Sunday, October 31, 2010

Announcements: Reiki Offerings & new blogger Pages

I am now offering Reiki treatments here at my house! Pricing is half off through the new year in an effort to introduce you all to the experience of Reiki.  Gift certificates are available as well;) 

I have also added Pages to the P&P blog. Above this post you will see tabs linking you to pages for the 41park Etsy shop, Reiki  page with treatment menu, contact page, and link to my portfolio (currently under construction). 


Reiki is a form of complimentary alternative energy therapy which is done fully clothed while laying down or sitting in a chair. The Reiki practitioner will move through a sequence of hand positions both on and off the body (can be done completely off body) providing deep relaxation. Reiki treatments are a wonderful way to let go of your day to day and assist your body in its own natural process of healing and renewing.

I always tell people who are new to Reiki and unsure of its process, that at the very least you are treating yourself to a period of time where your sole intention is to care for yourself and quiet your mind. I believe this mindset is ideal for a treatment because expectations are removed and the client is allowed to be fully present in the experience of their treatment.

I currently offer Reiki treatments in my home studio located in Natick, MA. Please be advised that my home is not a pet free environment, so if you have any allergies I would be happy to come to your home or office.

Reiki Treatment Menu

**Special intro rate now through the New Year %50 all prices listed below**

30 Minute Treatment............................... $40.00
60 Minute Treatment............................... $60.00
90 Minute Treatment..............................$90.00

~ Gift Certificates available ~

To schedule a treatment please email or call:

Be well, Liza

Friday, October 8, 2010

Natural Fall Style

It feels like fall has actually arrived here in New England! Woo hoo! So I will cut to the chase and share some super cute fall-ey things by Sewn Natural.
mod autumn felted wool acorns set of 12 / natural rustic decorations
Felted Wool Acorns 12 for $24.00

I don't know about you but I love Waldorf dolls. This wonderful artist Tiny's House creates sweet Waldorf style dolls and can make the features to match her mommy as well. I am partial to this red head, of course!

Waldorf-type doll
Waldorf Type Doll $75.00

I love the rich fall colors and textures of this next item by Mel's Art Buffet. The mixture of materials works so well.
Beaded Neckalce with Polymer Clay Pendant - Lemon and Poppy Seed Wedge
Lemon and Poppy Seed Necklace $27.00
One last item I have to throw in because of the acorns, they would look adorable on top of a wedding cake;) The item is crafted by Woolies.
Woodland Acorn Pixies - Bride and Groom/Wedding
Woodland Acorn Pixies Bride and Groom $14.00
Love, Liza

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tough Choices and Good Intentions

Unfortunately for the average household, the option of buying everything organic is simply unrealistic. The term Organic itself is thrown around on packaging wherever possible to try to convince the consumer that this product is good for you. How is the average Joe going to be able to weed through all of this information and make informed choices when there is so much mis-information and creative advertising?

Increasingly I have been having conversations with people with the good intentions of feeding themselves and their family in the best possible way. People want to feed their kids and themselves foods that will help their body grow healthy and strong, and foods that also support our environment. Movies like Food Inc., Super Size Me, and Fast Food Nation have brought the complicated realities of the food industry into the minds of the average consumer.

I am certainly not an expert on the topic, but I do think that the questions raised in these films press on two very important points. First the issue of health and wellness as it relates to what we put in our bodies, and then the accessibility of these healthy products for the average consumer as it relates to their wallet.
Most families can not afford to buy everything organic, don't have time to look at every label, and have to make tough choices when deciding between product and price. Does organic necessarily mean better?

I think some comfort can be found in having a little faith and knowing that our bodies are pretty resilient and efficient at what they do: process foods for us by eliminating what we don't need and utilizing what we do. But, here are a few tips I have found while researching these issues for my family. It seems that the majority of advice out there on this topic seems to support a few consistent points...

Try to by organic: dairy, meat and poultry. I know that in my household we go through about 3 gallons of milk a week, so as much as that may add up it also feels like 1/4 of my kids diet. This can be expensive, but it seems like prices are becoming a bit more competitive in this area. One thought worth considering is investing in a freezer you can keep in your basement or garage and joining a meat CSA in your area. By buying in bulk you cut down on your cost.

As for fruits and vegetables here is an introduction to what it known as "The Dirty Dozen" (this produce absorbs and or is treated with the highest amounts of pesticides;):
1. Strawberries
2. Peaches
3. Apples
4. Bell Peppers
5. Celery
6. Nectarines
7. Cherries
8. Grapes
9. Spinach
10. Lettuce
11. Potatoes
12. Pears

Happy eating;) Liza