and joy was originally posted on The Huffington Post. Click here to read it over there with all the shiny lights!) Do you ever catch yourself wondering about the purpose of life, or if there even is a purpose? Not just your life, but life in...

What would happen if you played more?

What would happen if you played more?

By that I mean, what if you let yourself be led by inspiration? What if you followed a dream? What if you played with the idea of what could be? What would happen? It's so easy to get caught up in living our lives out of obligation. Sure there are things you are...

The Biggest Love I have known, so far

The Biggest Love I have known, so far

This blog was featured on Huffington Post. Click here if you'd like to see it over there, with all the shiny lights. If you enjoy it, please like and share (it helps me out!). In my part of the world (Alberta, Canada) the days are getting shorter and summer is winding...

Nature, Nurture, and Nourish – A Woman's Retreat Nov. 6-8, 2015

Nature, Nurture, and Nourish – A Woman's Retreat Nov. 6-8, 2015

  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! EMAIL ME TO GET NOTIFIED OF MY NEXT RETREAT SPRING 2016! A magical retreat for women who feel called. We will retreat to a cozy lodge in the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Alberta, Canada. Breathe..... Breathe again, deeper..... Ah, that’s...

It all comes back to the tribe

It all comes back to the tribe

I have just come off a soul-healing retreat at Hollyhock, on Cortes Island, BC.  This is the first retreat I have attended.  During my many years of holistic work, there have been multitudes of courses and workshops, but they all had the commonality of disseminating...

Healing Meditation

This is a guided audio meditation to help you with healing and relaxation.

My way is not the only way: breaking down failure

My way is not the only way: breaking down failure

Last month I felt failure.  Luke was diagnosed with an ear infection, a sinus infection, and—as if that wasn’t enough—pneumonia.  I know now that I didn’t fail.  But I felt like I had.  We are hard on ourselves at times.  It’s normal.  My story touched some of you and...

Today I have failed

Today I have failed

I have failed. Luke is sick. As he sleeps bedside me in bed I send so much love into his beautiful 12 year old body. As he breathes through his mouth I notice blood on his teeth and braces from his dry cracked lips. His eyes are moving around under is delicate long...

Goal-Setting: but really, let’s call it planning

Goal-Setting: but really, let’s call it planning

Happy 2014! It’s January. If you know me, you know what that means: reflecting and goal-setting! Many folks are against goal-setting.  I have to admit, goal-setting gets me worked up too, but I do it anyway.  Critics say that goals are too binding, too blinding (you...

Learning Success, Part Two

Learning Success, Part Two

I have had a wonderful summer away from the keyboard living my newfound success.  I am back and wanted to share with you how things are working. I have learned recently that my measure of success is not about how much money I make in a week, month, or year: it’s about...

Learning Success, Part One

If you have been following my blog life lately, you know that I am on a journey. . . as we all are. I have felt drawn to share my journey with you in hopes that it can help both of us.  So. . . What’s the destination? Where am I going? How will I know if I am...

Can I love myself?

Can I love myself?

Meditation has brought many changes to my life.  But the changes cannot be directly pinpointed: they aren’t strikingly obvious.  The changes that meditation has brought into my life have happened slowly, with subtleness, but have culminated into grand outcomes over...

Guided Meditation for Grounding

Guided Meditation for Grounding

After months of asking around, testing out my limited hardware devices, and basically procrastinating due to fear, I have finally created a meditation video.....and as you will see, I have more to learn!  I tend to use perfection as a roadblock to completing large...

Have you been dreaming? (part two of two on goal-setting)

Have you been dreaming? (part two of two on goal-setting)

Did you do your homework? Now it's time for some goal-setting! If we don’t have a plan, we are aimless, like wandering without a map to guide us. In my private practice, I often discuss goal-setting with my clients.  Last month, after the year-in-review I did it with...

Reflecting and Beginning (part one of two on goal-setting)

Reflecting and Beginning (part one of two on goal-setting)

January holds so much promise.  Here I am, in the wintery woods of the sunny boreal forest, in Alberta, Canada, smack-dab in the middle of our deep winter: this is January.  The days are short (but get longer, longer, longer still), the snow is deep, and the air is...

Auricular Medicine

I use Auricular and Bioenergetic Medicine as assessment and treatment techniques.  These techniques identify and treat the root cause of illness or disease. During an assessment, I use a signal from your pulse called the VAS (Vascular Autonomic Signal) to identify...

Pumpkins galore….still!

Pumpkins galore….still!

I am still dealing with my bumper pumpkin crop.  I have given dozens away, driving around with them rolling around in the back of my car, encouraging others to roast, cook, carve, and decorate!  It's funny how such a crop can seem like a burden....I refuse to waste...

The Sticky on Gluten and a Diabetic Rant

The Sticky on Gluten and a Diabetic Rant

Gluten-free is a mighty popular term these days. I’m sure you’ve seen it on menus and at the grocery. Gluten is a protein composite found in foods made from wheat and other grains such as rye and barley. Gluten, meaning “glue,” gives elasticity to dough, giving the...

Is it really weight loss that you want?

Is it really weight loss that you want?

After many years of working with clients on various health issues, an underlying common theme is obvious: most women want to lose weight. But really, is this what they want? If we dig a little deeper, isn’t it true that we all just want to be happy?   Recently, I...

No-Potato Potato Salad and Sisterly Ocean Awesomeness

No-Potato Potato Salad and Sisterly Ocean Awesomeness

Potatoes. They are a high-glycemic and inflammation-producing nightshade. So, what are you to eat in the summer when the new potatoes are ready? And right beside them, the dill and the sugar-snap peas? This is right about the time of year when the world seems poised...

Qigong Jitters

Qigong Jitters

Tomorrow I am starting a Qigong Practice Group in my small town in rural northern Alberta, where many voices are not like mine.  What will I do if no one comes?  Also, I am nervous about teaching something to others that resonates so deeply with me, but may not for...

Bean Dip

Bean Dip

Not-so-pretty but pretty-good-tasting bean dip  I have been reading about those sprouted beans lately, so recently bought a big bag of them.  I purchased them at Costco: you know, the big store where you shop with big carts, buy big things in big amounts, stand in big...

Program Details

 Are you ready for a transformation? Picture this: You easily plan and shop for meals. Moving your body feels good. Your new beliefs are empowering. Let me help and support you through it all. Eight or Twelve weeks to a lighter and healthier life! Weekly Results Week...

Nice booty!

Nice booty!

We all know that exercise is an essential ingredient in both physical and mental health. So why is it always the first thing we drop when life gets busy? Exercise needs to be scheduled into our days and weeks. It needs to be as important as grocery shopping, as...

Exuberant Lives

Picture a world with more love. . . I want to live in a world with more love, light, hope, and happiness.  I am Sue Crites, holistic healer, intuitive guide, and nutritionist.  I believe that we all deserve to feel good.  We deserve to feel connected to ourselves,...

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