Thursday, March 3, 2016

Life After Living Numb

Life After Living Numb
by Regina Ann

For the second morning in a row I was aware, early morning before waking fully, of the song “Numb” playing in my head. Yesterday it cropped up throughout the day as well. Perhaps my soul is asking me to work out something that no longer fits me.

The song is about a guy who goes numb to cope with the conditional love of his parent or parents, how they are continuously disappointed in him and will not accept and love him for who he is. I SO relate and yeah, I did go numb. Numb was safe. Numb kept me from being emotional and vulnerable and it kept me from feeling the pain of my own expectations of what love should be between parent and child. 

All these years I thought I was protecting myself from those emotional and verbal assaults and the consequential fallout. Now, I wonder - if I had let go of my expectations of how they should love me - if I had let go of my judgement of them for not loving me unconditionally - if I had let go of my judgement of myself for not being able to make them love me - would I have felt the need to go numb and how would my acceptance of what is and non-judgment have changed my experiences.

Rather than go back in time to conduct a study I can do my own research here and now because once you numb yourself “for protection” it becomes an automatic response and I am tired of being numb. Part of the reason for coming to this plane is to experience emotions and feelings, they are quite intriguing when you don’t. After numbing them down for so long it feels my soul is saying, “Hey, it’s time to tear down the walls and have the experiences you came here for - all of them. You know I love you, you know you are always protected and always taken care of, so get on with it and start letting yourself feel - emote - be vulnerable. At the same time let go of expectation and judgement. Notice how often the unpleasant emotions and feelings you experience are a result of your own expectations and judgement. Observe how your experiences unfold when you let go of expectation and judgement of yourself and others….it will be a fascinating study.” My soul knows me well ;)

So now that my soul and I have had this little convo, I wonder what song will be playing in my thoughts today and I wonder what it’s going to be like, Life After Living Numb? I’ll keep you posted…it’s going to be a Fun study :)

Love & Peace

~*~ Regina

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Natural Indoor Air Cleaners

by Regina Ann

Although Spring will be here soon in the Northern Hemisphere, we are still experiencing cold weather that makes it tempting to simply stay inside where it’s warm. With the inside of buildings and homes being as polluted, in some cases more polluted, than outdoors I wanted to find some natural options to help purify the air in my home, my home office and my therapy room.

There is much research available on just how wonderfully bringing nature indoors can help clear the air. For me having some nature inside also helps my mental outlook since I would choose to be outside all the time if the weather were more in my comfort zone. Below is the top natural plants for indoor air as listed by

  • The Feston Rose plant, also known as Lantana. Lantana is a beautiful flowering plant that is very low maintenance. The leaves of the lantana offer a pleasant aroma so you get clean air and natural fragrance as a bonus.
  • Devil’s Ivy is a prolific ivy with variegated leaves. It is the most common houseplant available. This is perhaps the hardiest plant I know and it will grow like crazy with little care. You can easily trim this ivy, place the trimmings in water for a few days and replant in soil as soon as you see roots growing and have a whole other plant.
  • Phalaenopsis is a beautiful flowering houseplant with very few leaves but lots of flowers. This is a perfect plant for indoor places with little or no sunlight as it cannot tolerate direct sunlight.
  • English ivy is considered the ideal houseplant for people with pets. It filters indoor pollutants such as fecal particles keeping your indoor air fresh. This is another prolific grower so you will either want to trim it back or give it plenty of space. It is poisonous so be certain to keep it out of reach of children and pets.
  • Parlor Ivy, also known as Philodendron, makes beautiful plants with their heart shaped leaves and delicate flowers of various colors. This is a climbing plant so you should have vertical space to offer it room to climb.
  • African violets are delicate plants requiring moderate light and temperature and grow best with regular feeding of plant food mixed with filtered water. These plants are higher maintenance than the others we have talked about so make sure you have the time to invest in their welfare.
  • The Christmas cactus is commonly seen in stores during the holiday season. With its glossy leaves and beautiful flowers the Christmas cactus is a great gift to enjoy as it cleans the air.
  • Yellow Goddess has beautiful trumpet-like golden flowers. It makes me think of a yellow lily. It needs bright light but not directly from the sun. Its small size makes it ideal for small spaces such as dorms, apartments and small offices with ample sunlight.
  • Garlic Vine has beautiful bell shaped flowers but be warned, the flowers and leaves smell like garlic when they are crushed. The upside is that the leaves, roots and flowers can be used to treat colds, fevers, sore throat and breathing problems much like garlic.
  • The Peace lily certainly lives up to its name. These are the most peaceful plants I know. The atypical flowers are white and look much like one of the leaves decided to turn into a flower. This plant thrives in lots of light and needs to be kept moist but out of direct sunlight.
Himalayan Salt Lamps
For those who really want to boost their air quality indoors you can add the warm glow of a himalayan salt lamp to any room. These lamps are known as mother natures ironizing balancer. They are touted to help with allergies and asthma as well as provide natural protection from electromagnetic frequencies. We love all of ours and the soft amber glow they emit is peaceful, calming and comforting.

