Spirit retreat 2016 Puerto Vallarta sunset from the boardwalk of the city


An affirmation is a word or words that will bolster your confidence, solidify your resolve and encourage you to take the next step no matter how daunting. something to keep you moving forward.

Here’s a perfect example: once our 7 year old neighbor was dropped off by the school bus and no one was home to meet him. He came to our door and we could hear him repeating to himself “Be brave, just be brave” until he knocked on our door to ask for help. Now I’m fairly certain no one coached him to do that, he just knew that he needed support and to get that he needed to overcome his shyness. Giving himself a dose of a confidence-boosting affirmation was just the ticket. He was only out there a few moments before he knocked.

Affirmations are a way to use our conscious mind to alter the deep-seated beliefs and behaviors. This can be a part of your daily self-care and a gentle way to show yourself love. The ones that work the best are those that target the real issue that is slowing you down. I believe it is more effective to focus on just a few (one to three max). It is critical to choose affirmations that are stated in the present and in the positive voice i.e. “I am fearless.”

Do something with me, try these phrases on for size by saying them out loud: I am enough; I am strong; I am worthy; I am accomplished; I am beautiful; I am lovable; I am powerful; I trust my instincts; I embrace change; I welcome challenges; I am capable; I love myself; I am successful. The one or ones that are the most difficult for you to say with truth and conviction may be where you want to begin your daily affirmation ritual.  

Say it out loud at least a few times per day. Affirmations aren’t going to change how you feel immediately but rather over time- you say it and think it with your conscious mind until your subconscious aligns. Soon you begin making decisions and taking actions as if it were true until your words, actions and feelings about that affirmation all line up!

Healing with Compassion ~ Metaphysical Playground, A Deeper Path to Mediumship

Healing with Compassion

Metaphysical Playground~A Deeper Path to Mediumship
Presented by Andrea Kukulka, Healing Medium

Quick: What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word compassion?
Do you go to thoughts of your children or your parents, perhaps even of your grandmother? Do you think of your neighbors and your friends? How does this word make you feel? Does compassion include everyone?

noun 1. a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

 Within the very meaning of the word is our “desire to alleviate the suffering”.  This is where we turn Compassion into a verb. That is exactly what we will be spending the day doing, learning a new way of healing.

In this workshop:
*You will find where Compassion lives inside of you.
*Heighten your awareness of connection to all living things.
* Experience a Meditation with Mother Teresa
*Andrea will work one-on-one with you to develop your own way of using compassion to heal.
* Practice your new modality on each other.

 Note: Already knowing a healing modality is not required. You don’t need to have a certificate in any form of healing to learn how to use Compassion to heal! We are all connected, we can all learn how to use this.

Sunday, May 8th
9am – 12:30pm
30 minute lunch break (bring a lunch)

RSVP now to register- only 10 spots available


Closet Art Sale

Closet Art Sale! Original Art by Kristi Johnston

Center for Holistic Healing and Art at 263 N. Main St., Mansfield MA

All paintings shown are available for 30% off listed/stated price on a first come, first-serve basis. Framed paintings are only sold with frames, no frames are provided for unframed pieces.

50% of all profits will be donated to Kim Hollister’s Masterful Living Tuition.

All paintings are originals except for one lithograph print which is clearly described as a print.

If you wish to purchase a painting please contact me by phone: 508-208-5419 or email: ASAP with the title and which group of paintings you saw it in. Paintings may be shipped (shipping charges will apply).

(we know you will forgive the amateur videography- we were aiming for getting it to you quickly!)