These are but a few examples of Natural Indoor Air Cleaners. As you bring nature inside you begin to balance the energy which results in a more harmonic space. The harmony you create for your inner space carries through to your outer space. As a result, creating a more natural indoors may not only improve your air quality but also the energy you experience in your daily life.

Regina Ann is the founder of Integrative Holistic Solutions offering Integrative Medicines, Healing Arts, and Lifestyle Coaching to assist you in achieving emotional, mental, physical, spiritual Well Being. Visit to learn more.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Power of One

The Power of One

Early this morning I had a dream. In my dream I was at the retreat this weekend and only one person showed up. We started through the practices and it was a wonderful exchange of leading and learning.

Mid way through the retreat the gentleman asked me if it bothered me that only one person showed up for the retreat because I didn’t seem upset about it. Smiling I answered that, when I prayed to expand my territory that I may be of service to more people, I released expectation of what that looked like so that I could be open to receive what it is.

Then I related that when he chooses to smile at a person he is not disappointed that there is only one person in that moment for him to smile at, he just smiles. The person who receives it smiles in return and then shares the smile with another person and soon his smile at one person has become a smile to hundreds or thousands of people. This is the power of one.

When we let the Creative Force and Universe out of the boxes we build for them from our own self-imposed limits the results are pretty magical and magnificent. When we remember the ripple effect of simply being present in a moment we understand, once again, The Power of One.

~*~ Regina Ann

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Seeking Validation

validate: to recognize, establish, or illustrate the worthiness or legitimacy of.

Why do you continue to seek outside yourself for validation?

Until you validate yourself no amount of outside validation will ever be enough to make you feel validated.

P.S. Same goes for love, peace, harmony and so on….


~*~ Regina Ann

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Thursday, October 1, 2015


It is with Gratitude and Excitement that I offer you The Master Key Practices Retreat. Within this course dwell the keys to Empower You to Live The Life You Desire. When people ask me if this really works I answer, “I am living proof.” 
The Master Key System was introduced to me seven years ago. Since then I have been through it eight times, three of those times I served as the leader of the course. One thing has become quite evident, Results Require Practice. With this realization in mind The Master Key Practice Course was designed. Part practices from The Master Key System itself, part inspiration, this course offers the guidance and support to empower you to live the life you desire.
Seven years ago: five sizes heavier; told I could drop dead at any moment by my cardiologist; daily living in fear due to an abusive relationship. Today: healthier then I have ever been in my life; no medications; daily living in a safe home, unconditionally loved in a harmonious relationship. I am living proof that this can work.
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Thursday, September 10, 2015



attached: emotionally connected: having strong feelings of affection.

attachment: strong feelings of affection or loyalty for someone or something.

affection: an unnatural form of behavior that is meant to impress others.

non: absence of

Non-Attachment: [my definition] the absence of strong feelings: the absence of an unnatural form of behavior that is meant to impress others.

The past few days this subject of non-attachment has been weaving its way through my consciousness.  I am inspired to embrace it, to live it, but before a can accept it I must have a full understanding of what it means to me. For if I do not understand a thing how am I to commit to live it. Therefore, the definitions extracted from Webster’s Dictionary  preceding this dialogue.

For me, non-attachment means living free of strong feelings and emotions that go against my true nature for whatever reason. Living free of anxiety, free of loss, free of lack, free of fear. Non-attachment means living free of attachments to people, objects, outcomes and expectations.

As I move into this state of being I find it requires that I be more and more attentive and observant of my thoughts, words, actions and reactions. Being aware of that which goes against my true nature is required if I am to live a life of non-attachment.  

In order to live a way, be a way, you must be observant to know when you are living the way and when you are not. This does not mean to judge oneself when not living the way. Observance has no need for judgement. It  simply brings awareness into the consciousness and once there lets it go. What you do with it once it is in your consciousness is your choice.

Now that I have chosen non-attachment as a way of being I am aware of the many ways attachment was imprisoning me. I have become aware of attachment to physical things, to outcomes, to expectations, to people, to ideals and beliefs that had been accepted into my belief system that I do not even agree with.

Although I have just begun this journey of living non-attached it has already created a space of freedom within me. There is a new peace in parts of me where conflict used to reside. From this new peace it seems much easier to live and dance with life in a harmonious flow that feels more and more true to who I am.

May you find your harmonious flow. 
May you be peace and may you live love.

~*~ Regina Ann

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Monday, September 7, 2015


Conversations With My Self

The Conversations With my Self series began when I was inspired to share some of the conversations that go on between myself and my [higher] Self. Sometimes these conversations are to help me work out my stuff, other times they help me understand another persons stuff.

Me: I am so angry!

Self: Why?

Me: This other person did this and said this and it was wrong and it makes me so angry that hey did and said those things.

Self: Why?

Me: Because they are wrong and it is wrong of them to say and do what they said and did. It’s just wrong!

Self: So why are you so angry?

Me: because it’s wrong but they don’t see it as wrong and there is no way that I can make them see that it’s wrong because they won’t listen.

Self: So, you’re angry because you cannot control how they think and how they perceive things.

Me: No, I don’t want to control them, I just want them to see that it was wrong.

Self: You want them to see things the way you see them.

Me: Yes

Self: Why?

Me: Because they are wrong

Self: But from their viewpoint you are wrong. Do you want them to be allowed to force you to see things the way they see them?

Me: No, but that’s what they are trying to do is convince me and everyone else that I am wrong and they are right, which they aren’t. They are wrong.

Self: If you don’t want them to be able to force you to accept their viewpoint then why do you believe it is acceptable for you to force them to see things your way?

Me: Because I’m right and they’re wrong

Self: There will always be moments in which you are right and they are wrong just as there will always be moments in which you are wrong and they are right. You should never have control over how another thinks and perceives, how they act and react. You should however have control over how you think, perceive, act and react. 

You are here to be you. You are not here to be anyone else. Therefore, you should only have control over you.

When you observe and determine that another is wrong to say a thing or do a thing the only control you should exercise is your response to it. You can choose anger and block out any blessings you may receive from the lessons embedded in the experience. You can choose anger and deny yourself the peace your soul longs for you to know. You can choose anger and feel disconnected from others, from your true self, from your source or…You can choose to observe and determine that their perception is not in alignment with yours and since you do not agree with their words and/or actions you choose not to receive them into you being. Because their belief is not your truth you can choose not to accept as your belief….And you can make all of these choices from a place of peace when you love yourself and respect yourself.

When you love and respect yourself there is no reason to be angry when others try to impress their beliefs on you because you are at peace with you and no longer require their acceptance or love.

You see dear child, it was never about anger at them for not seeing things your way, it was fear that you are not loved, accepted and respected enough to be valued for having your own beliefs and for seeing things your way. In other words, for being you. When you love, accept and respect yourself there is no fear of whether others will or not. There is only peace. And in that place of peace there is no need for anger regardless of their words or actions.

Me: All this time I thought I was angry at them when I was really angry at me. I was angry because I didn’t love, accept and respect myself enough to not allow their stuff to determine how I felt about me.

Self: So, love yourself, forgive yourself, and let it go. Stop living in the past. You cannot fully receive the blessings of the present while living in the past. Forgive yourself for letting them control you through your anger. Forgive yourself for giving your power away through your being angry. Forgive yourself completely. Accept that you are a miracle of the divine and live, now.

~*~ Regina Ann

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